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Questions tagged [graphic-drivers]

Questions about the graphics driver — system software that controls a computer's video adapter (aka graphics card) or GPU.

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How can I install Intel HD Graphics proprietary drivers on elementary OS? [duplicate]

The intel graphics installer seems to be compatible with Ubuntu 14.10, and it wont detect elementary OS freya. What is the best way to install these drivers? I'm on a mac mini late 2012 with a Intel ...
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How do I install the latest Intel Linux Graphics?

I'm experiencing performance issues with my Intel graphics card like stuttering animations, artifacts, etc. I've attempted to resolve the issue by running the Intel Graphics Installer from 01.org, ...
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How to reset graphic drivers from command line

I am using elementary OS Freya and tried to install some graphic drivers and update existing drivers, after the re-start I get black screen, but still I can access command line from recovery mode, how ...
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Installing bumblebee on Freya

I'm using Elementary OS Freya with UEFI mode. My laptop has two graphic cards (Intel 4400 and nVidia 860 GTX) and it is getting very hot after using about 30-60 minutes. I tried to install bumblebee ...
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AMDGPU-PRO driver on loki

loki is based on ubuntu 16.04, which has some issues with amd proprietary drivers, but according to http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Radeon-GPU-PRO-Linux-Beta-Driver%E2%80%93Release-...
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Why is Loki's virtualized graphics performance so much worse than Freya's?

I just installed Loki over my Freya VM that I've been using for the last year and was surprised by the performance difference. It's barely usable. Cursor hover, clicks, and keyboard input take up to ...
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Problems using nvidia drivers/multiple monitors

I have installed elementary os from scratch. I have 4 monitors that I want to use as an extended desktop. These were not working by default so I installed an nvidia driver via "additional drivers". ...
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Graphics drivers not working after installing VirtualBox Guest Additions [closed]

So, I'm trying out Elementary on a virtual machine before committing to it, and I've had nothing but problems along the way. I've installed the VB Guest Additions and I've enabled 3D acceleration, ...
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Black screenshots on elementary OS Freya x64 with AMD graphics drivers

Since I installed Freya on my PC every screenshot I take using 'print screen' key is black. I also tried using 'import' command with different options, but it only made opened windows visible on the ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 Problem at shutdown and logout (Intel Skylake)

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 (5559) laptop with an Intel Skylake i7-6500U CPU and an AMD Radeon R5 M335 graphics card. Installation of freya 0.3.2 seems to have worked quickly and without ...
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Screen tearing when logging from hibernate or suspend

I have elementary OS Loki (0.4) and my computer has strange behavior when I log back from hibernation or suspend. Here is a picture of what is going on. I would like to add that I never hibernate my ...
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Installing NVidia Drivers - Blank Screen

I'm going through the steps to install my GTX 970 Driver onto my Elementary OS system but when I run the following command, I get a blank screen... sudo sudo service lightdm stop I believe I am ...
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How to install correct AMD drivers? [closed]

I've recently installed elementary OS Freya 0.3 on an laptop, but it doesn't run as smooth as on my desktop PC. It's sluggish while opening windows and especially switching pages in the application ...
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Intel core i7 6500 skylake - Chrome flickering/tearing

i buy a new Asus laptop X555UB with intel core i7 6500 and had a clean installation of loki on it. Everything is ok, but in chrome im experimenting some flickering/tearing as the screenshot I had ...
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QtCreator crashes X.org [closed]

Sometimes when a I run an app from QtCreator (version 3.4.2) the system freezes. I can move the mouse (it moves the cursor slowly and in small jumps) but I cannot do anything else. It's not even ...
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Intel graphics performance on Loki

I have bad video performance in Loki. After some googling I found this hint: Cannot Install Intel Proprietary Graphics Driver and with some dirty trick (I put the Ubuntu 16.04 data in /etc/lsb-release ...
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How to install video card drivers (e.g., nvidia)

I get a lot of conflicting advice online about how to install video card drivers. What are the differences between the main ways of installing the drivers, and what is the simplest way to get this ...
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Elementary OS is unstable when using with a 6th Gen CPU

I just got a new 6th Gen machine and installed Elementary OS in it. Things are a lot unstable. VLC crash, my editor Brackets crash, system hangs. Might be related to graphics? Im not using an external ...
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How do I install the drivers for my Nvidia GTX 970?

I have recently installed a Nvidia GTX 970, and from there on I could only select a tiny resolution under elementary.
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Black shadow under windows

Problem Almost every window from the core elementary os applications displays a wrong shadow (you can see exactly how wrong in the picture above). If I boot using software rendering (boot on secure ...
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Artifacts in background

Got elementary OS installed today on a desktop PC. Got the latest NVIDIA drivers installed, and I noticed that if the screen goes blank (after a few minutes inactivity ), when I log back in I have ...
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Crash after suspend or lock screen

I'm running Elementary Loki on an Dell Vostro 5480 with Intel Core i7-5500U and a NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 830M] graphic board, so when I suspend, lock screen or the system automatically lock, and I ...
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Desktop background glitch after unlock Nvidia 1070 GPU [duplicate]

After I unlock the computer, the desktop background becomes glitched like this. However everything still works. I am currently using the default background. I installed the Nvidia driver using this ...
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AMD GPU Pro on Loki (Ubuntu 16.04)

I have R9 380 Tonga Chipset which is one of the GPUs AMD GPU Pro supports and since Loki is powered by 16.04 I thought it would work no problem. I was following the guide from the AMD website http:/...
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Application Windows are flickering when moving , closing and opening

