Questions tagged as ['graphics']

Questions related to graphics, in particular getting graphics cards to work. Please tag your exact graphics card version as well if you know what it is.
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Mark Piorecky avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 Freeze on loading screen. Have Intel UHD 620 graphics
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I am running Ubuntu 20.04 and my computer is freezing solid on the login screen. Have to hard reset holding the power button.

Initially, I had Mate 20.04 installed (I believe in April) and it worked great till Aug.

I have since tried several full clean installs (Actually new OS on / and keeping my same personal data on /home). All new installs fail to get past the login screen.

Currently, I am trying U ...

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Nvidia driver not working on Ubuntu 20.04 with GeForce RTX 3060
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I've been trying for a while now to install the Nvidia drivers in my laptop, but even though it seems to be installed the nvidia commands doesn't work at all nor the HDMI displays works with an external screen (via HDMI).

The command:


gives the following output:

NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is in ...

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Screen flickering on Ubuntu 20.04 - HP Spectre X360 with Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520]
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I am using Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS on my HP Spectre X360 with Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] and I am having flickering graphics.

Unlike similar entries that have been reported, my flickering is discontinuous. It sometimes happens showing grey flickering boxes 5-6 times in a minute, and sometimes it does not happen for 2-3 minutes. Overall, it annoys me quite a lot.

I have tried decreasing the refre ...

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Glenn Karl Guiyab avatar
Switch from AMD Integrated GPU to Nvidia Discreet GPU on Ubuntu 20.04
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Im running ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3. The problem is when using ubuntu I cant connect my laptop to external monitor but its works perfect when I'm on Windows 10. I check the about of my System and it shows **Graphics - AMD@Renoir **

I already checked the drivers it installed the recommended one its Nvidia 470 I already checked the prime profiles it shows Nvidia too.

How to switch f ...

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Dallascat avatar
New to ubuntu, scrolling can be jittery, do I need to update/install video drivers for my card?
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I have two 27" monitors running 2560 X 1440. Resolution is fine, but when I scroll any webpage in any browser, it streaks. The update drivers in the software module didn't show anything new. Intel graphics card btw. Any ideas/tips? I'm not new to ubuntu, been running it on a laptop for awhile, but recently made the switch from windows on my main PC.

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steve avatar
game opens to green screen and now i cant lauch game?
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I found an old game called Slender.


I wanted to play it so I downloaded it and put it in .win/drive_c/program files it worked game opened but the game opened to green screen I could hear the game but the screen was green.

Next time I tried to open the game I got errors and could not launch the game the errors in lutris log said this (Can ...

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Mark avatar
How to download supported version to be accepted by AMD installer?
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I got new AMD videocard inside my Ubuntu box and it's using the default open source driver which still gives me rendering issues here and there.

lshw -c video revealed that the card is Radeon HD 8870M / R9 M270X I found relevant driver on AMD's download page and pulled the driver.

When I ran the installer it pushed back with:

error: Detected X Server version 'XServer 1.20.11_64a' is not supported. Sup ...
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velenos14 avatar
nvidia-340 driver on Ubuntu 20.04
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I have a dual-boot machine with Windows8 and Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS.

It worked fine up until I pressed Yes (install) to some automatic updates from Ubuntu via the GUI pop-up window. These updates failed at around 70%. The problem is with nVidia drivers.

My motherboard is GT216 (GeForce GT 220). Running ubuntu-drivers devices I get:

driver: nvidia-340 - distro non-free recommended

driver: xserver-xorg-vide ...

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Ciprum avatar
Refresh rate drops significantly after connecting external monitor to laptop
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I have a Lenovo Gaming i3 with a GTX 1650 and am running Ubuntu 20.04 latest. The laptop's screen is 1080p 120Hz and I connect an external 1080p 60Hz monitor. When the monitor is connected my laptop's 120Hz screen drops to about 60Hz and it experiences some vertical tearing. xrandr reports the laptop screen as 120Hz the entire time, even though it's clearly not.

How can I run my laptop's screen at 120Hz ...

