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

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Enumerate processes using display adapter

I'm trying to enumerate processes that are sending GPU workloads to a given display adapter. What I've been up to: Iterate all processes and see which ones loaded the UMD DLL of that display ...
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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 ...
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Hyper-V: Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus Video Device

Hyper-V uses the Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus Video Device as your default video driver. This is okay, but the only issue that I have with it is that the color setting is 16 bit and not 32 bit. I ...
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Graphic issues with KDE 4.11, fglrx drivers and OpenGL under Linux

I'm experiencing some problems after having upgraded my system to KDE 4.11. I'm using Kubuntu 12.04, and from time to time I enable the kubuntu-backports external repository to upgrade the system. ...
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Secure Boot, Bumblebee and Fedora - how to?

I'm a happy user of Fedora 19 and I have it installed on a Samsung Series 5 laptop, which has an off board video card from NVidia - specifically a GeForce GT 630M. I managed to successfully install ...
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Need for Display Adapter of Acer Aspire One D270 on Window 8, 64 Bit.

I have installed Windows 8 on Acer Aspire One D270 and I cannot change its display settings because of driver.please help me in finding one for this machine. Thanks
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ATI Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 driver update crash

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, with an ATI Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 card. The driver version is 2010.0504.2152.37420, from 2010-05-04 (their version numbering apparently corresponds with the release ...
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MMLoadDrv apart of Catalyst Control Center? Look suspicious

This loads at startup every once in a while. It looks strange, and it's always the same image in that window, but it's slightly animated. Does anybody know the purpose of this? Can I remove it? I've ...
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Firefox check for latest graphics card drivers? [closed]

I was wondering whether it's possible for Firefox to check the status of the graphics card drivers - in them being up to date or not. If currently not possible is this planned to be included, ...
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Cannot install sound and display driver without Windows xp service pack 3

I have already installed Windows XP Service Pack 3 and downloaded the sound and display driver from the manufacturer website but when I try and install it, I get an error message that it was not ...
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Updating video drivers for Dell XPS 17 (L702x)

For my other laptops (Dell or otherwise), I'd regularly check NVidia's site for updates on the video card drivers and download and install them when needed. I'm confused about how I should update my ...
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How to run two radeon video cards (one old, one new) after catalyst dropped unified driver?

(Apologies for the rather long post...) On early 2012, i was running a Radeon HD2400 and a HD6950 on the same computer, driving 3 monitors; primary monitor on the HD6950 and two side monitors on the ...
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Are there pitfalls to letting windows manage my video card drivers?

I have a custom built machine which utilizes an XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 video card. I recently upgraded the machine to Windows 8 which very nicely detected and installed the video card driver ...
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I cant update my VPCEC15FG to Windows 8

I am using a Sony VAIO VPCEC15FG computer. I want to install Windows 8 in my system. I successfully install it, but my graphics driver is nor t working well. When I searched on the internet it says ...
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The process “ati2evxx.exe” clogs half my RAM, how can I disable it?

I have a Windows XP 32-bit OS on my computer, which has been acting strange lately: the system REFUSES to shut down, standby or even hibernate. Sometimes, the system even randomly reboots with a split ...
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nVidia - Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

I keep getting this error of nVidia driver. So what it does basically first it freeze all windows then my monitor becomes black and if it recovers it gives me error message like u see in the url, if ...
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Built new PC - GPU is causing issues

I built a new system with following specs: Intel i7 3770K AsRock Z77 Extreme 4 16 GB (2x8GB) from GEiL, DDR3-1600 MSI GTX670 OC Version On that GPU I replaced the cooling system with a ProlimaTech ...
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Enable webgl for Windows 8 running on ATI Legacy Drivers

My Firefox 19 about:support shows me: Adapter description: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670. Adapter drivers: aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atiumdva ...
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Tesla C2075 as a VGA

I'd like to use a Tesla C2075's VGA (D-SUB) DVI output. I installed the latest Quadro driver (as suggested by the NVIDIA driver finder) on the 64-bit Windows 7, but it doesn't seem to be working. E.g. ...
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Vostro 3700 and Geforce 330M drivers (post-300 version)

Edit: After trying again with the latest drivers and starting from scratch I've managed to get the installer to detect the card correctly, but after the install both my Intel and nvidia cards are ...
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Video card displays graphic artefacts

When I came home today, my video card started displaying graphic artifacts, and logging in to windows 7 would cause the computer to reboot. The computer was working fine when i last shut it down last ...
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How to install the drivers only from a download?

I have an Intel Radeon HD 6700 graphics card. Windows Server 2012 was unable to detect this, so it gave me a standard display adapter instead (no dual monitor support, low-res). I found the download ...
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How can I find which drivers are the correct ones for my machine?

I'm currently installing Windows 7 onto a new laptop before imaging it to deploy. I need to install the Wireless and Graphics drivers, but the HP site is offering me both ATI and Intel graphics ...
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Can I install this WDM driver in Windows 98? [closed]

According to the Wikipedia article about WDM drivers they should be compatible with Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Xp, Windows Vista, Windows7, Windows 8 etc... I need a WDM driver for my graphics ...
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Graphics drivers malfunctioning

Today I found out that watching youtube videos in window mode 360p, my intel i7 2670qm is showing 10-12% usage. I am pretty concerned about it and I think it is because of intel integrated drivers. ...
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Change screen brightness via software end or without drivers?

Is there a software-end hack to let me adjust the brightness of Windows 7 even if the screen driver is malfunctioning? My brightness is all the way up and because I have some critical work files ...
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Change Overscan/Underscan settings without Catalyst Control Center

Just installed Windows 8 and downloaded the Catalyst version which ATI website recommended. However it says that it can't start! My main monitor is connected to my PC via a HDMI cable and the display ...
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Windows 7 losing one of my displays after restart

I have an Intel DZ68BC motherboard with Intel HD graphics card using two monitors (on DVI and on HDMI » VGA). My friend asked me to test if his NVIDIA graphics card works well on my computer (at his ...
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How to Find Out What Version of Display Driver is Installed

One of my favorite games, "Wolfenstein Enemy Territory", has stopped working lately. It throws a segfault during the initialization phase. I suspect that the reason is a recent update to the video ...