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Heavy Load crashes user started processes on Linux mint

I have a old laptop, with a old Pentium dual core at (I think) 2.3 ghz, running Linux mint 17.3 --- Mate When the laptop gets a heavy load such as video decoding it can just freeze for a few seconds ...
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Create an ARGB struct for C header from a PNG

I need to update a logo bitmap to an updated logo. The existing code uses a C header which is loaded via XChangeProperty. I have looked into imagemagick and the Gimp in order to convert the updated ...
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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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Bumblebee does not switch off discrete graphics card after all programms shut down

after either primusrun <any application> or optirun <any application> and then quitting, the discrete nVidia graphics card is still running. optirun --status prints after everything is ...
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How to verify if my graphics card is well installed on Linux?

I have Debian 64 bits Wheezy XFCE and a MSI GT720 2Gb of memory, when I launch hardinfo it said I have only 128Mb so how can be sure ? Is there a specific command ? lspci | grep VGA gives: 01:00.0 ...
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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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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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Debian Sid, AMD RS880 [Radeon HD 4250], black screen on boot

My computer booted under Debian Wheezy (3.2 kernel) with no graphics problems whatsoever. After updating to sid (3.10 kernel), the screen goes black (that is, the display flashes a bit and then goes ...
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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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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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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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How do I make the CLI run on dedicated graphics?

I just finished my Gentoo minimal install and the first thing I wonder is why I get no picture. I did have signal on the live CD, so that was pretty odd. I plugged the monitor into the Intel HD ...
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Which driver for Intel HD Graphics should I install?

Recently, I have replaced my old motherboard Giga G41M + Pentium 5500 CPU with the new Giga B75M + Celeron G540 CPU. The old motherboard has an on-board GPU, Intel GMA X4500. The new motherboard has ...
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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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Do all intel gpu's use software rendering (Mesa) only?

I was looking at :- $ glxinfo | grep OpenGL OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Mobile OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 ...
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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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What graphical programming language does OpenBox use primarily?

Is there a specific graphical language that OpenBox uses for most of it's apps, or one that it likes to run with? For example how KDE uses primarily QT for it's apps, and also includes a large ...
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Splitting RGB raw file into 3 files, one for each channel?

I need to convert an RGB raw file into 3 files containing each the red, green and blue channel. I have not been able to find a UNIX command line to help me with this task.
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Image viewer for multiple images

Is there any image viewer (like eog) for linux which can do the following: Show 2 (3 or 4) images of a directory with maximal possible sizes on one page at the same time. When I click "next", it ...
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How do I configure my graphics drivers?

I'm running Linux Mint 9 gnome on a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4211 With this, inxi -G Graphics: Card Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.7.6 Res: ...
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Dragging of windows slow/laggy after installing ATI Radeon HF 4870 graphic drivers in Ubuntu 10.10 Gnome?

I recently installed ubuntu 10.10. Graphics were actually fine, by just using the default drivers, and I could drag windows fast and smoothly. However, since I have an ATI Radeon HD4870 card I should ...
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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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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 to generate jpg thumbnails and browsable html pages from command line?

I am searching for a simple command line tool that takes a bunch of jpg files as input, copies them to some destination and generates some browsable html for it (including index page, preview ...
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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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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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If I have a netbook, is the output of xrandr relevant for buying a large external monitor?

I have a netbook I want to use in order to do some video editing. I am planning to buy a bigger, wider screen. Presumably even if the wider screen runs in a different resolution than my netbook ...
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How does bash print to the screen if not with a framebuffer? [duplicate]

I noticed that a framebuffer doesn't always exist on some systems. In these cases, how does bash print to the screen (assuming it ever uses fb devices at all)? Since there's no framebuffer device, ...
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Is there a way to detect whether a screen is in on/off/standby mode from within Linux?

The screen in question is HDMI. The power off/on action is initiated by clicking on the on-screen capacitive button. I just need to know if there is a way to get events like "now the screen is on", ...
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How many distinct video cards do I have?

I'm logged on to a remote machine and I'm trying to determine how many video cards are installed. The machine was built for CUDA operations so it's likely to have more than one NVIDIA card. > ...
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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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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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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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Mint Linux 13 will not boot to splash screen after graphics driver enabling in hp dx2450:

I was trying to play some games on my computer and had graphics problems. I only have the on-board graphics (no graphics card added yet) but some of the games were extremely basic and still wouldn't ...
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Intel 82845G Integrated Graphics hanging in Fedora 18 i686 desktop

The first sign of this was that on startup gnome started up in safe mode and I can't access system settings from the gui menu. $ uname -a Linux mymachine 3.7.2-204.fc18.i686.PAE #1 SMP Wed Jan 16 ...
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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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Mutter and Intel GMA 4500MHD

I am trying to use Mutter with my Intel GMA 4500MHD (on my Thinkpad T400) in Debian Wheezy. However, it says: Not using GLX TFP and some effects get very slow. How can I fix that?
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display tty1 on one moinotor and dipslay tty2 on second monitor (usb terminal)

I have Debian 7 in console only mode; is there a way I can display different programs on 2 monitors? example: Screen one is the primary screen and this is to display my PoS application Screen two is ...
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Dual-monitor problem NVIDIA, screens flickering (turning on/off)

I switched to NVIDIA drivers in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon via Driver Manager in order to be able to play games. I am on NVIDIA 750M. The problem is, when I try to connect the second screen via ...
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Xlib: extension “GLX” missing - with an NVIDIA card and on-board graphics

I have a machine with an NVIDIA GeForce which I don't use for display purposes (i.e. the monitor is not connected to it), and some lackluster on-board graphics chip. (Below you'll find the relevant ...
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What does Linux wait for when switches from Xorg to text console?

Sometimes my Xorg hangs and locks the console dead, with a “stale frame” of GUI on the monitor. Hardware and driver-related problems are likely (see here for description of particular configuration), ...
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Graphics glitch fix? Botched file op left a shade of “almost drag-n-dropped” file, how to remove?

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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 ...