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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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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Netbeans fonts have distorted between CentOS 7.2 and 7.4

I'm having problems with Netbeans (programming IDE, written using Swing) on CentOS 7.4. It worked fine on 7.2 but we upgraded some kernel modules. Since then some of the fonts within my Netbeans have ...
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xrandr shows disconnected DisplayPort with Intel Graphics

I have 4 physical ports on my motherboard, VGA, HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort. Normally I use HDMI and DVI, but I'd like to switch to HDMI and DP. However, the output of xrandr shows DP as always ...
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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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Display shows frequently a black screen

I'm using an USB-C Dock to connect to two displays. The dock offeres displayport (dp) and HDMI. The displays offer dp, dvi and hdmi. The displays show the correct picture. But once a minute, the ...
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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 do I make the CLI run on dedicated graphics?

I just finished my Gentoo minimal install and the first thing I wonder is why I get no picture. I did have signal on the live CD, so that was pretty odd. I plugged the monitor into the Intel HD ...
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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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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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DRM KMS and Frame buffer

I need to build a graphics driver for E4690 card with ATI Raden RV730 GPU on it. Its only beginning. I am trying to understand the relationship between the following from linux sources: DRM KMS Frame ...
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How to swap integrated Intel graphics card to discrete AMD

I am unable to change graphics card on Kali Linux 4.6.0, Debian 4.6.4-1kali1 (2016-07-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux with Gnome. Machine running is a HP Pavillion DV6. I have tried: Reinstalling AMD drivers: ...
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Unbind GPU while system is running

Is possible (any method) to switch between Graphics Cards while system is running? And than disabled card bind to KVM/QEMU? I have a desktop. I have 2 GPUs (1x Intel HD 4600 and 1x NVIDIA GeForce ...
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libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found over ssh

I am trying to run tflearn (debian 8) When I run that code locally , it runs fine (its shows the windows). But when I do ssh , I get errors. Note that I am able to open other gui applications over ...
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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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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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Kali 2.0 screen freezing

Every time when I try to power off or reboot my laptop the screen freezes and I have to force power off, because the is the only option left. From my experience I know that installing Nvidia card ...
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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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xorg.conf to choose one of Intel & NVIDIA or use both at the same time (not a optimus, separated two graphic)

I'm trying setting up xorg.conf to choose one of Intel & NVIDIA or use both at the same time, on a CentOS 7 machine. My machine is just using separated two graphic - one is CPU-integrated(Xeon ...
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How to display a BASH X terminal and graphics in split view window?

I created a simple education tool using BASH script which runs in an X terminal. It displays a prompt, at which users can enter choices, as described in the Bash Guide for Beginners' Catching user ...
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Urxvt cursor cutting off wide characters like 'w' and 'm'

I'm using the 14 px Gohu font, and it looks like these characters are offset one pixel to the left from the cursor which causes the cursor to ignore that part of the text when typing. I am using ...
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Standard workflow to digitize magazines or books using OCR while minimizing file size?

To scan books containing just text, black&white images and clear borders, the workflow I've been using is: digitize the source using a camera or just a scanner use scantailor finally use djvubind ...
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Which driver for Intel HD Graphics should I install?

Recently, I have replaced my old motherboard Giga G41M + Pentium 5500 CPU with the new Giga B75M + Celeron G540 CPU. The old motherboard has an on-board GPU, Intel GMA X4500. The new motherboard has ...
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strange noise in some gui programs

I have Debian testing, I use XFCE. Recently, shortly after dist-upgrade, I noticed that XFCE terminal has some noise in it - especially near the end of long lines or when I use midnight commander. The ...
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modetest.c from libdrm tests lists no framebuffers

I wanted to play with KMS since it seems to be the preferred low-level graphics library on Linux. However, after compiling the appropriate modetest.c version (2.4.32, since that's the version of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 installed RTX 2080 and recently compiled and running program will no longer run, are there conflicting drivers?

