Here is my system specifications

Processor: Intel Core i7-8700 Processor
GPU: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
OS: Debian 9.6 (Stretch)
Monitor resolution: 1920 x 1084

Even though I have a full HD monitor, I can't set a resolution higher than 1024x768.

The display is labelled as "Unknown Display".

xrandr shows a warning "xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default"

GPU usage is always 0% (Checked using intel-gpu-tools)

Experiencing screen tearing.

When searching online, most of the solution says to enable Jessie backports. Since I am already on stretch, I think I don't have to do it. How am I supposed to solve it, then? does intel provides any drivers?


For those who has the same issue, try this answer as suggested by @Stephen Kitt. It worked for me.

  • The linked duplicate about drivers isn’t Intel-specific but my answer there explains how to update your kernel and firmware, using the Stretch backports, which should fix problems with Intel graphics. You may also need to update Mesa, see the second link. – Stephen Kitt Feb 20 '19 at 17:30
  • @StephenKitt Hi, Thanks for the link. As I've mentioned in the post, in jessie, enabling backports would solve the issue. As far as know, jessie backport packages are taken from the future version which is stretch(Plz correct me if i'm wrong) and it would have been working for me already. – Bertram Gilfoyle Feb 20 '19 at 17:43
  • Stretch backports aren’t Jessie backports; they’re backports from what will be Buster, to Stretch. The packages there are newer than the packages in Stretch. The terminology can be confusing: “Jessie backports” are backports of packages for Jessie (from Stretch); “Stretch backports” are backports for Stretch (from Buster). – Stephen Kitt Feb 20 '19 at 17:47
  • @StephenKitt Didn't the issue fixed in stretch and jessie backports already? That's what I am asking. – Bertram Gilfoyle Feb 20 '19 at 17:51
  • Oh, OK, I get it. Since you’re having problems with your display I’d say it’s not fixed. The newer kernel in Stretch backports includes many fixes for Intel graphics, you don’t have much to lose (apart from your time) by trying it. – Stephen Kitt Feb 20 '19 at 18:01