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A video driver is middleware that operates or controls a particular type of graphics processing unit (GPU) that is attached to a computer.

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Installing Debian drivers in Ubuntu 20.04

I have Nvidia driver 460.80 installed on my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop. I've bought myself a RTX 3080 Ti and now my Ubuntu wouldn't boot (I can only go into recovery console). 3080 Ti requires Nvidia driver ...
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Built-in camera not working on Ubuntu 20.04 installed on Macbook pro late 2013

I have tried all the existing suggestions (including iSight, cheese) I could find on this and other forums to make the camera work, but nothing seems to work. Here is the error message from cheese: : ...
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Lag on certain apps only on the second monitor

When i launch certain apps like Discord or Steam and drag them to my 2nd monitor (via hdmi) they are super laggy and I cant even click on them without having to wait 20 seconds for the prompt. However ...
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MacBook Pro (late 2006) Video/driver issue?

I'm trying to reinstall Ubuntu 20.04 on an old MacBook Pro (late 2006) and I'm having an issue with my display during the install. I say "reinstall" because I had installed Ubuntu 20.04 back ...
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Ubuntu won't boot anymore

I installed some nvidia drivers (from .run command) for my Mac mini 3,1. But now my pc won't boot and I can't get into the console from boot anymore. Specs: Intel Duo core 2 (P7500) 2GB of ram Nvidia ...
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Video playback problems (Intel UHD 750)

I've got a PC with Intel 11500 CPU which works nicely with Windows, but some strange things happen when I try to watch videos with it in Linux. The Linux Desktop works fine, and I've updated Ubuntu. ...
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Visual Glitches on Ubuntu 20.04

Since a couple of days ago I am experiencing huge visual glitches on my screen (only in some apps). The issue gets worse while in high CPU usage. I've tried to update the video driver, but it didn't ...
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Ubuntu won't display to external monitor

Ubuntu newbie here. I recently bought a laptop and got ver 20.04 to dual boot with Win10. I was able to connect it to my external monitor (3440x1440 - 144hz) through the thunderbolt port with no ...
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Ubuntu 20.10. Streaks across screen, video example in description

Following a software update that required a restart, my laptop has strange streaks across the screen. It is more prominent in more conditions than other as demonstrated in the video. I have been told ...
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Xubuntu 20.04 incomplete words

a few days ago my pc has problems. Practically the words are in half and imcomplete. how can i solve?
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On the desktop, Xfce displays text incorrectly

When i was working with drivers for video card i did something wrong and after restarting my computer i got this problem. I reinstalled the Xfce environment but the problem persists. There is no such ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 only shows half text

Ubuntu is only showing half text in almost any program, title bars, menus, etc. I tried setting font to large in accessibility, didn't work. used fc-cache -r fc-cache -f and didn't work. additional ...
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Screen Freeze (Mouse Works)

I was in Ubuntu 20.04 when the screen just froze, and while the mouse still worked, nothing else did. Nothing works except starting in safe mode. System always freezes within a few minutes. I've ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 breaks periodically cuda 11.0

Installed the Ubuntu 20.04 system. GPU driver 450.102.04 and cuda toolkit 11.0. cudnn packages are not installed. The computer works around the clock, processing data on GPU cores. A periodic error ...
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How to inform ubuntu of the actual graphic card I have?

In 4 different ubuntu flavors (mate 18.04, kubuntu 18.04, xubuntu 18.04, and a live ubuntu 20.10) this is what I get after lspci | grep VGA: 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 with Intel Iris Xe

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop besides Win10 as dual boot. Win10 detects and uses the Intel Iris Xe graphics chip properly. However Ubuntu does not use it. When I go to Settings > Details, ...
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Video lag issues on Kubuntu 20.04 LTS

I know similar questions exist but all I've seen are about older versions and/or the answers did not help. As said in the title, I'm using Kubuntu 20.04(.2) LTS. My GPU is ADM. I was using the "...
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AMD Radeon HD 5770 Driver Installion [duplicate]

