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

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How to run a Windows GUI which needs OpenGL 1.2+ with Microsoft Basic Display Adapter?

I'm facing the problem that some my test systems are not able to handle GUI applications which use the OpenGL 1.2 or higher display their GUI. These problematic test systems all show a "Microsoft ...
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Monitor working on Linux but not on Windows

I started using my old monitor recently using a VGA-HDMI adapter. It worked the first time on my laptop running Windows 10 without making any changes to settings. Then I tried it on my work laptop and ...
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How to make intel-graphics unable to reinstall?

My laptop (xps 15 i7, 2 years old) clocks down to unusable 8GHz if I try to use the nVidia graphics. I suspect optimus is the culprit, but dell in its great wisdom has removed the option to not use it ...
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Need to configure my xorg.conf file

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my pc but ubuntu is not able to configure my display/graphics drivers automatically and that is causing white horizontal lines, that move all over screen. I have intel ...
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New NexiGo WebCam working as expected, however, the Cheese application starts recording at the time the cam was plugged in

Each-time I try to record myself using the cheese application, the app starts recording at the time that my web cam was plugged in. In other words, each recording, starts at 00:00, but instead of ...
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Windows 11 - Windows Update keeps installing old Radeon Vega 8 drivers

I've got a Ryzen 5 2500U system with integrated Radeon Vega 8. When I install the latest AMD Adrenalin drivers for the GPU, Windows Update keeps installing a nearly 3 year old version on top of the ...
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Virtual/mock external monitor drivers for Windows to test multiple displays?

I am authoring a software that should work properly when a Windows environment has multiple displays attached to it. Sadly, I only have a single monitor attached to my PC so I cannot easily test the ...
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can a dead gpu still work with Microsoft Basic display adapter

For some back story -> Did I accidentally brick my GPU and how do I downgrade my BIOS ver? If you're still not able to follow, don't worry; even I don't know how I ended up with a "dead" ...
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Is there really any performance benefit from updating graphics drivers?

Title, do video games in general ever benefit from updated drivers, or are they just cosmetic? Nvidia for example only mentions one or two games every driver update, if a game falls outside those two, ...
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Disabling Nvidia driver completely

My NVIDIA GPU got fried long ago and is no longer working. My PC is running on the default Intel Graphics driver. My PC works fine until it comes to updating windows. During any update, windows looks ...
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Disabled internal display and accidentily disabled all monitors

I have a semi old (3 year) ASUS ROG (gaming laptop). Last year I broke it's screen pretty badly and a replacement has not been made because I thought I'm just going to build a PC. Long story short, I ...
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No video loading X on fresh Debian install with NVIDIA 3070

I have just installed Debian 11 on a USB HDD. This system also has Windows 10 and Windows can be booted normally from it's own drive or GRUB. Debian loads GRUB, say it's loading the intial ramdisk and ...
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Leonovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR display flickering

So I have a Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR and the display is flickering. See the video here: https://streamable.com/14qji6 The first few seconds of flickering in the video is actually the display getting ...
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Windows installer does not show video

I have laptop ACER Nitro AN515. I'ts own monitor is broken and i am using external. The problem is when i try to install windows again it does not load video driver. The problem is when i boot to ...
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Some Applications acts messy in MSI laptop

My MSI laptop display gets crazy but this happens only on some application like while using the Atom editor or VS code or only in Brave browser, this dont happen when using chrome or edge. I looked a ...
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8th generation Intel processor using 6/7 generation ports

My laptop has an i5-8250u CPU processor. However, few drivers are running on 6/7 generation versions. Ports I have no idea what these PCI ports do but is it something I should worry about? Do they ...
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Windows Lags after installing Display Driver

My Windows 10 pro Toshiba Satellite L360 - 170 System hangs after I installed an older version of display/graphics driver. Nothing in the system works except the mouse. I tried to uninstall the driver ...
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Windows 10 USB installer: screen glitching

The HP TPN-C130 laptop of a friend of mine refuses to boot to Windows. He had already encountered some issues with the Windows 10 install on the laptop itself (mainly it being slow and crashing) and ...
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Where can I find legacy GTX 1050 ti Drivers?

