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Ok, update. Have something working using lightdm-gtk-greeter instead of unity-greeter (which hung at login). Thanks to the poster for mentioning he got it to work with lightdm-gtk-greeter or I probably would not have tried another. Here are the steps I used to get the multi-monitor control login-screen fully working -- even though it's not working with ...


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two things First, fix grub resolution: sudo nano /etc/default/grub Now, locate the line #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 and change it to this: GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x800 GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep Set to your screen default instead of 1280x800 (1360x740 for example). Next, add framebuffer: echo "echo FRAMEBUFFER=y" | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/...


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That is actually a misprint from the ppa. All drivers listed as Nvidia* are proprietary drivers and are not opensource. Nouveau is the only open source driver available and all others are proprietary. Yes, there is an advantage.


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sudo apt-add-repository ppa:canonical-x/vulkan sudo apt install nvidia-364 Downlad the sdk https://lunarg.com/vulkan-sdk/ Run the sdk, copy the extracted folder to some location and add the following path variables export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/VulkanSDK/1.0.21.1/x86_64/lib export VK_LAYER_PATH=$HOME/VulkanSDK/1.0.21.1/x86_64/etc/explicit_layer.d You ...


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setsid compiz --replace was the fix and worked in my case - unity fixed! Thanks @Jonathan Richards!


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Finally, I wasn't able to make xcalib work. Instead, I installed CompizConfig Settings Manager as instructed in the solution here and started using the shortcuts in CompizConfig Settings Manager -> Accesibility -> Negative. If you cannot see the Negative option, you have to install compiz-plugins: sudo apt-get install compiz-plugins


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I've added Option "ModeValidation" "NoDFPNativeResolutionCheck,NoVirtualSizeCheck,NoMaxPClkCheck,NoHorizSyncCheck,NoVertRefreshCheck,NoWidthAlignmentCheck" to my Xorg.conf file. Works fine for me.


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Solution turned out to be pretty simple. Make sure you read the man pages for xrandr, especially for overscan and transform, because your settings are likely going to be different. Use xrandr --prop to see available settings and displays. Replace TV-1 with your display device. alias tvout='xrandr --output TV-1' tvout --off tvout --set mode NTSC-M tvout --...


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So, I’m using Ubuntu 16.04.1 but this should work in Chrome with any OS to enlarge the font size of Bookmarks and Bookmarks Bar: Open Chrome and click on three dots/bars in upper right corner to open the “Customize and Control Chrome” menu. Scroll down to “Settings” and click it. Scroll down the Settings menu to “Show Advance Settings” and click it. Scroll ...


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Unfortunately I do not have the reputation to comment, but Patola's solution worked for me with one slight change: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid compiz should be dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid compiz --replace


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Finally this worked for me: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/brightness-controller sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install brightness-controller Still I wish I could get a normal slider in the settings menu...


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I got this working by using Ubuntu boot repair from a live CD. This fixed grub, and I was able to then boot ubuntu from my SSD using nomodeset.


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You can add those parameters to the kernel command line in /etc/default/grub by running a live session with your installation usb and chrooting into your OS. That will allow you to run update-grub so you can reboot with the needed parameters. Just follow the directions in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/145253/381089


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Now that you have USB-boot capability and want to re-partition the drive: 1) On a windows laptop, create a bootable rescueStick 2) Boot the rescueStick and use the gParted application to re-partition drives 3) Reboot from Windows USB install disk and install windows 4) Go to fridge and reward yourself with your favorite beverage If my memory is correct, ...


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To test Unity 8, it requires Mir support, which is currently only partially implemented in the proprietary Nvidia drivers and at this time not enough to run Unity 8 / Mir properly. In my case I installed anyhow (just to see what happens) according to this link and what happens in my case, upon selecting the unity symbol at the login screen and then ...


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You do not need to do anything. Both adaters are supported by the same proprietary drivers. Make sure that the latest proprietary driver is installed and replace the card. In Ubuntu 16.04 it is nvidia-361.


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As you have placed a brand new hard disk in an UEFI system, you first need to restore the UEFI partition. Try them in the following order: The original System restore DVD/CD/USB from your hardware's manufacturer The Open Source rEFInd Go back to BIOS: no more worries about Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) problems. This one is hardware-...


