Questions related to the Nvidia graphics and motherboard chipsets and the related drivers.

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Can not get Dual Monitors to work on Different GPUs [closed]

My setup is a follows: 19" 1440x900 monitor on my nVidia 460 GTX 17" 1280x1024 monitor on the internal nVidia card Now, I am able to get a xserver running on both monitors, but I am trying to ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 12.04

So, I've been trying to run Steam on my computer (hp Pavilion dv7, Ubuntu 12.04), but I end up with the following error : Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". After some research, I ...
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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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'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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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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Why does my Ubuntu run on low-graphic mode?

My graphic card is Nvidia GTX 460 and I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have reinstalled graphic driver for two times, but my Ubuntu shows that it runs on low-graphic mode after a period of time of driver ...
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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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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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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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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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Nvidia 520MX graphics card on Asus K53SC

I'm sorry if it is possibly a double post, but I could not find a solution anywhere. I have tried over and over again to install Nvidia driver on my Ubuntu 13.10 laptop, considering that it should be ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 12.10 >>> Ubuntu 13.04 Black Screen Boot Failed with Nvidia Geforce Gt630 WHY?

1) I downloaded the iso of ubuntu desktop 64bit. 2) I burned the iso. 3) I tried to start the installation of ubuntu 13.04 from DVD Black screen Black screen Black screen 4) ...
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what are the Nvidia video card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64bit

what are the Nvidia video card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64bit? Could you provide the list of compatible Nvidia video cards with ubuntu 12.04 64bit
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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 ...
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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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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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How to install and activate NVIDIA drivers without Jockey?

Short and precise: I would like to install and activate the most recent proprietary NVIDIA drivers from the repositories without using Jockey. How can I do that?
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Stuttering screens on 14.04 on MacPro

A friend gave me an old MacPro and installed 14.04 on it. Having a problem with occasional stutters on the video - screen freezes for a second or two, then returns to normal. Guessing it's something ...
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Nvidia-173 driver package comes with a wrong and useless nvidia-settings app

I never understood why the nvidia-173 and/or nvidia-96 driver packages come together with some useless nvidia-settings showing a different version from the original driver like 'nvidia-settings 304' ...
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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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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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Display resolution with NVIDIA

I'm using a Leadtek Winfast A340 AGP 8X graphics card (NVIDIA Geforce fx 5200) and a monitor that has a resolution of 1280x1024. Without installing additional drivers the available display ...
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When launching, nvidia-settings it just hangs

I've just upgraded to 11.10 and now nvidia-settings won't launch. If I run it from the command line (as me or as root) it just hangs. How can I debug this?
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Uninstall NVidia drivers? [duplicate]

I've upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 (in order to be able to upgrade to 11.04). It seems like the current graphics drivers are incompatible with the latest kernel I have. I don't know if I have ...
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“Hardware Drivers” item missing from menu

I just installed the newest version of Ubuntu (10.10) and I am trying to get the appropriate drivers installed for the nvidia ion. However there is no system > administration > hardware drivers ...
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Graphics cards so I can have 4 monitors

I currently have a single old graphics card to which I have connected 2 monitors giving me a big desktop of 2560x1024. If I get 2 of the following graphics card: ...
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1080p choppy on two different GPUs, what else could it be?

I'm building a HTPC with this ASRock E350M1/USB3 motherboard. The onboard ATI Radeon HD 6310 graphics had a hard time swallowing a 1080p x264 mkv (~10 GB) so I popped in a discrete Nvidia GT 240 ...
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Why is the NVIDIA GPU so hot?

I have just installed 11.10 and installed the recommended driver for NVIDIA (230M). The current driver installed is 280.13. The temperature of the card is 85°C. I have tried using LXDE and Unity 2D, ...
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Slow/laggy desktop effects with Nvidia card

I've installed Oneiric from scratch (didn't upgrade), and I'm having troubles with desktop effects: Unity is very slow - whenever I click on the workspaces icon, I either get no animation, or the ...
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How to switch between GPU's on an Asus EEE1015PN

I have an Asus EEE1015PN intel N550 with two GPU's: GMA3150 and Nvidia ION2. If I use (but I don't want to) windows 7 and I want to watch a full hd movie, then it switches to the bigger GPU. If I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - problem with nvidia drivers

I installed 12.04 LTS recently. I installed Nvidia drivers running the following in the terminal : $ sudo apt-get purge nvidia-* $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates ...
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How to setup dual-screen monitors in xorg.conf using Nvidia TwinView?

