Questions tagged [hardware-acceleration]

The use of computer hardware to perform some functions faster than is possible in software running on the general-purpose CPU.

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How to view hardware video encoder/decoder utilization on AMD GPUs?

For a long time I've used the tool psensor to view the utilization of the hardware video encoding/decoding block on my Nvidia GPUs, but recently I've been curious about how to perform a similar task ...
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xserver-xorg-hwe-18.04 broke hardware acceleration

I have been struggling to get my hybrid graphics (i915, amdgpu) to properly work in Ubuntu 18.04. A few months ago, I installed the drivers from ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers. While the Intel drivers ...
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Chromium (dev branch): Hardware acceleration isn't working

I've been trying to force Chromium to use hardware acceleration, but it doesn't seem to be working 1) Kubuntu 20.04 (up to date) Linux 5.4.0-37-generic #41-Ubuntu 2) inxi -Fxz: https://pastebin....
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prebuilt ffmpeg packages with QSV support for ubuntu

Suprisingly i couldn't find any ppa with prebuilt ffmpeg packages to add QSV (intel quicksync video) support. Are there any, around? And isn't QSV added by default because it would rely on ...
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How to enable VA-API in VLC in Ubuntu 16.04

I have Ubuntu 16.04. I can't enable VA-API in VLC (the VA-API output is not present among the one I can choose, only VDPAU, OpenGL GLX, X11, XCB, framebuffer, etc.). I have an Intel i5-4200M CPU, ...
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How to speed up my new 'supposedly' high powered computer

Does anyone have some tips for ways I can optimize/improve the speed of my computer? Just bought a new one, intended for neuroimaging analysis, and i installed ubuntu. I know there's some features of ...
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How to use hardware encoding in ffmpeg (h264_omx) on Raspberry Pi 4 running Ubuntu

I'm nearly finished migrating my RPi4 4GB to Ubuntu 19.10 with Gnome - it is running better than I thought it would. I've got one remaining hurdle for the moment: using the h264_omx hardware encoder ...
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vainfo fail in Ubuntu 16.04

I am using i5-8500 with intel UHD-630 graphics. Already I installed next packages. sudo apt-get install i965-va-driver vainfo But vainfo prints this message. sky@sky:~$ vainfo libva info: VA-API ...
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Wine messed up graphics

While trying to install Wine I messed up my graphics settings. I tried using winetricks and playonlinux, I have no idea what I did and now Cinnamom says that is currently running without video ...
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Hardware Virtualisation problem in ubuntu while using virtualbox

So i am using Ubuntu 19.10 and recently installed virtualbox on my pc but there is a problem to use virtualbox. As you can see in the above screenshot, there are some invalid settings(System ...
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No hardware acceleration in kiosk snap using Ubuntu Core

When building an Electron kiosk snap based on this tutorial, I get no hardware acceleration on an Intel Compute Stick on Ubuntu Core 18 using any Electron version with Chromium version > 73 (i.e. ...
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Hardware acceleration wont work even with drivers

Alright, so i got myself a dell inspiron 15 3000, the 15" version with intel core i3 6th gen and amd radeon r5 m430, i installed linux on it and got the opensource gpu driver (oibaf ones) because ...
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HW acceleration in KVM VM?

I have setup a Ubuntu 19.04 virtual machine (guest) on my Kubuntu 18.04 LTS. Everything is working fine, but how do I enable HW-acceleration for video on the guest? vainfo gives this error: libva ...
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Hardware decoding on 18.04 with nvidia

I can not get hardware decoding for HEVC 10 bit files and VP9 (YouTube) through web browsers to work. Tried a bunch of online "solutions" with no luck. I have a nVidia GTX 1050 (2GB), running Kubuntu ...
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Enabling hardware acceleration for windows 10 VM in qemu 2.11 on 18.04

I have a a machine with specs per below where one of my VM's is windows 10 in which I'm trying to run sketchup 2019, which requires hardware acceleration to be turned on, so I'm trying to figure out ...
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ffmpeg h264_nvenc, “No NVENC capable devices found”

I'm trying to get hardware encoding working on ffmpeg. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with its default kernel (4.15.0-50.54), ffmpeg package (3.4.6-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) and Nvidia drivers (390.116-0ubuntu0.18....
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Screen froze and display garbled after booting Ubuntu and other distros

