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fixing console monitor resolution when not connected during boot

I experience the following problem, Using a Dell U2412Mb 1920x1200 monitor, which as of today is a pretty basic and compatible monitor, I use the monitor connected to Dell R640/R740 type of servers, ...
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what is the correct way to install the [latest] NVIDIA driver in Linux

NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-555.42.02.run obtained from cuda_12.5.0_555.42.02_linux.run --extract=<folder> Running Linux (RHEL-8.10 to be specific) what is the best way to install the nvidia graphics ...
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How can Firefox access /dev/dri/renderD128 when it should be only root accessible

/dev/dri/renderD128 should only be accessible to root or users in the render group as per: project_kohli% ls -lha /dev/dri/renderD128 crw-rw----+ 1 root render 226, 128 May 26 09:...
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Graphics problem in 24.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 24.04 LTS inside a Virtual Box on a new Windows 11 host. Clicking on the File Manager on the Desktop (or on related buttons like trash bin or CD) does not show a normal window but ...
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How are framebuffers, graphics cards and window systems connected?

Loose TL;DR: is the framebuffer device still used in Linux today? If so, does (for example) the X window system first write to, say, /dev/fb0, and then to GPU, or does it write to GPU directly, ...
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Lags, artefacts and LOW fps in game if i open youtube or anything in full screen in another monitor

Lags, artifacts and LOW fps in game if I open youtube or anything in full screen in another monitor. Two monitors full HD 1 60HZ and Primary 75. I tried changing the refresh rate, but it made no ...
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What features are included/missing from Debian Nouveau drivers for NVIDIA GPU? [closed]

After breaking my setup for the 9999999^10th time with Nvidia Firmware & Drivers, I just did: sudo apt purge nvidia* sudo apt purge cuda* Now my system boots faster and I really can't tell the ...
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Flickering half white login screen and then nothing (Debian)

I've recently installed Debian on a fresh system with a new SSD but it has stopped being usable, now I can only reach the login screen which is 50% white. The screen flickers to fully white when I ...
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Gnome animations stopped working. Debian 12

My Gnome shell animations have completely stopped working. Everything still retains it's functionality, like I can bring my dash to dock up, and moving my mouse to the upper left corner to see the ...
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Monitor won't stay off

I have a computer that runs both as a server, and also as a workstation, and this means that it should not sleep, but also have a graphical desktop enabled. To achieve this, I set the following values ...
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Imagemagick 6.9.11-60 - how to remove blue background

Imagemagick 6.9.11-60 on Debian. The images of b/w documents taken near the window all have the blue background: how to eliminate that background? (the docs are b/w) I can't post the full pictures due ...
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how to know graphic current user(s) and DISPLAY(s) by root

Gentoo, openrc, X11. Hi, For my suspend process, I need to get something like [user] [DISPLAY] for example: chris :0 I can do it with: for sessionid in $(/bin/loginctl list-sessions --no-legend | ...
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Monitor problem while installing linux mint on a old Fujitsu laptop

I was installing linux mint on a old laptop that had windows 10 (32bit) but calmed to support 64 bit. I made a bootable flash drive and boot it up. When it started booting it was doing it for a long ...
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Fedora 38 - broke system while trying to install cuda toolkit

I'd like to fix this rather than rerolling. I performed a series of careless mistakes and broke my Fedora 38 install while trying to install CUDA toolkit using this guide: https://www.tecmint.com/...
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What changes occur in linux graphics stack when a GPU driver is installed?

This image from Wikipedia illustrates the so-called "linux graphics stack". Suppose I buy a laptop that is so new that there exists no dedicated device driver for its GPU. Hence, the ...
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Question about libdrm and GPU device drivers

An article summarizes the steps involved in 3D rendering with OpenGL in this way: Your program starts up, using “OpenGL” to draw. A library, “Mesa”, implements the OpenGL API. It uses card-specific ...
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Laptop graphical glitch

From time to time, the screen of my laptop will get stuck in a previous position and then suddenly revert back after I press some buttons to force it to update the screen. The problem doesn't appear ...
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Mirror/"stream" iGPU display over USB-to-HDMI adapter?

