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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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WebGL in Firefox - Debian Squeeze

I'm trying to get working WebGL on Firefox without success, I tried forcing WebGL in the Firefox configuration and updating the Mesa drivers, but it's still not working. It's working on Opera, so the ...
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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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Recommend distribution for Graphic Design

I'm new here. I need for a Linux Distribution for my girlfriend, to install on her computer (in a VM, to be more exactly). She studies Graphic Design, and she use to work on Windows XP, but she got ...
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How to set a default/primary graphics card

I have the following graphics card on my laptop: Intel HD intergrated graphics HD Radeon 6000m series Currently I think the Intel one is being used but is there a way in linux to set it so that the ...
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Poor text editing performance from the radeon open source driver; should I install proprietary driver or try to fix this?

I followed the steps at the link below to remove the proprietary driver and install the Radeon open source driver. RadeonDriver - Community Ubuntu Documentation ...
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Arch DVD colours

On my Arch machine, I wanted to play the DVD Skyfall. It opened with VLC, and everything worked, except that everything was a bit greenish. Why is that happening? Dragon player isn't better either. ...
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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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How to enable OpenGL rendering on Fedora 18 with an Intel Corporation 82852/855GM? [closed]

On an older laptop that runs Fedora 18, and has a Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device, I cannot get OpenGL to run on it. In fact, I have no 3D acceleration whatsoever. I have ...
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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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Set up nvidia drivers on mobile sli configuration

I have been trying to get xfce running on my slackware install for a while now, but no matter which graphics driver I use it always fails with the no screens found error. I can run it at a ...
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Diagnosing a freezing system, or renderer

Some quick background, I am running Fedora 19 x86_64 on a Dell Latitude with a 2nd gen i7 and discrete nvidia graphics card. I have some rather obnoxious problems where the screen doesn't seem to ...
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Graphical Interfaces cutomization and theming

I'm currently using Linux Mint 15, Cinnamon 1.8. I really like it except for the customization and theming part. In Widows 7, themes also affect the windows of programs or you can set colors. Is ...
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linux-firmware-nonfree hangs my system, but I need it for 3D graphics

I'm on Debian Sid, fully up-to-date. I need firmware-linux-nonfree in order to get 3D graphics, but unfortunately, when I install it, my system hangs at boot at the point where it waits for /dev to be ...
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How do you install/upgrade Intel graphics drivers on Mint?

I have only recently begun using Linux as my primary OS on my laptop. I previously ran Windows 7 on it, which generally had decent performance in 3D applications. However, I've noticed a considerable ...
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Recommended app for elaborating “System Charts” out of a Makefile in Ubuntu?

I'm looking for an application that is capable of plotting graphically as boxes on a chart (System Chart) all the components and operations of a Makefile so that the chart be taped prominently to the ...
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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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Why is my graphical desktop running on TTY1

I recently installed gnome-shell on my new Archlinux and X is running on TTY1. Is this is a normal behaviour? screenfetch -` .o+` ...
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ATI Graphics in Slackware not working at command line

I installed ATI radeon's proprietary drivers on Slackware. Prior to install: Output from boot process displayed fine on HDMI out, and upon logging out, I returned to the command line just fine. But ...
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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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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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Installing video driver on Arch Linux

I have Arch Linux installed in console mode on an Intel-PC machine. My task is to write and run an OpenGL display program on the machine to check whether it meets the following conditions: It would ...
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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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Half screen appears to have film on it. Acer C7 Chromebook running 13.04

Right side of the screen is not processing colors properly. Does not show up in white space but when colors deep colors occur the right side is lighter and it seems to be a bit blurry as well. I ...
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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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Intel Graphics Driver for Mint Linux

Though Mint 14 is based on Ubuntu 12.10 I get the following error when running the Intel Driver Manager under Mint: diagnostics-view.c/diagnostics_view_start: Running diagnostic Checking ...
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Where do the device option values beginning with “Monitor-xyz” come from in xorg.conf?

Trying to install prop drivers for my Radeon HD6850 card on crunchbang (debian-based linux). Followed these instructions for install from repo and used aticonfig instead of amdconfig to create an ...
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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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How do Firefox and Chrome render JPEG images on Linux?

I'm having trouble with Firefox and Chrome for some time now and it's very irritating. Neither of these browsers will render JPEG images. Konqueror and Opera are fine though. What libraries I can ...
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Graphics fuzzy in Ubuntu 12.10

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. Having just installed 12.10 I notice that I get fuzzy text and icons that change when I move my mouse over them. See picture below as an example. What could be wrong and ...
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after enabling Xinerama (in AMD condor Dual-Head Graphics Card) the system graphics hangs

I have a problem in my AMD Condor Dual-Head Graphics Card When I enable Xinerama from "System → Preferences → AMD Catalyst Control center (Administrative)" my RHEL Server 6.3 (x64) Graphics hangs. ...
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Recommend a Linux Distribution for my use

I have no experience with Linux. I'm looking for a distribution which is beginner friendly. Ubuntu looks great. My usage for this system will include web development, and possibly application ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, black background for some areas of GTK programs under KDE

I use ubuntu 12.04, x86_64, kernel 3.2.0-35-generic. I use KDE desktop. However, under KDE the GTK programs have black background in some areas. e.g. How to solve the problem?
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How to visualize directory tree structures?

I know I can use tree to show the nested content of a directory. Alas, its output is hardly beautiful as I want to include it in a documentation. So eye-candy is a requirement. So I was wondering if ...
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How to run cinnamon properly?

I am running cinnamon fallback, the output of inxi -SGx is System: Host: elie-Hp Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya Graphics: Card-1: ...
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Possible missing firmware

I've just installed Backtrack 5 r3 (Gnome, 64bits) on my new machine but I am kind of facing a problem. I tried installing ATI driver, gparted, and libc for 32-bit support and I always seem to be ...
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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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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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Graphical interface on a remote server?

I've got a VPS with Debian running on it. I connect to it using SSH and configure it in a console mode. Now I want to install some graphical interface to it and use my VPS in graphical mode from my ...
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Graphics on boot like the backtrack linux or the Gentoo live DVD after you press alt+F1 on boot

Would like to find a good tutorial on how to make a boot splash similar to the one on backtrack {3,4,5}. It has all of the terminal text that you would see on a normal boot up but it has a nice ...
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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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strange noise in some gui programs

I have Debian testing, I use XFCE. Recently, shortly after dist-upgrade, I noticed that XFCE terminal has some noise in it - especially near the end of long lines or when I use midnight commander. The ...
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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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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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Should I update my Fedora or not?

Here is my problem. My laptop has an NVidia Geforce 310 M graphic card. And since kernel 2.6 I had problems with the display. I had to use nomodeset option in the grub, if not my screen will be off ...
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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 ...