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It is working now. Had to switch to using OVMF bios and q35 chipset. qemu-system-x86_64 \ -smp sockets=1,cores=4,threads=1 \ -M q35 \ -bios /usr/share/qemu/bios.bin \ -enable-kvm \ -cpu host,kvm=off \ -m 16000 \ -vga none \ -device vfio-pci,host=03:00.0,multifunction=on \ -device vfio-pci,host=03:00.1 \ -hda windows.qcow2 \


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SOLVED. After much researching, i noticed 2 main problems: 1- There was a problem with my integrated graphics card i915 drivers, and i found out that i either had to patch my kernel with an unnofficial patch, or install my virtual machine on UEFI mode, and simulate a bios startup. For this i had to instal ovmf. apt-get install ovmf 2- The windows nvidia ...


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You can create the file with any text editor, using sudo to obtain administrative permissions e.g. sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf Then simply paste the contents in, and save. If you want to use a GUI-based editor such as gedit, then make sure to add the -H parameter for the reasons described here Why should users never use normal sudo to start graphical ...


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if you're stuck offline, but can access 3rd-party internet, you can always download your driver as a .run file from the Nvidia website. you'll have to stop lightdm to install, which isn't hard: use Ctrl + Alt + F1 and login to the terminal environment sudo service lightdm stop cd *directory of .run file* *drivername*.run after following the setup ...


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I downloaded 16.04.1 this morning and burned a USB live disk. I booted from that and suspended. It remained warm and consumed 30% of battery in 4 hours. Worse than that, a shutdown doesn't stop battery use and heat dissipation. I have to either restart to Windows 10 then shut down or forcibly shut down using long hold on the power button. It seems Mr ...


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I resolved the issue. Although I attempted a manual uninstall of the manually installed 361 driver, it failed to clean-up all the shared objects and so what I was experiencing was essentially a library problem. After purging all NVIDIA packages using apt, I resolved this as follows: Locate all the 361 driver shared object files using (excludes any trash ...


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You will need to uninstall Nvidia drivers using the command below your desktop will be back to default: sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-* However I'm still searching how install correct drivers for GEForce 7300 LE and solve my problem. Hug.


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I had the same problem. In my case, I renamed the library libstdc ++ .so. 6 for libstdc++.so.6.old in those folders: ./ubuntu12_32/steam steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ ./ubuntu12_32/steam steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ I hope I helped.


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If you are using ubuntu server (or minimal via net-install) without X server and any desktop environment then you shouldn't install any graphics drivers (neither the opensource nor the proprietary) as they have xserver as dependency (see this http://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/xserver-xorg-video-nouveau for the nouveau driver). The virtual terminal (console) ...


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MarCrazyness is correct on his second solution to disable Secure Boot. A recent kernel update (linux-image-4.2.0-42.49~14.04.1) indicates that systems with an EFI BIOS and Secure Boot enabled will enforce the use of signed 3rd-party drivers. Reference: LP: #1566221 '3rd-party drivers' includes the nvidia binary driver. Previous updates to the Linux ...


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Could you share the commands and order of what you tried? I had a similar issue and have heard this referred to as the login loop issue. Open command to investigate/fix errors on login using: When you get to the login screen (that is zoomed in and won't let you login). Hit ctrl+alt+f1 Login using your credentials you would use at login screen Type ...


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With the installation of the Nvidia driver in Ubuntu distros a second portion is also installed which provides control over the setting for your Nvidia card and it's outputs [Nvidia-Settings] (to those who keep editing my posts to remove the apostrophe from it's that is not reasonable as the apostrophe signifies that the term "it's" is posessive and the HDMI ...


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I was able to resolve this by manually setting up my own /etc/X11/xorg.conf: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" EndSection Section "Files" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "...


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According to www.geforce.com/drivers You should be using the following nvidia driver for your specific card. Run the following commands to install: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current nvidia-current-updates sudo apt-get install --reinstall nvidia-340 libcuda1-340 To explain about the xorg driver: because you installed nvidia-current ...


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Linux and Windows Driver build Numbers are generally different. SkyLake architecture is a very new processor architecture and still not very well supported under Linux in General. I mean your laptop has Hybrid Graphics which is generally not very well supported under Linux. There are ways you could Improve the situation. I recommend that you Install ...


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I'm setting up qemu-kvm passthrough as well, and i had the same problem as you. I'm using my integrated intel graphics card as my primary gpu, so i opened the nvidia settings and disabled hybrid graphics, so the nvidia card won't be used: (pic related) After that i had no problem binding the card to vfio-pci. It is possible that somehow the nvidia modules ...


