Software that allows the operating system to interface with graphics hardware.

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Is it possible to restart a display driver? [duplicate]

Is it possibe to restart the display driver during a normal desktop session ? In the driver section of "Computer Management" there is no option. But possibly there is some tool or command line to ...
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AMD ATI driver - atikmdag.sys causing BSODs

For the past two years I've been having problems with ATI drivers on Win7. From what I can gather, it's caused by ATI drivers. I have AMD Radeon Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate Edition 128-bit 1GB DDR5 ...
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Using a displaylink adapter with the Xorg modesetting driver

I have a USB2 displaylink adapter connected to my machine so as to make use of that nice second monitor I have here. The primary graphics card is the dreaded Poulsbo, so there's no hardware ...
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Sony Vaio - Black Screen on Debian Install

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-C2S laptop. It currently has Windows 7 installed on it, but I would like to install Debian. I downloaded the Debian 8 CD 1 image, burned it onto a CD, installed a new, blank ...
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Can anyone provide me the correct Intel HD Graphics driver link?

I am knowing that many users will find this question funny as I can't even find the correct driver but the question is somehow complicated. My device is Asus x200ma. Manufacturer's driver is only made ...
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crash after installing nvidea 210 drivers

hoping someone can help. Have seen several references to similar problems, but can't seem to find a solution that's worked for me yet. I've installed a new ASUS GeForce 210 graphics card in a ...
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Can I disable Test Mode on Windows 8.1 after I've installed the drivers?

I set some unsigned video drivers to install with my system by disabling checks for signing. I have a Test Mode watermark and build number. Is it safe to disable Test Mode now that they're installed ...
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GPU driver restart just in PCI-E 16x slot

My specs are these: i5 3570k 2x 4Gb G-skill DDR3 MSI Geforce 770GTX 650W PSU (Inter Tech Energon EPS-650W - ...
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How to disable a plugged-in PCI-e graphic card on OS level? [duplicate]

I have a server running for which I want to have a possility to access it with a screen connected to VGA (very rarely, most of the time it's accessed via SSH). Therefore I have a PCI-e graphic cards ...
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Can't start weston anymore

Since a few weeks I can't start Weston anymore on my Arch Linux machine. My Graphics card is: $ glxinfo | grep 'renderer string' OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ivybridge Mobile And my ...
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Howto enable GPU-scaling with nVidia GTX 680 and UltraHD-DisplayPort-1.2-monitor?

I am running a Dell UltraHD-monitor in 3840x2160 at 60 Hz (DisplayPort 1.2). This monitor doesn’t support upscaling when running in DP 1.2 mode. nVidia's latest drivers seem to prevent GPU scaling ...
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Is it possible to use one Windows computer as a display/storage for another Windows computer? [closed]

For my work, I have two Windows 7 laptops (both are Lenovo T440p). I would like to use one as an external monitor for the second. I know I can use Synergy to share my keyboard/mouse on both, but it ...
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Can't find stable drivers for GTX260 - Is it dying?

I have a gtx260 card (this one to be precise http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=116) The issue I'm having is that pretty often the screen goes black and comes back after 1-5 seconds, with the ...
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How to fix a display tinted blue and blurry?

My display is blue tinted and blurry and I'm not sure what to do with it. Am I supposed to check the display drivers or format and reinstall the whole PC? Please someone help me with some advice, I'm ...
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Opensuse 13.2 hybrid graphics cards Nvidia/Intel driver installation

I have a laptop with hybrid graphics cards as you can see from lspci: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) 01:00.0 3D ...
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Windows 8.1 Display Driver Gone? Black Screen on Boot and Safe Mode

I've got some really weird problems with my computer. It's the Asus G750JX Notebook. To clarify; I've got one 256 GB SSD(Windows is on a 90GB partition) and a 1TB HDD(which I installed by myself). ...
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Black screen when trying to update graphics drivers of laptop

