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How to select which graphics card to use?

I have a desktop with an integrated graphics card, which i want to use, and a PCI graphics card. I would like to display video through the integrated graphics, and use the PCI card for CUDA based ...
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Valley View “Black Screen of Death”

I just got an HP 15-d030nr and installed Mint 16 alongside Win 8.1. My problem is that, without using nomodeset, immediately after choosing an option in GRUB, random pixels flash along the top quarter ...
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Issues with libGL on Fedora 20 - unable to load driver swrast?

Firstly, before I explain my problem, I have referred to the question previously asked on Ask.Fedora about the libGL error, which can be seen here. I have been trying to play the game "FTL - Faster ...
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Need help installing NVIDIA graphics driver for Optimus configuration

I have followed the following steps to get Optimus/Bumblebee configuration running on Fedora 20 (fresh basic installation) on my brand new laptop (based on msi barebone MS-16GC). I have listed all ...
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What kind of support/options are there for switchable graphics on linux?

I've been trying to breath new life into my brothers Lenovo t400, but it has both integrated and discrete graphics (AMD and Intel respectively). When I install any form of Linux, both cards run, ...
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Do I need graphics card driver for Linux?

I am using Linux with the following hardware configuration: Intel Core i7 3.4GHhz 4770k MSI Z87 MPower motherboard MSI GeForce GTX760 2GB DDR5 graphics card 1TB hard drive 16GB RAM Do I need a ...
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Installed a new NVidia graphics card and now I can't login

Running Linux Mint 14, I was using the integrated graphics from the i5 4670k processor. Now I've installed a NVidia graphics card (GTX 660 Ti) and now it doesn't login on normal mode. I tried ...
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shifted screen with AMD card both drivers

Running OS 12.3 i've encountered the problem of a ragged and/or shifted screen using an AMD HD 7670M and FGLRX and/or radeon drivers. A full account can be found on: SuSE Hardware Forum Short story: ...
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Display Server vs. Window Manager vs. Graphics Driver?

I am trying to sort my understanding of the different part of graphics on Linux, and I am confused as to the roles played by each of the following concepts. Display Server Window Manager Graphics ...
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Is it possible to view media on the console?

I know the console (outside X11, e.g. /dev/tty1) works in text-mode, but I think if it is possible to play music using programs like cvlc and mplayer, it should be possible to view pictures and watch ...
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156 views

Can AMD and NVIDIA display cards work together on linux?

I know that two AMD graphics cards/two NVIDIA graphics cards can work together ,e.g. in xinerama/crossfire/multi-view. But if I have one AMD graphics card and one NVIDIA graphics card, can I use them ...
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What's stopping video cards from being utilized to their full capacity on Linux?

Why do video cards have better quality on Windows? Is there something about Linux that stops video cards from being utilized to their full capacity? What would it take to get the best possible ...
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Is there a way to undo VGA adapter modesetting in Linux

I'm looking for a way to reset the graphics adapter to textmode after it has been set to some sort of graphical mode by the kernel on bootup, and possibly used by an X server. Is there any code to do ...
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Video Gibberish (once every week or two)

Trying to track down an odd video problem. I was running Ubuntu (Precise Penguin) before and running Lucid before that. In both cases the video was running fine (over the last two years). However ...
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1answer
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HDMI port not working after installing KDE Desktop Enviroment for Ubuntu

My laptop can't detect the HDMI port and my Samsung TV shows no signal. When I run xrandr, my HDMI port doesn't show in the output. Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x ...
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190 views

Checking video card load via command line

Is there a command like cpustat or iostat or memstat, but for the video card? Or some indication in /proc or /sys?
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XDMX Setup Help

I have been searching for some time now, but apparently I am not using the proper words. I am trying to setup a cluster with xdmx to display all of the information from my head node, but I am only ...
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What's the “OBEY” Tux logo all about?

There's a variant on the Tux logo I keep seeing; recognizably Tux's head sat above a red "OBEY" text. Examples. It's striking, but what the heck does it actually mean ? I've seen it mentioned as ...
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How to get dual graphic cards working under Linux?

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 5420, with two graphic cards: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Nvidia GeForce GT 630M I took the Thinkpad T400 configuration guide as an example to configure my Linux, but I only ...
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Which graphics board my OS is using?

