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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Nvidia Driver

I upgraded my ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 , and my nvidia gforce stopped working , and giving low resolution on both internal and external monitor!!!. Is there any update for this Driver, as I am using ...
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How can I use Gallium driver in optimus laptop Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to use the nouveau gallium driver on my laptop that runs GeForce GT 740M. Here's the output for lspci -v: 08:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK208M [GeForce GT 740M] (rev a1) ...
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Problems when updating Ubuntu

I get errors with libGL and fbConfig after every-day system update. It seems that update are erasing some Nvidia-drivers file, cuz I'm getting problem with some Qt project where I use graphic. But ...
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HDMI Monitor Signal Lost after login screen

I am using KDE Desktop, everything up to date. I just installed a Geforce 210 1Gb memory with HDMI output in order to connect to my Asus monitor. I also installed Nvidia propietary drivers (331.38). ...
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Moving from 12 to 14 loosing nvidia xinerama feature

I just installed ubuntu 14 on the computer I was using ubutun 12 on (clean install, not update). After some efforts I was able to activate the nvidia driver, but I cannot make it use my 3 monitors as ...
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Computer heats more using Ubuntu 14.10

My computer's configuration is: Ubuntu 14.10 NVIDIA GeForce 630M Intel i5-3210M 6Gb RAM 1Tb HD I have always used Windows, and after installing Ubuntu last year I could feel that the heat coming ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBookPro4,1 nVidia 8600m - cannot load binary drivers

I am switching from MacOS to Xubuntu after endless issues trying to extend the useful life of my treasured A1260 MacBook Pro (issues including USB3.0, NTFS, iTunes, App Store, quite a few). The ...
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(Statement) “Ubuntu 14.10 won't work because black screen” solution described here [duplicate]

Please read entirely the question. I've decided to write this here because I've seen about 15 questions of the same issue: Ubuntu not showing up screen, all is black. Well, let's start in the ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu see my PCI card on installs?

Whether booting from a bootable thumbdrive or dvd, any version of Ubuntu I try I just get a black screen. I have to get a VGA monitor and go into bios and tell it to use onboard graphics, then install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Resolution Issue

First of, I've already tried to google what seems to be the problem to no avail. I've had this problem for a week now. Computer: Asus K53SV | Video Card: Nvidia GT540M When I was using Ubuntu ...
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installation of nvidia display driver on Ubuntu 1404 (without breaking window manager)

I've been trying to install the nvidia display driver as part of the CUDA toolkit on ubuntu 1404. The steps I performed where: 1) Turn off the window manager 2) Run the nvidia installer (.run ...
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Problems with libGl, fbConfigs, swrast through each update?

I have problems when compile SFML-project(don't see any graphic): libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast This error can be solved by simple ...
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Driver problems with Cuda 6.5, Ubuntu 14.04 x64, GTX 970

I was installing the generic Linux x64 Cuda toolkit instead of the special version of Cuda v6.5 built for NVIDIA GTX9xx cards (found here: https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads-geforce-gtx9xx). ...
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How to make OpenCL work on 14.10 + Nvidia 331.89 drivers?

Proprietary drivers 331.89 do not give me OpenCL. (tried both tested/updates) for a while I had version 304.123 that worked - except I wanted the current drivers, and now are unable to downgrade. ...
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Unity On Top of Full Screen Apps With Multiple Monitors

I use an nvidia graphics card with multiple monitors on ubuntu 14.04. However its extremely frustrating to use because if I have anything open in fullscreen on one monitor, unity will always appear on ...
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How to configure Multiple Mult-Headed GPU Cards?

I have a late 2011 Alienware Aurora R4 with two video cards: GeForce GTX 590 Driving three 27" HP2711 monitors GeForce GT 520 Driving one 32" Sharp AQUOS About a year ago I attempted to install ...
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Can't activate proprietary driver for NVIDIA from “Additional drivers” Ubuntu 14.04

Can't activate proprietary driver for NVIDIA from "Additional drivers" Ubuntu 14.04 I'm using Ubuntu 14.04,64 bit, with nvidia 610M dedicated graphics card. By default when I go to "Softwares & ...
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NVIDIA Driver version on NVIDIA X Server Settings

hi I've manage to change my nvidia driver to prioprietary 340.46 from 331.89, however, when i check on nvidia x server settings it's 340.46 but when checking on software & updates on additional ...
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How to fix plymouth to it's default

So today the new Ubuntu release came out. I uninstalled my Nvidia drivers, made the upgrade and then installed the latest Nvidia blob from Xorg edgers. Before the upgrade, my boot and shutdown splash ...
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X server keeps freezing and/or crashing after 14.04 upgrade, is it a bug or other?

No problems before upgrade. After system upgrade, everything normal except I cannot go more than a few hours (minutes!) without X server, graphics card, graphics driver, or something freezing and/or ...
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How to remove graphic card drivers

I'm completely new at linux so i need some help please. I just bought a NVIDIA Quadro k 600 graphic card and i need to install it in my computer which has instead an Intel Q45/Q43. The quick ...
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Ubuntu desktop twists and makes weird geometrical figures after login

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an Alienware M7700 and after auto-update the desktop looks like this: I have to mention that the login page looks normally. It works to open Terminal or other ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nvidia GTX 750 not recognized

I've recently installed 14.04 on a new system. All is up and running but ubuntu doesn't seem to want to recognize my nvidia card. It is recognized and display is active via VGA, but I am unable to set ...