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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Install nvidia gtx960m drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 on samsung sm951 nvme drive

I have a new msi laptop with the specs detailed at the end of this post (using lshw command). Here you have some short description of the system: I am booting on a nvme samsung sm951 drive on ...
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How to measure Mali GPU Usage on Linux ARM devices?

In the thread How to measure GPU usage the discussion was seemingly limited to PC hardware, only addressing PC GPU Usage apps for Nvidia, AMD and Intel. I was advised to ask a new question about ARM ...
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Login Loop, Video Driver Problem, Reinstalling Driver Fixes until Reboot

My problem is very similar to Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop. However, none of the answers there worked for me and I have narrowed it down somewhat beyond that question. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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nividia gtx 750 drivers for ubuntu

I'am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have a nvidia gtx 750 Ti but i'm struggling installing a proprietary driver for my graphic card,can someone please help me I am new to Ubuntu and I have ...
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Dell Inspiron 5559 screen flickers when scrolling

I am new to Ubuntu world. I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 5559 laptop. I have made it a dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything is working fine in Ubuntu except that the screen ...
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The desktop image moved to one side

Question update: The original install was fine. Later, the whole desktop image shifted to the right. I didn't change anything. If I boot into Ubuntu's "fail safe graphic mode," the desktop display is ...
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Black Screen Boot After Installing PPA Radeon Driver

I'm on my cell phone now. I just followed the instructions for installing the latest driver via the edgers PPA repo. I'm running Kubuntu 15.10 with full luks encryption. The first time I rebooted I ...
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Unable to log in after graphics driver change

After switching from the proprietary to the open source AMD GPU driver via the "additional drivers" menu, my display was not recognised properly after rebooting. It was automatically set to 93Hz (60Hz ...
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DisplayLink ASUS MB168B+ issues

First of all, let me tell you I am fond of Ubuntu and linux, using it every day since 4-5 years now. I love it, i keep loving it but sometimes it is just frustrating to see how much effort it takes ...
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How to install INTEL GRAPHICS INSTALLER from source code

My OS is ubuntu 14.04, I want to install INTEL GRAPHICS INSTALLER on my system. However, the binary file of latest version (1.4.0) of INTEL GRAPHICS INSTALLER doesn't support ubuntu 14.04 (it supports ...
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Green video on google hangout/chrome

I am running a Dell Inspiron 5556 with Ubuntu 15.10. Just got linux on it and things are mostly good. I am able to run hangouts fine in Firefox. However, in Chrome, the video is completely green. I ...
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Ubuntu low graphics mode using vmware

I'm using vmware 3.5 and keep getting the low graphics mode issue. I have tried all of the fixes that I have found and anything that I can think of. Here is the log of the issue Thank You.
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A10-8700P segfault with fglrx-updates

I recently bought new laptop Lenovo Ideapad 500-ACZ, it has A10-8700P processor. I installed Ubuntu 15.10, I installed fglrx-updates using hardware driver utility, I believe it is latest version. When ...
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FR : Sharing textures between apps like - IOSurface

I want to switch to Linux for my professional projects with real-time vidéo, but the biggest obstacle on the way is the lack of a technology like Syphon on OSX or Spout on Windows. The benefit of ...
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How to fix a fuzzy text issue which appears on every application or terminal emulator at random times?

Tried to fix this before by using the "Additional Drivers" with no success because of there is no additional drivers available. Nothing else over the net seems to refer to an issue like this with a ...
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Additional display is always added on the wrong side

I have a desktop computer with a Radeon R7 360 and FOS-drivers. My main display, which I am using always, is connected to the DVI-port and my TV is connected to the HDMI-out, in case I want to put any ...
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Ubuntu logs off, during video playback

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 on a Dell 7537. My system logs off, and goes into login screen when I play videos. As I usually play video with VLC player, I guessed this might be a bug related to VLC but ...
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How do you install drivers for the AMD Radeon R7 m360 graphics card?

There is no Linux drivers on the AMD site for the Radeon R7 m360 and I was wondering how you would install those drivers in Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu 15.10 has kernel version: 4.2.0-23-generic. So

Ubuntu 15.10 has kernel version: 4.2.0-23-generic and ATI legacy drivers for HD 4xxx series cards support upto kernel version up to 3.4 So does it mean, my old ATI HD4670 is useless on ubuntu ...
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AMD Catalyst™ query related to Ubuntu 15.10

I have ubuntu 15.10 and I am using an old ati/amd card which is HD4670 DDR3 1gb and I checked on their website and found a link for drivers related to linux. Now the big question is, is it gonna ...
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How can I preserve the desktop's icon positions after reboot, on a dual monitor setup (Unity)?

I have a dual monitor setup running Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 Whenever I boot the machine, the system appears to forget the positions of my desktop icons on the right-side display (Connected via VGA). ...
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(Image) Does this mean I have the right video drivers installed?

When I first installed Ubuntu Mate, weeks ago, on this new laptop, video card drivers were clearly not present, since games ran very poorly and certain ones reported "no hardware acceleration ...
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Ubuntu on MSI GE72 6QD freezes except in recovery mode

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an MSI GE72 6QD and could not install a working video driver (except the xserver-xorg-video-nouveau with serious limitations). When I start normally, the machine ...
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Grainy display on Intel 4400 with Ubuntu 14.04 (also 15.10)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.10 on HP ProOne 600 with Intel Graphic HD 4400. My screen looks grainy as the picture. I am also dualbooting with Win 8.1 x64 and the screen is fine on that side. ...
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could you possibly install a malicious program using apt-get? [duplicate]

While installing various programs, I get asked to download some packages that are required for it to work. Some of them are well known applications, where the read-me document is trustworthy whereas ...
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Turning off nvidia/proprietary drivers at boot

Recently swapped a hard drive that contain xubuntu 15.10 from a computer that had an nvidia card that was using their propietary drivers to a computer with no discrete card. Is there any way to load ...
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Using Thunderbolt Port (Mini Displayport) for second monitor 15.10

The Background I just finished installing Ubuntu 15.10 on my MacMini 7,1 and it is working great except for the inability to use 2 monitors (something I can do in OS X). The computer has an HDMI ...
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can't install fglrx

when i try to install fglrx with synaptic package manager a have the following errors: Please insert the disk labeled: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Trusty Tahr - Beta amd64 (20150805) in drive /media/cdrom/ ...
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Which version of ubuntu supports my card & how do i install the closed-source driver?

