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Questions tagged [nvidia]

Questions related to the NVIDIA graphics and motherboard chipsets and the related drivers.

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Out of range error with dual displays

I'm trying to setup dual monitors on a new 10.10 installation. I have an LG w2040 and a Westinghouse l2610nw. The LG works, but the Westinghouse displays an "Out of Range" notice and nothing else. ...
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Problems with graphics of Sony Vaio Z

I have problem with my Sony Vaio Z VPCZ1. It has physical selector of GPUs which Linux kernel does not detect. So after GRUB I see black display (I tried different distributions of Ubuntu and other ...
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Annoying VDPAU error in MPlayer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GNOME Mplayer: “Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error Every time I play a video with MPlayer, I'm getting an annoying popup dialog saying: ...
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Ubuntu crashes and I can't log in after installing NVIDIA driver through Additional Drivers

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit on my PC with my USB Flash disk. I then installed an NVIDIA driver through Additional Drivers. Unfortunately, I forgot the driver's version, but I think it's ...
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How can I run a fake X server & link it to a specific GPU?

On this page the final post mentions Xvfb as a way to run a fake Xserver. Is it possible to tie this directly to a specific card as if a display was attached?? Specifically, I'd like to overclock my ...
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Does TwinView work with Nvidia SLI?

This might be a rubbish question for AskUbuntu but I'm getting a hardware itch and I think the cheapest way to alleviate it is by chucking another Nvidia GTX 260 in my box and strapping it to my ...
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How can I overclock a graphics card from within Ubuntu?

I would like to boost the Core frequency, shader clock, and memory clock on an eVGA GTX 480 I have in my development box running 10.04. Is it possible to overclock a recent graphics card from within ...
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Is there a way to autodetect when a display is disconnected?

I am running Ubuntu on a Dell Latitude with the latest Nvidia drivers. Basically what I want is when I disconnect my external display that everything goes back to the main one without having to change ...
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Why doesn't 3d acceleration work?

Hello first of all and sorry if my english is hard to understand hehe I've been using Ubuntu since 9.04 and I used the 3d effects. But since the 9.10 version, the drivers stop working. I have a ...
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Nvidia driver causing flickering in menu?

Like many Ubuntu users I'm using Compiz Desktop Effects with Gnome. However since Ubuntu 10.10 I've noticed that the zoom effect on my drop down menus i.e. The gnome menu bar have a flicking thin ...
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How can I reconfigure the nvidia proprietary drivers from the command line (ssh)?

I have a linux HTPC (running XBMC) in my living room. This morning I ssh'ed into the machine and did upgrade it to 10.10. When it finaly resarted it says something about running in low quality ...
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Nvidia graphics card failed after upgrade to 10.10

After upgrading to 10.10, my system is unable to start in normal mode due to problems with graphics drivers. The laptop (hp dv9500) boots only in failsafe, low resolution graphics mode. Here's the ...
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Installing nvidia drivers causes computer to boot to command prompt

I have an Asus u30jc laptop, which comes with the Optimus prime graphics card switching technology that is now supported under 2.6.35, so I decided to give it a try. First I made sure the discrete ...
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Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen

When you boot from live CD, or doing the first boot after installing Ubuntu, splash screen looks awesome. But as soon as you enable nvidia-current driver, installed with apt-get, splash screen goes ...
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Boxee with a dual monitor setup spans over two screens in fullscreen

I have two monitors set to TwinView in Nvidia's settings. When I run Boxee it expands over both of them. Is it possible to run it in just one of them?
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How to make a single program span two monitors when in TwinView

I'm trying to make emacs span two screens but the size is automatically resized to a single screen. I'm running a NVidia card in TwinView, with Ubuntu 10.04. I'm having this problem with other ...
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How to get NVidia GeForce GT 210 drivers working on Lucid Lynx?

I have a workstation with NVIDIA GeForce GT 210 graphics card & Ubuntu 10.4, and am having rather annoying problems trying to get them working together. (On other machines and earlier Ubuntu ...
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refresh rate of monitor resets to 60hz after each reboot [closed]

I'm using ubuntu 10.10 64 bit. It started to revert the refresh rate of my monitor to 60hz, each and every time I log on. I change it back in nvidia panel, save it to X config file, but it just doesn'...
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What is the current status of the performance of nVidia vs ATI video cards?

