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Brightness control not working- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Macbook pro 5,5

I am new to Ubuntu and recently installed it on my Mac. I have ran all of the update i.e.: (apt-get update), and have as well installed the proprietary nVidia driver (nvidia-current-updates). After ...
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Installing NVIDIA driver causes black screen (750M)

I have a dual boot set up on a Lenovo Ideapad Y500 with NVIDIA 750M and I am having problems installing the graphics cards. I have made sure to install both linux-headers-generic and linux-source, and ...
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Resolution changes after startup/login

I have been trying to use Gnome 3.8 / 3.10 / 3.12 since Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and no matter what I do it changes the screen resolution to 720p, instead of 1080p, so I have to manually set 1080p every ...
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How do I install the NVIDIA driver for a GeForce 6200?

I have been recently trying to find a solution for this on the web but did not find something useful or accurate for Ubuntu 11.10. I also consulted the NVIDIA help, but things there did not work for ...
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How to solve “GPU Lockup - switching to software fbcon” on new install of 12.10-desktop-amd64

Error occurs during startup of Ubuntu Installation. Sometimes I'll get to the Welcome screen just like this, the screen will just glitch out, or will simply freeze during the loading icon. nvidia ...
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What does “ACPI PPC Probe failed Starting version 219 ” mean exactly?

I've recently installed Xubuntu 15.04 on my desktop The video playback was kinda slow and buggy so I installed the nvidia drivers (the gpu is an onboard 7025) As some people, I get the "ACPI PPC ...
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Run Unity on external monitor with Bumblebee

I realise there are lots of other questions about this, but they are all about the basic setup. I have gotten most of the way there but I have a very specific question: I want to run full Unity on the ...
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Nvidia drivers seem to ignore customized xorg.conf in 13.10? How to configure?

I just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and now I'm having a problem with the nvidia X server settings: the changes I make don't stay saved after I restart the X server. I checked the xorg.conf (/etc/...
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Launcher shows up on the wrong monitor [closed]

I have nvidia drivers and dual monitors. It worked fine in 11.10 but since todays updates, my unity "launcher" is only on right monitor. On vanila ubuntu display settings it recognizes only one ...
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Shockwave Flash crashes with Chromium and Firefox

Since updating to Ubuntu 13.10, Shockwave Flash does not work in Chromium or Firefox. Both show a "Shockwave Flash has crashed" dialog. Chromium 29.0.1547.65 After loading a page with a Flash video, ...
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Nvidia 840M driver installation Acer E5-571

After a lot of trying and installing I don't know anything more to I can do to get this running. I am having trouble installing the current Nvidia proprietary driver 346.35 on a Nvidia 840M graphics ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia GTX 460 video card installation

Currently testing Ubuntu 12.04 x64 for our development team. After upgrading from 11.10 I've been having video card issues. I'm using Nvidia GeForce GTX 460. When ever I try to launch Nvidia X server ...
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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 340 Prime only detect one monitor?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and Mini Display Port Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-340 and ...
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nVidia Optimus , Unity 3D and Dual Monitors

I have an nVidia Quadro 2000M with nVidia optimus. lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) ...
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NVIDIA Geforce 840m Driver Issue

Okay, I have an HP Envy 17 laptop that was preloaded with Windows 8.1. I ditched Windows in favour of Linux. My laptop comes with the NVIDIA Geforce 840m. I install Ubuntu 14.04, and go to the ...
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How can I get the Nvidia driver to drive my projector at 1280x720?

I recently purchased a BenQ W600+ projector that I'd like to use with my ThinkPad T410 with Nvidia graphics running Ubuntu 12.10. The native resolution of the projector is 1280x720 (i.e. 720p), but I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 not installable due missing characters

I wanted to install Ubuntu 15.10, unfortunately something fails. I'm not completly new to linux, but I never had issues installing it. When I start the installation process it looks like these ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 - Strange color depth

Hi I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 with Nvidia Drivers. Acceleration works without a problem. But the problem is that I can see strange color depth even when color depth is set to 24 bit. I ...
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Is The Nvidia Geforce 7300 LE Blacklisted?

I have a Geforce 7300 LE. Is that blacklisted in Natty? Are there any video card checking utilities available that will check compatibility with Natty before downloading/installing? I want to make ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: nvidia drivers cannot be installed

I have an Asus laptop with a nVidia card. lspci tells me: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119M [GeForce 610M] (rev a1) I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 two Nvidia cards triple screen Xinerama with proprietary driver, third screen black and X cursor [closed]

I am having some issues getting my third screen working properly. I had triple screens working fine on 12.04, using 2 nvidia cards. Did a fresh install of 14.04 and having no end of problems getting ...
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Unity does not appear after installing proprietary Nvidia drivers (GPU has fallen of the Bus / ACPI Failed)

Before starting I should mention that even though the title is similar to the following questions, is not the same problem and I have already tested the answers of this questions with no solution in ...
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How to reenable Unity 3D after installing Bumblebee?

I installed Bumblebee to solve Nvidia/Intel driver problem. It does work well, but it also disabled Unity 3D. How can I get my Unity 3D back?
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What's the proper way to install NVidia drivers now? [duplicate]

BACKGROUND: Once upon a time, when I installed Ubuntu 10.x on an older machine, and kept upgrading it until 13.04 or 13.10, there was an easy-to-find option in Settings that allowed to install NVidia'...
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nvidia-settings lost after reboot

I have a fresh ubuntu 13.10 install and a dual-monitor setup. I can't get the setup working propely because the monitor settings get reverted every time I reboot. How do I fix this? Note that I get ...
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How to get NVidia GeForce GT 210 drivers working on Lucid Lynx?

