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How come BSD has less driver support than Linux? [on hold]

BSD can easily use Linux binaries... So how come BSD has less support for graphics than Linux? Isn't it just a matter of porting the driver to BSD, which means BSD should have the same support for ...
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Multiple screens on one physical monitor

I've recently bought one large monitor to replace my two smaller ones. I use i3 and as it turns out I miss the screen switching mechanism in a big way. Is it possible to configure X11 to split my one ...
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dual monitor with uvesafb / Intel 945GME?

I'm using uvesafb to get a simple framebuffer on a Intel 945GME embedded graphics controller. That works fine. The PC has a single combined DVI+VGA output connector and both outputs currently show ...
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Botched file op left a shade of “almost dropped” file, how to remove it?

One picture is worth thousand words, so: I know log out or restart most likely will do the trick. I want something that doesn't require them. Tried - no use: xrefresh xrandr tricks (revert, change ...
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Graphic glitches: Linux vs. Hardware, who is guilty?

I am having serious graphics glitches on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS install on my new Thinkpad X201 i5 540, 2x2GB RAM. I tested the Memory Changed the kernel (3.14, 3.19) Did a BIOS update The glitches ...
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How to use both open source and proprietary video drivers on same machine?

On my main work machine I sometimes need to use the proprietary Nvidia video drivers, but I would prefer to use the open source Nouveau drivers most of the time. As the Nvidia package conflicts with ...
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Change screen resolution into Kali on Mac BookPro

I installed Kali in dual boot on my Mac Book Retina, all work, but I have a screen resolution too high. So I need to change the screen resolution, but if I change it, the screen become black, and ...
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Problem of graphic performance, “glxgears” between different users

I have a problem of performance with 3D Graphic NVIDIA (Quadro FX GRID K2/PCIe/SSE2), when I run glxgears in a terminal as root, the system performance is 9676 FPS, but if I run glxgears with other ...
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How to diagnose display issues in linux?

I have recently upgraded my system to Debian Jessie (testing) and everything went smoothly, except the occasional distortion when the screen is updating. When a part of the screen needs to update, ...
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Manjaro boots incredibly slow; Nouveau problem

I've got a problem with my fresh Manjaro install. It's installed on a new computer on SSD, yet it boots incredibly slow. As far as I can tell it may be related to graphics drivers. I've installed ...
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Issue with “blinking” screen on Ubuntu 14.04 and AMD driver 4.3.12798

I have my Samsung 51" tv hooked up to my desktop computer through a HDMI cable. I have tried a Gigabyte 7950, 7870 and the integrated HDMI port on the motherboard and have the same issue. The issue ...
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Tegra Mesa GLES without X

I am trying to setup a Tegra 3 (Toradex Apalis T30) based system that will have an OpenGL ES based user interface on a touch screen. Unfortunately the standard Linux4Tegra kernel is seriously outdated ...
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Is it possible to access to the framebuffer in order to put a pixel on the screen from the command line?

I am not sure if it is the only possible way, but I read that in order to put a single pixel onto the screen at a location of your choice one has to write something into a place called framebuffer. So ...
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x windows enlightenment start hangs

Running Bodhi Linux 3.12.5 (Ubuntu derivative) on a re-imaged Acer C720 "chromebook." Installed much x developer stuff, didn't reboot for a month; after an accidental reboot system now hangs at start ...
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What is the kernel frame buffer?

I was reading the "mplayer" man pages trying to play video using just the console, (I don't have or don't want to install X11). It mentions that I can use the kernel frame buffer device which is ...
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Ubuntu (14.10, 14.04) Graphics rendering issues with nvidia 331, 346 when using two screens at once (built in and external)

I bought a new dell laptop ( inspiron 15 3000 series ) with 2 gb nvidia geforce 117m. It shipped with ubuntu 14.04. That was very choppy and slow. I installed nvidia 346.47 ( from the nvidia website). ...
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aura ash vs x windowing server

I don't completely understand the underlying technology very well, but it seems to me that Chromium OS is based on Aura and Ash and Ubuntu currently uses X Windowing Server with Unity/KDE/Gnome/etc on ...
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How do I set a framebuffer node to direct the graphics rendering to it?

