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What deteriorating component in my laptop is causing poor performance while playing videos

I have a laptop which I have been using for years. I was always able to watch Youtube videos and hours-long HD videos stored on my hard drive just fine. However, recently the device started poorly ...
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How to disable GPU without bbswitch

BBswitch is apparently dead with the last commit being 5 years ago and it no longer works with more modern kernels. During shutdown, it just hangs the system. Nouveau doesn't support power management ...
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Switch GPU from Intel to Nvidia

I try to switch my used graphic card, but I can't. I'm using Linux Mint 19.1 I have the recommended driver. The NVIDIA Prime is enabled. BUT my NVIDIA X Server Settings looks like this. Someone can ...
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Ubuntu not using discrete GPU as primary graphics

My laptop will not run the graphics trough my discrete GPU, only the integrated one. I've tried a few things to correct that but so far without success. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.02LT. Specs: I own a ...
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How to install Nvidia proprietary driver on a dual-gpu laptop properly?

This problem has been bothering me for months. I have a HP Envy Dv6 laptop, in which I installed Kali Linux. It has a dual gpu system with integrated graphics (Intel HD 4000) and dedicated GPU (...
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If both Chromium and ffmpeg run in Linux, which gets the GPU?

ffmpeg and chromium-browser both support hardware accelerated graphics using the GPU. Say for example I have a machine that has one NVIDIA GPU in it; which app uses the GPU? Does the first ...
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What's the difference between DRM and a graphics driver?

I'm trying to understand what the difference is between DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) and a graphics driver, such as AMD or Nvidia GPU drivers. Reading the DRM wiki[1], it seems to me like DRM is ...
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linux mint 19 cinnamon cpu temerature goes crazy!

I've just installed the mint 19 cinnamon on my acer aspire 5830TG as a second OS alongside with win7 and immediately have a very high temp readings: $ sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter ...
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Nvidia drivers on debian

I'm on an ASUS laptop, with the following GPUs $ inxi -Gx Graphics: Card-1: Intel Device 5917 bus-ID: 00:02.0 Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1d10 bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1....
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How to automatically force full composition pipeline for Nvidia GPU driver?

I've installed Manjaro Linux. My graphics card is an Nvidia GTX 1050Ti. When I boot my computer and try to watch videos, I notice harsh screen tearing. This problem is resolved when I go to the ...
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Accessing GPU and drawing on screen without X11

Is there a way to access the GPU, and draw directly on a screen, without passing through a windowing server like X11 or Wayland. For example to get an OpenGL renderbuffer, and write into it using ...
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X doesn't detect secondary nvidia GPU

My current setup is a 2 GPU setup, with an RX 480 as primary and a GTX 960 as secondary. I used to run nouveau just fine, X detected it and I could connect monitors or offload workloads onto it with ...
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How to fix “amdgpu dkms failed for running kernel” when installing amd gpu drivers?

I am attempting to install the AMD gpu drivers for an RX 480 in Ubuntu 18.4.2. Whenever I run amdgpu-install or amdgpu-pro-install I get amdgpu dkms failed for running kernel. Link to make.log I ...
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Can TGSI be used to accelerate fixed-function pipelines?

In other words, can a Gallium driver be written to take advantage of legacy fixed function video cards without programmable shaders? From the TGSI Documentation, I see that declaration semantics and ...
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AMDGPU-PRO How to associate GPU stats found in /sys/kernel/debug/dri and /sys/class/drm/?

