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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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System freezes completely while using HDMI

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on an ASUS Z450LA laptop with Intel HD5500 graphics (no dedicated graphics card) and am using MATE as my desktop environment. I had to rebuild the kernel with this patch to ...
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RX 480 AMDGPU Driver Failing To Load On Debian Sid

I recently built a PC with an RX480 and installed the open source AMDGPU driver stack according to this guide. The only step I did not follow exactly was the kernel compilation-- I simply downloaded ...
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Display sleep: “sleep” graphics card?

I often run simulations or other processes on my desktop for hours or days where I don't touch the machine. During this time, I'd like the display to sleep and I want the discrete graphics card to ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Server stopped running in higher resolution

Steps I have done: Installed Ubuntu Server 16.04.1 in VMware Workstation 12 Edited /etc/default/grub to contain GRUB_GFXMODE=1440x900 GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep Run sudo update-grub Rebooted; ...
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eGPU Setup on Deepin 15.2 (Ubuntu Based)

I have an eGPU setup of nVidia GT710 via Express Card. When linux boots up my main laptop screen works but the secondary screen doesn't work. I am using opensource drivers as both cards require ...
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FreeBSD display resolution under Veertu

I'm trying to set up FreeBSD 10.3 under Veertu. When starting X, the largest resolution I can get is 1280x720 (well, I can select 1280x768, but then I have to scroll). My actual screen is much bigger ...
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notify-send from root cron

On my system, notify-send requires 3 enviorment variables to run, which are kept in a file which is generated automatically on logon: /home/anmol/.env_vars: DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=unix:abstract=/...
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How to Setup Triple Monitors with Kali Linux?

I installed Kali Linux 2 on my laptop and need to configure a triple monitor setup with it. At the moment, I have a Belkin Dual DVI docking station and a Startech DVI to USB 3 converter. On Windows 7, ...
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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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Current display mode

Under the sysfs drm module I can obtain all available modes for a particular connector at /sys/class/drm/card0-*/modes. Is it possible or even logical to request the current state the card is in? All ...
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How can I install the proper GPU driver for radeon 5450 on Debian Jessie?

I have a monitor that supports 2560x1080. While I have a Radeon 5450 graphic card, running Debian Jessie, I only can get 1920x1080. I installed firmware-linux-nonfree to get it running. Why isn't my ...
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intel cpu not showing up as VGA compatible controller

I am trying to set up a virtual machine with gfx_passthru. My system has an nvidia graphics card and a 4790k cpu. The nvidia cpu shows up properly as a VGA controller, but I don't want to use this to ...
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I have three monitors, two of them mirror each other and the last is blank

I have a triple monitor setup. I know all three monitors work and are plugged in. However on Fedora 23 my primary and secondary monitors mirror each other and my third monitor just on sleep and doesn'...
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Hardware accelaration on integrated Intel 5500 graphics and Debian result in unstable system

I have difficulty getting hardware accelaration to work properly with my integrated Intel 5500 graphics even with the use of newer drivers. I'm using a stable version of Debian 8 / Jessie (with the ...
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Best Graphics over X11 Forwarding

I am currently using Exceed to handle individual X windows being displayed back to my Windows machine and this works flawlessly. I'm using Windows as my Window manager, but I have also experimented ...
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Gnome 3.20 graphical glitches when switching applications

Today, I upgraded from Gnome 3.18 to 3.20 and started experiencing some strange graphical issues when changing focus from one application to another, either by alt-tab or clicking the new window with ...
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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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How can I make nvidia packages work on Mint 17.3

I'm writing this after days of search and incomprehensions. I already tried asking my question on the Mint forums but I've got no help yet and I prefer asking for more advices, that could lead to a ...
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display tty1 on one monitor and display tty2 on second monitor (usb terminal) [duplicate]

I have Debian 7 in console only mode; is there a way I can display different programs on 2 monitors? example: Screen one is the primary screen and this is to display my PoS application Screen two is ...
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Eclipse blurs text when scroll bar is used

In the Eclipse text editor, when I click and drag the horizontal scrollbar, the screen does not "refresh" or "update" properly, resulting in a blurry image. This behavior has not been observed in any ...
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Slackware current and Radeon HD 6450: on OpenGL

I've upgraded to Slackware current (from 14.1) and everything works perfectly fine, except for OpenGL. Fglrx 15.302 doesn't compile against the running kernel (4.4.5) so I decided to stick with the ...
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Linux kernel 4.3 has issue with GPU/graphics hardware

