A video driver is middleware that operates or controls a particular type of graphics processing unit (GPU) that is attached to a computer.

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Dual independent video output

I have a Ubuntu server based on the Intel J1900 processor. It is the ASRock q1900-itx. I have kodi running on xorg alone without a window manager. Its connected to my tv through HDMI. I wondered if it ...
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How can I update my graphic card?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. Below is my details: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07) 01:00.0 VGA ...
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SiS video driver (SiS M661MX)

I have Lubuntu 14.04 on an Acer travel mate 2434. I can only get the computer display to working 640x480 resolution. I've not been able find the video driver (SiS M661MX). Now what I have is run ...
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Video gets distorted after TV is turned off then back on via HDMI

I'm running Lubuntu 14.10 with a AMD 5350 with Radeon R3 in my living room connected to my TV via HDMI. As long as my TV was on when the system is booted everything is fine (audio and video). ...
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Latest Intel Graphic Driver Broke System

Hey i updated my Intel drive with this tool: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/03/latest-intel-linux-graphics-drivers-now-available-for-ubuntu-14-10 After that, the computer works fine but i can't ...
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Downgrading xserver-xorg video driver from lts-utopic to lts

I have two monitors, one is rotated 90 degrees. On one of my monitors, I am getting an additional, rotated cursor, in addition to the real cursor. I've discovered a bug report that notes that this is ...
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How do I get my video driver and audio drivers to be detected?

I recently upgraded my 14.04 trusty to 14.10 Unicorn due to an unfortunate proprietary drive installation mishap. now that I upgraded. my run time is slower, as well no game will load; as well as my ...
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Ubuntu only loads with nomodeset, noapic, nolapic

I have a Acer Aspire One 751h, and I'm trying to install Linux on it, but when it loads this happens: As you can see, the image is distortionated, also it doesn't respond to anything ...
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Screen rendering problem on Ubuntu 12.04 with Intel video card

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Sony laptop and I've had a problem I've never seen before. The side bar menu text, the dropdown menu text and sometimes the background image weren't ...
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Ubuntu and AMD graphics cards

Have had trouble with the last few distros and my AMD graphics card giving me unusable screen. Does AMD play nice with Ubuntu now?
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Terrible performance in Dota 2 with Intel HD Graphics 4400 (i7-4600U)

I tried to play Dota 2 (installed via steam) on ubuntu 14.04. As it was not playable (very low frame rate ~3 fps, even with the lowest graphical settings ~8 fps) I supposed the graphic drivers were ...
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AMD Radeon HD 7310 driver support

So I recently updated from Trusty Tahr to Utopic, 14.04 to 14.10, and something went wrong. Whenever I try to launch Portal 2, a game from steam, a window pops up saying "OpenGL GLX context is not ...
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What is the GPU driver i am currently running?

I have installed latest nVidia graphic driver via this PPA "xorg-edgers/ppa". Now in Nvidia X server setting showing the driver version is 346.35. But in Ubuntu's Additional Drivers there is no such ...
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Installing NVIDIA binaries. Hardware is probably not detected

I tried installing the NVIDIA binaries following the procedure given at http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2015/01/install-nvidia-346-35-ubuntu-1404/ on a UBUNTU 14.10 with a NVIDIA Geforce 630M, but ...
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Lap top freezing after drivers installations

I use Ubuntu 2 months. Recently, the laptop began to freezing The sound goes, and nothing responds. Only the sound goes and mouse working. What to do? Have suspicions on the video card driver. ...
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Problem getting video out or clone, Dell Latitude d500: Intel IG 82852/855GM

Old laptop: Dell Latitude d500. Currently (l)ubuntu 14.04 Video works fine on screen but I cannot get video-out or clone. 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated ...
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Is my ubuntu using both video cards?

I got 2 videos cards, an intel hd 4000 onboard and a dedicated amd radeon 7730M. Following this question that I answered myself, I could see that my computer was using the intel one. However, the ...
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Do I have to remove nvidia drivers to install software?

Whenever I try to install apps in the software center I see a popup like this: It says my nvidia drivers will be removed, I don't know if this is ok, how can I fix this problem so that I can install ...
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ProSavage DDR video drivers not working

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and everything went well except for one little thing: general display speed sucks! So, looking around on Google, I've found that VIA ProSavage DDR display drivers may ...
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Bulit-in DVD drive not working after loading a disc

My laptop's DVD drive has suddenly stopped working. All I know is that its not getting power. Now, I don't know whether the drive has gone bad or is there some other reason. Drive was running all ...
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Tearing in Xubuntu 14.04

I have tearing problem in Xubuntu 14.04 (both 64 and 32 bit) I'm using an Aspire s3: http://www.itp.net/587066-acer-aspire-s3-ms2346?tab=specs I have already installed the Intel driver but the ...
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Installing nvidia 340 driver on ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I want to install nvidia-340 driver to use the opencl and cuda 6.5 but when I install it, the black screen appears. I looked for this problem I found many different threads but none of them work on my ...
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Eeepc Video errors - Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on an Eeepc 1101HAB I had laying around. Installation was fine. I have two issues: Video is super slow. The fade in and fade out of the application windows is like 4fps. ...
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Which Graphics driver works smoothly in ubuntu 14.10?

