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What about this command: convert -background black -size 800x480 -fill "#ff0080" -pointsize 72 -gravity center label:'Ask Ubuntu' output.png By using above command you create an empty .png image which its background color is black. -background color    set the background color.    the default background color (if none is ...


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That software checks /etc/lsb-release and that is a text file we can edit ourself so it might be fairly easy to circumvent. Make a backup first though if you do not know what this means. From a command line: sudo cp /etc/lsb-release /etc/lsb-release.backup And then edit the file ... sudo gedit /etc/lsb-release And change the lines that look like ...


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On some computers the new versions that are installed with the intel-linux-graphics-installer have those exact same issues, I had it happen with two netbooks so it dosn't seem to be a conflict between nouveau/intel but a problem with the newer graphics installed from Intel. First you need to remove the source that Intel installed automatically when you ran ...


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If we were talking about outside video, I would make a simple SVG in inkscape with a placeholder string like OLISTRING, get it how I want it to look then manipulate that on the command line to substitute my dynamic text in. And use Inkscape to rasterise it. inkscape -z -e intro.png -w 1920 -h 1080 <(sed 's/OLISTRING/My Video!/' drawing.svg) The real ...


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I think I found the fix. Source: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/1314367/comments/22 so far so good. I'll update this if it starts flickering again. For those that are wondering, you need to install compizconfig-settings-manager first from terminal. sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Open it and go to workarounds and ...


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I found a solution: installed Imagestick: sudo apt-get install imagemagick And then I used something like: convert -pointsize 36 -fill red -draw 'text 10,10 "Loh pidr text" ' b.png test1.jpg And then use man convert to see documentation and play aroud.


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I installed a Lenovo Z50-70 laptop two days ago with an Intel HD 4400 integrated and with this Nvidia Geforce 840M GPU. I installed an Ubuntu 14.04 trusty thar on it (from an usb stick with UEFI boot). The system worked with the intel vga by default, yes, a current nouveau driver can't recognise the Geforce 840M. The easiest sollution to work with it: In ...


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No you do not nedd extra drivers, these should be fine. Bonaire is a code name for a certain chip. AMD and Nvidia do a whole lot of re-branding of older models on a yearly basis (because OEMs force them to come up with updated model numbers that suggest significantly more performance), so don't be confused when you find this code name in earlier generations. ...


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Most of the open source drivers you'll find may produce better graphical output than the proprietary do. Sometimes you won't even notice a difference. And sometimes an open source driver works much worse than the proprietary one. I will not make a general recommendation on which to use, but here are some cases, in which certain drivers are better than ...


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My understanding is that the nVidia drivers are significantly better at 3D acceleration and shading, but are about the same as the open source drivers for 2D applications. See this comparison for some concrete benchmarks. Proprietary (usually) beats open source in terms of performance. That being said, upgrading is significantly easier and more ...


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A while back, Spotify enabled hardware acceleration by default in the desktop client. On certain systems (not only Linux), incompatibility with the graphics drivers causes some content to fail to render. The suggested solution is to disable hardware acceleration in the clients' Preferences (Edit > Preferences): Applying this change requires a restart of ...


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I had a very similar problem and spent several days trying to get my card working. I have an ASUS X550LN which has an Intel Graphics Driver on the CPU and a dedicated NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 840M. First, installing the nvidia-340 drivers would cause Unity and Gnome to fail when launching. I could drop to a shell Ctrl + Alt + F1 and remove the driver sudo apt-get ...


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New Intel driver is the problem. Nvidia doesn't support new drm environment. To remove the new driver run the following commands: sudo apt-get purge i915-3.15-3.13-dkms sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg Then restart the system. optirun should work ...


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You don't always need to use a IDE you can just develop using a simple text editor like ("gedit" on ubuntu). But if you're looking specifically for an IDE there's the "Bluefish" editor that can help you in the development but there are many others also. Since you're gonna be developing PHP websites you'll need a server and probably a database software if ...