Which is probably better for a new machine running Ubuntu?
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Getting screen resolution correct with nvidia drivers [duplicate]

I have a new install of ubuntu. Upon first installing the nvidia drivers are not active and I get the correct screen resolution. 1680x1050 Then I install the nvidia drivers and the best resolution I ...
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How do I enable visual effects when running Ubuntu as a Guest machine in VirtualBox? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 64bit guest with Windows 7 64-bit host. I do have 3D Acceleration enabled in Virtualbox settings. Every time I enable visual effects in Ubuntu the Virtualbox GUI crashes. What do ...
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NVIDIA 173 drivers/nvidia-settings are never loaded on boot

It seems while the 173 driver is installed, my resolution settings are not loaded when I log in or reboot. I've tried opening nvidia-settings as superuser and user, changed the resolution, applied, ...
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Video tearing sorted now Low cube performance

I've just sorted out the tearing in videos on my PC following this guide: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1390284 However before this i had a wonderfully performing cube, Nice smooth and no/...
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Automatically change resolution when connecting an external monitor, nvidia driver

I run ubuntu on my macbook pro, with nvidia proprietary driver. I've made a little hack script http://www.coldcode.net/2010/05/nvidia-auto-display.html which detects the presence/absence of an ...
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Nvidia proprietary driver performance in 10.10

I've just upgraded to Maverick 10.10 beta and notice heavy performance penalty on my Nvidia GT240 card. Will it be fixed for release? EDIT:For me, 260.19.12 fixes all bugs. Perfomance & stability ...
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Is there a way to turn a VirtualBox image into an .iso? [closed]

I'm in a bit of a pickle here; my main computer has trouble with the Nouveau open source driver for NVIDIA cards. As this problem is seemingly quite complicated, I was wondering if there was a way to ...
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How to get second display to work alongside primary display?

I've almost got this problem solved... I've got both displays working now. The secondary display is displaying a purple background. Unfortunately, I can't use it. (I can't move the mouse into it, etc.)...
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Good NVidia drivers for a GeForce GT 330M on a VAIO laptop?

With the latest 3 distribution versions of Ubuntu I've always had problems with NVidia GPUs. Even when I installed the official commercial drivers (which are not in the repositories and are shown as ...
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Switch user fails to complete successfully [closed]

Switching users is not reliable; when switching users, often when returning to the first logged-on user, the computer ends up a blank screen and I must turn it fully off with the power button. ...
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How to change screen brightness on Samsung R519 with nvidia driver

Is there a way to set the screen brightness on a Samsung R519 with Ubuntu 9.10 and the nvidia drivers? I know that there is a way when using voRia's repository and the nouveau drivers. But switching ...
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How to set up two screens in one vertical-one horizontal formation?

I've tried to set up that configuration a lot of times, but I'm not able to make it work properly. I want to set up one of the screens as vertical and the other one as horizontal... I'm able to use ...
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gnome-mplayer to play on second screen with option xineramascreen

I am trying to make gnome-mplayer play a video in fullscreen on my second screen. I am using a Nvidia card with xineramascreen. Below is my ~/.mplayer/config file. [default] xineramascreen=1 [gnome-...
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Will plymouth allow for a nice boot experience with proprietary graphics drivers in future?

The new graphical bootloader introduced in 10.04 (plymouth) looks amazing until I enable proprietary drivers for my video card. I then get a horrible flashy monster of a boot experience, which I can ...
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how can I fix the (broken) icons in the notification area upon login?

The icons in the notification area are sometimes broken upon login. This is always fixed if I close the session and login again. See in this screenshot, the usual "power" button is replaced by a part ...
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Nasty CPU spikes that aren't connected to any visible processes

Really strange issue here. I intermittently keep getting really unpleasant CPU spikes, where the CPU gets to 80-90% busy across all cores for about 5 minutes. When I look at conky, in htop or system ...
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What's the state of multi-seat in 10.04 Lucid? [closed]

Ubuntu used to support multiseat (that is multiple monitors, multiple keyboards and mice, all hanging off a single computer) pretty well once upon a time. Support wasn't an official feature but gdm ...
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Blurry fonts after upgrading to 10.04, Nvidia issue?

Recently I upgraded from 8.04 LTS to 10.04. The previous version had some problems regarding screen settings. X only recognised 1024x768 as resolution of my monitor, mainly because the monitor was ...
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Help getting the Flash player working on second screen?

I have a dual screen setup. I have a notebook LCD and a 17" monitor plugged into the VGA port on the notebook. I have a GeForce 8400M GS video card with the NVidia 195.36.24 kernel module installed. ...