I have AMD radeon graphics card, I faced a lot of problems with graphics drivers from nvidia (like unresponsive black screen) already. Can someone please suggest which drivers to use without any ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - unable to write bytes broken pipe - Precaution

I am working with AOSP for Beagle-bone . During the development suddenly my PC shows an issue in booting & the message was "unable to write bytes broken pipe" . I have tried lot of solutions ...
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How to use NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU? [duplicate]

I have NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU, which is pretty new chip and it is not recognized by nouveau driver shipped with Ubuntu 14.10, hence I am stuck on 1024x768 resolution on Full HD monitor - not so good. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Incorrect Aspect Ratio for Monitor

I recently bought an SSD and added it to my system to install Ubuntu on. Below are the specs of my system. Intel i7 3770k @ 4.5 GHz 16GB RAM EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 660Ti The issue I am having is that ...
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Error Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS of display

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my Windows. My PC Specs: Proc : Intel Core i3 @3.3GHz Memory : 4GB VGA : AMD Radeon HD 5500 Series. But I got a problem, my Ubuntu is in error and the display is ...
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Cannot install new omega driver from AMD

Hi all I'm trying to install the new omega drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 AMD Catalyst™ 14.12 But the ubuntu software center is complaining "Dependency is not satisfiable: fglrx-core" I'm downloading ...
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Getting USB to VGA to work on ubuntu

I recently purchased this USB to VGA adapter for the third monitor I had and it works great with Windows along side the driver it had for it. However on Linux I can't seem to get it to work. I ...
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Skype Video is very dark in Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and facing issues with Skype Video calling. The Video is very dark for me and receiver almost it is 95% black. Previously I had windows on my laptop and there the skype ...
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14.04 screen resolution with SIS 771/671 VGA

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an old laptop with an SIS 771/671 VGA card. I'm only getting 640x480 resolution and there is a lot of talk about this and it seems the card is not well supported. What ...
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Persistent Display Issues in Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba Satellite L75 B7270

At the very top of my screen there is a thin flashing pink line, and all the virtual consoles sport several multi-colored vertical flashing lines, and the console text flickers. Some specs: I ...
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Radeon HD 4650 failed to load firmware

I have a VisionTek Radeon HD 4650 PCIex16 video card installed. I can't run anything other than the built-in display at 1024x768. I get the following: $ dmesg | egrep 'drm|radeon' [ 5.527134] ...
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Error box related to display driver using virtualbox

I am using a Windows 8.1 host, with Ubuntu 14.10 on VirtualBox. On start up, I get the following error: Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors Error on line 1 char 1: Document must ...
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Ubuntu can't enter desktop environment

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04, and I also have windows 7 on my computer. Recently, I used Microsoft Office to edit some documents, after that, I can't enter my Ubuntu System. I have installed Nvidia-304 ...
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Firefox problem at showing some characters - ubuntu 14.10

My problem is what the title says. I show an image to illustrate: Some characters are not displayed and instead that square with random pixels appears. It can happen in any character, sometimes can ...
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I need help with Ati Radeon Graphic card driver(14.9) [duplicate]

I'm new with Ubuntu,so i don't know so much about it or commands for terminal. I need help with installing the driver(14.9) for video card (Radeon HD 6790) ,i have search for some guide on internet ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Esprimo Mobile V5515 / Sis M672+968

I've tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a notebook Esprimo Mobile V5515 having a Graphical chipset Sis M672+968. The resolution was not good and after creating a xork.conf and setting 1024X768 the ...
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There's a way ubuntu's kernel supports my video card?

Well my problem is my old gaming laptop is not compatible with the ubuntu kernel, (as far as i read) that happened since i upgraded to ubuntu 13.10, my video card is an ATI Radeon HD 3650 and each ...
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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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Ubuntu cannot start GUI - unable to connect to X server

I have just upgraded to 14.10. The upgrade worked very well except for the graphics driver. It's an ATI Radeon, and the default built-in driver was active. It worked but it didn't look right, so I ...
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strange characters in trusty

From time to time I'm getting strange characters displayed in different programms: thunderbird, firefox mostly, but also nautilus. Often it is only one character which is crumbled, but all over the ...
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How to install Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)?

I have sony vaio sb36FN which has two vga graphics cards: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M Series] and Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated ...
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All drivers software for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Is there any utility app or software to detect and update drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, such for graphics card, sound card, wireless and bluetooth drivers, USB drivers, System management drivers, ...
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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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I have problems with video driver

I'm new using Ubuntu so I don't know much. My problem is that after I installed video driver for ATI Radeon hd5470 my display is not working anymore. Just before the login screen it completely shuts ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu on my Inspiron 531s. Please help?

Ok so I have gotten Ubuntu to install once before but had a few problems that I needed to fix by re-installing Ubuntu. Well, some of the problems I'm having is with the graphics card of my computer ...
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Black screen after installation Latest Nvidia Driver 340.46 via PPA in Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

Just couple minutes ago I tried to install Latest Nvidia Driver 340.46 via PPA in Ubuntu. For this reason I used this instruction The following commands weere executed: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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No video signal for nvidia driver

I followed the steps in this answer entering these commands as I had a similar problem... sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install unity sudo apt-get purge nvidia* ...