I want to install amd graphic driver . I using ubuntu 20.04 . when i press install button , i get an error . please help me . AMD Drivers to install install process My Error I will check this post ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 How to use iris driver with intel Iris Xe graphics

I've read some questions, like #1297875, but finally not found how to replace graphics driver i915 with the iris driver on Ubuntu 20.10 running on a i7-1165G7 that bring a Intel Iris Xe Grahpics PCI ...
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Recommended way for dual monitors on USB C 3.1 / HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron 5579 with an HDMI output and a couple of USB C 3.1 Gen 1 ports. I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. What is the recommended way to set up dual external monitors? The HDMI output works ...
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amdgpu-pro *ERROR* ring sdma0 timeout error on Ubuntu server 20.04.1 with HWE stack installed

I am using Ubuntu server 20.04.1. (kernel: 5.8.0-34-generic x86_64) with amdgpu-pro for my mining rig. After 24-48 hours I receive the following error message and the machine completely freezes: [...
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How to approach debug and fix of graphics system failure after update (nvidia340 driver, 20.04)

Last night I allowed one of my laptops to do a reboot after an update, and the graphics system failed such that I never get a graphical login screen. Login still worked on the text consoles, however, ...
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Errors in Chrome://gpu after the Jan 06, 2021, updates for 20.04.1

I am using Xubuntu 20.04.1. Kernel: 5.4.0-59. The January 06, 2021 updates included video drivers, mesa and drm updates that are now causing the following repetitive errors in Chrome://gpu (Chrome 87....
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Equivilent to nvidia-settings for open-source drivers

I am currently using the proprietary NVIDIA drivers, which come with a tool called nvidia-settings that can be used to change settings. I use this tool to set an underscan that fixes an issue with my ...
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Need some help with my Nvidia drivers/configuration and fan speed

I have some troubles to understand how to properly install my drivers for my graphic card. When I have no driver installed it is not loud, the fan speed is low and this is how it always been on ...
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Is Intel i5-1135G7 Iris Xe Graphics supported? Screen flickers and tears

I got a Lenovo Yoga 14s 2021 with ubuntu 18.04 OS installed on it this week, but the screen keeps flickering and tearing whenever the mouse moving or anything change on the screen. I've tried using ...
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Installing Nvidia driver creates GUI?

Ubuntu server by default uses the open source driver nouveau. I have to have the Nvidia driver from what I have read in order for Plex to be able to use it for transcoding. The card is a Quadro K-2000 ...
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How to let Ubuntu 20.04.1 recognize an unknown display to adjust its resolution?

I recently updated from Ubuntu 18.04.4 to 20.04.1 on a Lenovo T400 2765. When I connected an external Fujitsu Siemens P19-1A monitor via VGA it is shown as "Unknown Display" in Settings > ...
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Notebook HP Pavilion - 17-g050nl (ENERGY STAR) what video driver should I use?

After issuing do-release-upgrade the Notebook HP Pavilion - 17-g050nl (ENERGY STAR) shows the verbose boot but does not show the login screen. The only way I have to get into the system is to: power ...
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Ubuntu not starting after booting

My Ubuntu was working perfectly, but one day the error came and stayed there. I googled everything but I can't solve the problem. It automatically booted in emergency mode and now it's not booting in ...
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Virtual camera device on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

I'd like to be able to use a virtual camera device with OBS studio to combine several outputs in a non-streaming application such as Zoom/Meet/Bigbluebutton. I've followed tutorials for v4l2loopback ...
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Can no longer run dual screens since recent NVIDIA driver updates

Been running Ubuntu Studio with dual monitors since initial release of OS without any issues. Then recently the NVIDIA drivers were "updated" and ever since am force to run only one monitor. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 show messy video output through onboard nVidia VGA

I have an old (2010) Intel Core 2 Duo PC with onboard VGA of nVidia GeForce 7100/ nForce 630i. Recently I install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and it displaying messy video output. I had some graphics issues ...
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vainfo problem; vaInitialize failed with error code -1 (unknown libva error)

