"Could not detect any configurable direct-rendering capable devices"

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"Could not detect any configurable direct-rendering capable devices"

Post by fromWinToLin » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:40 am

When I try to run driconf (which I have used in all previous versions of Mint to configure my Intel HD graphics), I now receive the following error message with Mint 19:
"Could not detect any configurable direct-rendering capable devices. DRIconf will be started in expert mode."
I am sure the same would apply to Ubuntu 18.04.

Does anyone else have Intel video to confirm this error happens across other systems?

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Re: "Could not detect any configurable direct-rendering capable devices"

Post by fromWinToLin » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:43 am

However, according to inxi, my card obviously supports direct rendering.

I would like to be able to run driconf as I always have, but this random error is preventing me from doing so.

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Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           version: 4.2 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
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Re: "Could not detect any configurable direct-rendering capable devices"

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:49 am

I don't know, but driconf might not work with the new modesetting driver. Earlier Mint versions used the Intel driver (xserver-xorg-video-intel) by default.

That said: don't switch back to the old Intel driver! Performance is less, and there's not much -if any- maintenance on it anymore (it's probably abandoned).
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Re: "Could not detect any configurable direct-rendering capable devices"

Post by fromWinToLin » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:08 pm

If I did the upgrade path from 18.3 ---> 19, does it automatically drop the older xserver-xorg-video-intel? How can I check if it's using the new modesetting driver by default?

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Re: "Could not detect any configurable direct-rendering capable devices"

Post by gm10 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:36 pm

fromWinToLin wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:08 pm
If I did the upgrade path from 18.3 ---> 19, does it automatically drop the older xserver-xorg-video-intel? How can I check if it's using the new modesetting driver by default?
The legacy driver would still be present on your system but the upgraded Mesa version ensures that the best drive for the hardware gets automatically configured. Your inxi output above confirms that.

driconf was last updated in 2006, I'm surprised it's still starting up at all.

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