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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1060 graphics card problematic on Linux

I installed the latest driver for the graphics card which is Nvidia 390.48 but I suspect CPU is undertaking all the work. Even though my laptop is Asus GL703VM (high specs) my CPU gets heated for no ...
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I have amd E2- 7110 with r2 graphics how do i download [closed]

how can I install amd drivers for Radeon r2 graphics? I'm running Linux mint cinnamon edition, Downloads fine but at the end says there is an error in the kernel or something. I know AMD doesn't make ...
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Linux + how to create simple Progress Bar in bash [duplicate]

I want to add a progress bar in my bash script that show the "." character as progress , and process ended after MAX 180 second in the bash script I use curl command , so curl give the results after ...
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Debian not using the whole monitor in All-In-One PC

I installed Debian to dual boot with Windows 7 on this old Sony VAIO VGC-JS110J that I've had for years. I'm pretty new to Linux so please bare with me. I decided to use the Stable amd64 version with ...
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Choppy videos with tearing (Linux Mint and others) [closed]

I recently switched from Windows 7 to Linux on my desktop PC. I've tried several distros: elementaryOS, Manjaro, Linux Mint with Cinnamon and currently with xfce, all of them properly installed and ...
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Can a Unix (Linux) System Launch a GUI from CLI Like (Apple/Microsoft) DOS?

My first encounters with a CLI (and computers generally), involved booting to a command prompt, usually inserting a disc, and loading a full screen GUI program that was not windowed in what we ...
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Is there an effective workaround for the intel i965 bug affecting libEGL?

I've been trying to get a functional development environment set up on my laptop for a couple of days now and I've hit a brick wall in setting up cocos2d-x. I managed to get everything to compile, but ...
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Why do graphics programs need a window to be assigned to?

My question is better explained as a scenario. Imagine you have your desktop running some form of Linux (I am running arch). Now let's also add in that you have a VNC server running on your machine, ...
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Intel, DVMT & Linux: a question

In my Intel notebook BIOS I can change the amount of memory allocated to the integrated GPU (from 32MB to 512MB, via the selector "Pre-Allocated Memory"). My question is: Does Linux change the ...
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How can I tell who manufactured my graphics card (as opposed to the GPU)?

I'm using a graphics card on some machine to which I don't have physical access. With lspci I can tell its: 84:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM200 [GeForce GTX TITAN X] (rev a1) ...
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SSH Tunnelling for Exceed

I have a following requirement. Source (Windows-Exceed) ---> Destination (Linux Running XServer xdm-kdm) I am able to get the complete X GUI when I connect using Exceed to Destination. This works!! ...
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Linux kernel - issues with Intel Pentium g4400 gpu drivers

I tried to install both Debian and Ubuntu last versions as virtual machines, but I couldn't use neither because of an issue with my Intel Pentium g4400. The fact is that Debian gives a white error ...
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Low Graphics Mode and Bizarre Terminal Output

I just reorganized my rack and when I plugged my Dell PowerEdge R510 running 16.04 back in and turned it on, a number of very strange things happened. The first few times that I tried to boot, it ...
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How to set framebuffer's output?

I'm using linux (4.4) and Nvidia proprietary driver (361). A also have two monitors (one VGA, one HDMI). By default (during BIOS stage of booting) the image is displayed only on VGA output. After BIOS ...
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Find the video card information on the command line

I am trying to find the basic information (name, version) of the video driver(s) (which graphic cards are present) on a Linux machine (version 2.6.9). I've tried these commands: lspci lshw glxinfo | ...
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Dual-monitor problem NVIDIA, screens flickering (turning on/off)

I switched to NVIDIA drivers in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon via Driver Manager in order to be able to play games. I am on NVIDIA 750M. The problem is, when I try to connect the second screen via ...
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Heavy Load crashes user started processes on Linux mint

I have a old laptop, with a old Pentium dual core at (I think) 2.3 ghz, running Linux mint 17.3 --- Mate When the laptop gets a heavy load such as video decoding it can just freeze for a few seconds ...
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Which is the best Linux Distro for Graphics Programming [closed]

I am about to start developing software for computer graphics primarily involving Virtual Reality software (using WebGL/OpenGL, Unity, etc.). Currently I'm unable to even run WebGL programs in any ...
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Can I disable the intergrated gpu in my optimus laptop to use only the Nvidia GPU?

My BIOS does not include an option to disable my intergrated GPU, bumblebee/primusrun provide terrible performance, nouveau doesn't support 900 series GPUs (and has subpar performance too anyways) and ...
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How to watch films/images without X?

I'm wondering if there is a way to watch films or images without running X server. I'm not using login manager - I log in to tty and start X server manually. Hypothetical situation: I log in, but ...
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How to verify if my graphics card is well installed on Linux?