Why is this occuring: $ vainfo libva info: VA-API version 1.7.0 libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_0 GPU at ...
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Video problems after Ubuntu 19.04 -->20.04 update

I updated Ubuntu 19.04 --> 20.04 on two different laptops and noticed very poor video performance on both after the update. Watching video files or youtube is choppy. Computer A is a Lenovo X201 ...
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video stream in chrome makes my laptop fry

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 having intel i7-8565U CPU and geforce MX150 GPU. I use gotomeeting for my online lectures and the problem is gotomeeting has not developed application for linux distros so I ...
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How to reinstate videodev2.h in ubuntu 20.04

While building OpenCV I accidentally linked the wrong header file. Instead of linking videodeh.h like this : $ sudo apt-get install libdc1394-22 libdc1394-22-dev libxine2-dev libv4l-dev v4l-utils $ cd ...
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What is the NVIDIA Server Driver?

In the Software & Updates app in Ubuntu 20.04, in the Additional Drivers tab, there is an NVIDIA Server Driver option that I don't remember seeing in previous Ubuntu releases. The package name is ...
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Is the default X.OrgX display driver just as good as the proprietary NVIDIA driver?

I saw in this question... Driver for Nvidia graphics card on 12.10 ...it is recommended to install the proprietary driver. But why? What makes it better than the default X.OrgX driver?
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS multiple graphics glitches on old computer

I have a thinkpad X220T and ever since I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Ubuntu 18, then 19 and now 20.04 LTS I have been having multiple weird problems with graphics. Some of them are: Text in ...
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SMPlayer can not play video with full video screen

While I am trying to play certain video files the whole screen is not showing properly. I changed the driver to gl . It fixed the problem but the video is very slow then. How to solve this problem?
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Video LAG on Ubuntu 20.04 / Lubuntu 20.04 AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2GHz

I'm a noob to Ubuntu. and would appreciate some help I have this old machine that had XP, it was useless, and figured I'd install a light weight OS Lubuntu was the Idea. however I continued to install ...
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How can I get rid of choppy videos in the Focal Fossa 20.04

My Kubuntu 20.04 faces choppy videos in browsers (firefox, chromium) as well as in VLC. The video freezes very frequently (once in every 5/6 seconds). But I do not have any problem with the audio of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Latest Update Software Slows Computer When I Close my Laptop Lid

Installed Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS a few weeks ago and was using it with no problem for 2 weeks. I I then did an update around June 18th and from then on I could not close my laptop lid without my computer ...
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Torn screen in fresh new Lubuntu installation

I have just installed lubuntu and my screen goes weird. The torn screen lasts for few seconds and mostly occurs on much moving screens like browser with YouTube site. I have Desktop PC with AMD Ryzen ...
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Video playback freezes after hardware upgrade

I had AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core and everything was great, but yesterday upgrade my hardware to CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X MB: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ULTRA Video: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Kernel driver in ...
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How do I fix screen tearing? Ubuntu 20.04

I just installed Ubuntu around 2 weeks ago. But now whenever watch videos online it gets screen tearing. How can I fix this? I'm not sure what the command to get info on my system is so sorry for not ...
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Failed to put a second screen Xubuntu 20.04

I just installed Xubuntu 20.04 LTS. It is a clean installation. At the moment of connecting my second screen and then to place it as an extended screen the following happens. Notebook Second Screen ...
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I can't change my graphic card's driver 18.04

I've R5 220 Graphic card. When I open the software-properties-gtk I can see 2 drivers which are xserver-xorg-video-ati fglrx and I want to use xserver-xorg-video-ati driver instead of fglrx. Here is ...
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Installing any NVIDIA drivers causes 20.04 to hang on boot

(While this question may seem like a duplicate, I've tried the solutions laid out in all the other similar questions and none of them did anything for me. In addition, they were asked years ago, so I ...

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