Questions tagged [graphics]

graphics is used for questions that are related to graphics mode (tty) as well as graphic cards and their drivers. Please note that there are a few specific tags (like intel-graphics, amd-graphics available that should be used instead when applicable). X11 related issues have their own tag: x11, as do GUI related questions: gui)

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GRUB fails to boot arch linux?

I have a problem with my installation of Arch. I had recently uninstalled it as I wanted a clean install. I installed it up to the point of rebooting after installing and configuring GRUB with ...
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I'm switching to Linux desktop full time. I have some graphics/GPU questions, misunderstandings, and confusion

Due to my job I've been working with Linux servers for nearly a decade, but on desktop I've really only toyed with it here and there throughout the years. This whole time I've been a macOS user. Now ...
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Why does Age of Empires 2 (Gold Edition) make Linux Mint freeze?

I've installed Aoe2 (Gold Edition) on a linux mint 18.3 pc of mine. At first I have some trouble getting it installed, then finally I succeeded. Now when I try to run it, it gets stuck at a certain ...
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GParted live graphical mode not working

I want to run GParted live 1.0.0.3 on a laptop with both an integrated and discrete graphic card. I managed to start GParted using the "vga=normal" boot option, but X refuses to start either if select ...
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IMX6 ADV7180 : no /dev/media0

I am using kernel 4.14.24 from kernel.org on a KARO-TX6Q and an ADV7182 on a custom board. With the kernel 4.1.15 from KARO git, I used the adv7180_tvin driver modified to work with adv7182. This ...
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Mismatch between mesa+vulkan driver verison used by Proton and the host mesa driver version

Proton is working fine with the latest DXVK implementation but when I browse on the log files of the games used by Proton I notice a mismatch between the mesa driver version of my host system and the ...
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Accessing the full screen in console mode

I have a newly installed version Rockchip Debian running on a Libre Computer Renegade that I use solely in console mode. I am trying to get text to take up the entire screen and have managed to ...
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How to limit frame-rate for all games on Linux?

System Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon 64-bit, based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Related Hardware CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Ark Intel) GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (Max-Q Design) Screen: 4K laptop 15.6 inch ...
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3D applications crash while starting

Whenever I open a program that uses 3D graphics, it inevitably crashes. I have tried this with OpenArena, Cities: Skylines, and Minecraft. I am running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a Lenovo IdeaPad 100S with ...
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Monitor randomly turns off when I do something in fullscreen

I'm using Arch Linux. Here's the problem -- when I do something in fullscreen (e.g. watching a video, or playing a game) my monitor randomly turns off for a second or so and turns on again. There are ...
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Install NVIDIA driver for Manjaro 18

hardware setting: 1050 Ti $ inxi -G Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 driver: i915 v: kernel Device-2: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti] driver: nouveau v: kernel ...
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Why does inxi report that I am using the nvidia (which is deinstalled) and not the nouveau driver?

Since I had problems with my external monitor and the nvidia drivers I tried to switch to the free nouveau driver by uninstalling all nvidia packages, reinstalling the nouveau driver and deleting all ...
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X won't run on certain machines using my custom debian live boot usb

I am workign on writing a custom live boot usb with Debian as base operating system. The goal is for this to run on many unpredictable system configurations. Most computers are failing to run startx ...
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Why Wayland is using OpenGL ES instead of OpenGL?

