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

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Second moniter wont work in ubuntu 14.04

I have a NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT card and two Samsung monitors. Currently only one is showing anything although according to my settings both should be on: http://i.imgur.com/6WRrkyC.png (I don't have ...
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Higher Resolution Xrandr 1400x1050 Legacy GPU

Dear Ubuntu Community, recently I (re)found my 10 year old Sony Vaio laptop, a PCG-GRT916V to be exact. I immediately had the idea to put this old laptop to good use. Over the course of two weeks I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Nvidia Geoforce 840M Gfx card

I have a laptop with Geforce 840M Gfx chip set, and Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller, and a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04, with all the recent updates. glxinfo reported ...
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GLX not found ubuntu 12.04

When I try running vmd I get the following: $ vmd rlwrap: No match. Then when I try running paraview I get the following: $ paraview ERROR: In ...
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ubuntu instalation - black screen

Happens in ubuntu 12.04.5 and ubuntu/lubuntu 14.04 it happens with "try ubuntu", "install" and "check for errors" cpu is amd sempron. I remeber having this with before and using netinstall but I ...
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Low Color Depth on only one screen

I have recently updated to 14.10 using the update manager, but now I have one problem: On my internal laptop screen, it looks like the color depth is something lower than 24bit. When using an ...
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Black bars when setting wallpaper to span on multiple monitors

I have a wallpaper with a width smaller than the total width of my two monitors. In windows this isn't a problem, because when setting the wallpaper to the windows equivalent of span, it just spans ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 custom resolution setting not working with 60hz refresh rate

Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Nvidia GTX550 ( Using Nvidia binary driver - version 331.38 from nvidia-331 ) Monitor 2312hm I had been asking at Ubuntu forum http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2249608 but ...
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Nvidia Gtx 755M - Cannot access secondary GPU Permission denied [13]

I installed bumblebee and the Nvidia 331 drivers. I ran glmark2 and expected it to launch but I got this error. How do I run a program on the Gtx 755m graphics card? $optirun -vv glmark2 [ ...
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How do I set up my optimus-enabled laptop to not have to use the 'nomodeset' parameter on boot and use the GPU?

So I'm trying to setup a windows&ubuntu enviroment on my laptop both on a single 128gb ssd. I haven't been able to previously install linux on this laptop because this laptop has a 760m dedicated ...
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Possible Nvidia Geforce 755m driver problem - Ubuntu 14.10

I have noticed lately that my screen has gone black for a couple seconds, then went back to normal. This will happen regardless of the application I am in, and in a bad spell will occur every 30 ...
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Two-fold problem with nvidia (high cpu usage) & nouveau (blank external monitor)

I am facing two different problems with the nvidia & nouveau drivers. With the nvidia driver, all seem to work just fine.... except one thing: cpu usage gets pretty high, especially when scrolling ...
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primusrun glxspheres: 2 frames per second

When i run the command i get the following output primusrun glxspheres Polygons in scene: 62464 Visual ID of window: 0x20 Context is Direct OpenGL Renderer: GeForce GT 425M/PCIe/SSE2 ...
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Screen resolution messed up on Ubuntu 14.10 with Nvidia 331 driver

I am using the Nvidia 331.89 (nvidia-331) driver as recommended by Ubuntu 14.10. When I boot my machine using an external monitor and my laptop's screen on, the displays are mirrored by default with ...
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nouveau error unknown chipset, drm failed

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my new notebook Lenovo Z50. But when booting up Linux Ubuntu, I get this error: And when I try to install Nvidia's driver for GEForce 840M (v. 340.46 or ...
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Menu bar has disappeared 14.10 - nvidia

I had some issues on upgrade 14.04->14.10 that others have reported with nvidia drivers failing to update, but it was working fine. I just rebooted and the menu bar is missing, there are desktop ...
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Poor Nvidia Driver Support [duplicate]

I'm currently running ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and on every single system update I have to reinstal the NVIDIA proprietary drivers, otherwise the computer is unusable. I followed the instructions to install ...
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Freezing while gaming

Basically, while gaming my video locks up but only video. Audio plays fine. People have suggested changing my video driver but that hasn't done anything. Video card is an Nvidia GeForce GT 525M.
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2nd Monitor not displaying anything with Multiple X Screens

Specs: Unity Nvidia Quadro K2200 - 340.46 Drivers Multi-Monitor: ASUS P287Q (4K main, DP 1.2) and Generic Lenovo Thinkvision 1600x1200 monitor (DVI) Since I have different DPIs on both screens, I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Lts Black screen after Grub menu

Hi i am new to Ubuntu and im on an ASUS zenbook UX302L. Ever since i uppgraded to 14.04 lts i get into a black screen after grub menu. It can be fixed if i edit and use "nomodeset", or use ...
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xrandr and multiple displays

So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop and want to attach another monitor. The native laptop display is running at 1366x768 and my monitor is ...
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Black screen after insert graphic card

I've just got the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 and after I replaced the computer case, the power supply and the graphic card itself the computer stopped working, what I got when I power up the computer ...
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How to eliminate the black square caused by nvidia driver bug

I was having a problem making my new Dell2713-UM screen working on my kubuntu 14.04 desktop in my office. I ended up pull out my nvidia graphic card. Now the resolution is working fine, however there ...
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Text mode not working properly. Plus other problems

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 multiple times, always ending with some sort of bug that renders my system useless. So I have a few questions to ask. When I boot, a purple selection screen comes up and ...
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Nvidia/Intel graphics card driver questions

My laptop has an onboard Intel HD 4000 graphics card and a Nvidia GeForce GT 650M card. When I first installed Ubuntu, it was using the Nouveau open-source drivers by default. Everything seemed to be ...
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Two monitors one 23“ hd and one 28” 4k