I have currently two framebuffer nodes /dev/fb0 and /dev/fb1./dev/fb1 in my case is used for overlay. I want to have graphical rendering on this /dev/fb1. How can I select this device node for the ...
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How can I make a graphical plot of a sequence of numbers from the standard input?

If have a long text file and I want to display all the lines in which a given pattern occurs, I do: grep -n form innsmouth.txt | cut -d : -f1 Now, I have a sequence of numbers (one number per line) ...
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Disable suspending at kernel level (independent of distribution, DE and logged user or login screen)

I have a not very well working gfx card (nVidia geForce Go 7400) in my old laptop which prevents the screen from switching back on after waking up from suspending. The system (Ubuntu 14.10) resumes, ...
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How to use kmod-nvidia drivers for boot

I have Fedora 21 on a computer that I built with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card. When I was originally installing my system, I had a large number of issues with getting it running until I ...
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how to choose appropriate linux hardware - poor graphics performance

I can't believe I am asking this question here myself. Apologies if this is not the right place for this question. I've been using linux since 1996, SuSE version 4.1... And yet I am still not able ...
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Terminal with image support

Is it possible to have sort of a hybrid terminal that can display isolated images in one or more designated panes? As I understand it, modern terms are graphical emulations anyway, so obviously they ...
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Can I disable all linux graphics adapters at boot?

I think I would like to try a VGA-passthrough of my primary (and only) nVidia graphics adapter via qemu and vfio to a virtual machine. As near as I can tell, I meet all of the other qualifications ...
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Intel HD 4400 external display with linux

I'm having a Thinpad T440s with Intel HD 4400 graphics chip. The internal display works great. While an external monitor connected via Mini Displayport stays black. XRandR recognizes multiple outputs ...
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Desktop effects/graphics settings probably get reset after each reboot

I am using PC Linux OS, full monty(KDE) and probably after an update, I have started experiencing the following behavior: After each reboot, the Kresource migrate tool starts up, even though Akonadi ...
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Install NVIDIA GTX graphics driver on Linux Mint 17.1

I can't get my NVIDIA graphics card to run on Linux Mint 17.1. All I get is a black screen. I tried installing the driver with $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa $ sudo apt-get update $ ...
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Why is video tearing such a problem in Linux?

I've used many variants of Linux(mostly Debian derivatives) for over a decade now. One problem that I haven't seen solved satisfactorily is the issue of horizontal tearing, or Vsync not being ...
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How to fix display crash for the Radeon R7 260x graphics driver?

My display turns off after 60 minutes. My computer is an HP Pavilion h8-1234. I have a dual boot setup of windows 7 and linux mint 13. I replaced my old graphics card with the new Radeon R7 260x ...
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xorg.conf to choose one of Intel & NVIDIA or use both at the same time (not a optimus, separated two graphic)

I'm trying setting up xorg.conf to choose one of Intel & NVIDIA or use both at the same time, on a CentOS 7 machine. My machine is just using separated two graphic - one is CPU-integrated(Xeon ...
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How much trouble will NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching cause my Linux installation?

I'm about to get a new laptop, and I want to dual-boot Windows and Linux on to it. I noticed that a lot of laptops you can buy come with Optimus graphics switching installed. I like the idea of ...
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Cinnamon crashes after NVIDIA driver install

I have a GTX970 graphics card that I need to install drivers to use. I have tried both the community developed driver (nvidia-current), and also the proprietary (last 2 versions) from Nvidia but to no ...
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How to display a BASH X terminal and graphics in split view window?