Does anyone know any way for to mirror iGPU display over a USB-to-HDMI adapter? For various reasons my laptop can't use the dedicated Nvidia card and all HDMI and USB-C ports are wired to dGPU. iGPU ...
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Black screen at boot time after a kernel update/upgrade or a clean install

Yo there, I have been experiencing a black screen problem after a clean install, an update of the kernel or upgrade of the distribution (opensuse tumbleweed). Recently what it struck the issue was a ...
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Can I play a sound or display things in Ubuntu on mobile device?

Some time ago I installed Termux terminal on my phone just to have some fun with it. Later I discovered I can have an Ubuntu distribution running with it so I decided to give it a try. It's working ...
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nouveau error message appears on boot after upgrading nvidia driver manually

My Linux PC has a Nvidia GPU. I used to manage the graphics driver by the nvidia-driver package. However the stock is a bit behind so I decided to install the latest one myself from Nvidia. I made the ...
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Console output not aligned on 4k screen

After a fresh Ubuntu Server install, the console (no GUI) output is not aligned to the left side of my 4k screen. Instead, each line starts at a third of the screen width away from the right side, and ...
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Screen resolution changed on Debian and it is impossible to get it back

Today, after shutting down my laptop from Windows, I turned on my computer and realized GRUB was zoomed-in, and also Plymouth start screen. SDDM and KDE where zoomed in too, and even TTYs. After ...
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Monitor at first shows "overclocking" when starting KDE

When I boot my Manjaro Linux system, I get a graphical GRUB, then some boot text messages and finally when KDE Plasma starts, my monitor only shows the message "Overclocking" and nothing ...
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How can "glfw error 65543" be fixed?

After updating my drivers to the latest version available (nvidia 525.116.04) multiple apps are broken, such as KiTTY and Minecraft. They both have variations on this error: [glfw error 65543]: GLX: ...
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Can I force my laptop to recognize its HDMI port?

I have an HP Zenbook Power G9 with Ubuntu, which comes with an HDMI port. My issue is that this port does not work. When I plug the cable into it, nothing happens and the extra screen stays black. ...
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How to convince openSUSE Tumbleweed to NOT throw out NVIDIA display driver on updates

I installed NVIDIA's Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver for my Laptop's NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M/PCIe/SSE2 since I had issues with display a few weeks ago (I don't remember exactly which; I think ...
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Force graphics to run on specific GPU

My computer has one integrated graphics card and 2 Nvidia RTX 3070 GPUS. I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and nvidia-driver-530. lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation AlderLake-...
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Is it possible to reverse the screen, like in a mirror, with only 1 monitor?

On Windows, there are a few apps that can switch the graphics onscreen left to right (and vice versa), but to my knowledge, they all require at least 2 monitors. It seems like, because of the way ...
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Standard pixel format Linux VA-API

Is there a standard (or de facto standard) pixel format in the va api that both software and drivers needs to implement as a minimum? I currently trying to debug va-api implementation between software ...
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How to use a dedicated AMD/Intel GPU by default?

There are a bazillion questions all over the internet, and in all cases the answer seems to be "simply open NVIDIA settings" which is quite pointless if you have an AMD or Intel Arc GPU. Is ...
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How to reenable Nouveau after uninstalling NVIDIA proprietary drivers?

Problem: My Nvidia graphics card requires 340.x drivers, so I tried installing an older-than-most-recent driver to see if it could help me. It did not help, and now I that I removed it, I cannot get ...
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Getting information for a graphics card in a Wayland session?

In the context of generally troubleshooting Wayland, for this given graphics card: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd ...
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Hardware recommendations for new Debian 11 desktop: Mostly free graphics drivers?