I'm trying to monitor AMD gpus in a system running AMDGPU-PRO 18.10 and linux kernel 4.4.0. I am reading values from: /sys/kernel/debug/dri/$X/amdgpu_pm_info where $X is a card index. I am also ...
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GPU/CUDA Compile Error

I am trying to compile some CUDA/GPU code on Ubuntu 16.04 with CUDA 8.0, but I am receiving the following error. I'm not sure how to debug this. nvcc -I/usr/local/cuda/include -gencode arch=...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 crash with cuda 9.0 [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell XPS 15 with an Nvidia GTX1050i graphics card. I have several nvidia driver versions installed but 410.79 is the one being used. My kernel version is 4.15, which I ...
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Linux mint Tara 19 problems with Nvidia Drivers [MX150]

I am trying to get my system to use the mx150 graphics card Problem: Nvidia x Server settings show blank The driver manager shows that i'm using nvidia-driver-390 and also says "No proprietary ...
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Where is /etc/initramfs-tools/modules in OpenSUSE?

I'm following a GPU passthrough guide online which requires me to add "pci-stub" to /etc/initramfs-tools/modules. But it doesn't exist. I'm using OpenSUSE Tumbleweed.
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Configure Grub Option to Boot With iGPU or dGPU

I'm running Manjaro 18 KDE and I've configured it to use the optimus-manager, and it works quite well. However, I find it a nuisance to have to log back out when I want to switch to the other Graphics ...
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Black screen after inserting RTX 2080 Ti, computer won't boot at all

This is with Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell 7920. So the Dell power light goes on but I get nothing aside from the occasional flickering of the HD light, trying to boot when I put the 2080 in my box. (I have ...
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My system is constantly processing something, heating up my laptop

My system heats up when running Ubuntu, with no major processing tasks. I also run Windows 10, on the same machine, and it never heats up when on Windows, so we can rule out hardware issues. My best ...
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The standard mechanism to switch GPUs isn't undocumented, is it?

My laptop is a normal, uninteresting machine with two standard, unmultiplexed GPUs and an ordinary Debian stretch installation. The secondary GPU (a Radeon) is usually powered down but I can activate ...
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Is it possible to modify Ubuntu 18.10 System Monitor to include GPU statistics?

I think I can throw together a fairly simple script to poll the usage data every few seconds. I am fluent enough with node/react that I could get that data and display it in a live graph that polls ...
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Recommendations for a well supported graphics card (frame buffer) for Linux servers [closed]

I'm building a Linux server with a board which doesn't have onboard graphics. This system will be headless for the most part but I will connect a monitor to it as it doesn't have IPMI. What PCIe ...
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Am I using Nvidia driver on my Optimus laptop?

I am using Debian Stretch (9.5) and sudo lspci -nn | egrep -i "3d|display|vga" returns: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 520 [8086:1916] (rev 07) 06:00.0 3D ...
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Tensorflow with Nvidia GPU acceleration on wayland

I am a data science student and arch+i3 user waiting for sway to come for a long time. I have just ordered a new laptop (Dell XPS 15 with Nvidia GPU) and I am making plans on my setup. I have read ...
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Google Chrome GPU Driver Issues on Ubuntu 18.04

I am having some problems starting Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04, and it seems to have something to do with my GPU driver--however, I do not know for sure. I tried google-chrome from the command ...
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NVDIA Drivers on Linux Mint 19 Tara

I am trying to use my GPU to run my own program. The compiling of the project works and on another system it worked. But on the current system, which has a different GPU, I can't even get nvidia-smi ...
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rx 560x slower than integrated vega gpu on fedora 28

I'm using fedora 28 because it seems that is the only distro where that detects the rx560x correctly. Nonethe ess, I noticed that the performance when using the discrete GPU is significantly worse ...
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Deactivating discrete GPU during battery operation?

GPU can provide a performance boost to some operations such as web browsing, but can increase power consumption significantly. For this reason, I would like to deactivate it temporarily while the ...
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Virtualization - Linux host - running Adobe After Effects with hardware acceleration (using OpenGL)? [closed]

Introduction Thinking about a laptop for graphic work, using After Effects (and other Adobe software). As there is to use those proprietary software (we are aware of open source alternatives like the ...
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Does this indicate there is a GPU installed on the machine?