My brother has a Samsung NP350-V5C with a Intel HD4000 and a AMD radeon 7600M series GPU with a switch. When he received it the switchable graphics weren't working properly: the system only used the ...
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Issues with AMD Catalyst Driver v14.12 on Windows 8.1 x64

I updated my video card drivers to version 14.12 for Windows 8.1 Update 1 x64. I have an AMD Radeon HD 6800 with 3 monitors. The are plugged in through the HDMI and DisplayPorts on the card. After ...
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DELL latitude shows a blank screen unless connected to external monitor

I have a DELL latitude E7440. If I power it on as is, a blank screen is displayed. However if i connect to an external monitor, it works fine. Is this a driver issue?
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Black screen on notebook-display after Intel HD 3000 update

I've installed Windows 8.1 on a Medion Akoya P6634 sporting a Intel HD3000 and a GeForce GT630M. I had to disable Windows Update because the notebook's screen becomes black after it performed some ...
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How can I uninstall wrong (XP) CCC on Windows 7 pro 64bit? Uninstall crashes PC

Didn't know I had a real problem until I got a new 27" touchscreen monitor. Built this PC last year (2013). Specs: Asus Sabertooth Z78 mb, i7-4770 Haswell 3.4GHz, 8g DDR3 crucial Vengeance Pro ...
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Can't use 1920x1080 Resolution on Xenserver windows 7 guest

I am using Xenserver 6.2 on my dedicated server and created a windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1 guest , and Now I am managing it remotely using Teamviewer . I have tried Powerstrip , But my Advanced Timing ...
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Windows 8 display driver on Asus EE PC flare series 1025

I have installed Windows 8.1 on Asus ee pc flare series 1025. Everything works fine except that fact that display is working at resolution 600x800 and in Computer Managment standart display adapter ...
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How to run linux binary video drivers in a sandbox/isolated environment?

I don't trust any binary, but i have to use nvidia video card driver. Since xorg/video drivers runs as root and needs to access my hardware, is it possible to block internet connection to these ...
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Desktop not starting after Centos upgrade

I upgraded a server from centos 6.5 (with gnome2) to 7 using the update manager. The problem is that I am not able to see the login screen or the desktop. However the mouse pointer is visible. I ...
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Windows “Color Management” see no monitor after video driver uninstall (Solved)

I used to be able to color calilb the built-in and external monitor of my Lenovo G500 64-bit Win8.1 laptop. Then suddenly Color Calibration of Win has error when I tried to calib the external ...
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Display issues on new OpenSUSE install

I installed OpenSUSE 13.1 on my newly built PC, but the display is just horrible : the edges of the screen are missing. For example, I can't see all the top part, I can barely read the date and I ...
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OpenGL direct state access extension is not supported

I am trying to run Vega Prime 5 and when I run active preview i got the following message:"OpenGL direct state access extension is not supported with current hardware and/or driver setup". Despite ...
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Fujitsu Lifebook NH532 screen dimmed catastrophically after Nvidia driver update

I have a one year old Fujitsu lifebook NH532 laptop running Windows 8. Recently I updated the driver for the Nvidia graphics card from version 331.82 to 335.23 WHQL and on installation the laptop ...
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downgraded from SLI, should I do anything special?

I used to have SLI GTX 670, due to some rethinking and not really needing that much power I sold off one of the cards. Everything has been working fine during games, but I get these random "Display ...
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Taskbar and desktop refreshing

I have an issue that my HP 650 laptop is doing refreshing of taskbar and desktop in every 2 minutes. When refreshing the icons from the taskbar are disappearing for 1-2 second and then again shown. ...
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How do I let Windows Update know that my graphics card has changed?

After upgrading to a new graphics card, Windows Update wants to install a new driver for my former card. I was using an AMD Radeon HD 7670 and I switched to an Nvidia GTX 750 Ti. I'm running Windows ...
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Pavilion zv5200 graphics issues - Hardware or driver?

