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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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?

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* ...
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X session locks up

I'm supporting a friend running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After initial installation, we used tasksel to convert to Ubuntu GNOME. He has since encountered a perplexing issue where after opening a particular ...
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OpenGL problems with steam

Any time i launch a source game on steam i get the message Could not find required OpenGL entry pint 'glGetError'! Either your video card is unsupported, or your OpenGL driver needs to be ...
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Graphics and mouse problem in Ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo Y510P

firstly before you say I'm asking for a duplicate question, I would like to say that I've took a look in all question related with Lenovo Y510P on this forum and none of the could fix my problem. So ...
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Artefacts on Display after Ubuntu 14.04 installation

The graphics card is a RADEON HD 6570. The Display is a generic 22" with Full HD 16:9 Resolution. The Display is connected via DVI. The hardware setup is ok, a windows system on the same machine shows ...
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Black Screen/Video Drivers Crashing on Install Inspiron 3531

I have tried to install Manjaro, Netrunner and then elementaryOS with the same issue : the screen turns black after loading the live system. This topic doesn't help me at all. Help please ;( Config ...
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How to change gcc-4.9-base version without removing dependecies?

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 but cannot install nvidia-331 driver because of dependencies conflict: lib32gcc1 should be installed but it conflicts with already installed gcc-4.9-base ...
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Some Serious Issues with Ubuntu on GPT UEFI laptop?

Ok, I've spent the last 10 hours learning all that I could about installing and partitioning, yet I have been unable to solve the problem. The caveat is that I know now a lot about linux installation. ...
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Blinking screen in ubuntu 14.04

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, the screen of my laptops blinks persistently (it turns on and off all the time). I'm not versed at linux at all, but I've searched a lot of forums and tried ...
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Lubuntu fglrx drivers not loading

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 on my PC and it doesn't seem to load the fglrx drivers, it only loads the open source drivers. I have no idea what is happening with the drivers, purge and reinstall doesn't ...
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Mouse problems over specific window on dual monitor

I am using a dual monitor setup with Nouveau driver and everything is fine except for one thing: When my mouse is over the Wolfram Mathematica window, it becomes a white square with some rubbish on ...
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3.13.0-35 kernel causing screen fliker

I just upgraded kernel to 3.13.0-35. My laptop screen started to flicker. I had to revert to an older kernel for the time being. Laptop model: TOSHIBA SATELLITE P205D-S7429. AMD X2 CPU Radeon ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes!

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit on my PC. After I've installed nVidia drivers (recommended) to solve the problem of the cursor that vanishes, Ubuntu freezes randomly when I'm working, I mean that ...
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Trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 with old ATI cards

First, I've tried Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 10.04, Xubuntu 11.04, Xubuntu 12.04. Video card is ATI Radeon 9600/9550/X1050 Series. I've done some digging before I decided to ask question ...
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Soft lockups after install of 14.04

I have been successfully running Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with Windows 7) on an ACER Aspire 7750 laptop for several years. Last week I selected upgrade to 14.04 from the Update tool. The 14.04 ...
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not enough room on HD to load Ubuntu along XP, how to transfer files

I'm very new to Linux and Ubuntu and I'm wanting to permanently load Ubuntu instead of XP. I dont have enough room on my hard drive to load both to run side by side. So I am loading Ubuntu via USB ...
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I can not watch HD videos

my name is Matthias. I have a little "big" problem. I have a Packard Bell EasyNote TK 11 BZ with the Video Card AMD Radeon HD 6310 can but not a full HD watch videos with your driver, either on the ...
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I upgraded ubunta 14.04 the video is very slow I installed gnome panel

When logging in it did not give me an option to choose anything. Someone please help me. I'm so new at this so make it simple. I have an Intel integrated gen 2 video