I want to ask which version of ubuntu supports my card fully: ATi Radeon HD 3650 AGP, and how could i install the closed source drivers on that version on ubuntu? (The reason why i want closed source ...
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How can i install AMD Catalyst 15.9 Proprietary Ubuntu Graphics Driver

Hello could someone navigate me on how to install this driver: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Ubuntu%20x86%2064 Ubuntu Version: 14.04 lts 64-bit Gpu: Amd Radeon HD 8850M Thank you ...
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Nvidia upgrade issue

I upgraded the Nvidia driver to my Sony Vaio laptop. It seems to work so fine, but... I found the error you can see on the attached image. What does it mean? Do I have to move to the driver the ...
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I can not login to gnome-cairodock session after manually installed udev (systemd-218)

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.3 32 bit platform. Last night I wanted compile and install an application called qtcam according to this guide https://github.com/econsysqtcam/qtcam/blob/master/INSTALL I thought ...
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How to install proproetary 352 nvidia driver

I need to be able to use cuda 7.5. As I understand it needs the latest proprietary nvidia driver which is 352 for my gt740m. This driver comes along with cuda toolkit but it doesn't work. Just doesn't ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop — Video Driver Problems (again)

I think there's a problem with my display drivers, but I'm not really sure. I have a Lenovo Y50 laptop, with integrated intel graphics (4th gen) and an Nvidia 860M graphics card. I had 15.04 ...
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Display distortion on newer kernels/drivers

My laptop is stuck running Lubuntu 12.04. Every attempt to update to a newer version of any distro results in my screen becoming unusable. I have tried Debian based and RPM based distros. The boot ...
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installed VTK on ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS nvidia and now blank screen and nomodeset does not work. Help

So I tried to install the VTK scientific visualization software, and it loaded a bunch of drivers and opengl mesa stuff too. Now when I boot the computer, I boot to grub2 and then the screen is just ...
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How to install H265 on 15.10?

How to install H265 on 15.10? I tried sudo apt-add-repository ppa:strukturag/libde265 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0-libde265 but I get this error: E: Unable to locate ...
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Strange behavior?

I use Ubuntu 15.04 and I'm faced with some strange issues. I don't know how to explain them, that's why I embed my screen shot for two of the programs damaged. The issue happens on my Skype and ...
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glxgears test doesn't work and returns error. How to solve this?

I am following the procedures listed in these FAQ in order to check whether my current video device works properly or not. Here is a brief summary of the commands I have executed through the terminal ...
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lspci displays wrong VGA compatible Controller

I have an HP laptop with an AMD A8-7410 with R5 Graphics (AMD Radeon R5 M330 GPU, can't find drivers for that. AMD Catalyst recognizes this but says unknown display). Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. ...
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Start-up issues in 14.04 LTS and 15.04

I have an ASUS K53t lappy and have had ubuntu installed since I've owned this machine. My problem is that after the GRUB menu I select ubuntu and it goes to a blank screen. It's still loading as I can ...
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Installing USB TV UTV383E card in linux

Recently I have bought a USB TV Card UTV383E. How can I install it in Debian Jessie or LUBUNTU. I have both the system installed in same machine, a HP Pro-book 420 ? Any help ?
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14.04 boots into black screen unless I put modeset=0 in grub each time (Radeon HD 4650)

I have a dual boot windows/ubuntu system that I don't use Ubuntu on that often as I use it elsewhere. I did try upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 a while back, but when it booted into Ubuntu, I'd just get a ...
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Screens go black when connecting second screen

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME on my laptop to try to replace Windows, but one thing does not seem to work anymore (I'm quite sure it worked initially): I can't use my laptop as soon as I connect ...
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fix for Ubuntu Detecting 2 monitors when I only have one

related to this - Ubuntu Detects 2 monitors when I only have one http://askubuntu.com/a/365017/322106 my xrandr output - Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2390 x 768, maximum 32767 x 32767 ...
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How to install Intel® HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) on Ubuntu 15.04

How do I install Intel® HD Graphics 5500 on Ubuntu 15.04. I find installer for ubuntu 14.10 but don't work on this version.
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second monitor (4k seiki TV) shows “no signal” after going to sleep (Linux only)

I have a Dell Optiplex 9020 with an NVIDIA 750GTX video card. There is a Dell 24" monitor attached to a display port, and a Seiki 39" 4k TV attached as the second monitor. The system works with ...
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Poor video playback performance on Aspire One 752

I recently "upgraded" from windows 7 on the Acer Aspire One 752 my wife bought a few years back. Given the state of that particular windows installation the machine is performing a lot better now that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: nvidia drivers for GeForce GTX 960M

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on an Asus N551JW laptop with these two graphic cards: Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4600 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 4G GDDR5 By default, Ubuntu recognizes the Intel ...
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Ubuntu + Raspberry Pi 2

I have a question about Raspberry pi 2 and Ubuntu. I have seen in YouTube videos Ubuntu runs videos very slow because of NO video driver support in Ubuntu (including other versions / Lubuntu, Linaro ...