I have a GTX 1050 ti that I'm trying to install drivers for on Windows 7 64, however all drivers from 2019 onward require SHA-2 windows updates. I realize the logical solution would be to simply ...
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Where are graphics card drivers on a Mac Pro?

Mac Pro 4,1 with El Capitan I installed the 7.5.30 driver that NVIDIA said I need for the Quadro 4000. I'm waiting for that card to be delivered but the 7.5.30 driver works with the NVIDIA GeForce GT ...
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Black screen when launching games, but not when stress testing

I am building a new system, and I am still waiting on my GPU (RTX 3080) to arrive. I have found similar problems, but not as specific as mine. The problem I have with this system is the following... ...
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Black screen while gaming after Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 driver update (v.457.51)

After updating the driver on Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 to v.457.51 (release date 02-Dec-2020) via GeForce Experience while gaming after 5-15mins the screen goes black, and there must be a restart so the ...
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Freshly Installed Ubuntu 20.10 freezes abruptly with HP pavilion - AMD Ryzen 5 4600H - Nvidia Graphics 1650

I installed ubuntu 20.10 on HP pavilion laptop in dual boot with windows 10 home. I am able to login to ubuntu but it randomly freezes after some time and I need to do a hard reset to restart. The ...
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Windows 10: external monitor "No Input Signal" in "Extend" mode, though "Duplicate" or "Show only second display" work

I wanted to have a dual screen setup. The 2 monitors in my dual screen setup are as follows: My laptop's screen: My laptop's screen only has HDMI port. It is dell inspiron 15 5567 laptop. It has 15....
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Ubuntu (18.04.4 LTS) cursor randomly turns into a '+'

This issue is since last 2 days and its quite frequent (ones every minute or so), One had to double click to bring it back to normal cursor. Also if we try to select an area it draws weird shapes. As ...
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uninstall Intel GMA 4500 driver for Windows 10

I tried to install this drivers but on step 2 error message popped up saying, my computer is does not have supporting hardware or something like that. Is it possible to uninstall the step 1 now? I ...
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Installing GPU Drivers from Laptop Vendor or Intel/Nvidia

I have an Intel iGPU/Nvidia dGPU laptop running Windows 10 and was wondering if it was better to use the drivers form my laptop's manufacturer (Overpowered (Model 17+)) or those provided by Intel/...
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Pink and green horizontal lines on the top of the screen

Three days ago suddenly my laptop screen started freezing up.It freezes intermittently say for 5 seconds and then is okay on its own.Then within a minute this repeats.Simultaneously I have pink and ...
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Screen resolution issue after installing new graphics driver — Toshiba notebook (Windows 10)

My device is a Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 (model number PSC09A-01V021), running Windows 10 Home. The system type is 32-bit OS, x64-based processor. The processor is a Celeron(R) Dual-Core CPU (T3500 @ ...
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Is it advisable to update to non-OEM Intel graphics driver on laptop?

I have a laptop, Acer Swift 3 with integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics. Today I received a notification through Intel driver support assistant that I have an update for my graphics driver but it came ...
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Using Two Video Cards (GTX 980 and Quadro 2000) SLI/Physx, or other options?

I have not asked a question here before and so I hope I am in the right spot. I am having trouble getting my system to utilize both of my video cards (GTX 980 and Quadro 2000). I would like the GTX ...
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Unable to roll back display driver after updating it

My computer had slow loading on the welcome screen, so I looked up on the internet to find some ways to speed it up, because I felt like it's something unusual. One of the top results said to Update ...
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Vertical scanlines on old laptop (Sony Vaio circa 2010) screen after upgrading to Windows 10

I'm trying to upgrade a very old Sony Vaio (from 2010) to Windows 10. After updating it, the screen got a strange scanline effect: The shades of gray are displayed correctly, but all colors are ...
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Change monitor pixel dimensions using software on Windows 10

