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

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How do I install the latest NVIDIA drivers from the .run file?

This is what I am trying to do. I downloaded the latest driver for my VGA from http://www.nvidia.com. The installation needs the X11 to be shut down, so I log out of my account, then press ...
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How to get Unity working on dual gpu laptop?

I recently bought a new laptop (Asus X53S series) that has two GPUs, an NVidia GeForce GT 540M and an integrated Intel GPU (I believe it's called Intel HD graphics 3000). I installed the recommended ...
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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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Will not start after clean install (hangs at disconnected from plymouth) on a Toshiba Satellite

I tried upgrading my Toshiba Satellite laptop with NVidia graphics card from 11.04 to 11.10 - it hung and failed, so I reinstalled from scratch as I had no other choice. When the system boots, it ...
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Blurry Fonts in XFCE

Since my system was laggy in Gnome 3 i switched to XFCE, but now all the titlebar and menu fonts are blurry but the fonts in chromium seem normal. The Nvidia config tell that my refresh rate is 75Hz ...
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Module nvidia_173 not found

I just did a fresh ubuntu 11.10 install on my laptop, but i cannot manage to start the graphic mode. When the laptop boots it gets stuck after the loading screen. I tried to Ctrl-Alt-F1, log in and ...
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libGL.so and gl.h not available from standard path [closed]

I've just done a fresh install of 11.10, + nvidia-current from xswat ppa (cause the current version shipped with ubuntu is broken for my gpu). Please take time for understanding each steps. I don't ...
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Second monitor stopped working

After setting up 11.10 today, I seem to be having problems with my dual monitor set up. It worked without issues in Mint but today after I switched to 11.10 only one monitor seems to function. This ...
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Graphics doesn't work on a Vostro 1500 [closed]

I could boot the live USB without problem. Using it, I installed 11.10 into an USB Disk. Did the same with previous versions (10.04 and 10.10) without problems before. Now, when I boot this fresh ...
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How to change Nvidia X server settings?

In Ubuntu 11.04, graphics settings for the driver could be found under "System Settings". In Ubuntu 11.10, the "System Settings" menu has been scaled down considerably. Now I do not know how to ...
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Is it now possible to use a blacklisted Nvidia 7200 card in Unity?

I heard that the Nvidia 7200 GS card has been blacklisted since Natty. Also, I read that you can add unity_force_start=1 to /etc/environment to use Unity 3D. That doesn't seem to work for me though. ...
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Does 11.10 support Sandy Bridge?

I'm an user of Ubuntu 11.10 who have an Asus U32sd equipped with i5 Sandy Bridge (Intel Graphics integrated). I'm afraid that the support of this plattform in Ubuntu is quite bad, and the ...
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Unity fails to load with nvidia-current with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I am using NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M default nvidia-current can only boot into Unity 2D, Unity fails to load. I tried ...
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Dual screen not working with a Nvidia binary driver

I just checked out the new ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 64bit and I can't get my second screen to work. It worked with kubuntu 11.04 (with binary drivers and with the drivers from nvidia website though not ...
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How do I perform easy switching to external monitor

I am currently changing between my laptop and my external monitor with the NVidia X Server Settings program and I'm sure I'm doing it in a really dumb way: I currently select the external monitor, ...
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Switch between two nvidia-settings metamodes from commandline

Ubuntu 10.04 with Nvidia restricted drivers running Nvidia 9600 GT with dual DVI monitors (22" and 23"). In the default metamode (1), both monitors are active. I've added a second metamode via ...
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New Application Switcher gone and is now ugly

When I installed Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2, during live-CD install, I tried out the new application switcher and it worked beautifully. After the installation is complete, the new application switcher is ...
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Is there a way to active 3d on a Geforce Go 7400?

I’m Running Ubuntu 11.10, is it some way to activate 3d acceleration like in the 11.4 or do I have to run it in slow 2d mode. 2d mode works out of the box when fresh installing, but I think 3d was a ...
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Connect Ubuntu to LG TV Issue

i got a LG 32 INCH TV (LG 32PC51) and i try to connect it to GEFORCE 8600GS 512MB CARD , i tried HDMI, VGA and i cannot make it look good without flicking or something that fits to that screen. My ...
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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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Nvidia NVS 4200M Problems on Lenovo T420S

I have a problem in getting the NVIDIA card to load. I get the classic "no screens" found. I've even forced it to used "ConnectedMonitor" DFP-0 for my laptop screen. I suspect that something is ...
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How do I configure mplayer to always use VDPAU?

I just learned how to use mplayer to take advantage of VDPAU from the command line with the -vc ffh264vdpau switch. How do I set that config in my .mplayer/config file so I don't have to remember ...
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Dual monitor setup can cause boot problem?

I have a two monitor setup, one 22" (1680x1050 res., 16:10) and another 19" (1280x1024 res. 5:4). I've installed ubuntu 11.10 beta2 x86, and the installation worked fine, the system boot was ...
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Can't get Optimus to work with Ironhide on an Asus N53SN

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 (Same issue in 11.04 btw) and then I installed Ironhide. I went through the configuration, chose the one with the highest confirmation for my system and tested it: > ...
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Only one monitor shows options in nvidia-settings

I have dual monitors setup with Ubuntu 11.04. One is a dell and other is HannsG. I suspect that the HannsG monitor is not setup correctly as the colors look very weird. I think the problem is with ...
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nvidia-96 drivers causing garbled text, display on Geforce4 Ti 4660

I have a sony vaio desktop (PCV RZ221) which runs windows xp. I installed ubuntu on a separate partition. The install runs fine but the graphics runs on fallback drivers even though it has a nvidia ...
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How can I toggle between single and dual monitor setup?