I have a workstation with NVIDIA GeForce GT 210 graphics card & Ubuntu 10.4, and am having rather annoying problems trying to get them working together. (On other machines and earlier Ubuntu ...
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No additional drivers available

I just bought new computer and installed Ubuntu. It works pretty well, but I can't change drivers because Ubuntu says that there is no drivers available. My graphics card is nVidia GeForce GTX 750 ti ...
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How to understand nvidia-settings save configuration options?

After installing a proprietary driver for my nvidia graphics card gksu nvidia-settings was run from terminal Through which have checked the configuration of my graphics card but am unsure where ...
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NVidia driver, normal boot results in blank screen, recovery boot works fine

Ok, so, like many others I'm having a lot of trouble with NVidia drivers, in this case, the new 340.32 ones downloaded from here (http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html), but I've had these problems ...
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Problem booting after updating from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

I just updated my laptop from Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu 15.04. Now on a restart it fails to make it to the login prompt. The system looks to be in a cycle of failure and I see the message repeatedly [ ...
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Video Drivers for Onboard GeForce 6150SE

I'm currently using the proprietary driver (version current-updates). Everything's working okay, but if I try and watch a YouTube video or movie in full screen the playback is extremely choppy. Am I ...
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How do I set a monitor resolution that is not available in the Display Settings dialog?

I just installed ubuntu 13.04 x64 My resolution is 800x600 and there is no other option. I tried to install the nvidia driver 313 but still nothing. I tried doing this http://www.howopensource.com/...
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How do I install Nvidia Optimus in 14.04?

I've read dozens of news headlines last week, indicating that 14.04 has build-in Nvidia optimus support. How do I enable/install it?
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'Cannot access secondary GPU' error with Bumblebee

I tried to run optirun glxgears and I got this output: [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0. Please[ERROR]Aborting ...
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Screen Doesn't Display After Resume using X-Swat Nvidia Drivers

I upgraded the Nvidia Drivers from the X-Swat ppa on my Sony Vaio VPCF1390X laptop. Everything seems to be working great, but suspend/resume. The laptop successfully suspends and seems to resume;the ...
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How to install a NVIDIA driver for 11.10 [duplicate]

I have a Thinkpad T61p with Quadro FX570M. I just installed the Ubuntu 11.10. I have tried to download the driver LINUX DISPLAY DRIVER - X86 version 295.20 from NVIDIA, but I do not manage to install ...
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Eye strain; how to change refresh rate to 120 Hz?

I am a new Ubuntu user, and have been playing around with it with since installing it. I noticed that I have been getting a lot of eye strain due to the low refresh rate (of 50 or 60). I found this ...
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NVIDIA Optimus GEFORCE GT 540M not recognised as a proprietary driver

I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, when I first install Ubuntu 11.10 as a dual boot on my Acer Aspire 5750G laptop, I could select my additional driver, my Nvidia graphics card and I got informed to ...
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Insatlling CUDA : Failed to add GPGKEY at http://cuda-repo/repos/GPGKEY to apt keys

I have a brand new installed Ubuntu 14.04, my laptop has an NVIDIA GEFORCE 740M. I've been following this guide to install CUDA, and right after tyiping: sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1404_6.5-...
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How can I set up dual monitors with nVidia?

I just got a new computer (W520, Graphics card nVidia GF106 [Quadro 2000]) and installed ubuntu on it using wubi. I have everything working, so I wanted to set it up to be able to use two monitors ...
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My new Nvidia card has screen tearing in games

The desktop display is fine, watching videos is okay, but when I load up games I get constant screen tearing. I'm running 14.04 64-bit on an Intel i5-2500k 3.30GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB Barracuda 7200 RPM, w/...
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After installing NVIDIA drivers, I boot into a black screen [13.10] [duplicate]

Edit: Trying solution after solution found on these forums with the bootloader has apparently corrupted the bootloader. I missed pressing shift twice in a row and on the third attempt, the bios does ...
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Which Nvidia driver should I use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which nvidia driver from additional drivers option should I choose? My Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A660 and my video card is GeForce GT 330M. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and ...
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Problems installing Nvidia drivers, Ubuntu 15.04

Using Ubuntu 15.04 on a desktop that has onboard Intel graphics. Recently installed add-in card with Nvidia GeForce GT-730. I'm unacquainted with Nvidia drivers and wasn't aware of the complexities......
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How do I install nVidia graphics drivers from “X-Swat” ppa?

How am I supposed to install nvidia drivers from xorg-edgers? I try sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa -y sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 and I get E: ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezing on shutdown/reset and having problem with Nvidia

I've just installed ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop (Asus N56JR). I noticed that when i click on reset/shutdown my computer freezes and it wont turn off. I waited for too long, But nothing happened. I also ...
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How to deactivate nvidia 9600M GT on a Macbookpro 5,1/5,2/5,3

I have a MacbookPro 5,1/5,2/5,3 that comes with two graphic cards, and by default I get the 9600M GT that consumes more battery that the other one. I have no idea how to deactivate it and activate the ...
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Xserver error “(EE) module ABI major version(6) doesn't match the server's version(8)”

I have upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. Afterwards, xserver couldn't start. I have downloaded the latest nvidia drivers from here and rebooted. GRUB now has the following entries: *Ubuntu ...
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Unable to load kernel module

I've clean install ubuntu 15.04 and updated all required packages for installing:- LINUX X64 (AMD64/EM64T) DISPLAY DRIVER Version: 346.87 Release Date: 2015.7.21 Operating System: Linux 64-...
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Can't adjust backlight on an Nvidia 335m GT

I have a laptop mySN QMG6 / Chiligreen Mobilitas NW which is Quanta TW9 barebone with intel i3 and nvidia 335m GT onboard. On ubuntu distros 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 and 11.10 i had problem with changing ...