Lost Hardware Acceleration After Updates

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kar035
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Lost Hardware Acceleration After Updates

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I have almost exactly the same problem as described in this post. After updating my kernel, my screen resolution is pretty low and I get the message that my "system is currently running without video hardware acceleration" and that I should check the Driver Manager. It shows the following setting:
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Info:
Linux Mint 19.3
Cinnamon 4.4.8
Kernel 5.3.0-26-generic x86_64
Nvidia GTX580.

Using the other drivers (nouveau and nvidia-340 + rebooting) results in the same low resolution incl. the message about missing hardware acceleration. I also tried the solution in the mentioned post (uninstalling the fbdev driver via "sudo apt-get remove xserver-xorg-video-fbdev" + rebooting) but nothing changed.

Running inxi -b gives the following graphic infos:

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Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GF110 [GeForce GTX 580] driver: N/A 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: nouveau,vesa unloaded: modesetting 
           resolution: 1280x1024~N/A 
           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 9.0 256 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 19.2.1 
I'm quite unsure about the meaning of the first line, because the driver manager lists the driver as "in use" but on the console it looks like no driver is available.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Lost Hardware Acceleration After Updates

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Hi,

I would initially try rebooting, accessing the grub menu and under the Advanced options reboot into the previous kernel which should be 5.0.0.37. Report back if that fixes the graphics issue or not.
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Re: Lost Hardware Acceleration After Updates

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Hi,

I have the same issue since the last kernel update.

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> inxi -b
System:
  Host: tyr Kernel: 5.3.0-26-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 
  Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: Prestige 15 A10SC v: REV:1.0 
  serial: <root required> 
  Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16S3 v: REV:1.0 serial: <root required> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: E16S3IMS.108 date: 11/18/2019 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 60.7 Wh condition: 79.8/80.3 Wh (99%) 
CPU:
  6-Core: Intel Core i7-10710U type: MT MCP speed: 3900 MHz 
  min/max: 400/4700 MHz 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel driver: N/A 
  Device-2: NVIDIA driver: N/A 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: fbdev unloaded: modesetting,vesa 
  resolution: 800x600~75Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 9.0 256 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 19.2.1 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel driver: iwlwifi 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 447.13 GiB used: 77.25 GiB (17.3%) 
Info:
  Processes: 329 Uptime: 1m Memory: 15.48 GiB used: 2.30 GiB (14.8%) 
  Shell: zsh inxi: 3.0.32 
EDIT
Nevermind, I don't know how/why, but grub was booting with nomodeset. I removed it from the command line and all is fine.
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Re: Lost Hardware Acceleration After Updates

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smurphos wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:36 am
Hi,

I would initially try rebooting, accessing the grub menu and under the Advanced options reboot into the previous kernel which should be 5.0.0.37. Report back if that fixes the graphics issue or not.
I have exactly the same issue & similar symptoms with broken Nvidia display mode after latest kernel update (except my Nvidia card is Geforce GTX 570; same driver, though).

As a reply to your troubleshooting suggestion: yes, correct display mode & resolution is restored when booting to previous (5.0.0.37) kernel!

New kernel (5.3.0-26-generic x86_64) seems to be the conflicting with current Nvidia driver (390.116): driver is not loaded/activated properly at boot.

I'd be grateful to learn how to correct the problem...
In the meantime, I have timeshifted my system to an earlier backupped state which did not have the kernel update, yet.
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Re: Lost Hardware Acceleration After Updates

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steven-paul wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:11 pm
I'd be grateful to learn how to correct the problem...
There is a lengthy thread here about this issue but I was under the impression that most / all of the nvidia drivers from the main repo had now been updated to support kernel 5.3. The initial advice was to downgrade to the 4.15 LTS kernel or upgrade Nvidia drivers from the Nvidia PPA

viewtopic.php?f=59&t=309757
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Re: Lost Hardware Acceleration After Updates

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This happens to me EVERYTIME I update MESA, Kernel, or anything display related. My graphics driver crashes when returning from a reboot.
The only way I fix it is first, cross my fingers, then use the GUI graphics driver updater to swap between graphics drivers randomly until one finally "takes."
I was on 435 for a couple months, now I"m back to 390.
My advise is when you switch to one that works, don't update it!
Took me about 8 reboots this morning to get my nvidia card to working again after a kernel update...it's frustrating.
And using timeshift to roll back does NOT fix it!
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