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How do I get GNOME 3 to work in Debian Wheezy under VMware?

I just installed Debian 7.4 in a VMware machine. On first boot, it gave me the following error: GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback ...
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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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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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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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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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Cannot set up screen panning in Ubuntu with xRandR which states that it cannot find the modes

I am using a Samsung n150 netbook with a 10.1 inch screen and it has a maximum screen resolution of 1024x600. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and want to enable screen panning for a larger virtual ...
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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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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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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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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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Laptop VGA Output Randomly Changes Name Between VGA1 and VGA2

Periodically (every few reboots by the look of it) my external VGA output on my Laptop changes name between VGA1 and VGA2. For example right now xrandr is displaying: timp@helez:~$ xrandr | grep VGA ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Graphics in TTY

Something has come up which demands me to work only in command line. My primary job is programming (mostly in Fortran and Octave) and I need to display plots. As a lame example: I open octave and ...
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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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Finding the best working driver for a video card

where can I look for the best working driver for a video card (and if available at all)? In my case it is a "Nvidia Geforce GTX 580", because I've read that the drivers are better for Nvida than for ...
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Nvidia video card drivers for Linux compatibility

I'm looking to purchase a new graphics card but all vendors only provide drivers for Windows while Nvidia provides drivers for Linux, my question is whether I can use the drivers from nvidia or 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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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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View pdf file in terminal

I want to see pdf files available on our cluster rather than copying them into my local machine and than visualize. Please tell me how can i do this.
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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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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 ...
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How do I configure Xen GPU passthrough for my AMD Radeon GPU?

I have an Ubuntu Server 12.10 setup with Xen 4.2.0 installed (compiled from source) and an AMD Radeon 7750 GPU. My Xen installation appears to be working and I can create virtual machines for example. ...
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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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Standard Terminal Font Aspect Ratio

What is the aspect ratio of a mono font that's made for terminal use, or more specifically, the size of the cell that any single character would fill? I've read that a standard terminal is 80x24 ...
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Slow boot and slow desktop, along with indecipherable log messages

I am a Linux Mint 17 - Cinnamon user, and have been using it for the past 1 month. I am new to this OS, and trying to learn how to work in a linux environment. My system boots extremely slowly (takes ...
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Getting OpenGL to work under Ubuntu

I have an Intel graphics card, of which I can't tell whether or not it's being recognized. When I go through GUI to the System Info section, it states that my graphics card is unknown. Despite this, ...
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Standard workflow to digitize magazines or books using OCR while minimizing file size?

To scan books containing just text, black&white images and clear borders, the workflow I've been using is: digitize the source using a camera or just a scanner use scantailor finally use ...
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After Logoff from any user getting black screen

Presently I'm suffering a new problem. When I log-off my Linux system from any profile it's showing a black screen (graphical view has gone). After that I'm not able to login graphically. If I ...
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regenerate xorg.conf with current settings

Many people have talked about this issue but I've not found a satisfactory answer. I'm on a debian jessie. Currently I have tried nvidia-driver as the driver but it caused the system to crash; so I ...
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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 ...