I'm looking for a new desktop (tower) system to run Debian 11. I'd like to avoid having to download proprietary drivers for the hardware to work properly. Requirements: Reasonably recent CPU (Intel ...
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How to reboot the nvidia graphics without having to reboot system?

I have an issue which I believe to be my graphics driver crashing. Mostly this happens when I try to run a game or steam. When I try to open steam and click on the icon it just won't open. Also when I ...
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How do I force Virt-Manager to use the hosts' llvmpipe renderer so the guests get to use 3D acceleration?

I'm using virt-manager and set "3D Acceleration" as per what was recommended, but I'm getting this error: qemu_gl_create_compile_shader: compile vertex error 0:2(10): error: GLSL ES 3.00 is ...
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What is OpenGL's relationship with the DRM

I recently got into OpenGL and I was researching on how opengl can either render directly or indirectly using the X window system. What I understood was that, in order to render directly it uses ...
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I need lightweight Linux distro with VM support for an old processor

I have an old notebook with an i3-2350M (2 cores, 4 threads, and integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000) and 4 Gb RAM, and a decent SSD. The mother does not supports more ram. I only use it, mostly for web ...
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Debian using llvmpipe drivers instead of nvidia drivers

Recently I have been trying to play Minecraft on my computer, it has been running slow at 20 fps and when I looked at the debug information it said it was using llvmpipe mesa compatibility drivers. I ...
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How would I install CSFML 2.5 on Linux?

For the last couple of days, I have had a lot of trouble installing CSFML 2.5 on Linux. First of all, I tried to install CSFML by calling: sudo apt-get install csfml-dev This only partially worked, ...
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How to update grub file from ubuntu bootable stick in order to disable flawed graphics card kernel

I have updated latest official nvidia drivers for my GT525M on Dell Vostro 3750. After quick prompt to update my kernel it succeeded and my system will not boot anymore. I reinstalled the system and ...
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How is Linux able to display when driver is missing?

I tried installing Linux on a computer with an Nvidia GPU without bundling the necessary driver just for fun. Although I expected an error or a blank screen, to my surprise, I could install Linux just ...
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Bare Arch Linux with temporary X server for applications

Not sure if this is the right place to post this question, but I'm pretty confident that it will interest some people here. I am a pretty big CLI user, what I mean by this is that 90% of my workflow ...
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Low resolution grub arch nvidia

This is not a big deal but this has been frustrating for a while now. My graphic card is an RTX 3070 When I boot with grub I am stuck with a very low resolution, probably 1024. I checked the command ...
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Graphics freeze after updating to a new kernel (5.19) in Fedora 36

I am using Fedora 36 in a Dell Latitude 7430 laptop. These are the specs of my computer as per neofetch: I have recently updated the kernel to the latest version (5.19.16) using dnf and since then ...
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Very low framerate since I switched from Mint to Debian

I just recently upgraded from Linux Mint to Debian, I haven't had any problems so far except one, I'm developing small games with Love2D and I noticed an absurdly low framerate while it was running ...
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i915 driver issue on kubuntu 22.04 with Intel Xe (TigerLake) graphics

I am experiencing issues with rendering in Kubuntu 22.04 after an update of various packages. The issue is that in booting with the i915 driver, the plasma task bar and also other items using direct ...
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Can I install a PCI graphics card on a motherboard that has onboard graphics?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an old computer which has an "M5A88-V EVO" Asus motherboard with onboard "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880 [Radeon HD 4250]" graphics ...
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Hardware acceleration with VA-API can't find the right drivers

I am using Debian Sid, kernel 5.19.0-1-amd64. My machine is a ThinkPad T14 Gen 3 with an integrated graphics controller and an NVIDIA GPU; here is the result of lshw -c display: *-display ...
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low resolution after installing nvidia-cuda-toolkit from Debian 11 nonfree package (not from Nvidia site)

I installed Debian 11 on my desktop, and on first boot, the Noveau drivers worked fine and had the high resolution, though moving windows was slightly laggy as to be expected. I then installed the ...
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