When moving , closing and opening a window it flickers with black lines.The computer is a SONY VAIO VGN-NR120E and has no problems in Windows 10 and has been like this from day one though it does not ...
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Elementary runs smoothly from usb but lags after installation

I recently installed elementary os freya 0.3.1 . At first , when I tried it from usb , the os ran smoothly considering it wasnt a native install. However, after I installed it ,it lagged pretty bad! ...
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Black/blank screen after fresh Juno install

I finally tried to get on the Juno(release-juno) ship, but I'm having a major issue in that when I boot up, I get the elementary OS logo followed by a black/blank screen. What I can do I can press ...
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Games in steam too slow

a few months ago I installed some stuff in my elementary OS. I don't remember exactly what I did (I have tried to reverse the things), but it fumbled Steam. Now the Steam is too slow (I think that is ...
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Why is the window resize animation running slowly? [closed]

I'm running elementary on my desktop with Nvidia GTX460 graphic card and enough hardware power to run everything smoothly. Therefore it is very strange that when I change the size of my window, ...
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Steam games too slow [duplicate]

for some reason, Steam became too slow today. I already tried update and upgrade, but the problem is still there. I think that is something wrong with xserver-xorg-video-intel. Some informations: ...
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Booted my elementary OS but no GUI?

I just booted my elementary OS but no gui is loaded..i got promted into a terminal login and even if i log in i still get CLI ..tried startx but i get and error about initx? (if it helps i can post a ...
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AMD driver installer not showing any text

I was following this link to install proprietary drivers for my AMD graphics card. As it says in the page, I downloaded the Catalyst Control Center from the AMD site and ran it. But the installer is ...
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Remove Nvidia Drivers

I would like to remove COMPLETLY the nvidia drivers, and only use the intel GPU. How can i do that? I tried sudo apt remove nvidia-* and installed xserver-xorg-video-intel. But it all came to the same ...
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Latest update doesn't boot on my computer

So I updated my computer last night, and restarted it and was stuck on a black screen. After waiting about 15 minutes and restarting my computer a couple of times, I finally unplugged it, hoping to ...
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Up to date elementary OS is incredibly slow, whats wrong?

My system is: Quad-Core Intel® Core™ i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz NVIDIA Corporation GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070] (rev a1) 16.4 GB memory 233.7 GB storage I'm using the latest nvidia-driver-415 driver ...
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Any work-around for the performance regression related to external monitors/HDMI?

I know that this is an issue with the linux kernel, but I'm hoping that there is a work-around. I use my laptop as a home-theater machine, connectting it to my TV with HDMI. Unfortunately, since the ...
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Is it possible to install AMD GPU-PRO on Freya?

I'm quite happy with my elementary installation, it even provides for some casual gaming fun. I just noticed that the next big driver thing on AMD's side is AMDGPU PRO In theory this enables the GPU ...
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Intel GMA X3100 Driver

Anyone tell if there's driver for Intel GMA X3100? I installed Elementary OS on an old Mac but it uses an alternative driver and works badly.
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How to reinstall the default graphics driver after failed fglrx install?

I tried to install the proprietary fglrx AMD graphics driver on my computer which is running Freya, however it didn't work. Seems my graphics card is just too old and is no longer supported. (That's ...
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AMD R9 200X drivers

I have attempted to install AMD drivers 2 different ways Both options via software & updates Each time on reboot I'm faced with the splash screen e logo hanging Running latest freya Hardware: ...
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NVIDIA graphic card driver

I am familiar with Ubuntu 14.04 and once its installation is complete I can install the NVIDIA graphic card driver from the Software & Updates. But when I installed Elementary OS Freya and then ...
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Driver install AMD Radeon mobility HD 4330 - crash, remove driver, find the right driver

I installed the catalyst driver on my acer 3810T with AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4330. After looking for the right driver, and finding one (14.1), and installing, the system is booting, but after the boot ...
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Boot black screen after last update

After installing latest updates (I think nvidia drivers were updated as well) I can't boot anymore. I get a black screen no matter what I try: adding nomodeset to boot options, choosing recovery mode ...
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Visual problems after today's update (23 Jul 2015)

I have updated elementary OS one hour ago and I noticed really weird visual behavior with some elements. In Chrome, most of the times my context menu is black, but not always. When opening a new tab ...
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How can I stop drivers for Nvidia GeForce GT 330M causing issues in Loki?

After installation of Nvidia proprietary drivers window control buttons doesn't work (elementary OS apps window buttons work but rest [firefox, playonlinux] doesn't). In addition switching windows ...
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How do I install Intel HD graphics Skylake driver?

I just bought a laptop with I7 6500u and integrated GPU. It won't run 3D game at all. I tried the Intel graphics installer for linux but it said I don't use i915 chipset. How do I update the driver ...
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Problem after suspend / black screen (Intel Skylake)

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 (5559) laptop with an Intel Skylake i7-6500U CPU and an AMD Radeon R5 M335 graphics card. Installation of freya 0.3.2 seems to have worked quickly and without ...
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Pantheon misbehaves after boot [closed]

I installed elementary Freya yesterday and I encountered a weird bug after rebooting. I'll try to explain it as best as I can. When I log into my session, the windows do not behave properly : I can'...
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NVIDIA GPUs on elementary OS [duplicate]

I have recently installed Elementary OS FREYA, And I am facing a huge problems with installing graphics drivers for NVIDIA for my config (see below.) I have tried to follow the information as found ...
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Turning on NVIDIA propritary driver on Macbook Pro makes it hang on reboot

I have installed Freya on a Macbook Pro from 2010. Works great, except for one odd issue: When I turn on the propritary NVIDIA driver and reboot, the system hangs when starting up the X-server. The ...