I have two monitors working just right with nvidia driver. There are times, however, where I want to have just one monitor and other times where I need two: I must open NVidia XServer Settings, go to ...
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“Window Creation Error” in Second Life client [closed]

With the latest Oneiric updates, I've been unable to use Second Life, a virtual reality simulator, in Ubuntu. I assume it has something to do with the NVidia driver, since the error in the console ...
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How to stop booting into terminal mode?

My ubuntu 11.04 is only booting in terminal. From the terminal when I enter command startx I see the following: The NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0 is not supported by the 173.14.30 NVIDIA Driver ...
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“You do not appear to be using the nvidia x server”(screenshot included)

I am running ubuntu 11.04 at my asus laptop. Laptop specs: CPU: i5-2410M @ 2,3GHz RAM: 4GB GPU: nvidia gforce GT 520M / (also the cpu has a bult-in graphics processor) I am getting this error when ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 displays white lines when falling to prompt

First, I tried installing Ubuntu Server 11.04 on an older PC of mine in order to make it a file/ftp and web server. The installation went fine, but when I tried booting I only got a bunch of white ...
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Graphics issues: black screen [duplicate]

I cannot enable desktop effects from system>preferences>appearance. There also seems to be a big problem with my graphics in general, because many times I get a blank screen on booting. I have to ...
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Enabling Nvidia Graphics on Ubuntu 11.04

I've been struggling this for quite some time and it's come to a point where looking at my screen hurts my eyes because I think my video driver settings are all messed up. Additional Drivers says I ...
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How do I install the Nvidia drivers?

I just ordered the Nvidia GTX 560 card, which should arrive tomorrow. I have a dilemma, though. Should I keep using the driver which is available in "additional drivers" in Ubuntu (10.10), or should I ...
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unity not working with main user (created under previous ubuntu version), working with a new user

My graphic card is a NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 470, under the previous ubuntu version the driver was showed as installed but not activated, so I dont had unity 3-D. I updated to Oneiric Beta. The new updated ...
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Why are there no icons on the Unity launcher?

Due to my graphics card being blacklisted, I had to "force" Compiz and Unity to run. After doing so the Ubuntu Classic environment works awesomely (as my card supports it fully), and Unity works very ...
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How to get 1280x1024 with a BenQ T905?

Problem: Nvidia X-server settings offers me 1152x864 and 1360x768, but not the value 1280x1024 in-between that I need. How can I get the proper resolution (1280x1024) on Nvidia ION with Ubuntu 11.04? ...
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How good are the open-source Nvidia drivers (Nouveau)?

I learned that Ubuntu 11.10 would come with Open-source Nvidia drivers by default. I have an Nvidia 9600M GT graphics card and have always had to install the proprietary Nvidia drivers after ...
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3D support from Nouveau drivers

My GPU is an old one (FX 5500), but it supports 3D acceleration with the NVIDIA driver. There is experimental acceleration support in the open source drivers as far as I know, and I would like to try ...
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Why can't I get my Dell Latitude to output to an external monitor at 2560x1440

I've got a Dell Latitude E6520 and I'm using the E Port dock to get a DisplayPort output to plug into a Dell U2711 monitor. The native resolution of the monitor is 2560x1440 and I'd really like to ...
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How to switch between hybrid Graphics Intel/nVidia? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung NP-QX411. It has two graphics cards, Intel and nVidia. The Intel drivers were quickly found and is fully functional. But nVidia, I have tried installing several drivers in different ...
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System boots in fallback mode half of the time

Half of the time when I boot up my laptop it enters Gnome Classic fallback mode and all 3d graphics are disabled. If I log out and log back in, then it will enter Unity properly and 3d effects will be ...
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black screen when booting whereas failsafe mode works

I've had a problem for quite some time now. When I boot up my Ubuntu 11.04 it just won't load X. It works when I first load in failsafe mode and then restart X, however this is a quite annoying ...
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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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How to Get nvidia driver working properly ( running experimental 3d support)

When typing into terminal lspci, the output for the graphics card is VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18) BUT, further down there is VGA ...
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Unity does not start despite having worked for several months

My computer has been able to run Unity with no problems since I installed 11.04 a few months ago. The unity_support_test script have previously always given a firm yes to the question if Unity is ...
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Which driver do I need to Install for my gt540M if i want to use bumblebee?

I have the choice of the Nvidia 185 driver and the experimental one. My Laptop is an Acer aspire 5750G with intel sandyBridge i5. I just installed Bumblebee.Then I enabled the Card, and ran ...
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“Failed to set DisplayPort power” - Dual Head freezes OS

Problem No picture appears on the second, externally, connected monitor. All used to work perfectly until a week ago or so. I always used nvidia-settings + TwinView/Clone to clone my laptops view, ...
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kernel module nvidia with bumblebee

Bumblebee is refusing to work due to unable to finding the nvidia kernel module (I think) but I do have others. junke@1215N:~$ modprobe nv # tab tab :) nvidia-current nvidiafb nvram ...
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Classic GNOME desktop appears instead of Unity?

This is a problem that started very recently: every time I turn my computer on, Ubuntu boots into a classic GNOME desktop session instead of Unity, which is set to the default login option. Also, the ...