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Questions tagged [nvidia]

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

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Flash video appears blue

The Problem After updating to Ubuntu 12.04 from Ubuntu 11.10, all video is still blue, whether playing in a browser or a player. Same problem occurs in 11.10 as well. I have tried to uninstall all ...
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Graphics issues after/while installing Ubuntu 16.04/16.10 with NVIDIA graphics

I installed or upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, but I'm having some problems with my graphics card. The display is blank The display flickers Items on the screen do not display correctly Certain programs ...
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Is a NVIDIA GeForce with Optimus Technology supported by Ubuntu?

I am considering buying a Dell XPS 15 laptop. The laptop has a Nvidia 420m card which should work with Linux but I keep reading that the Nvidia Optimus technology isn't supported on Linux. I am not ...
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How do I install the Nvidia drivers?

I just ordered the Nvidia GTX card. I have a dilemma, though. Should I keep using the driver which is available in "additional drivers" in Ubuntu, or should I install the driver from the Nvidia site? ...
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How to install NVIDIA.run?

I have a Nvidia Ge force Ge6150 SE graphics card. I am running ubuntu 12.04. When I try to install the .run file it fails. It shows the message like this: I tried to install it after uninstalling ...
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Strange artifacts along window borders after waking computer from sleep mode

NB: Nvidia has released an official fix; please see ByteCommander's answer, my own answer and/or Kaz Wolfe's answer. Upon waking up Ubuntu 16.04 from Suspend, the following graphical glitches appear ...
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Blank screen after installing nvidia restricted driver

I've installed the current nvidia restricted driver and rebooted my machine and now I get a black or blank screen. How can I fix this?
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How can I install CuDNN on Ubuntu 16.04?

For TensorFlow I would like to install cuda and CuDNN. How do I do that on Ubuntu 16.04?
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How can I uninstall a nvidia driver completely ?

As expected, Nvidia drivers have reduced my customizations. I can't login to Unity 3D session. I can't find any content to help me to uninstall the driver and I don't know what to do as I have never ...
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How do I check if Ubuntu is using my NVIDIA graphics card?

The reason I'm asking is that none of the games I've installed through software center that require 3D accelartion like TORCS for instance will run. When I try to run then, nothing happens. I have a ...
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How do I install the Nvidia driver for a GeForce GT 630 [duplicate]

I recently installed 14.04. But now I need a new driver for my nVidia GeForce GT 630. The former driver was rejected as not compatible with the 64-bit. I found that other driver and when I wanted to ...
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Desktop does not show when I installed nvidia drivers!

The desktop does not show after I installed nvidia experimental drivers. I tried nvidia simple proprietary drivers, and they did not work either. Here is how it looks. This is not cropped or any ...
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What's the difference between the nvidia-current, and nvidia-current-updates packages?

What's the difference between the nvidia-current, and nvidia-current-updates packages? The former has a higher version number, and the description of the packages are the same. Which do I use? ...
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Installing and testing CUDA in Ubuntu 14.04

I am uncertain about how to install CUDA in my system. looking around there are many tutorials about cuda on 12.04 LTS and a few on 13.04 and 13.10, but they all talk about acquiring a deb package ...
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nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and enabled the nvidia drivers. Now I am trying to install WINE but I get the message: nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE (translated ...
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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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How do I Install CUDA on Ubuntu 18.04?

Is there any tutorial to install CUDA on Ubuntu 18.04? The instructions on the Nvidia website for 17.04 and 16.04 do not work for 18.04. I get a message telling me to reboot then re-run the ...
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libEGL.so.1 is not a symbolic link

After the installation of any programs I get the following error Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu7) ... /sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib/nvidia-375/libEGL.so.1 is not a symbolic link /...
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Problems after upgrading to 14.04 (only background and pointer after login) [duplicate]

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I could log in to my X session (albeit with really low graphics). While trying to fix the graphics, I managed to break the X session. Now, after typing my password ...
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Error loading libGL.so.1

When attempting to run various pieces of software (notably Steam and Yenka), I have come across an error similar to this: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object ...
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How to play Diablo III on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to play Diablo 3 on Ubuntu? What should I install to play D3 with good graphics? How can I get an Nvidia video card to work well with Diablo III?
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How do I disable the “Nouveau Kernel Driver”?

I'm trying to install proprietary nvidia graphics driver I downloaded from nvidia website. It will not install because it says that the "Nouveau kernel driver" needs to be disabled first. I opened ...
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Install Nvidia driver instead of nouveau

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm experiencing a fuzzy/blurry screen and bad support for multiple screens. I realized that Ubuntu installs nouveau as default, but I need to install nvidia drivers, ...
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Can't switch anymore from Intel to NVIDIA GPU

[Ubuntu 14.04 64bit] After switching between Intel / NVIDIA graphics and the different NVIDIA drivers I am now suddenly stuck with the Intel GPU. It used to be no problem at all switching between the ...
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Ubuntu 16 Stuck in Login Loop after Installing Nvidia 364 Drivers

This didn't start out as a problem with the login loop. I was attempting a clean install of Ubuntu 16 and using the new feature that allows it to detect proprietary drivers for me. I started off ...
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Send or Move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers

I would like to know how to send or move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers. Now, I know I can configure ...
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Problems with libGl, fbConfigs, swrast through each update?