Is there any way to specify which graphics chipset our OS should use? on machines with discrete GPU, when graphics driver installed linux will by default use GPU for UI but I want OS to use on-board ...
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modetest.c from libdrm tests lists no framebuffers

I wanted to play with KMS since it seems to be the preferred low-level graphics library on Linux. However, after compiling the appropriate modetest.c version (2.4.32, since that's the version of ...
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224 views

Xorg.conf, which modules should be loaded for better performance?

In general what is supposed to be in the Module section of the Xorg.conf file in order to get maximum performance from a graphic card? At the moment my Module section is empty... also because I ...
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373 views

Linux support on 2012 MacBooks

I want to buy a 2012 MacBook with the Retina Display. Does it work well with Linux?
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Sapphire HD 4870 GDDR 512 drivers for Ubuntu

I just installed a new graphic card, could someone tell me how can I install the drivers for Sapphire HD 4870 GDDR 512 ? Unfortunately I only see Windows driver on their official website.
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No framebuffer device: how to enable it?

I'm trying to make a PCMCIA tuner card work in my headless home server, running Debian Squeeze. Now, as I have very big troubles finding the correct command line to capture, transcode end stream the ...
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Determining if GPU switching works?

I have a 8,3 MacBook Pro with an onboard Radeon 6700M GPU alongside the integrated Intel Sandy Bridge GPU. I recently upgraded to FGLRX 8.930/12.1, and Catalyst Control Center seemed to look the same, ...
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Linux 3D graphic libraries

What libraries can be used for 3D graphics on Linux? Are there big differences for 3D graphics programming between Linux and Windows? I found about DirectX and OpenGl by searching, but I'm not sure ...
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417 views

Linux based tools for multiple TV channels (cable TV) digitization

I'm planning to start a service which archives TV video content (at low quality). I'm exploring what software and server setup will be needed. The TV channels in the geography I'm looking at are ...
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296 views

Problem after ati driver installation

I've just installed the ati radeon drivers using the latest version on the ati site. Upon rebooting this has caused gnome 3 to fall back into a safe mode. My question boils down to how do I fix this ...
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Linux support for new Sony Vaio Z external graphics card?

The new Sony Vaio Z series laptop comes with a media dock that has a USB connection (Light Peak) to an external AMD Radeon graphics card. What is the support for devices like this in Linux?
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help needed to decipher this Acer Aspire 4830TG ACPI code for Nvidia Optimus

I am trying to make sense of the following NVOP Method from the ACPI tables for an Acer Aspire 4830TG with an Nvidia Optimus hybrid graphics system. The NVOP method on top defines a bunch of ...
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How can I use my TV as a second display over HDMI on Linux at its native resolution?

My TV is a Philips 19PFL4322. It's native resolution is 1440x900 . My laptop's graphics card is a ATI Radeon HD 3650, using the open source radeon driver on X.org server 1.10. If I connect them via ...
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How to check which GPU is active

I have 2 GPU's in my netbook. How do I know which one I'm actually using at any given moment?
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“Unable to initialize SDL” error when trying to play games

When I run one of my games I get: Unable to initialize SDL: No available video device I think that this is due my built-in SIS graphics card, which doesn't have a driver. However, flash games ...
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OpenGL in Fedora as a VMWare guest under Windows 7

I installed Fedora 14 (64-bit) on a Windows 7 64 bits system, as a guest in VMWare. I can't use OpenGL support, Compiz and other openGL programs do not work. I searched on Google; I found solutions if ...
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How do I choose a graphics card for Linux?

I'm building or buying a new Linux system, and I'm trying to select the best graphics card for my needs. How do I go about making this decision? There's dozens of computer-gear review sites which ...
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What is the state of open-source Poulsbo/GMA 500 drivers?

Currently, a causal browse through a number of Linux distros show spotty Poulsbo drivers at best. Has any headway been made recently towards either convincing Intel to coax the driver source out of ...
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How is the linux graphics stack organised?

Can anybody explain(hopefully with a picture), how is the linux graphics stack organised? I hear all the time about X/GTK/GNOME/KDE etc., but I really don't have any idea what they actually do and how ...
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Good graphics card for TV-Out

I am looking for a graphics card (AGP) with a TV-Out (SVideo or Composite) that is not a PITA with X. I guess it depends on the driver/X-Server. The card needs to be small and should not have a huge ...