I set up an Ubuntu VServer, installed Open Broadcaster Software, and wanted to do a little radio stream for YouTube.

If I start OBS it shows me a Failed to initialize video. Your GPU may not be supported, or your graphics drivers may need to be updated message.

Is there any way to simulate the GPU - Driver or does anyone have a hint for me?

This VServer runs with OpenVZ 7, but I rented it, so I can't access the settings of the virtualization software.

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Try this command it works for me:

  • I am using digital ocean ubuntu 18 droplet and it doesn't work. Feb 20, 2021 at 20:30

For Xubuntu 18.04 working but with:


see this snapshot

obs in Xubuntu 18.04

Note: I am using fluxbox Window Manager

Thanks for this command


In my case I had to reinstall the GPU again and reboot. After that I just started OBS Studio with no further commands and it worked.

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