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This answer is oriented towards learning if your Video card is supported, the difference between drivers (sources), what drivers to install and how to install them ... For those who want to just install NVIDIA drivers as fast as possible : NVIDIA drivers ... summary 1. Can I use the latest driver on an older version of Ubuntu? 2. Difference between ...


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For 13.04: Pre-Install: Three terminal-commands: sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++6 sudo apt-get install dkms libqtgui4 wget execstack libelfg0 dh-modaliases sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic xserver-xorg-core libgcc1 Additional two terminal-commands for 64-bit: sudo apt-get install ...


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To install bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.04, run these commands in terminal sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus nvidia-331 Now you have to install Bumblebee GUI to manage apps to be opened using nVidia. Here is the instructions: Install Python App Indicator: sudo apt-get install python-appindicator Install Git: sudo apt-get install git ...


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First of all you should identify your NVIDIA graphics hardware - so open a terminal and execute: lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' The following options should not all be taken. Stop when having reached what you wanted to achieve. The higher the number the more complex (and less stable) the solution. Option 1 - Check for NVIDIA drivers available in the ...


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I started with a clean 12.10 install (not an upgrade) My card is a Radeon HD 5450 First thing I done was to install Linux-source and Linux headers sudo apt-get install linux-source sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic I noticed that many with Nvidia cards were having to do this and am sure I saw mentioned some-where that it also helped ATI users. ...


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SOLUTION: I finally found a solution to my problem randomly. sudo pico /etc/pulse/default.pa look for load-module module-udev-detect and add tsched=0 load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0 This simple modification fixed all the sound crackling and static on my PC, in Google Chrome, chromium, HTML5 videos, etc etc


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For 12.10: It works for me!! And here is the how-to which I created for you: Pre-Install: Three terminal-commands: sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++6 sudo apt-get install dkms libqtgui4 wget execstack libelfg0 dh-modaliases sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic xserver-xorg-core libgcc1 Optional ...


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For 13.10 it works without tweaking on a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 install: 1) Open the terminal and type sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-pxpress 2) and reboot


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I have been facing the same issue for quite some time. I had to reference many article online however I never got any help. So I wrote a blog post of my own and I got very positive response. Many people haver confirmed that the post was helpful. I have refined the blog post to make it even easier to use. One could easily just copy and paste the commands from ...


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Install the latest official stable (short-lived branch) NVIDIA drivers 355. But first uninstall every NVIDIA related software you had installed before. Boot Ubuntu and when the login screen appears press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter your user name and password and then execute: sudo apt-get purge nvidia* sudo reboot If you have had bumblebee installed ...


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No you do not have to install bumblebee - nvidia-prime is the replacement to switch the GPUs. Use the NVIDIA X Server Settings application (Prime Profiles) to switch between the two GPUs. In case this does not work, uninstall every NVIDIA related software ... so - boot your computer ... When the GRUB boot menu appears : Highlight the Ubuntu menu ...


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I also had the same problem but only after I made some modification on compiz. For the fix, I just reinstalled the nvidia drivers and nvidia prime with sudo apt-get purge libvdpau-va-gl1 bumblebee* nvidia* sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-settings nvidia-prime


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If you encounter the problem with prime like an empty popup error in nvidia-settings panel you can see the bug in Launch Pad 1310023. I have encounter a similar problem and I can correct them with that: sudo update-alternatives --config x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf sudo ldconfig -n sudo update-initramfs -u then reboot and see if it works


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For those who have hybrid systems (ATI/intel) and fglrx has stopped working in 12.10, then the problem might be like the one described here (fglrx incompatibility with the recent version of the intel driver): https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer-updates/+bug/1068404 What I would suggest would be Remove all the fglrx* packages: sudo ...


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I think it is supposed to be like that. New kernel 3.13 has an advanced dynamic power management of the ATI card with the radeon driver. In normal conditions the ATI discrete is off: [:~/Pictures/2014] 1 % sudo cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch 0:DIS: :DynOff:0000:01:00.0 1:IGD:+:Pwr:0000:00:02.0 so when we read the sensors: [:~/Pictures/2014] ...