I updated to linux kernel 4.3 on Debian Jessie via backports, i.e. apt-get -t jessie-backports install linux-image-686-pae on my 32Bit laptop with physical address extension and now, after booting, ...
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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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Enable/disable display using libdrm

I want to know if it's possible to turn on/turn off the display using some function of DRM.
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Configure 3 screens/dual graphic/rotated screens Ubuntu 15.10

I have a PC with 2x AMD Radeon R5 230 graphics cards, one with 2x 1920x1080 screens plugged (HTMI and DVI) and another with 1x 1920x1080 screen (HDMI). I have the two screens in the first graphics ...
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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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Reduce CPU wakeups by cinnamon and i915

In order to reduce my notebook's power consumption I am using PowerTOP 2.5. hardware: Thinkpad W540 os: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic I noticed that cinnamon and i915 are the ...
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Monitor auto-detect Ubuntu

I am currently running Ubuntu 15.04 on my desktop machine with two monitors attached. One monitor is NOT directly connected to my machine but wired through a HDMI-switch (so I can connect my PS4 or ...
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How does bash print to the screen if not with a framebuffer? [duplicate]

I noticed that a framebuffer doesn't always exist on some systems. In these cases, how does bash print to the screen (assuming it ever uses fb devices at all)? Since there's no framebuffer device, ...
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Should I use KVM or Xen ? What are the main differences? [closed]

I've spent a few hours trying to understand the differences between KVM and Xen without much succes. So both are Type 1 Hypervisors with comparable performances (source) and I don't understand what ...
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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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Is framebuffer/vbe resolution a property of monitor or graphics hardware?

I have an AMD Radeon HD 4650 Graphics hardware, and a LCD monitor with an odd native resolution of 1440x900. I use debian stable on this system. When not using the firmware-linux-nonfree package, ...
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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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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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Do all intel gpu's use software rendering (Mesa) only?

I was looking at :- $ glxinfo | grep OpenGL OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Mobile OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 ...
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Is AMD GPU FirePro support enough for Linux's Matlab and CUDA?

I need GPU with CUDA support and open-source community support for FFT computation with Matlab R2015b. I think I need to reject nVidia GPUs because of bad open-source support, here Torvalds about ...
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Bumblebee does not switch off discrete graphics card after all programms shut down

after either primusrun <any application> or optirun <any application> and then quitting, the discrete nVidia graphics card is still running. optirun --status prints after everything is ...
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Simple terminal graphics package?

I would like to know if there are any kinds of packages dedicated to ASCII graphics, like drawing lines and plotting points using characters in terminal. I already made a script for plotting points ...
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Determine which graphics driver Xorg uses

on a fresh Arch Linux installation i had difficulties with the graphics drivers. In the process i have installed a lot of different drivers to somehow get the display working. Now i need to ...
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HD 530 + GTX970 = blackscreen with nvidia optimus

I just bought msi gs40 6qe. This laptop has skylake core i7 6700hq (which means integrated graphic HD 530) and discrete GTX 970. I'm struggling to start xorg on archlinux. I'm trying to run xorg ...
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menu items disappear on hover (xwindows?)

i am not sure whether my problem is with xwindows, the desktop environment or something else completely. i am using linux mint 17.2 rafaela, i installed it a couple of weeks ago and my problem has ...
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Is there a way to detect whether a screen is in on/off/standby mode from within Linux?

The screen in question is HDMI. The power off/on action is initiated by clicking on the on-screen capacitive button. I just need to know if there is a way to get events like "now the screen is on", "...
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What really is bash? (or any linux shell) [duplicate]

I understand bash as a window where I can type commands to linux. Reading the wikipedia, I've learned that there were various shell applications throughout the history. First, I understood bash as ...
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Fglrx-updates refuses to replace Gallium on Mint 17.2

I installed fglrx-updates on a fresh install of Mint 17.2 via this guide for Ubuntu 14.04. When I type in $ fglrxinfo display: :0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: X.Org OpenGL renderer string: ...
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Is SteamOS frame-rate performance related to X11?

Ars recently tested SteamOS against Windows 10 and determined on average Windows 10 had a higher frame rate. Does this have anything to do with Linux's reliance on an archaic graphics system (X11)?
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How to check if an application uses my video card memory?

We can check the core, cpu utiliztion, memory etc of a particular process. Can we check if it uses video card too and if it is how much memory it is using?
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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 ...