I have the following xorg.conf file, but TwinView is not working for me when using 2 monitors. Please help me get things sorted out. # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by ...
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Ubuntu 11 and 12 initially fast but later bogs down, CPU pegged

I started with Ubuntu 11 a few weeks ago. It's on a DELL M4300 with a OCZ SSD. Default setup, except that I've installed the proprietary NVIDIA graphics and BROADCOM wireless drivers. Dual boot ...
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Drivers for Nvidia GeForce GT 430?

I recently bought a Nvidia GeForceGT 430. When I boot into Ubuntu, it looks low quality. I think its because I don't have the device drivers. Does anyone know how to download the drivers?
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I have two monitors on my computer, how can I set a different wallpaper to each

I have two monitors on my computer, how can I set a different wallpaper to each. I don't use workspaces, two screens are enough. I know it's possible to set a different wallpaper to each workspace but ...
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Unity not working in 14.04.01 LTS, blank desktop

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS as a dual boot installation (the other OS is Win XP with SP 3), but when I log in there is nothing on the desktop, just the background. My computer: Intel D865PERL, ...
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Problems while installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 17-j050

I had several issues while trying to install Ubuntu (x64) on the new laptop that I just bought: HP Envy 17-j050ex (specs). I will not raising the common issues about dual-boot, secure boot, setting ...
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How to force a higher screen resolution from Ubuntu 12.04 and an NVidia GTX460?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 x64, kernel 3.2.0-24-generic with an NVidia GTX460 and an Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite 2560 x 1440 monitor connected by a dual-link DVI cable. I've installed the ...
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Nvidia problems with optirun when running WarCraft

Problem: I have Nvidia problems I don't know what happen because when I run WarCraft with optirun it display errors then if I type optirun glxgears, it displays the same errors as when im running ...
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nvcc compiler setup Ubuntu 12.04

I successfully installed the nvidia driver and toolkit for cuda 5 (but not the samples) on a 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 box. The samples failed to install even though I previously ran sudo apt-get install ...
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nvidia drivers fail completely after update to 3.5.019

I'm running a duel-screen set-up and need the proprietary drivers because the standard ones won't drive the second screen at full resolution. After updating to 3.5.019, downloading the latest linux ...
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How do I remove the driver installed from nvidia.com? [duplicate]

I have updated my graphics card with NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.20 driver and since then the screen turns white with black vertical lines at startup, shootoff and reboot. Since then I have tryed to ...
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Can I trust in X/SWAT PPA?

This is the repository for get the lastest NVIDIA propietary. Im not happy with the repos one because Im having problems with unity, sometimes it lags and freezes. But I want to know if I should ...
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Nvidia 555M driver installation problem with a Lenovo Y570

I am trying to install the Nvidia 555M driver on my Lenovo Y570. I've tried all the advises here and other sites but I couldn't solve the problem. I downloaded the graphics card driver from the ...
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Why is my card Unity blacklisted with all the requirements fulfilled?

The following is the Unity test output: OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation OpenGL renderer string: GeForce FX 5500/AGP/SSE2 OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 173.14.30 Not software ...
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How to align twinview monitors with different resolutions and prevent mouse disappearing into dead areas?

I'm using two monitors of different brands and resolutions with NVIDIA TwinView, which works well enough, but one thing that's getting to me is how the mouse can move off the edge of the visible ...
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800 X 600 cannot select higher resolution

Well, this is new. In the middle of troubleshooting all of the other issues with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I rebooted and it now comes up with a resolution of 800 X 600, and there are no other resolutions ...
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What is the difference between an NVIDIA legacy binary proprietary driver and a binary only proprietary driver?

What is the difference between an NVIDIA legacy binary proprietary driver and a binary only proprietary driver?
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Cannot configure dual screen on a Lenovo W530 with optimus on 14.04

I have managed to install the nvidia-331-updates drivers on my Lenovo W530, and if I start nvidia-settings, it says: ** Message: PRIME: Requires offloading ** Message: PRIME: is it supported? yes ...
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Bumblebee issue with 13.04

Bumblebee cannot access my GPU optirun -vv glxspheres [ 1731.443943] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 1731.445149] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.1 starting... [ 1731.445191] ...