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It's probably a driver problem. Have you tried to install NVidia proprietary driver? Have you tried to install power management app like TLP?


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Since the log says at the end systemd-sleep[2759]: Suspending system... , I have disabled the acpi support for the kernel. And it works. I can see my desktop screen and everything. I used the kernel parameter in the grub command line as acpi=off


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How do I deal with output like this? xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768 default connected primary 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm 1024x768 61.00* 800x600 61.00 640x480 60.00 1200x900_60.00 (0x2a6) 88.500MHz -HSync +VSync h: width ...


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I was experiencing the same issue. What worked for me was: 1) Activities > Settings > Search 2) Turn off all the stuff that you don't need to search In my case, I was able to mitigate the problem quite a lot because I only use the search to launch applications quickly, hence I turned off most of the stuff. I imagine that searching for files, documents and ...


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One suggestion is to try xscreensaver: sudo apt-get install xscreensaver On my own system I have had more reliable power saving / powering down / blanking with this application. A screenshot from my own Xenial system to demonstrate the power management options: And as a bonus there are some truly amazing screensavers...


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I was unable to solve this via software but I did find hardware that made everything work as desired. I purchased a video splitter box (this one for reference - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CZAJUCG) & it has solved my problem. Apparently a splitter cable just confuses the computer as to which display identification to believe where a video ...


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Well, working with Linux including Ubuntu can be ridiculously easy or ridiculously tough, dependent of the given hardware you use... Just give it a chance and try to figure out what is disturbing you and how to solve it, like searching for answers and asking specific questions, for example in this forum. Nobody can give you a general solution how to make ...


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It turns out that the Kernel upgrade was a red herring -- the issue was the secure boot upgrade that happened at the same time, which blacklisted the NVidia drivers. This is essentially the same issue as found here: Ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.4.0-21 not loading nvidia/vboxdrv modules anymore (Required key not available) Confirmed by running $ sudo modprobe -v ...


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I agree with sargunster's method if your CPU comes with the integrated graphic unit. If you are using Xeon or other systems without other dedicated graphic controller, you can follow my method: Create a bootable USB loaded with Ubuntu server image. Install the Ubuntu server. If you cannot boot into the system after the installation (displaying fb ...


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Ok so I don't like the way this turned out (I don't understand how to replicate the results). However here is in general what I've done, I tried re-installing NVIDIA drivers (while running X) obviously that failed, at this point I already has 32 bit libraries installed. On next restart I got blank screen (no way to boot). I unplugged Video card and ...


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Same problem, here. I booted into 3.13.0-91-generic and everything is fine. However, booting into 3.13.0-92-generic introduces the problem. It appears as if my Nvidia X Server settings have been completely wiped in 3.13.0-92-generic. Edit: Disable secure boot as mentioned in the accepted answer.


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Nvidia proprietarty drivers doesn't support KMS,until recently.KMS is required for plymouth(splash screen) to work.it is nvidia problem (not ubuntu canonical).I would recommend leaving it like that(it doesn't affect your daily usage) and wait for nvidia 364.12 or newer in ubuntu repository. With nvidia 364.12 plymouth works. If you are impatient,you can ...


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In fact as edwinksl has pointed out you appear to have left one of the vital settings checked: Use only one instance when started from file manager instead of having it unchecked. Works nicely with this setting unchecked when I tested on my own system: A little difficult to listen to both at once mind you :) Note: There are some limitations on this ...


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You can try to add ppa ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa as described here and install it with apt-get or "Additional drivers".


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I had the same issue last week. It seems that the latest version of the NVIDIA drivers are not compatiable with the kernel 4.4.0 . What you can do is using the recovery mode (hold SHIFT while booting) and enter the terminal. You can remove the nvidia drivers from there with 'sudo apt-get purge nvidia*' .


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You have to set the token spoof_osx_version in refind.conf. From rEFInd documentation http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/configfile.html: On some Macs, this option causes rEFInd to tell the firmware that the specified version of OS X is being launched, even when another OS is selected. The effect is that the firmware may initialize hardware ...


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Welcome to the club. old problem with no solution. Depend on what you are doing with your laptop, you should consider switching to intel graphic in Nvidia X server settings. The better solution would be to install bumblebee to be able to run a specific program with dedicated GPU (This is helpful for bumblebee installation). Again, it really depends what ...



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