I have been trying to get a wxWidgets program to compile on Ubuntu 18.04. At the time, my RTX 2080 had not come in yet and I was using a coworkers 1060 in the mean time. Last Friday, I finally was ...
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i915 Graphics, Fedora 28, Resolution and Display Issues

I've lovingly installed Fedora 28 (actually 27, then upgraded into 28 -- but this occurred at the start of the 27 install), onto my Dell Inspiron 1545. PROBLEM STATEMENT: I have to use NOMODESET to ...
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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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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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Clear Linux desktop doesn't start in a virtual machine

I'm trying to run Clear Linux in a VM. I've tried the vmdk image and installation image in both VMware Player and Virtualbox without success In VMware Player it always hang up forever on startup ...
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Hangouts causes system to freeze & crash on Mint 18.3, dell Inspiron 15, Intel i7 7thGen

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7560 i7 and have dual booted Linux Mint 18.3. Running a BIOS version 1.3 from Intel's website. Video card is NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (4GB). I am seeing that while using Google ...
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On Debian Stretch, Nouveau drivers are getting my pc to freeze, had to install non-free NVIDIA packages on my system, any alternatives?

My main goal with Debian is to go 100% open source, but now my (sand) castle has just been kicked and colapsed. I've done my homework and troubleshooted every piece of hardware on my pc and it's not ...
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Strange render anomaly during window resize

When I resize window in any environment, sometimes I see strange anomaly, which lasts until more resize or mouse drop. It's same in each environment and with all windows. Here is it: It's strange, ...
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How to debug random machine crashes?

I am running Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64-bit on a Razer Blade Stealth mostly successfully. All hardware is working other than the touchscreen which works. But acts funnily. The problem at hand is as ...
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Black screen on working X server

After a system Upgrade today (I run Arch linux), my X Server went black. The system startup works fine, I'm even presented my ttys at the beginning, where I usually start X with startx. This works as ...
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Second monitor doesn't work with nvidia drivers

This question has been asked many times here and in other forums. I tried everything I could find, nothing works. I'm trying to use my NVIDIA GT540M on Ubuntu instead of Intel Graphics, but I have ...
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Naming displays in Fedora 25's settings

I have fedora 25 running with dual head, and I have named each screen/monitor/device in xorg.conf, yet in the display settings they show up as 'Unknown Display'. Is there a way to force Fedora to ...
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Why is text mode scrolling slow?

In any text mode, from the GRUB menu loading, through booting, and also in any VT other than the one where X is running, text scrolling is abysmally slow (several seconds for a dense screenful of text)...
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OpenCL not detecting AMD graphics card as a device

I am running CentOS 6. My OpenCL program is not detecting my graphics card as an option and is instead just running on my CPU. My program attempts to find and use the fastest device, but is only ...
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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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What does Linux wait for when switches from Xorg to text console?

Sometimes my Xorg hangs and locks the console dead, with a “stale frame” of GUI on the monitor. Hardware and driver-related problems are likely (see here for description of particular configuration), ...
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How to use both open source and proprietary video drivers on same machine?

On my main work machine I sometimes need to use the proprietary Nvidia video drivers, but I would prefer to use the open source Nouveau drivers most of the time. As the Nvidia package conflicts with ...
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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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Elementary OS reboot error iMac late 2009

I need to install Elementary OS on my (late 2009) iMac 11.1. I am booting from an external USB and in when presented with a GRUB menu, I choose "Install Elementary OS" and then press e key to edit and ...
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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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Differences between primary and secondary VGA pass through in virtualization

Xen, and more recently KVM, allows you to pass a VGA adaptor from the host to the guest as either a primary or secondary device. Both links provide some explanation as to why passing a VGA adaptor ...
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Can't install Linux Mint Cinnamon nor Ubuntu while switchable graphics turned on

I've got Lenovo G500 intel i5 with switchable graphics (Intel and AMD Radeon HD 8579M). When I try to install Linux Mint Petra Cinnamon, when switchable graphics are on by the bios, live CD can't ...
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Is there a way to undo VGA adapter modesetting in Linux

I'm looking for a way to reset the graphics adapter to textmode after it has been set to some sort of graphical mode by the kernel on bootup, and possibly used by an X server. Is there any code to do ...
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XDMX cluster setup

I am trying to setup a cluster with xdmx to display all of the information from my head node, but I am only getting 16 monitors working with a few problems. I am running CentOS 6.2, but I am wondering ...
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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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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 ...