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wrong AMD GPU installation in Ubuntu default setting
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I had Dell precision 3510 with FirePro W5130M AMD graphic card. After installing Ubuntu, My login sometime gives my black screen instead of login. the screen is hesitate when it display a white color (bright increase and decrease). I used the commend


and this appear:

01:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde PRO / Venus LE / Tropo PRO-L [Radeon HD 8830M / ...
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lambdakappatheta avatar
Ubuntu 21.04: no proprietary nvidia driver for GeForce 210 graphics card
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In previous versions of Ubuntu I was able to install the proprietary nvidia driver for the GeForce 210 graphics card under Additional Drivers in Software & Update but now there are "No additional drivers available".

I tried typing apt install nvidia-driver- and hit tab. If I'm not mistaken, I need nvidia-driver-340 but there is nothing below nvidia-driver-390.

Lastly, I downloaded the official d ...

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How to install nvidia drivers without breaking my system?
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I have an nvidia 1050ti. Recently installed kubuntu 20.04.3 and allowed 3rd party software during installation. After installation when I try to boot it just stays loading at the splash screen after grub, so broken system right after installation.

From recovery I tried ubuntu-driver autoinstall. This allowed me to at least get to the display manager but the scale is off, everything looks small, and I ge ...

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Theo Jaasp avatar
ASUS TUF DASH F15 RTX3060 not booting after Driver Install
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My brand new Asus TUF DASH F15 with RTX3060 Laptop stucks on boot after Nvidia Driver Installation. What can cause the problem ?

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Bl4d35m1th avatar
Radeon 5450HD card not working until rebooting the system
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System Specs

  • AMD FX 4300
  • AMD Radeon 5450HD
  • 500GB HDD
  • 2x 4GB 1600MHz RAM
  • TA970 Motherboard
  • DELL Monitor connected via VGA

Some Context

  1. I am running Ubuntu 20.04. All current updates installed.
  2. A few months ago, the graphics card's VRAM died. It started working fine after 10 minutes in the oven, though.


  1. Monitor stays black on boot.
  2. No BIOS startup screen
  3. Can access the system after boot via S ...
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velenos14 avatar
login loop after ubuntu 20.04 update
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the Ubuntu 20.04 automatic updater (software updater) asked me to allow to install updates. I agreed to update, but at 70% an error appeared. I didn't pay attention to it, but after I put the PC to sleep and then turned it back, I ended up being asked for my password, entering it, but it comes back to ask for my password indefinitely.

I have read online and dealt with the permissions of files, bu ...

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manoj avatar
remove graphics card from ubuntu server machine
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I used a old HP media PC to install Ubuntu Linux 20.04.3 and removed the video card and restart the machine. The server boots after making several beeps. I guess it is because I removed the graphics card. Is there any way to remove this GPU check during bootup?

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OmKshirsagar avatar
Nvidia Graphics card not detected... After disabling it..?
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I had installed the graphics card drivers and all when installing the OS. Everything was fine until my laptop started to switch off due to heating issues due to nvidia graphics card.... So I somehow disabled* it in a way i dont remember... Now lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' returns

omsk@omsk-Latitude-E6420:~/Desktop$ lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display'
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Cor ...
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Ringo Yu avatar
How to force Intel Graphics instead of Radeon?
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I am struggling to find how to change graphics renderer in ubuntu. My radeon card gives off all kinds of corruptions so I want to change my graphics adapter to Intel Graphics

Here are some outputs:

$ lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|Display|3D'
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Core Processor Integrated Graphics C ...
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Why does my login screen look broken?
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Occasionally, when I restart my computer and boot ubuntu (I have dual boot with Windows 10), my Ubuntu login screen looks fragmented. I'm using Nvidia graphics driver version 470 (proprietary), and I have secure boot disabled. I can still type in my password (though I can't see what is happening) and it will display my desktop like normal after I login.

Additional Details I can re-create this issue  ...

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Pratyaksh Singh avatar
Screen flickering and slow response to mouse moves
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I am new to linux and I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on my Dell device which uses intel i3 processor with Intel hd graphics 5500.

The machine was working well for a month and then suddenly yesterday I started seeing a flicker on the screen with purple horizontal line on top and when I press a key or move my mouse it takes some time for the screen to update.

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Alex F avatar
Blender viewport bugs out, not solved by switching graphics cards
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A few days ago I opened Blender and was treated to this mess. I don't know what caused it, but it seemed to have something to do with my graphics card. My system has two GPUs, an Intel HD 530 and an NVIDIA GT 730. Since the problem was occurring on the Intel card, I decided to switch and see if the problem continued. Unfortunately, it did (although it feels subjectively like it's less severe). The  ...