I have Debian 64 bits Wheezy XFCE and a MSI GT720 2Gb of memory, when I launch hardinfo it said I have only 128Mb so how can be sure ? Is there a specific command ? lspci | grep VGA gives: 01:00.0 ...
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nvidia graphics card showing incorrect memory GTX 770 linux mint

Have a new secondhand PC, running Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64 Bit, Linux Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic. System info recognises two VGA cards - onboard and the GTX 770. However, when I query lscpi -vnn | ...
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How to get miniature (live thumbnail preview) of open windows on Linux?

Gnome-shell does it in the 'activities' screen, unity/compiz has it in 'Spread','Shift','ALT-Tab'. How do I get those live window previews in C++?
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Multiple screens on one physical monitor

I've recently bought one large monitor to replace my two smaller ones. I use i3 and as it turns out I miss the screen switching mechanism in a big way. Is it possible to configure X11 to split my one ...
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Change screen resolution into Kali on Mac BookPro

I installed Kali in dual boot on my Mac Book Retina, all work, but I have a screen resolution too high. So I need to change the screen resolution, but if I change it, the screen become black, and ...
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Is it possible to access to the framebuffer in order to put a pixel on the screen from the command line?

I am not sure if it is the only possible way, but I read that in order to put a single pixel onto the screen at a location of your choice one has to write something into a place called framebuffer. So ...
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how to choose appropriate linux hardware - poor graphics performance

I can't believe I am asking this question here myself. Apologies if this is not the right place for this question. I've been using linux since 1996, SuSE version 4.1... And yet I am still not able ...
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Can I disable all linux graphics adapters at boot?

I think I would like to try a VGA-passthrough of my primary (and only) nVidia graphics adapter via qemu and vfio to a virtual machine. As near as I can tell, I meet all of the other qualifications ...
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Install NVIDIA GTX graphics driver on Linux Mint 17.1

I can't get my NVIDIA graphics card to run on Linux Mint 17.1. All I get is a black screen. I tried installing the driver with $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa $ sudo apt-get update $ ...
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Why is video tearing such a problem in Linux?

I've used many variants of Linux(mostly Debian derivatives) for over a decade now. One problem that I haven't seen solved satisfactorily is the issue of horizontal tearing, or Vsync not being ...
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Gallium renderer used instead of Intel Mesa

I have got GPU (Intel Haswell HD4600) performance troubles on my Debian. I installed driconf, because I read it can help. When I ran it from my user account I saw my default renderer is Gallium (...
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How to select which graphics card to use?

I have a desktop machine (running Ubuntu 13.10) with two video outputs (both nVidia): an integrated graphics card, which I want to use for my desktop display, and a PCI graphics card, which I would ...
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Valley View “Black Screen of Death”

I just got an HP 15-d030nr and installed Mint 16 alongside Win 8.1. My problem is that, without using nomodeset, immediately after choosing an option in GRUB, random pixels flash along the top quarter ...
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Issues with libGL on Fedora 20 - unable to load driver swrast?

Firstly, before I explain my problem, I have referred to the question previously asked on Ask.Fedora about the libGL error, which can be seen here. I have been trying to play the game "FTL - Faster ...
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Installing NVIDIA graphics driver for Optimus configuration

I have followed the following steps to get Optimus/Bumblebee configuration running on Fedora 20 (fresh basic installation) on my brand new laptop (based on msi barebone MS-16GC). I have listed all ...
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What kind of support/options are there for switchable graphics on linux?

I've been trying to breath new life into my brothers Lenovo t400, but it has both integrated and discrete graphics (AMD and Intel respectively). When I install any form of Linux, both cards run, ...
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Do I need graphics card driver for Linux?

I am using Linux with the following hardware configuration: Intel Core i7 3.4GHhz 4770k MSI Z87 MPower motherboard MSI GeForce GTX760 2GB DDR5 graphics card 1TB hard drive 16GB RAM Do I need a ...
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Installed a new NVidia graphics card and now I can't login

Running Linux Mint 14, I was using the integrated graphics from the i5 4670k processor. Now I've installed a NVidia graphics card (GTX 660 Ti) and now it doesn't login on normal mode. I tried ...
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shifted screen with AMD card both drivers

Running OS 12.3 i've encountered the problem of a ragged and/or shifted screen using an AMD HD 7670M and FGLRX and/or radeon drivers. A full account can be found on: SuSE Hardware Forum Short story: ...
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Display Server vs. Window Manager vs. Graphics Driver?

I am trying to sort my understanding of the different part of graphics on Linux, and I am confused as to the roles played by each of the following concepts. Display Server Window Manager Graphics ...
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Is it possible to view media on the console?

I know the console (outside X11, e.g. /dev/tty1) works in text-mode, but I think if it is possible to play music using programs like cvlc and mplayer, it should be possible to view pictures and watch ...