I have an old Pavilion zv5200 (service tag zv5260us) whose hard drive died a few years ago. Just recently, I picked up a used hard drive for it just to get it working again as a small, fun project. ...
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Windows 8.1 extending displays

I have an old Inspiron 6400. I want to be able to extend/duplicate my display over to another monitor, but am unable to do so. I can use either of the monitors when I activate CRT/LCD switch on the ...
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Windows Display Manager slow down or error

My computer is running pretty good, but I get the feeling that the Display Manager (or whatever it's called in windows) is having a hard time. First, interaction with desktop items is slow and ...
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Weird, Random Mouse Movements and Clicks in Ubuntu 12.04.02 - Nvidia Related?

I had some Nvidia issues recently on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop system - not a LAPTOP, so no touch-pad related issues... I tried everything I could think of, including purging all Nvidia drivers and ...
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intel graphics accelerator drivers for windows 8 on windows 7?

Said "Display Driver has stopped responding and has recovered". My main issue with this is that it's a warning about a Windows 8 driver malfunctioning on my Windows 7 computer. Why would Windows do ...
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How to determine number of colours (bit per pixel) in X11

How can I see how many bits per pixel are actually available in a running X11 session?
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Is there a way to trick or force a consumer graphics card to use workstation card drivers?

Related to this question and the chosen answer, in particular this bit: There are some minor differences to create this rate fence - for example, the Quadro / Fire Pro models use different drivers ...
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How is windows 7 able to recover from a driver crash?

I noticed that my brother's gaming PC running Windows 7 had a driver crash for his nvidia 690 video card, but the OS itself didn't crash, rather it claimed that it had recovered. I was curious how ...
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Install Radeon X1650 driver on Debian Wheezy

I'm trying to setup my ATI graphics card (X1650) on Debian Wheezy. None of the instructions I came across worked. I always get this: sudo aticonfig --lsa aticonfig: No supported adapters detected
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Very odd crashes with XFX Radeon HD 7770

I have been getting some very odd crashes recently with my new XFX Radeon HD 7770 graphics card. It runs Tribes: Ascend and Crysis at max settings perfectly well, but (it started doing this last week) ...
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Remove Windows Driver from Linux

I have a dual boot system with Win7 and Linux. After my install, Windows attempts to boot in safe mode but fails at a driver. It's the AMD video card driver. How do I uninstall a driver for Windows ...
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Display driver crashing on Windows 8 multi monitor with displayLink

I have a Sony laptop (full specs around the bottom) with an AMD Radeon HD 6630M, sitting on a docking station plugged with 3 DisplayLink USB to DVI adapters connected to 3 screens in 1920*1200 in ...
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Programmable/custom control of 3D LCD displays [closed]

Consumer 3D LCD monitors are becoming much more readily available and cheaper, and often come packaged with 3D glasses. My understanding is that many of these displays are passive, with every second ...
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Tesla K20 PCIe 2.0 limit in driver or VBIOS?

I have multiple Sandy Bridge/Sandy Bridge-E GPU/CUDA development machines and while I could get both GeForce GTX680 and TITAN to work in PCIe 3.0 mode (using the NVreg_EnablePCIeGen3 driver option, ...
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Winodws 8/8.1 upgrade - “ Display driver stopped responding and has recovered”

Background Ever since I've upgraded to Windows 8 (and recently to 8.1) from Windows 7 (premium), sometimes the PC's screen gets turned off . when this happens sometimes it stays turned off, and ...
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What actually is “Cedar Trail drm driver in DKMS format”?

I know that it is somehow related to the video driver and hardware acceleration, but what exactly this driver is? It seems it is not the video driver itself. So, what actually it is and how exactly is ...
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OpenGL/webGL not working, nouveau drivers

Title says it, OpenGL software crashes and Chromium says hardware acceleration is not available for webGL, though they should be supported by nouveau drivers. Running 64-bit Arch linux with xfce4 ...
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Blender refuses to start

I'm trying to run Blender under Linux, but I'm unable to do that, whenever I try I get some errors. I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.11.1. This is my video card: ~$ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA ...