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How to set the resolution in text consoles (troubleshoot when any `vga=…` fails)

It is a common way to set the resolution of a text consoles (that are usually available by Ctrl-Alt-F1 thru Ctrl-Alt-F6) by using a vga=... kernel parameter. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, output of ...
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Which NVIDIA driver should I use?

I have an NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT. I'm currently using nvidia-331 since the Nouveau open drivers were giving me some trouble. But I have several other drivers to select, see: What are the ...
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Monitor connected via displayport to DVI adapter won't sleep properly

I have a monitor connected to my machine that displays odd behavior when entering power saving sleep mode. When entering sleep, the monitor will alternate between blanking and displaying a default ...
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Cannot add new mode in xrandr for external monitor

Today I was trying to connect my second monitor to my notebook. I have: nvidia graphic card 304.43 drivers [support xrandr 1.2] archlinux [up-to-date] awesome wm xrandr 1.3 My problem is with ...
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Set Xorg to use only part of the screen

My screen has 1280 x 1024 resolution. But unfortunately, rightmost belt of 200 pixels is damaged and unable do display any image. How can I set that the Xorg will treat my screen as 1080 x 1024 ...
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Display problem - Random grid appears on screen [closed]

I have recently started using Arch with nvidia driver (I had a lot of problems getting nouveau to even work so I decided to try nvidia) and I started experiencing rather odd problems. Every now and ...
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Change screen resolution on Linux Mint

I have just installed Linux Mint 14 and I cannot change the screen resolution. The appropriate resolution 1920 x 1200, just isn't among the options. I have tried this solution but it reports: ...
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Poor TTY resolution with nVidia driver

The resolution of the TTY1-6 is poor ~ 640×480 Ubuntu 11.10 | Grub2 | nVidia | NVIDIA GT215 Board I went through the process on this site and after the edit the GRUB menu appears in the correct ...
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GPGPU/CUDA in KVM or Xen

We would like to enable direct access to CUDA-enabled GPUs within either KVM or Xen (or Citrix Xenserver). Specifically, we want to use PCI passthrough to access an NVIDIA Tesla S2050 unit, which is ...
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How to install Nvidia drivers on Debian Jessie

I have installed the Nvidia drivers according to the wiki but with no success. The system hanged during boot. So, how can I install the drivers successfully on Debian Jessie? My PC's specs: GPU: ...
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How to make changes in nvidia-settings tool persistent

I want to disable VSync (it's called "Sync to VBlank" in nvidia-settings) for my nvidia graphics card. But the configuration only takes effect if I start the nvidia-settings tool. After rebooting ...
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How can I get xrandr to detect both nvidia cards: 2 x GTX480, triple-head?

I am running Linux Mint 16 (Petra) I am running the default driver nvidia-319 shipped with the distro I have 2x GTX480 cards I have 3 monitors Using the Nvidia driver, all monitors and GPUs are ...
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Force X to use second video card so I can pass through first card to XEN VM?

So I am trying to get X to start on my second (PCI 02.00:00) video card and stop using the main card (PCI 1.00:00). I would like to do this because I want to pass through the PCI 1 card to a XEN HVM ...
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Multiple monitors as cloned desktop windows

I am running Fedora 16 using an Nvidia card with 2 monitors. I have the monitors setup as 2 separate displays (in that I can move a window from monitor to monitor). One monitor is mounted in a ...
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Running F.lux (Flux) or Redshift with Multiple Monitors with Nvidia Optimus

I have tried installing F.lux and then Redshift, and configured them to run on multiple monitors with no success. I wonder if my setup, which includes Nvidia Optimus setup using Bumblebee could be the ...
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How to install nvidia proprietary drivers on Fedora 23?

Fedora 23 tend to freeze with the nouveau display drivers with my Geforce GT240. I already solved this issue on Ubuntu by installing the proprietary drivers with the Driver Manager. Is there something ...
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How to install CUDA Toolkit 7.x on Debian 8 (Jessie) or 9 (Stretch)?

How to install Cuda Toolkit 7.0 on Debian 8? I know that Debian 8 comes with the option to download and install CUDA Toolkit 6.0 using apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit, but how do you do this for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia proprietary drivers installation

I require some Help and Guidance in installing NVIDIA drivers on my system with a Dual Intel/Nvidia Graphics Processors. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and i am aware that the OS is in its ...
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Cinnamon 2.0.14 crashing when a second monitor is enabled with NVIDIA drivers (Mint 16)

Here's the set-up: 2x identical GTX460 cards 1x BenQ 144hz monitor (1920x1080) 1x Asus 60hz monitor (1920x1080) I was told to avoid installing the NVIDIA driver myself and use the ...
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Setting nvidia properties during X-server startup

I am using the proprietary nvidia drivers in KDE (Debian Testing) and as many others experience issues with performance. I noticed that it gets a bit better if I run: nvidia-settings -a ...
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Switch display output without rebooting but not in Xorg

My graphic card has two output (VGA and DVI). Is it possible to switch from one to the other without rebooting ? It works in Xorg by restarting the X server (I guess it should be doable with xrandr ...
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Why does monitor stay on when DPMS is enabled?

