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Lofst3r
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Driver Manager Not Working

Post by Lofst3r » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:47 pm

Im having the same issue, my driver manager doesn't open as superuser but also does not display anything just a blank window.
Results for my inxi -Fxz look like this

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System:
  Host: lof-L340 Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina 
  base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81LW v: Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15API 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0T76441WIN serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: ARCN25WW date: 01/24/2019 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 17.1 Wh condition: 36.0/36.0 Wh (100%) 
  model: LGC L18L3PF1 status: Charging 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx 
  bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen rev: 1 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 20760 
  Speed: 1660 MHz min/max: 1400/2600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1131 2: 1131 
  3: 1694 4: 1693 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Picasso vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A bus ID: 03:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: ati,fbdev 
  unloaded: modesetting,radeon,vesa resolution: 1366x768~76Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 10.0.0 128 bits) 
  v: 3.3 Mesa 19.3.0-devel - padoka PPA direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 03:00.1 
  Device-2: AMD vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A bus ID: 03:00.5 
  Device-3: AMD vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 03:00.6 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-54-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: rtl8821ce v: N/A port: 3000 bus ID: 01:00.0 
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.20 TiB used: 300.01 GiB (24.4%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ04ABF100 size: 931.51 GiB 
  temp: 43 C 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB model: TO Exter nal USB 3.0 size: 298.09 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 18.25 GiB used: 6.86 GiB (37.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
  ID-2: /home size: 593.98 GiB used: 215.34 GiB (36.3%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sda7 
  ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.86 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 212 Uptime: 1h 26m Memory: 3.30 GiB used: 2.46 GiB (74.4%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 
  inxi: 3.0.32
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Re: Driver Manager Not Working

Post by sleeper12 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:57 pm

Does it open with this?:

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 gksudo driver-manager 
If so, maybe you can fix it with the last few posts in this thread:
viewtopic.php?t=265093

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Re: Driver Manager Not Working

Post by Moem » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:36 am

Is there any reason to believe that the driver manager should have something to show you? If everything works well with the drivers that are packaged within the kernel, then you're good. Mine looks like this, and all is well with my X201 Thinkpad:
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Re: Driver Manager Not Working

Post by Pjotr » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:11 am

It's a common misunderstanding: Driver Manager is not for all drivers, but only for closed non-free drivers. If there are no closed non-free drivers for your machine, then Driver Manager is indeed always entirely empty.
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Re: Driver Manager Not Working

Post by gm10 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:17 am

sleeper12 wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:57 pm
Does it open with this?:

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 gksudo driver-manager 
Certainly not, for gksudo does not exist on OP's operating system.

Pjotr wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:11 am
It's a common misunderstanding:
Something my fork from my PPA tries to avoid by presenting the user with a message rather than a blank window:
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Also doesn't need to run as superuser by the way.
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Re: Driver Manager Not Working

Post by Moem » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:23 am

I wouldn't go so far as to call it a misunderstanding. It's a lack of information. The driver manager could really do with a short explanation, such as the one found on the First Steps tab of the Welcome screen:
driverinfo.png
Sleeper12, you're solving the wrong problem here. The driver manager is opening; it's just empty.
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Re: Driver Manager Not Working

Post by Spearmint2 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:09 am

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Re: Driver Manager Not Working

Post by sleeper12 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:43 am

Moem wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:23 am


Sleeper12, you're solving the wrong problem here. The driver manager is opening; it's just empty.
Ok, but the OP did say it's not opening as superuser. So, not opening & opening but empty are two different things.

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Re: Driver Manager Not Working

Post by Moem » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:52 pm

sleeper12 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:43 am
the OP did say it's not opening as superuser.
That's because they tacked their post on to an old topic, in which a poster had their DM opening with elevated privileges as well as empty.
If someone says 'it's not opening as superuser', I would interpret that as 'it's opening, but not as superuser'. I do agree that this by itself allows for different interpretations. But they went on to describe a 'blank window', so that means it did open.
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Re: Driver Manager Not Working

Post by sleeper12 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:04 pm

Moem wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:52 pm
sleeper12 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:43 am
the OP did say it's not opening as superuser.
That's because they tacked their post on to an old topic, in which a poster had their DM opening with elevated privileges as well as empty.
If someone says 'it's not opening as superuser', I would interpret that as 'it's opening, but not as superuser'. I do agree that this by itself allows for different interpretations. But they went on to describe a 'blank window', so that means it did open.
Understood, just wonder now if the OP will return. Problem answered in any case.

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