[martin@A08-R32-I196-2-FZ1RLP2 ~]$ sudo lshw -C display *-display UNCLAIMED description: 3D controller product: NVIDIA Corporation vendor: NVIDIA Corporation ...
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NVIDIA-SMI just shows one GPU instead of two

I have 2 GPUs, but my NVIDIA-SMI just shows me one. How can I make it recognize the other one?
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Arch Linux - Unknown controller version on booting

I recently installed Arch Linux. But Every time I boot, I see this message for few seconds: mmc0: Unknown controller version (3). You may experience problems. After more few seconds I see: radeon ...
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Which distros build the kernel with amdgpu southern islands support enabled?

Are there any linux distributions that ship with kernels all ready built with CONFIG_DRM_AMDGPU_SI=Y? Mainly I would rather not attempt to compile a kernel at the moment and I have a spare partition ...
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How do I find the cause for my program crashing Linux?

I am developping an OpenGL graphics program in Arch Linux. Everything was working fine, except I recently attempted to render the Sponza scene. The program launches and runs fine, however my GPU ...
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Cannot make AMD Radeon RX550 work on Debian 9.4

I followed this manual in hope that after reboot cinnamon's software rendering mode would stop to annoying at my screen. But not helped. I did: $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://httpredir....
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GPU Temperature Applet interfering with GPU function

I have a dual booting PC (Mint 18.3 with Windows 10). My graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce GT710. While using Linux, I noticed that the GPU Temperature reached 57-60°C with simple Internet browsing (...
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Why is my OpenGL renderer shows my CPU?

From What I've searched, my openGL renderer should show my discrete GPU but strangely, it shows my integrated GPU. Here is my lspci | grep -E "VGA|Display" 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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How to reduce CPU consumption of QWebEngine?

I wrote an app in Qt using the QtWebEngine component to display a simple Web page with SVG elements on a 7" LVDS screen. The app is running on a UDOO Neo board and over a custom Linux installation ...
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How to prevent GPU from overheating and auto turning off

I was wondering how Linux could handle a Gamer Computer, so I have built one, but as we know GeForce does not like Linux so much as AMD, that is why I choose the last. I built up a computer with AMD ...
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What are these processes used by the GPU that appear when I run nvidia-smi? [closed]

I see that there are five processes, but two of them seem equal, but with different PID and memory usage, what I want to know is what are these processes that are using my gpu, specially the ...token=....
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Can't set ultawide resolution

I have a 21:9 monitor. In every single linux distro 2560x1080resolution doesn't work for me. Why? My GPU is really old. I fixed it in antergos(arch-based distro!) by installing a package called ...
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Nvidia Overclock and Fan control

I am trying to overclock (or at least control the fan speed on) a couple 1080tis I am using to mine on a ubuntu 18.04 system. The problem is to enable overclocking coolbits need to be set in Xorg....
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New GPU causing Linux Mint to not boot

I recently got a nice new GPU, but when I have it installed my Linux distro will not boot. I can get to GRUB, but then the system hangs after I select the boot target. The old GPU I had was an Nvidia ...
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SLURM: restrict GPU access only to SLURM

I have a single machine (Ubuntu 16.04 Server) with 4 TitanX GPUs. This will be a lab machine on which students will learn about CUDA and stuff. I installed SLURM because I want a tool to schedule and ...
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Is there any difference for installing Linux OS on desktop Vs Workstation?

I have a workstation of 250GB RAM with 32 CPU and 32 GPU Nvidia, Currently, it has a Red Hat OS but GPU's were not configured, also getting a problem to install OpenGL. I am thinking to install CentOS....
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How to check an application is using hardware or software based display rendering?

My system has a GPU and a shared video memory. I'm using Fedora 27. Some important lines from lspci output is as follows. 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated ...
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Is it possible to use GPU hardware acceleration using Nvidia GPU?

I wonder if it is possible to somehow run gpu acceleration in Linux Mint. My CPU is used over 50% while scrolling sites or watching YT or FHD video with VLC. When I'm watching YT on one monitor and ...