I have an Emerson LE220EM3 TV I am using for a second monitor. The image it projects stretches about 65 pixels beyond the border of the casing. For example, my taskbar and minimize/close buttons are ...
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GeForce graphics card stopped working

this is my first topic. I spent a couple days already Googling everything, ended up in this forum a couple of times, and it seems that no one had the exact same issue I have. First things first: My ...
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No matching fbConfigs or visuals found, while openning Qt Creator over SSH

I have Qt 5.12.7 64 installed on Debian 9.12, these are running on vmware on Windows host. Then I use macOS and ssh into debian. And I tried to open Qt Creator and got: $ ~/Qt5.12.7/Tools/QtCreator/...
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Why does my screen go black after installing GPU drivers?

I have an HP Compaq d5700 running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. It's plugged into my TV and serves as our media center. Recently, the built-in VGA display failed. Since I had no other compatible ...
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How to install apropriate driver in Linux Mint via Virtual Box?

I have a slight problem with Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon installed on Virtual Box 6.0.14, which is hosted on Windows 10. Everytime I boot into VM I get a driver error: Does anyone know how to sort it ...
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Does AMD have open source graphics drivers for Windows?

In the Linux world, AMD has been working very hard on AMDGPU recently, which is a high-quality open source driver now in the kernel. Does AMD have any similar open source drivers for Windows? What ...
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How to install virtual display in windows server 2016?

I have VPS with Server 2016. I need to extend my desktop. Max resolution is 2560x1600 but I need more. Is it possible to add virtual monitor so I can extend my desktop? Tried Virtual display manager - ...
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How do I force Windows 7 Home to use the Generic Display Driver permanently?

The ancient PC we use at work has a flickering screen and I have figured out that the issue is that the driver is faulty for some reason. When I boot into safe mode with networking the flickering ...
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Updating Display Driver Causing Resolution Issue Windows 10

I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Display Driver Dual Monitors both were on resolution 3840 x 2160 (both recommended) I needed to update in order to play WoW today (Error driver out of date, fixed ...
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Issue with startx saying that there are no monitors found on Arch Linux

I installed Arch on my laptop yesterday and since then I have been unable to open i3. I installed xorg, i3-gaps, and changed my ~/.xinitrc file to read: xrandr --setprovideroutputsource modesetting ...
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Modetest LCD outputs are not identical on new LCD implementation

I have been working on implementing a custom 10.1" LCD screen to my Acqua “System On Module” (running a SAMA5D36 Microchip MPU) unfortunately without any good results. The problem I am facing is that ...
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What driver does Linux use for generic UEFI video

Let's say I don't have the vendor specific GPU driver on the Linux distro. What is the generic driver that's used when booted in UEFI mode? I know it's not VESA. I checked the DRM github page and can'...
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MacBook Pro mid 2009 running windows 10 GPU issues

This issue is about a MacBook Pro mid 2009 with 2 graphics cards (integrated - 9400M, dedicated - 9600M GT) Long story: does not install OS X (stop sign or reset depending on the version I'm trying ...
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Which graphics cards can VirtualBox emulate

I'm trying to install various OSs on virtual machines. Oracle VirtualBox has some limited options about the VM's graphics, and I can't choose which graphics card to emulate. When installing an OS on a ...
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X Server closing without errors

I'm trying to install Nvidia drivers on my centos 7.6 install. I've managed to install them from Nvidia's website with a successful install (according to the .sh installer). However, every time I try ...
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Forcefully Install windows 10 drivers on windows 7

I would like to install windows 10 graphics drivers on my windows 7. Since the manufacturers does not provide drivers for my 8th gen intel processeur. Is there a way I can get windows 10 drivers ...
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My Samsung Series 5 (550P7C)

My Samsung Series 5 (550P7C) only offers res. of: 1920 x 1080 I have purchased a new monitor with resolution of: 2560 x 1440 I cannot "boost" the resolution settings.....can anyone offer advice please?...
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