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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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 ...
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Bard's Tale: glitch on intel (15.04)

There is a game called the Bard's Tale. It used to run great for me on Ubuntu 14.10. But no more in 15.04. My graphics card is an integrated Intel: $ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Theres red lines on my screen

Ever since I got this video card (Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti), its had red lines all over the screen as is it was repeating exclamation points or semicolons. even after I added the driver it seemed fixed ...
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Ubuntu installing issue ATI video card laptop

Todays is my second day I'm trying to install ubuntu on laptop. Decided to write here. Laptop Samsung r538 has Ati radeon 4500 series, googling arround I found that it's the problem. So I'm trying ...
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Installed Ubuntu 15.04, issue with HD 1080 videos not upto the mark

I am new to this group. i have installed Ubuntu 15.04 having 2GB radon graphics card. My issue is with video clarity. When I play HD videos, I am not happy with clarity displayed. How to improve the ...
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Catalyst 15.7: Could it run on Ubuntu 15.04

AMD just released Catalyst 15.7 Driver. Could it be installed and run on Ubuntu 15.04? Are there any known fails and restrictions? Officially 15.7 supports only Ubuntu 14.04.2.
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Unable to switch to Nvidia 331 graphics driver

I'm trying to get HDMI video output working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which I've not had any luck with so far. So I installed the proprietary Nvidia 331 driver. However the system still appears to be ...
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No linux bootable USB's loading

First I decided on Linux Mint 17.2, created a bootable USB with pendrivelinux and away I went. The mint logo came up, i chose to run mint, and then, my monitor went all blocky and showed part of my ...
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What causes the red dots on the screen?

I did a rebuild today using 14.04 and I had the red dots during live cd and after install. I created another flash drive from the same image(ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso) and I get the same issue ...
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How to update the graphics driver in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I have an Nvidia G84 [GeForce 8600 GT] graphics processor. Does anyone know how to update the graphics driver in Ubuntu 14.04?
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VNC Multiple Monitors from Single Monitor on Host

I have been fighting with multiple (2+, not 1+) monitors with my laptop on ubuntu for a while. Same old story with driver support issues, etc. The solution I have currently is one traditional ...
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Graphics driver stopped working

All was well and then my installed NVidia drivers disappeared after a reboot. I am back to only one monitor and a resolution of 1024x768. I had 2 monitors available and with higher resolution. Now ...
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ati driver update on ubuntu 12.04 disaster

I tried to install new amd drivers for my amd hd 6970 card by installing catalyst manager by following instructions [here][1] for my Ubuntu 12.04, I went to amd site and downloader 4 driver files for ...
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Nvidia drivers and external connections via HDMI not working when using a dual card laptop, but works with Intel card

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 (coming from Linux mint 17 for gnome shell). Everything works fine with the exception of my second monitor, attached to my laptop via HDMI. I installed the ...
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Default Ubuntu 15.04 radeon driver

I have installed Ubuntu 15 and my GPU HD7870 worked just fine, but I have tried if it will work better with proprietary driver. It didn't, so I wanted to revert it back to open-source. I used guide ...
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Portait Display error in 15.04

I have two displays - one in landscape (via display port), one in portrait (via VGA). For some reason the monitor in portrait mode only uses just over half the screen. Changing the Display/vga ...
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Are there drivers for a Dell Inspiron 1100 with an Intel 845GL video controller?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Live CD works fine. After install no screen. I edited Grub with 'nomodeset' and I get a small window in the middle. Using an external monitor with normal boot I get a full ...