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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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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Can't get Intel HD 5500 graphics to work with Debian

I'm using Debian 8, but my integrated graphics card does not seem to be used. This is on an Asus Zenbook UX303 which uses HD 5500 integrated graphics: $ sudo lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12 00:02.0 VGA ...
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Creating a GIF animation from PNG files

Is there a tool to create a gif animation from a set of png files? I tried the convert command from the ImageMagick suite, but this doesn't always succeed. Also, I have several issues with this: I ...
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How do I set default brightness after boot?

Linux Mint 12 (64bit), on an Acer Aspire 7730g. Upon every boot, the screen brightness is set very very low. Easily fixed via the function keys, but still a very annoying thing to do after every boot. ...
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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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How to use secondary VGA device for TTYs

I have a machine (a virtual XEN DomU, but I don't think it matters) with two video cards. I would like to display the TTYs on the monitor connected to the secondary video card (i.e., not the display ...
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How do I choose a graphics card for Linux?

I'm building or buying a new Linux system, and I'm trying to select the best graphics card for my needs. How do I go about making this decision? There's dozens of computer-gear review sites which ...
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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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How is the linux graphics stack organised?

Can anybody explain(hopefully with a picture), how is the linux graphics stack organised? I hear all the time about X/GTK/GNOME/KDE etc., but I really don't have any idea what they actually do and how ...
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No framebuffer device: how to enable it?

I'm trying to make a PCMCIA tuner card work in my headless home server, running Debian Squeeze. Now, as I have very big troubles finding the correct command line to capture, transcode end stream the ...
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How can I make a graphical plot of a sequence of numbers from the standard input?

If have a long text file and I want to display all the lines in which a given pattern occurs, I do: grep -n form innsmouth.txt | cut -d : -f1 Now, I have a sequence of numbers (one number per line) ...
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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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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 ...
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Are there any distributions with a working on-the-fly hybrid graphics switcher?

vga_switcheroo is used in many distros (including Arch), but it would be nice to have real-time switching.
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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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Hardware OpenGL rendering in MATLAB

I am unable to get hardware based OpenGL rendering to work in MATLAB R2015a or R2014b. Prior to R2014b, and the rewrite of the MATLAB graphics stack, everything worked fine. From MATLAB >> ...
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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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Which AMD/ATI cards don't require non-free firmware when using radeon?

Which AMD/ATI video cards don't require non-free firmware when using the radeon driver? nouveau has a convenient matrix showing which cards are supported without having to use non-free firmware (card ...
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Achieving full resolution with PowerVR SGX454 on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Mini-PC with an ASRock AD2700B-ITX motherboard, which has an Intel PowerVR SGX545 on-board graphic chip. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it today. Everything is working properly and is quite ...
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How to find out which X11 driver system is using?

How to find out which X11 driver system is using? For my chip openchrome is the best driver but I suspect that system is not using it. I just need at least 2D acceleration. How can I check? Here is ...
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What is the kernel frame buffer?

I was reading the "mplayer" man pages trying to play video using just the console, (I don't have or don't want to install X11). It mentions that I can use the kernel frame buffer device which is ...
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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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My monitor is partially broken. How can I decrease the viewable space using xrandr or any similar tool?

My secondary monitor is partially broken in the top 1/3 of the screen so I want to add blackbars and have something like in the picture below. The top part it's how everything is now. The bottom part ...
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How do I get GNOME 3 to work in Debian Wheezy under VMware?

I just installed Debian 7.4 in a VMware machine. On first boot, it gave me the following error: GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback mode....
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04, black background for some areas of GTK programs under KDE

I use ubuntu 12.04, x86_64, kernel 3.2.0-35-generic. I use KDE desktop. However, under KDE the GTK programs have black background in some areas. e.g. How to solve the problem?
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What does nouveau's “func 08 lookup failed, -2” mean?

Arch Linux Question I have an Nvidia 9500 GT Chipset: G96 (NV96) Family : NV50 This means I can use proprietary pack nvidia-340xx + nvidia-340xx-libgl, but I opted for the open source option: ...
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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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VNC rendering is all fragmented

I have my VNC server so configured, that it requires me to establish an ssh tunnel and connect to it on localhost:1 with my vncviewer. Now the connectivity seems to work fine but the rendering of the ...
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Graphics only render properly when switching graphics drivers

This is a bit of a strange problem, but I seem to be having issues with graphics drivers. I'm running : Linux mint 18.1 Serena Occurs across many kernels Intel i7-6500U nVidia GEforce gtx950m 16gb ...
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linux-firmware-nonfree hangs my system, but I need it for 3D graphics

I'm on Debian Sid, fully up-to-date. I need firmware-linux-nonfree in order to get 3D graphics, but unfortunately, when I install it, my system hangs at boot at the point where it waits for /dev to be ...
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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 ...