As far as I know, Wayland is not using OpenGL but OpenGL ES for 3D rendering, usually used on embedded systems (except for Intel IGPs). In the long term, I read that OpenGL support would be ...
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Sometimes screen is black whenever starting lenovo ideapad 320

I'm having an issue with my Lenovo IdeaPad 320 i5 8th Gen that sometimes shows a black screen whenever I want to start it from Hibernate or by the power button press. Sometimes it works fine but it's ...
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Artifacts when swapping to new desktop/opening a new terminal window

I haven't found anything related to it, so I'm seeking advice here. I bought a new PC with a AMD Ryzen 1700 CPU and a AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card. After having installed Arch Linux with i3, I get ...
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Linux Virtual Machine Video Memory Configuration

I have 256MB of video memory assigned to an Ubuntu 18.04 virtual machine. [ 2.642760] [drm] Maximum display memory size is 262144 kiB I am using the VMware graphics driver, which appears to ...
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cairo graphics inside my_conky.lua is eating memory when I use surface_create_from_png

I tried adding images to my conky.lua with the following function function drawimage(cr,img) image = cairo_image_surface_create_from_png (img) cairo_set_source_surface (cr, image, screen.x, ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 installed RTX 2080 and recently compiled and running program will no longer run, are there conflicting drivers?

I have been trying to get a wxWidgets program to compile on Ubuntu 18.04. At the time, my RTX 2080 had not come in yet and I was using a coworkers 1060 in the mean time. Last Friday, I finally was ...
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Intel HD Graphics is not working with Debian Stretch [duplicate]

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 ...
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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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In a dual graphics card setup, is it possible to use Wayland from one card and X from the other?

I recently bought a new laptop with hybrid nvidia/Intel graphics (1060 with Max-Q if it matters). I forgot completely that those can be a real pain to deal with in Linux, so I started looking for ...
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i915 Graphics, Fedora 28, Resolution and Display Issues

I've lovingly installed Fedora 28 (actually 27, then upgraded into 28 -- but this occurred at the start of the 27 install), onto my Dell Inspiron 1545. PROBLEM STATEMENT: I have to use NOMODESET to ...
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Xorg log full of RandR output

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 on some specialised hardware that directs manipulates the HDMI output before displaying it to the screen. I am noticing that from time to time the Xorg log goes crazy with ...
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Trouble installing nvidia driver void-linux

I install like so xbps-install -Sy nvidia it says it is successful but there is an issue when i try to do startx, it says no screens found I created xorg cfg with nvidia still does not work there ...
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Is there any way to let urxvt support sixel?

Recently there is a popular github repo called lsix, and it's using sixel graphics to display images inside a terminal. Currently I am using rxvt-unicode as my terminal emulator, but it seems not to ...
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Wrong amdgpu drivers installed and unable to uninstall it

I have linux mint, equivalent to ubuntu 16.04. I changed my graphic card and I uninstall the nvidia drivers to install the amd ones, but I installed drivers for ubuntu 18.04 instead of 16 and now I ...
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GUI won't boot after package update: Restoring Resolver State [closed]

Linux Mint Rosa dual boot with windows 10 Nvidia GTX 870M Suddenly can't get to Linux Mint gui after running a package update to upgrade python. Everytime I login it kicks me back out. flashing this ...
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Apple 27" Cinema HD Display making Xorg slow to a crawl

I recently came across an Apple 27" Cinema HD Display, which is 2560x1600 and connects through DVI. I have a fairly powerful gaming PC, GTX 770 graphics card, i5-6600k, SSD, and 16 GB RAM. I ...
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Install bumblebee on debian 9

I'm trying to install bumblebee on my laptop but i've some problem after the installation.i'm still unable to run something with primusrun. primusrun glxgears -info /usr/bin/primusrun: riga 41: ...
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Corrupt prompt display after customizing it [duplicate]

I'm using GNU bash, version 4.4.23(1)-release and customized my prompt-look in ~/.bashrc via PS1="\e[0;36m\\u:\e[m\e[0;32m\\w\e[m $ " This gives me following look, including a lengthy command passed ...
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Diagnosing very frequent crashes with new OS installation // Old OS very stable GPU compatibility issue [closed]

I have an i7 laptop built in 2010/2011 with 8GB RAM. I moved its original HD & OS, Ubuntu 10.04, to an external USB enclosure - booting from this provides me with an outdated but stable system. ...
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Linux cannot detect 2560x1440 144z capability of Vega 64 [duplicate]

Using KDE Neon, a Vega 64, and a Pixio px277h, I have tried to manually make xrandr use the setting for 144hz because it does not seem to detect this properly. The monitor has 144hz capability, the ...
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xrandr fails randomly with “Configure crtc X failed” on dock with multiple monitors

TL;DR: xrandr fails randomly on my system with the error message xrandr: Configure crtc X failed on my setup with two monitors, that are connected to a dockingstation. After I turn on and off single ...
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Can I see the amount of memory which is allocated as GEM buffers?