My pc is freezing and screen flickering when I boot Ubuntu or any other distro. Today I successfully installed Android x86 with the option "no hardware acceleration" so my question is there a option ...
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YouTube video is stucked for few seconds if I have enabled the layers.acceleration.force-enabled in Firefox

If I have enabled layers.acceleration.force-enabled, the YouTube video usually get stucked for few seconds while the audio is playing fine, it never happend when I was in Manjaro, this problem is ...
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Facebook game & hardware acceleration

I cannot make Facebook's "Gardenscapes" game work on my fresh installation with Firefox. When I start it, it asks me to enable Hardware Acceleration. When the flash popup shows up, "Enable Hardware ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 18.04 install: only llvmpipe, neither Intel nor Nvidia GPU is used despite of config efforts

TLDR version: Once you have a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 (and has updated all the existing software on the system immediately after install) and your laptop run llvmpipe for grahics, what is the ...
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How to enable integrated GPU (with QSV) on Coffee Lake CPU in Ubuntu 18.x

I am so far unable to get Plex/ffmpeg to recognize the integrated GPU in my Core i7-8700 CPU. From my research it appears this is a common issue related to Coffee Lake CPUs, not just this specific ...
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How to use a hardware device for HW-accelerated encoding with `ffmpeg` `snap`?

Using the ffmpeg package 18.04 from apt I can encode a video hardware-accelerated in HEVC on Kaby Lake: ffmpeg -vaapi_device /dev/dri/renderD128 -i input.mkv -vf 'format=nv12,hwupload' -c:v ...
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3D acceleration not working in VirtualBox

My laptop has an 8th Generation Intel Core i5 8250U processor, with an Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU, 8GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive. I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit as a guest OS on Windows 10 64-bit ...
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Virtual Box installed from the repos does not seem to be able to run with 3d acceleration

I'm running with Kubuntu 18.04 as host, on a machine with a Intel HD chip. Virtual Box is installed from the repos and guest is Kubuntu 17.10. If I do not enable hw acceleration, everything works ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 intel 2d acceleration broken?

I upgraded from 17.10 where I had a custom driver from this PPA installed, because otherwise I couldn't get multihead support working on my intel graphics (i7-8700). I removed the drivers from the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Virtual box : 3D acceleration activated, does not work

So I install a brand new ubuntu 18.04 in virtual box. I installed both host extensions and guest additions. My host system in a windows 10. I activated the 3D acceleration in my VM settings. when I ...
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High cpu usage when scrolling or moving windows Gnome in 18.04

I have an AMD a10-7850k apu in my computer and I also have an RX550 GPU. I have the RX550 GPU set up to be passed to a windows kvm for games and that works fine. But On my APU using the radeon driver ...
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can't enable 3d accelaration in virtual box

Running ubuntu 18 (latest release) on virtual box with windows 10 as host, I've tried unsucessfuly to enable 3d accleration. -I've ticked the "enable 3d accleration" on display settings in virtual ...
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Hardware acceleration is making chrome laggy , with NVIDIA 390.48 in UBUNTU 18.04 , how to solve?

Reproduce: mouse movement raise HIGH cpu usage and mouse lags, especially on youtube.
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NVIDIA Acceleration Mysteriously Stopped Working; How to Trouble Shoot and Get Working Again?

Last time I tried using nvidia-smi it worked fine in my Ubuntu 16.04 machine with a Pascal Titan X. After a month or so of not using the machine, I booted up and acceleration no longer works. I tried ...
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HW-Acceleration on Ubuntu Server

I've installed Plex server on my server (well, basically it's a Dell 7720 that I turned into a server) and I'm trying to get hardware-acceleration to work. But it seems that in order to install the ...
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How do I ascertain whether my computer has dedicated graphics accelerator and onboard graphic memory?

How do I ascertain whether this device has a "dedicated graphic accelerator" and "64 MB of on-board graphic memory"? Slicer requires a minimum of 2 GB of RAM and a dedicated graphic ...
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How to enable GPUVideoDecode (hardware acceleration) with Chromium on Xubuntu 17.10?