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On ubuntu, try add this two lines into /etc/rc.local file before exit 0: echo IGD > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch Save the file and check your cards: cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch Source: http://ubuntuguide.net/ubuntu-12-04-turn-off-discrete-graphic-card-on-boot


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The recommended way is to install the drivers from Ubuntu repositories. Now all Nvidia adapters are supported by the drivers included in Ubuntu repositories. But this was not always the case and in the future some new adapters may appear that will not be supported by the Ubuntu official drivers for a while. In most cases the system picks the correct driver ...


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Ubuntu comes with vgaswitcheroo since 10.10. Therefore you can although it is far away from working as smooth as on Windows. Yet it's enough to turn off either one of the cards and/or switch to using the other ones. You find more information on this topic on help.ubuntu and this linux.blogspot. Since you are fairly new to Ubuntu, I'll tell you the ...


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I've noticed that Flash sometimes turns the card automatically on and then loads the driver. If the module is not used you can safely unload it after which you manually disable the card: sudo rmmod nvidia sudo tee /proc/acpi/bbswitch <<<OFF If the driver cannot be unloaded, it will display: ERROR: Module nvidia is in use There is not much that ...


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You can try the nvidia-prime package, to have a better support of the Nvidia Optimus Technology. The first step is to clean-up a little bit your system with : sudo apt-get purge bumblebee* primus libvdpau-va-gl1 And we install the nvidia driver and nvidia-prime : sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-prime mesa-utils If you want the grapical ...


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I have a ATI R7 260x, the HDMI audio problem was solved when I've had trying two different workarounds together. It's working as designed now. (on Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit) Follow the steps below: Open the terminal with Ctrl+Alt+t. sudo nano /etc/pulse/default.pa Replace the line load-module module-udev-detect with load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0 ...


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I just install the NVIDIA GTX880M from my ASUS ROG G750JZ via this url (french site) Ubuntu FR forum Short version: sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-settings nvidia-prime mesa-utils vdpau-va-driver For unity 8 in Ubuntu sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install prime-indicator sudo reboot After ...


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I have a Dell XPS, the HDMI is hard wired to the discrete card. I normally want that card turned off too save battery. I use only the mini Display Port which works out of the box with an adapter to DVI/hdmi. On the rare occasions I need the graphic accelerations of the discrete card I use bumblebee. I normally totally ignore the HDMI port, as the mini DP ...


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For 13.10: Pre-install: Execute three terminal-commands: sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++6 sudo apt-get install dkms libqtgui4 wget execstack libelfg0 dh-modaliases sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-video-all libgcc1 Additional two terminal-commands for 64-bit: ...


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In this version of Ubuntu, Dynamic Radeon Drivers are included and activated so that the old solution that you mention does not work. To operate the old solution you can edit the file /etc/default/grub. In this file you can add the option radeon.runpm=0 in the call to the current kernel (usually after ro quiet splash). Alternatively, you can also add ...


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Install the driver: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current sudo apt-get update Install mesa-utils to display graphics info: sudo apt-get install mesa-utils glxinfo | grep OpenGL Restart the computer: sudo shutdown -r now Resolving problems: Configure a /etc/X11/xorg.conffile to get all resolutions. Info about configuring xorg.conf ...


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You can blacklist its kernel module. You can do that by editing blacklist.conf sudo vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf You should probably add something like this: blacklist fglrx blacklist radeon alias radeon off alias lbm-radeon off That will blacklist ATIs proprietary driver (fglrx) as well as its opensource counterpart. Edit: Ok, how about using ...


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(1) Check if fglrx is blacklisted. (This was my solution on my HP pavilion dv7 with a AMD/Ati Radeon HD 6770M) To do that you can grep through all of the files in /etc/modprobe.d/: grep fglrx /etc/modprobe.d/* In my case this gives following output: blacklist-local.conf:blacklist fglrx fglrx.conf:# This file was installed by fglrx fglrx.conf:alias fglrx ...


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This works for me. sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic Go to amd.com and download their latest beta driver (which was just updated to 12.11). Run and install. Please note that the stable driver will not work with unity. Then head here to get a script to remove the watermark: http://areyoueye.net/?p=187 Slainte!


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I went to terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1 for example) and did : sudo apt-get remove fglrx Now my computer is pretty slow but a least I can use it and wait for the problem to be fixed.



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