I have problems when compile SFML-project(don't see any graphic): libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast This error can be solved by simple ...
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How to uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers?

How do I uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers 310.14 and revert to Noveau. I have Ubuntu 12.10.
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15.04 and Nvidia: login loop

Upgraded 14.10 to 15.04, desktop fails to load past login screen. I type in my password, hear a failure sound byte, back to login screen. Also can't boot off a 15.04 thumb drive created with another ...
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Latest NVIDIA driver on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 and I notice that in the "Additional Drivers" tab of "Software & Updates", the latest versions of NVIDIA drivers I can install are version 367.57 from nvidia-367 (proprietary) ...
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How do I stop video tearing? (Nvidia prop driver, non-compositing window manager)

I have that problem which seemingly afflicts many using the proprietary Nvidia driver: Video tearing: fine horizontal lines (usually near the top of my display) when there is a lot of panning or ...
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Can't login after Nvidia driver install v 14.04

I successfully installed drivers to run the Nvidia 750 Ti graphics card in my desktop. Ubuntu ran perfectly for a short time after that. Then, the update manager prompted me to install some updates. I ...
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NVIDIA drivers not working after upgrade. Why can I only see terminal?

Tonight I upgraded to 11.04. Problems. Once I had finished the upgrade, I restarted my computer as it told me too. When I got past the ubuntu 11.04 (purple background orange dots), it simply went to ...
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How to span single wallpaper over dual monitors?

I have dual monitor set up in Ubuntu 11.10. I want to have a single wallpaper spanned across both monitors. How do I do this?
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How to disable Nouveau kernel driver

When installing CUDA in Ubuntu 16.04 by executing cuda_8.0.44_linux.run, I got the following error message in /var/log/nvidia-installer.log Then I checked /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-...
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Ubuntu 16.04 + Nvidia Driver = Blank screen

ORIGINAL QUESTION UPDATE 1: Including Additional Drivers screenshot. I have tried installing both 361.42 and 340.96 and both times, I get a blank screen after restarting. ORIGINAL QUESTION: When I ...
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Can't get nVidia drivers working with 16.04, logs out right after login

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 beta 2 on Monday, Apr 18th. When I try to install nvidia-current, nvidia-361 or the version that jockey installs, either lightdm fails to start entirely or I can't get ...
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How to set up nVidia Optimus/Bumblebee in 14.04

The previous methods i have used to set up Bumblebee on 13.10 based distributions is not working under Ubuntu 14.04 . How can I set up Bumblebee and Bumblebee GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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Remove nVidia driver and go back to Nouveau

I've installed nVidia driver successfully but I want to go back to Nouveau driver and eliminate any xorg.conf file created by nVidia config tools. What is the proper way to do it? (not ending up with ...
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Nvidia driver doesn't work in 12.10

I have GeForce GTX 560 Ti. I's worked fine in 12.04 with nvidia drivers. Unfortunately, after todays 12.10 update, something broke down. I've tried nvidia-current, nvidia-current-updates and nvidia-...
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Screen tearing in Ubuntu with Nvidia/Intel graphics

I really hope someone here can help, because I'm very close to giving up and moving back to Windows. I have an MSI GT70 Dominator with an i7-4710MQ 2.5 GHz, Intel HD 4000 (I'm pretty sure) integrated ...
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How to change proprietary video driver using the command line?

My laptop computer has a Nvidia video card and runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit. During an upgrade yesterday it seemed as a new Nvidia driver version 304 (if I remember correct) was installed. After ...
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How can I get nVidia CUDA or OpenCL working on a laptop with nVidia discrete card/Intel Integrated Graphics?

Background: I'm a 3D artist (as a hobby) and have recently started using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a dual-boot with Windows 7. It's running on my a fairly new 64-bit Toshiba laptop with an nVidia GeForce GT ...
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Nvidia API mismatch

I had planned a day of relaxing with Portal 2 but on starting Steam (for the first time in a couple of weeks) I was greeted with the following message in the terminal: Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA ...
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Steam: libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

If I click the desktop app of "Steam", nothing happens. Running steam in terminal produces the following: STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)...
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NVIDIA X Server Settings lost on every reboot

I am running a GeForce GTX 770 on a Z87 Gigabyte mobo and dual-boot Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. The setup runs smoothly overall except for when it comes to video and 3D performance in ...
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How am I supposed to use nvidia-prime?

I have an acer laptop with these GPUs: - GPU0: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (M) (obviously integrated) - GPU1: NVIDIA GeForce GT 710M I uninstalled all nvidia-drivers because I was experiencing a lot of ...
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Brightness not working after installing NVIDIA driver

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Mac Book Pro 7,1. I installed the NVIDIA driver (285). The brightness keys are working (F1 and F2) and I get the box showing the brightness but it does nothing. ...
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How to fix plymouth (splash screen) in all Ubuntu releases!

How to fix black or broken plymouth (splash screen) after installation of nvidia proprietary drivers in Ubuntu (it happens usually in all Ubuntu releases)? It's no matter what version of nvidia ...
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Trying to install nvidia driver for ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS

Trying to install nvidia driver for ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS following this link. Followed all the tips from the above link. But some what confused in terms of: Whether I am using nvidia driver or ...