I am running Mint 13 connected to a Dell U2711 monitor via displayport. When the GDM logon screen is displayed, DPMS does not ever shut down the monitor. If I logon and run $ xset -q I get ... ...
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Specify Monitor For Linux Console

Does the kernel, framebuffer, or a framebuffer driver (uvesafb) have an option to specify the video-card output to use? The kernel only outputs to one monitor: Kernel message buffer (before and ...
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Dual monitors with 2 videos driver with xrandr 1.4

I'm trying to dual-screen with 2 differents video card drivers (i915 & nvidia) but as you can see xrandr is only listing nvidia provider. [x@epoch ~]$ xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : ...
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Cannot create “Hello World” module (and NVIDIA, and VirtualBox)

First off, the details. BEFORE: kernel: 3.2.0-2-amd64, nvidia driver: 295.59 AFTER: kernel: 3.2.0-3-amd64, nvidia driver: 302.17-3 My Debian wheezy is kept recent at all times. Actually, doing ...
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How to close X Server, to avoid errors while updating nVidia driver?

I tried to update my nVidia driver but I got an error when I ran the driver installation. See the error: ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before ...
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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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Nvidia graphics card

I have troubles with NvidiaGraphicCard on Linux Mint . So at first I have downloaded the cuda libs for Linux. Drivers are from the cuda NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-352.39.run All have installed but I have ...
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How To Diagnose Faulty (onboard) Network Adapter

I'm looking for advice on diagnosing ethernet connectivity issues under Linux. I suspect it's a hardware issue, though I am not entirely sure. It's an nVidia chipset and ethernet adapter. The device ...
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nVidia drivers in Xorg / KDE - performance and stability for different cards

I have a GeForce 250 GTS card and I am using the proprietary drivers in Linux (KDE on Debian Testing). Unfortunately recently I had a lot of issues with stability and performance - I had quite a few ...
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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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Can the nouveau Xorg driver be used for a multihead workstation?

I'm trying a manual setup of Xorg 1.9.5, for two identical monitors connected to the VGA and DVI ports of an nVidia GeForce 6600. I get the X Server to run using a single screen, and it appears ...
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Pixelization of KDE screen

I am using Arch Linux on an Acer Aspire 5920G and KDE 4.6.5 as WM. All installed packages are up-to-date. Starting some days ago I got few strange artifacts that spread all over the screen. ...
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How can I automatically restart gnome-shell coming out of suspend mode?

So, due to an issue with gnome-power-manager, gnome-shell, and my nvidia card, I'm left in the awkward position of coming out of suspension/sleep with my graphics broken. This problem resolves itself ...
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Show Display Numbers on each Display

On Windows, there is an option to click on a button in the display properties called like "Identify Displays", it then shows a number over each monitor for a few seconds so that you know which display ...
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Not getting 3d acceleration on one of two GeForce graphic cards

Running Debian 8. I have a GeForce 6600 GT and a GeForce GTX 460 SE. I was using the 340.65-2 driver, whatever the standard nvidia driver is in the repos, but that doesn't support the 6600. So I ...
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extension GLX missing on display

I have a computer with broken graphics here. It's running openSUSE 13.2 (x86_64). When a 3D application (paraview in this case) starts up it complains: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". Xlib: ...
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dualhead nvidia twinview + one monitor rotated

So I have two monitors, I want to rotate one in portrait. AFAIK twinview doesn't allow single monitor rotation -- both monitors are rotated. The reason I want twinview is because it allows ...
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Number of X screens corresponding to number of “Screen” sections in xorg.conf file for multi-monitor configuration

I want to set up a multi-monitor configuration where two "landscape" oriented monitors one above the other and two "portrait" oriented monitors one right of the other combine into a single large ...
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How do I set up dual quadro cards in RHEL 5.5

have a RHEL 5 workstation with 2 nvidia Quadro FX4500 cards, with one display attached to each card. After doing a clean install of RHEL 5.5, the second display doesnt work (it worked ok in RHEL 5.2). ...
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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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TwinView: Switched placement (right/left)

I have a working twin view setup using nvidia graphics card and propriety drivers on Debian jessie. main monitor (DFP-0): Dell 2405FPW via DVI, placed to the right sencondary (DFP-1): Sharp TV ...
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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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How do I “fix” Flash?

I’m brand new to linux and, coming from Windows, I sometimes find it quite daunting. I managed to install openSUSE and after much trial and error I discovered how to install some software, and ...
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How to get the version of my nvidia driver?

I tried using cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version but it says the file does not exist. Is there any alternative way to do that? I tried to look manually for that file, but I couldn't find it. I also ...
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Have to reinstall NVidia driver on every reboot

I am having an issue with my Nvidia driver after the latest update. Now, Every time I reboot the machine there is some conflict between two different version and I have to reinstall the driver before ...
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How to get Debian Jessie to use the nvidia proprietary driver?

I followed the instructions in the Debian wiki to install the nvidia proprietary graphics driver on Debian Jessie via backports. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, the X server will not use the ...
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Dell Laptop is overheating and shutting down

I recently updated from Linux Mint 16 to Linux Mint 17 on my Dell Inspiron 5420 with NVIDIA graphics card. After upgrading, the laptop is overheating seriously with temperature going above 90. ...
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VAAPI or VDPAU which one is a newer Tech?

I wanted to compile a variant of mplayer and came across these options: VAAPI VDPAU. I once read somewhere that one of these is for the newer graphic cards (like new gforce GT) and overlaps the ...
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OpenBSD, NVIDIA, and Xorg

I've installed OpenBSD 5.2 i386 on my desktop however I hit a wall when it came to running X at my native resolution (1920x1200). All of the hardware is working normally except for the video card: an ...