My /proc/meminfo shows about 500 MB is allocated as Shmem. I want to get more specific figures. I found an explanation here: https://lists.kernelnewbies.org/pipermail/kernelnewbies/2013-July/008628....
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NVIDIA-SMI says it failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver

I recently install Ubuntu 18.04 and installed NVIDIA driver but they don't seem to be loading. I had to make the following edit to my grub file to make things boot properly as per this little guide. ...
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Can't start debian on vmware : Failed to initialize policy for cpu [closed]

I want a minimal install for debian 9.5 with gnome on vmware. Following this post, I first install the base system without gui, then install gnome by apt install gnome-core --install-no-recommends, ...
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Windows 7 loading with messed up graphics when loading from grub

I had a Manjaro, I shrinked its partition, changed the partition table to GPT (from MBR), installed Windows 7 in the space left from shrinking. The windows boot loader worked fine. (Everything up to ...
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Is there a command to show whether my laptop graphics card (Intel) can support multiple monitors?

I'm wondering if there is a way to show whether my laptop can support two monitors. I have a laptop with Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller running on a Lenovo ...
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Debugging “client 0 refused switch” with hybrid graphics

I have an old MacBook with both integrated and discrete graphics, on which I run Fedora. When I first installed it, and sometimes when I update, it fails to boot with a weird "screen crash" where ...
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Why does the monitor render lesser pixels horizontally than the mode specified?

I have already set a resolution of 1366x768 and it is obvious, as xrandr tool shows the following output: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192 eDP-1 connected primary ...
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Can I skip N images when creating a gif from png files?

I have several png files named aoa19.5Pressure.XXX.png where XXXX is a four digit number. The names are such that the numbers are sequential. I want to convert these into a gif. When I run convert ...
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What does “DP” device stand for?

I'm trying to list the connected monitors using xrandr that is returning the following information: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192 eDP-1 connected primary ...
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Configuring the correct graphics card drivers: Radeon R7 M260/M265 [closed]

I have recently downloaded and installed Ruiner from Steam and on my machine it does not run as smooth as it supposed to, given the requirements the game needs. The game lags incredibly even at low ...
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Problems displaying 3D content with Nvidia graphics card in Ubuntu 18.04

I recently got a new laptop (Thinkpad T480) which has Intel integrated "UHD Graphics 620" and an Nvidia MX150, and I installed Ubuntu 18.04. I installed the nvidia driver alright, and I believe I am ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon fractional scaling 1.5x for WQHD displays missing - any solutions?

Is there any adequate option to scale Linux Mint to a WQHD screen (2.560 x 1.440) with high density? If I am going to System Settings -> General indeed I have an option for scaling my desktop to ...
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Invisible Menus [closed]

In some applications (some) menus are invisible on my Linux Mint 18.3 KDE-edition. For example in Firefox the dropdown menu of my plugins or the one showing recent downloads (top right corner) are ...
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How to remove faulty GPU drivers Ubuntu 18.04

I have a new build which I have set up as dual boot with Windows10 alongside ubuntu 18.04. The Ubuntu installation has a root/home and swap partitions. As part of the set up process I was trying to ...
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Linux Mint 18.2 second monitor not working (works with lowered resolution)

I'm running two ASUS VE247H monitors, graphics card AMD Radeon R9 380. Both monitors are connected using DVI cables. I have dual boot configured with windows 10 and linux mint 18.2 cinnamon 64bit. ...