I'm trying to make the Hardware Video Decode works on an Intel NUC7i3 (with Intel HD Graphics 620). My goal is being able to play smoothly 4K H.264 videos in the browser. Here is a summary of my ...
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Another VAAPI question in 17.10

From 16.04 up to now I have toyed around with VAAPI solutions, but a lot of them are focused on AMD/Nvidia. I have just a simple Intel processor and GPU, i3-6100u... And so I would like to ask a list ...
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How to enable hardware video acceleration with an Intel graphics chipset on Ubuntu 17.10?

It seems, that with Ubuntu 17.10 something has changed with the hardware video acceleration. It's not working properly anymore out-of-the-box with an Intel graphics chipset, because videos played in ...
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Video Acceleration (VAAPI) broken after upgrading to Ubuntu 17.10 Artful

I've been using video acceleration (VAAPI) on Ubuntu with my Intel 3D card for several years now, with the drivers (i965) from Oibaf PPA. Yesterday I upgraded to Artful, added the Oibaf PPA again, ...
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How “Use Hardware Acceleration” option in Chrome affect performance?

Suddenly Chrome was running extremely slow on my Ubuntu machine. I tried updating to the latest version. But didn't work. Just turning Hardware Acceleration off fixed the problem. Because the slowness ...
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Can't get 3d accel working in Ubuntu 17.04, Virtual Box. “Could not mount the media/drive …” error

I'm following the directions here and in the related question here. I have run the following in my guest Ubuntu os: $ sudo apt install build-essential module-assistant dkms $ sudo m-a prepare But ...
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Improve performance of Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox on Windows 10 host

I am trying to run an Ubuntu guest on Windows 10 using VirtualBox. I found the Ubuntu guest was running with slow response after the installation. I found some previous solutions for this problem by ...
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Hyper-V: Ubuntu 16.04 and remoteFX

I have windows 10 pro, and an ubuntu 16.04 installation as guest in my Hyper-V. The video performance is pretty poor (an order of magnitude choppier compared to the VMWare Player). To avoid this, I am ...
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I don't think Mutter is using hardware acceleration properly for me while Compiz definitely is

To test this out, I installed plain Ubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu MATE one after another. They were all 16.04.2 LTS. I updated all three of them and rebooted as necessary. My goal was to have three ...
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Why Does the Ubuntu Basic Security Page Say Not to use Firefox's Hardware Acceleration?

Is hardware acceleration not secure? Is this statement old? Ubuntu Wiki Basic Security Page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BasicSecurity
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Kdenlive and Blender both can't use GPU hardware acceleration

I'm currently under Ubuntu 16.04 and have installed the newest versions of Blender and Kdenlive from the official repositories. Unfortunately, Blender won't let me select my GPU for rendering (Device ...
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Can I get hardware acceleration working for video (H.264) in firefox?

My CPU is always maxing out and fans going crazy whenever I watch streaming video on Firefox. visiting about:support, I see Hardware H264 Decoding: No, despite Firefox otherwise recognising my ...
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Ensure hardware acceleration feature working

Firefox in my ubuntu distribution typically takes up high resources of CPU. Since hardware acceleration is an often suggested way to ensure performance, i have enabled it under the browser preference, ...
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Is a remote X session GPU accelerated? Separate VMs for session and GPU rendering

I am using Ubuntu desktop. I'm under the impression even locally there is a client/server architecture for X. If I separate it into two VMs, one of which runs the entire desktop environment, and a ...
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How to enable Hardware acceleration in Ubuntu 16.04LTS with AMD?

I've a system with AMD GX-412HC SOC with Radeon(TM) R3E Graphics ×4 I've read that proprietary drivers (fglrx) aren't supported but I still need to enable hardware acceleration for my video player (...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Radeon driver: no more acceleration after HWS stack update to Wily

after updating the Ubuntu HWS stack to Wily (kernel 4.2 and Xorg), system boots up fine, but screen is lagging; although DRI3 is now enabled, 2D acceleration seems to be gone. FTR, I'm using Oibaf's ...
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how to get vdpau hardware acceleration using ffmpeg on ubuntu?

I am developing a multimedia player using ffmpeg. I am trying hard to get hardware acceleration through ffmpeg using vdpau hardware accelerator. I didn't get any success so far. Below I have mentioned ...
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VLC can't take snapshots anymore due to corrupt VDPAU video surface error

I'm using VLC - 2.2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04. VLC is able to play the videos but I'm unable to take the snapshots using it. I tried disabling "Use Hardware Acceleration" by going in Preferences->Video and ...