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what worked for me , I am still trying to find his post. I had so many i was viewing: Here, this is what worked for me: I tried: sudo update-alternatives --config x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf sudo ldconfig -n sudo update-initramfs -u And rebooted, with no changes. So I tried: sudo apt-get purge libvdpau-va-gl1 bumblebee* nvidia* sudo apt-get install ...


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To solve my problem I had to enter the following commands: sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg And then: sudo reboot But I think that if you on pure text mode, you don't need to reboot your computer, but you would have to do sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop before you type the commands ...


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Open a text-only console by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F1. At the login: prompt type your username and press Enter. At the Password: prompt type your user password and press Enter. Now you are logged in to a text-only console, and you can run terminal commands from the console. Remove the proprietary Nvidia driver: sudo apt-get purge nvidia* To ...


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No, a GPU is not necessary for Ubuntu to run on the system. However, if you don't have a serial console or some other management interface with which to visually see what you are doing on the system, you may find it difficult to work through the installation process.


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Before you proceed with the following please consider removing other nvidia drivers that might conflict. For the latest proprietary Nvidia driver the following commands may be issued : sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings For Nvidia Optimus technology (Nvidia+Intel) and the ...


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Go see for yourself. Download an Ubuntu Desktop ISO, create a bootable USB stick or burn a DVD, boot it up and select "Try Ubuntu". This will not alter your hard drive or install anything, Ubuntu will be run from the installation medium. If you like it, just click on the "install" icon on your desktop.


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You could try installing the intel-linux-graphics-installer. I have personally used it with various sandybridge cards, it won't hurt to give it a try. If you don't have gdebi I recommend installing deb packages with gdebi to fix dependency issues that may arrise: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gdebi now download the installer from ...


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The desktop lags because Hyper-V is using software rendering instead of using the GPU: $ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p Not software rendered: no Unity 3D supported: no This appears to be because Hyper-V has no 3D GPU acceleration capability. Hyper-V is a server-virtualization techonology that is not meant to be used for virtual desktops: It is ...


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I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop on Hyper-V and was facing the same problem with performance. Later figured out that Hyper-V allocates 1 Virtual Processor to each Virtual Machine by default. Increased it to 4 and its working fine now.


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Install the driver package using the command: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-radeon If it is already installed, then purge and reinstall: sudo apt-get --purge autoremove xserver-xorg-video-radeon \ && sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-radeon You might need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect. (You can reboot ...


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Thanks all for your support. Luke put me on a track that solved the problem in a easy way. The issue relates to issues using SNA (Sandybridge's New Acceleration) with the Intel Graphics and need to revert back to UXA (Unified Acceleration Architecture). The way to do this is pretty simple: Put the following: Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" ...


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It looks to me as if your X installation is running at too low of a resolution. Try this for diagnostics (and maybe to fix it): Open System Settings. Select Displays. Look at the value next to Resolution. Ideally, it will match the maximum resolution of your monitor. If it is, then something else is the cause; but if it's ridiculously low, that confirms my ...


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You're not going to upgrade the graphic card of a laptop, unless you find a motherboard with the graphic card you need that fits the case. This may happen only between products of the same vendor and of the same product line, because usually laptops motherboard are custom built for the specific product / product line. So you should look at motherboards (not ...


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If you're new to ubuntu I don't recommend upgrading till the next 16.04 LTS. I had many problems with 14.10, 15.04 is better, but the most stable release is 14.04. The graphics drives aren't that important. With 15.04 you get newer software and better look, so if you wanna upgrade, upgrade to 15.04, as it will get drivers in a couple of months if not ...


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install a proprietary driver Since you are gaming this is the first thing you should do. You need to enable non-free sources so: Open Ubuntu Software Center go to Edit -> Software Sources Enable the "Proprietary drivers for devices (restricted)" option. Close the Software center run sudo apt-get update to make sure things are up to date go to your systems ...


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To install the drivers for an Nvidia card, you have two choices First the tested stable driver sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 Or the update version sudo apt-get install nvidia-331-updates I recommend the updated version but it may have bugs, you can always just run the first command to change it if you have issues but I never have.



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