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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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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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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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Why am I getting horizontal tearing no matter what graphics card/distro/compositor/monitor I use?

This is a problem that has haunted me for years, and as a remedy I originally resorted to just using my Windows 7 partition. I've been back to using Linux for a long time now and would like to ...
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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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DirectX installed on Wine althought it doesn't work in games

I have installed DirectX on Wine used winetricks to have better graphics in my games. Althought it doesn't work! When I want to run GTA: San Andreas it shows I have to download and install DirectX. In ...
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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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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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Graphical boot ModeLine

Bit of a weird requirement. I have an arcade machine running Linux. The arcade monitor requires the video signal to be at 15khz, so I achieve this with a modeline in xorg.conf, it works great. There ...
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Conversion from PNG to EPS

I would like to convert PNG images/graphs to EPS without losing even a bit on resolution. All the commands I tried (potrace, autotrace, convert, gimp) decrease the resolution quality.
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Graphic driver problems with video streaming

I've got my old laptop up and running w/ Elementary OS Luna (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), and installed the good old fglrx-legacy (I have an old Radeon Mobiliy 4xxx). I then installed Steam for the game ...
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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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Broken GLX error when using Bumblebee 3.2.1 on openSUSE 13.1

Update I started all over again. This time instead of the one-click button for the drivers I installed nvidia-bumblebee. This works slightly better because now I have my desktop effects back again. ...
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Graphics performance very bad with Radeon HD 5770 and Dual-Monitor setup

perhaps you can help me with the following problem and make my Linux world whole again! :) After a new installation on my old hardware, I noticed considerably worse performance, although the hardware ...
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Automatically printing images with added captions

I have a lot of scanned images and images/photos I'm working on with multiple versions. When I print them (using various programs), all I get is the image and, often, it's difficult to tell which ...
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Issue with graphical card on Debian 7 Wheezy

I have an issue after trying to install an Nvidia driver on my GeForce GT 630M with Debian 7 Wheezy 7.5 that seems 100% compatible with the driver. I did everything that this page told me to do. The ...
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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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Graphical glitch with multiple Linux distros

I have been trying to install a Linux distro on my laptop (HP DV6) for quite some time now. I have tried Ubuntu and Crunchbang but they both have the same issue... It looks to be a graphical glitch ...
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How do I force booting in text mode?

Newer Linux distributions have the idea to boot into graphics modes. The grub menu does this. The init.d system does this. X does this. I can justify X. But both grub and init.d have only caused ...
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I have nvidia driver 304, can I install instead nvidia-331?

I have a computer in which there's Linux Mint 16 64Bit. Currently I have the nvidia-304 driver, exactly the 304.121 one. I've installed it thanks to the xorg-edgers PPA, because i don't have any ...
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Setting up a 3 monitor display?

I currently have a Radeon HD 5750 graphics card and an M3N78-PRO motherboard. I use both outputs of my graphics card for a 2 screen display. I use xrandr at boot to set up my two screens. However, I ...
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How to get output information with official nvidia driver

I want to parse the files in /sys/class/drm (edid, modes, status) to obtain some information about the connected monitors. Unfortuantely the nvidia driver does not support DRM. Is there any way to get ...
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Differences between primary and secondary VGA pass through in virtualization

Xen, and more recently KVM, allows you to pass a VGA adaptor from the host to the guest as either a primary or secondary device. Both links provide some explanation as to why passing a VGA adaptor ...
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Getting second GPU monitors outputted as Multi-Display

OS Kali Linux 1.0.6 Hardware HD7950 x 3 BenQ Monitors x4 - 1920x1080 Kogan Monitors x2 - 2560 x 1440 Xorg.conf http://pastebin.com/JqTPUw7s Situation Currently I'm trying to get all 6 ...
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Which Unix tool for Pixel-art -generation?

I have had problems to generate pixel art for a game where units are of specific sizes such as 55x55 (not geometry but by pixels i.e. 55 pixels by 55 pixels). I have tried Gimp where I have misread ...
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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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Explaining how Linux shows windows/graphics [closed]

Can someone explain what packages Linux has to show windows and graphical stuff? What goes on the top of what, what are the most common options? What do the users really need to run? What is running ...
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Linux Mint Olivia doesn't detect HD4000 Intel graphic

I opened Mint after a week or so & soon welcomed by a notification saying something like 'CPU high usage will be experienced due to no Graphic module' i opened my system summary & instead of ...
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Using Radeon on muxless system with multiple X servers

I'm using HP ProBook 4740s laptop with muxless hybrid graphics: root@mekras: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) ...
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How to install, missing Intel Graphic Drivers

I have intel graphics card on my system (Scientific Linux 6.0), but the graphics is so poor as no drivers are installed. So I have installed : xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.21.2-1.el6.elrepo.x86_64 ...
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opensuse: cannot install proprietary graphic driver fglrx

I installed OpenSUSE 13.1 in dual boot on my Samsung ATIV Book 6 pre-installed with Windows 8 with a USB key (ultrabook, no DVD reader at the moment). I tried to install the proprietary driver fglrx ...
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What is the benefit of installing Intel drivers from 01.org?

Up to this point I assumed the graphics stack for Intel was open source and included in the standard repositories. However, I just became aware that Intel hosts their own special repositories of ...
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Video freezes on Xubuntu 13.10 with Intel Graphics

I have a PC with Intel 4600 graphics and a fresh install of Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. Any video playback causes the system to freeze up. The audio plays, but the video plays at about 1 frame per ...
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How to use nVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 on my ASUS G75-VW with nVIDIA GTX670M. I have installed nvidia drivers via terminal and additional drivers, terminal says nothing to upgrade, additional drivers shows that ...
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Use Linux without a GPU [closed]

Is it possible do have basic (even just console) graphics on Linux, but without using the GPU (which, in this case, is fried and not replaceable)? Or would such a computer be limited to non-graphical ...
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I can't login to the graphical interface after a fresh installation of Debian?

I installed Debian 7.3 along with Windows 7, on my Acer Travelmate 2480 (1.73-GHz Intel Celeron M, 80GB HDD, 1GB RAM, Mobile Intel 945GM/GU Express graphics). I downloaded Debian CD-1 and checked its ...