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Mayank avatar
Booting into safe graphics mode after Nvidia driver upgrade
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I decided to upgrade the nvidia driver I was using, I opened additional drivers and previously it was 660(proprietary), it had a new version 670(proprietary, tested). It also has tested in it, so I thought what could go wrong. I selected the driver and clicked apply. It downloaded the driver and told me to restart. I restarted and now I'm booting into what seems to be safe graphics mode, I'm unable to u ...

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Filipe Dias avatar
Screen tearing on an external monitor with NVIDIA RTX 3070
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I’ve got a Lenovo Legion 5 Pro and I use an external monitor. I’m experiencing horizontal screen tearing when I scroll down/up and when I watch movies or youtube videos. This does not happen when I use the laptop’s screen. The external monitor is connected to the HDMI port.

System info:
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Radeon Graphics
NVIDIA RTX 3070 with Nvidia 470
Kernel 5.11.0-34-generic #36~20.04.1 ...
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caparks avatar
Lost macbook pro LCD backlight brightness controls after installing nvidia driver
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I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with the 5.11.0-34-generic kernel on my mid-2009 macbook pro which has nvidia geforce 9400M graphics hardware. Suspend and wake from suspend does not work with the nouveau open source graphics driver, so I wanted to install the nvidia proprietary graphics driver. The nvidia driver available within 'Additional Software' is the correct version for my machine, but it doesn't su ...

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Daniel Ortega Monge avatar
Ubuntu Compatibility with Nvidia
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I am trying to install Ubuntu on my PC, I have a Dell Vostro 230, core 2 duo 2.93 GHz, RAM 8Gb and an Nvidia GeForce GT220, but every time I try to run Ubuntu, after a few minutes the image is lost, I noticed that the cooler fan shuts down when Ubuntu starts, so I realize that the chip is heating too much. I already tried to install the Nvidia drivers without success. I can not install Ubuntu  ...

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Why do my NVIDIA drivers stop supporting OpenCL a few days after reinstalling?
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For the longest time, I could not get NVIDIA OpenCL or CUDA to work on my Optimus enabled laptop. I finally got it working by purging all nvidia packages with sudo apt-get --purge remove '*nvidia*' and reinstalling the driver metapackage with sudo apt install nvidia-driver-470 then rebooting.

OpenCL worked just fine for a few days and my card showed up when I ran clinfo. Then, it stopped working and does ...

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Giao Lê avatar
Graphics Driver and Resolutions
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I'm using Ubuntu 21.04, and I have installed 20.04 before. Both of them are unable to work correctly with my graphics driver. They only show up two low screen resolutions. I tried to add screen resolution. With Ubuntu 21.04 using WAYLAND, I switched back to Ubuntu with Xorg, and add new resolution: 1366x768. With Ubuntu 20.04, I did the same thing. But after adding new resolution, my screen is still blu ...

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Ubuntu / PopOS 21.04 - Screen blinking
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I just bought a Fusion Serie from PCSpecialist and I'm having screen issue when running Ubuntu (tested 20.04 and 21.04) or PopOS (tested 21.04)

  • built-in screen display is blinking when the mouse cursor is moving within its display area using the touchpad or a mouse
  • if I press the left button while moving the cursor the display does not blink
  • when using an external monitor its display is fine, but not t ...
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Zeitrif avatar
No Graphics Output from RTX 3080; X Server Not Configured
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Beginner user here. I've got a server box loaded with an Intel S2600ST, an Intel Xeon Silver 4216, and an RTX 3080, and either Ubuntu 20.04.03 or 21.04. When I've had the LTS loaded, it would recognize my nVidia as a generic device, however 21.04 directly identifies it as a 3080.

I currently have this system connected with a VGA from the baseboard, which outputs fine. During the OS Boot, my main  ...

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Omid Ketabollahi avatar
Nvidia Geforce 820M GPU problem on mainly ubuntu-based distros
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Ok, I really love linux but I REALLY DETEST the fact that it is awful with GPUs.

Over the last couple of weeks I have tried fedora, kubuntu, kde neon, zorin os, and manjaro and NONE of then could utilize my nvidia graphics card.

I have literally tried everything.

I did a standard nvidia install: 'sudo apt install nvidia-xxx (I think I did 470)'

I think I also tried: 'sudo apt install nvidia-driver-xxx'