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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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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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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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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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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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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Lenovo Y50-70 Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon NVIDIA Geforce GTX 860M driver problem

I have been trying in vain to get the discrete video card to work. I have tried applying all of the nvidia drivers listed in Driver Manager here: But after a reboot, all I'll get is a black screen ...
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How to activate v-sync with nvidia linux driver?

Hello I have archlinux with xfce4 installed and I'm wondering how to activate v-sync cause when I move windows around it's tearing up and disgusting. I augmented the refresh rate to 144hz and it ...
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How to restart a failed amdgpu kernel module

My video card crashes from time to time. It's quite annoying but I live with it -- usually I just restart the graphics with sudo systemctl restart lightdm.service, or if needed reboot the whole system....
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How to get better 2D graphics performance with Android-x86 running on KVM?

I'm running Android-x86 in QEMU/KVM by means of Virtual Machine Manager. This is a virtual machine I previously ran from a Windows host with VMWare. I managed to run it in Linux QEMU/KVM for now, but ...
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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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How to get dual graphic cards working under Linux?

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 5420, with two graphic cards: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Nvidia GeForce GT 630M I took the Thinkpad T400 configuration guide as an example to configure my Linux, but I only ...
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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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NVIDIA graphics card not working on Mint 18

I have a NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card, and I've installed Linux Mint 18 on this laptop. If I switch to this card in the driver manager, Mint crashes. How am I to go about using this card? Diver ...
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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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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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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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How can I switch between graphic drivers?

I'm using Arch linux and I have got two video cards in a laptop without an external monitor. Video cards are intel and nvidia 720M. Intel is used by default and nvidia drivers are installed (I think). ...
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Xlib: extension “GLX” missing - with an NVIDIA card and on-board graphics

I have a machine with an NVIDIA GeForce which I don't use for display purposes (i.e. the monitor is not connected to it), and some lackluster on-board graphics chip. (Below you'll find the relevant ...
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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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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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Can't overclock GPU using amdgpu driver on archlinux

I am using open-source driver amdgpu on my arch linux. I read that I can overclock my GPU by writing to this files: /sys/class/drm/card0/device/pp_sclk_od and /sys/class/drm/card0/device/pp_mclk_od to ...
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How to disable Hardware Acceleration in Linux?

How can I turn off Hardware Acceleration in Linux, also known as Direct Rendering. I wish to turn this off, as it messes with some applications like OBS Studio which can't handle capturing of hardware ...
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What would cause my video driver to stop working after every update?

I am not sure if this is a systemd issue (like order of loading modules) or a video driver issue. It does seem like every time I update boot-related stuff from a chrooted environment using my Arch ...
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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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Graphics glitches on Intel HD Graphics 530

What's the cause of these glitches: https://youtu.be/llS6JwZAT74 ? The horizontal lines appear on screen redraw. They happen most often on Alt-Tab, or switching to desktop (as in the video). The ...
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How do you properly install Steam on Elementary OS?

A week ago I tried to install Steam, I downloaded the .deb package and installed it, and played a game with it. In the next day, Steam prompted me with this: Steam needs to install these ...
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Cannot log in after setting Nvidia's ¨Force Composition Pipeline¨ and ¨Force Full Composition Pipeline¨

I´m using Debian 9 (Xfce) and I face a problem with ¨Force Composition Pipeline¨ and ¨Force Full Composition Pipeline¨ settings (NVIDIA X Server Settings). When I change the default background image ...
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After GRUB: display not working on Asus laptop

I have a usb with Linux Mint 18 and elementary os installed via Rufus, After selecting the usb as a primary boot device I encounter mint's GRUB. Whatever option I pick hovever (mint, or compability ...
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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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Switchable graphics Intel + AMD Venus Pro

I'm using Manjaro Linux on my laptop with switchable graphic cards: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b) 03:00.0 VGA ...
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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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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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How to install Intel Graphics drivers for Mint 13

I have choppy video and my windows are choppy when I move them around. Also when my PC turns off monitor it does not turn off normally but like the cable was unplugged. I guess I need to install a ...
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Is there a command line tool for image manipulation?

I'm searching for a tool for command line image manipulation. I want something similar to pinpoint presentation tool where I edit a file and can directly see the results on another window. I can get ...
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tty and grub boot unreadable with nvidia K1100M on zbook 15 g2 with intel

I have a zbook 15 g2 workstation with intel HD 4000 discrete card and a NVidia GK107GLM [Quadro K1100M]. I am running Archlinux uname -a Linux zbookarch 4.7.1-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Aug 17 08:13:...
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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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SiS 771/671 graphical card: Is there some Unix-like OS distro that works correctly with it?

I have a SIS 771/671 graphical card on my laptop, and till now I've just got the conviction that it just does not works very well on Debian 7.0, Linux Mint 16, 17 and some old Ubuntu versions. From ...
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144Hz Monitor feature not detected

I got an GN246HLBbid 144Hz Monitor. Running on Archlinux. The GNOME System Config tool doesnt detect its 144Hz Feature. I tried the following: Generatate a Modeline by doing: cvt 1920 1080 144 ...
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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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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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How to make changes in nvidia-settings tool persistent

I want to disable VSync (it's called "Sync to VBlank" in nvidia-settings) for my nvidia graphics card. But the configuration only takes effect if I start the nvidia-settings tool. After rebooting ...
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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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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 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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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 ...