I have two monitors connected to my computer, I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1. One screen is set at full hd 1920x 1080 and the other monitor is 28" 4k set to 3840 x 2160. I have nvidia 760 display card. I ...
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nvidia quadro K1100M issue with Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell M3800 with nvidia QUADRO K1100M and intel HD4600 running Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the nvidia driver using this steps: $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa $ sudo apt-get ...
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Team Fortress 2 fails to launch with primus/optirun

Few days ago I installed Steam, TF2, bumblebee and the newest nvidia drivers. My laptop has an integrated intel gpu and dedicated card (geforce 645m). I used to launch steam using primusrun steam and ...
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GT 630 Nvidia card HDMI sound stops working on 14.04

Ok I've read all the other post similar to mine and is not the same case so I will present the one I have. My video card is a Nvidia 630GT configured with the .xorg drivers it was working properly ...
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Set Ubuntu to use Nvdia VGA

when I checked which graphic driver my laptop uses. it is using both my nvidia and intel graphic driver. based on this post, he said that [VGA controller] at the end of each device. Whatever ...
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Steam error > NVidia problem, fix = can't open xubuntu

I installed the latest linux nvidia driver as per this and this. I thought it was running fine but in Additional Drivers it was I'm using the proprietary driver but none is selected in the list. ...
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Problem with installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10

I am getting the following error while installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10: rajamalw@AMAL-WORKSTATION:~$ sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to make Ubuntu use nvidia graphics driver

I installed the nvidia 340 driver on Ubuntu 14.04, restarted several times, however I am unsure if my system is actually using it. Here is what I see: Additional drivers: Using NVIDIA binary driver ...
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Asus N56JR laptop, can't change screen Brightness using Function Keys

I have an Asus N56JR laptop with Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M graphics card, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I check what graphics I use for brightness it says "Intel". I have tried using commands to ...
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14.10 Live CD black screen

First, the cd (64Bit) is alright, tried on another computer and is working. Booting Live cd. choose Language (OK) Choose Keyboard-layout (OK) Wen I go further, a black screen appears, ...
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Set user-created display mode as default for device with xrandr

On my notebook, for VGA connections only a resolution of 1024x768 is detected. This I by creating an ~/.xprofile file xrandr --newmode 1680x1050 146.25 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089 ...
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Problem in Graphics with my new Ubuntu system

I am new to Ubuntu and have just bought a new laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. It has Nvidia 820M GPU. I installed the drivers ( ver 331) from Synaptic package manager and rebooted my system. Now my screen ...
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Intel HD graphics driver + Mesa 3D vs. NVIDIA proprietary driver + the latest OpenGL

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 workstation with an Intel Core i7 4790 with 8MB cache, Intel 4600 HD graphics, two Nvidia GTX 760 GPUs 4GB RAM 1152 CUDA processing cores. I have problems with installing ...
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External graphics card (eGPU) on mPCIe is not detected in Ubuntu 14.04

I have HP 530 laptop (the one with 2.16 GHz Core Duo processor) with 3GB RAM and GMA950 iGPU, GTX 560 Ti and PE4C-PM3E V1.2 adapter (so I plug it to mPCIe where WiFi was before), which is said to ...
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What to do when Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 fails?

Sometimes, while I'm working with my machine, my screen freezes. Most of the times, giving Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7 fixes the problem without any further action. Even if it doesn't, I can ...
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Nvidia Optimus GT540M problems

I'm working to get my Graphic card running smoothly. My laptop is an Acer5750G, i5-2410M with a GT540M graphic card. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to configure Bumblebee. I'm using Nvidia ...
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Certain games won't load - Nvidia

Certain games on Steam won't load. I can't figure out why. I upgraded to kernel 3.14.4 from 3.13.39 and this problem won't go away: [ 81.122225] bbswitch: enabling discrete graphics [ 81.593271] ...
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Pc does not boot properly after changing driver for new gpu

I have just tried to install my new Nvidia GTX760. First it worked allright with the Xorg-driver. My system booted like normal in Ubuntu 14.04 64-Bit,but when I started minecraft just to see if it ...
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Xen with proprietary NVIDIA driver on ubuntu 14.04

I've installed the proprietary NVIDIA driver on Ubuntu 14.04 because i need CUDA functionality on my machine. The driver was installed via the NVIDIA repositories without any problems. It is the ...
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My PC's display is being detected as Laptop in Ubuntu 12.04

Recently my PC suddenly stopped booting. It was stuck at the splash screen. So, I followed various articles on the web and finally could fix it. Now, the issue is that my PC's resolution is set to ...
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Ubuntu Thinks I Have Two Monitors

Ubuntu thinks I have two monitors when I'm on a laptop. Here is my setup: Lenovo W520 Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit Nvidia Proprietary drivers (340.46) Symptoms: Display (and nvidia-settings) shows a ...
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Can't get Bumblebee working on NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M]

System: hp pavilion dv7-7008tx laptop Running lspci | grep VGA returns: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Display Freezes Occasionally

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I have an NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M (1GB) graphics card, and I noticed the open source Nouveau display driver was returning error code -16 on suspend, causing the ...
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Cinnamon freeze on nVidia

I just installed Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04. Everything works fine but when I switch to use the nVidia card from prime-indicator, I have a black screen and I can't do anything, except using CTRL + ALT + ...
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When watching videos in VLC on Ubuntu 14.10, it flickers

I have Ubuntu 14.10. When watching videos full screen with VLC the video flickers. Only on full screen. And it's not happening on other players (the default player and smplayer). How to fix this? I ...