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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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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How to install xv and opengl video output drivers in Ubuntu 14.04?

Could you please help me to install xv and opengl video output drivers? I have just a intel graphic hd 3000. And this is mplayer output. $ mplayer -vo help MPlayer 1.1-4.8 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14 LTS Display driver for Samsung N150

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 LTS on my Samsung N150. I dont know if I have the correct display driver, because when I connect a full HD (1920 x 1080) external display, I am not able to turn on the ...
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HDMI1 Disconnected Plasma TV xrandr Ubuntu 14.04lts

My Machine: HP Pavilion g6 Processor: 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz Memory: 3937MB (1217MB used) OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Resolution: 1366x768 pixels Audio Adapter: HDA-Intel - ...
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Nvidia driver not loading properly for Geforce GTX 570hd

I'm having a problem with using the nvidia driver for my Geforce GTX 570. I've tried re-installing the drivers, installing using the .sh file from nvidia's website, and using every driver available ...
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How to troubleshoot a video freeze

System information: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Gnome 3.12.2 kernel 4.0.0-997-generic #201503310205 SMP Tue Mar 31 02:07:04 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux (this is an updated drm/intel-next kernel ...
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How to get 3D Support in Win7 Guest running under VMWare Workstation 11?

I am a newbie to Ubuntu (and Linux) and here are my machine and environment specs: - Laptop: Dell Lattitude e6440 running version 14.04 LTS. - VMWare Workstation 11.1.0 - Guest running windows 7 ...
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Video drivers Installation in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Inspiron 15r laptop with dual boot. One OS is windows 8, and the other is Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install video drivers for Ubuntu. So I just want to know which drivers is better to ...
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How to fix the issue with proprietary nvidia driver and plymouth on trusty 14.04?

I have encountered the following problem: The xorg-server seems to be slow and crashing after a while on my nvidia quadro fx 4000. Screen freezes but becomes available again, when i make a screenshot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 black screen on login after installing nvidia-346 or nvidia-349 [duplicate]

I recently tried to install new nvidia drivers on my Asus 550L (840m GPU). My previous driver was nvidia-340.76 which worked flawlessly. I am also using bumblebee. When I installed the newer drivers I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 and 15.04 does not recognize my graphic card

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 and have problem with the graphic card in my system. it is not recognized by the system. the output of lspci is the following. 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4th Gen ...
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What driver should I choose for my Nvidia GPU?

Here are my current options I want to know which one do you prefer is better at performance since i still don't understand how they work. Also i want to know how to update to the latest version of ...
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Open source graphics driver, screen not updated unless mouse moved

I have 3 monitors with an extended desktop, and the open-source graphics driver supplied with Ubuntu. On 2 of the monitors, everything works fine, but the 3rd screen is sometimes not updated properly ...
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Issues enabling my nvidia driver

I'm trying to enable my nvidia driver and it appears in additional drivers and I have selected it there but it seem to be actually using it. I heard that sometimes the nouveau driver will always have ...
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video drivers installed, but no WebGL or OpenGL acceleration working

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition with 14.04 (my first serious go with linux outside of a server) and oem video drivers installed, but nothing requiring 3d acceleration is working. lspci | grep ...
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Installing a video driver on the demo system

I want to test the latest Kubuntu distribution DVD on a new computer, but with this twist: I also want to install a video driver from a hardware website to see how well it works. If I simply try to ...
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Installing Nvidia 820m drivers on Optimus laptop

I'm completely new to Linux and I'm looking to install some drivers for my Nvidia GeForce 820m GPU. I previously tried to update the drivers and upon restarting, I couldn't boot Ubuntu 14.04 again. ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't start with nvidia driver

Hello I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 and when I use the proprietary Nvidia driver Ubuntu doesn't boot. It shows "Starting 219" on my secondary screen and on my primary screen it shows something ...
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How to simulate graphics driver reset with second monitor

How do you simulate whatever happens when you attach a second monitor via the mini-display port on a Macbook with Ubuntu 14.04? I'm currently trying to diagnose a bug involving nouveau or ...
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No Login Screen in Ubuntu 14.10

I formatted my Windows 7 and installed Ubuntu 14.10. It was a clean install. Now, the problem is, when my machine boots, I don't get the login screen but only the blank screen. I have to restart ...
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Black Screen Macbook 10.1

I have a lot of issues with my MBP10.1 and NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 14.04.02LTS. When I install them, i get a black screen after reboot. I tried nomodeset (didn't work) and gfxCardStatus to force use ...
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How can I be sure that I have removed the Intel graphics driver?

I wanted to use openGL on my laptop (HP-dv6500), with the Intel GM965 graphics chipset. I used the Intel graphics installer to install the driver, and the installation succeeded. However, after I ...
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Brightness buttons not working Macbook Pro 13 Retina 11,1 Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed ubuntu on this mac and when I press the brightness keys them meter shows that it it decreases but the screen remains at the same. How do you fix this issue?
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need FMVC codec for ubuntu 14.04v

Am using ubuntu 14.04, now i got a problem with videos,when am trying to play them, its asking for FMVC codec, but i tried to install FMVC codec, it do not support. can you please find me the way to ...
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Creating a virtual video device, processing signal and redirecting it to physical output on Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.4, I need to apply some video processing to the whole screen for a project I'm working on. I want to do the following: Create a virtual video output that Ubuntu detects as a second ...
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NVIDA Testla Compute + AMD Graphics killing each other

I have a system equipped with an AMD Video board and an NVIDIA Tesla K40c GPU (nvidia-340) for computation. When I install the cuda 7.0 software it automatically uninstalls the fglrx drivers for the ...
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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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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 ...