I created a simple education tool using BASH script which runs in an X terminal. It displays a prompt, at which users can enter choices, as described in the Bash Guide for Beginners' Catching user ...
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Intel Graphics Driver for Kubuntu 14.10?

I am running Kubuntu 14.10 on my computer, which is an Asus laptop with an Intel graphics card (type below): VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family ...
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Cannot boot latest kernel update after installing on new system

I recently built my own computer, and I was excited to finally get to the installation of the operating system. I chose Fedora 20 to use as my primary operating system, and I was able to successfully ...
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How can I prevent XRandr from causing visual glitches when using the set-underscan paramater on Fedora 20?

I've been a Linux user for a while now and often find myself jumping around distros - and my latest landing spot is Fedora 20. Now, I use HDMI out of my graphics card for my monitor. Something about ...
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After switching to the nvidia video card driver, the whole xfce setup messed up

I recently installed Linux lite. I went to change from the nouveau driver to the Nvidia legacy updates driver, restarted my pc. I remember being prompted to have default Xfce or something else and I ...
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Elementary os reboot error iMac late 2009

I need help installing Elementary OS on my (late 2009) iMac 11.1. I am booting from an external USB and in when presented with a GRUB menu, I choose "Install Elementary OS" and then press e key to ...
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question on vsync setting of AMD W9000

After replacing a W9100 for a W9000, I noticed that the vsync slider in amdcccle was set to a different value than before. Does this mean the vsync setting is stored on the card? If so, is there a way ...
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Draw the segments from the given points

I have a list of multiple points (>= 10000) in format x y For example 1 2 1.0001 2.003 ... Is there any Linux program to draw segment between the 1st and the 2nd, 2nd and the 3rd, n-th and the ...
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mint 13 xfce: geforce fx 5500 "not new enough to support nvidia-settings display configuration page

I have a Geforce FX 5500 graphics card and so far, It has not worked properly in my Linux Mint 13 XFCE installation. I have tried several solutions to get the graphics card working but nothing ...
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How to use secondary VGA device for TTYs

I have a machine (a virtual XEN DomU, but I don't think it matters) with two video cards. I would like to display the TTYs on the monitor connected to the secondary video card (i.e., not the display ...
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How to check if graphics card driver is up to date?

I have a fresh install of Linux Mint 17 xfce and I would like to check if the graphics card driver is up to date. I have a AMD radeon x1650 graphics card. How do I check if my graphics card driver is ...
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30 second gap in boot process

I did a full upgrade on my Debian system (jessie/sid). Unfortunately there is now a 30 second gap on the bootup and I really don't know where it comes from and where I have to look to find it. I ...
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How do you properly install Steam on Elementary OS?

A week ago I tried to install Steam, I downloaded the .deb package and installed it, and played a game with it. In the next day, Steam prompted me with this: Steam needs to install these ...
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Urxvt cursor cutting off wide characters like 'w' and 'm'

I'm using the 14 px Gohu font, and it looks like these characters are offset one pixel to the left from the cursor which causes the cursor to ignore that part of the text when typing. I am using ...
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Linux window movement (delay)

I use linux at home and windows for work. One thing about most linux desktop environment that bothers me is the window movement. I'm using cinnamon right now. When I grab the window to put it in the ...
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Live USB stuck in software rendering mode

I recently aquired an Aspire E15 Touch from the store to find i had a bit of an issue with using Linux Mint or any Linux distro for that matter. At first, Mint booted, i heard the splash noise, but my ...
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Gallium renderer used instead of Intel Mesa

I have got GPU (Intel Haswell HD4600) performance troubles on my Debian. I installed driconf, because I read it can help. When I ran it from my user account I saw my default renderer is Gallium ...
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Fedora 3200x1800 resolution to small - can't see anything

I bought the a new notebook (Dell M3800) and installed Fedora 20 with KDE for the first time on it (actually my first Linux system ever). My problem is now, that my resolution is tooo big.. I can't ...