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HPR3011: Linux is HARD rant with Intel graphics

Hosted by operat0r on 2020-02-17 00:00:00
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Help me help you! I rant about linux and Video drivers etc …

Get Video and CPU Info

# gives you info about video GPU in chrome!

phoronix-test-suite system-info

# neat little project to dump out all kinds of info
phoronix-test-suite system-info
# get hard disk temperatures !

hddtemp /dev/sdb
/dev/sdb: WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0: 37°C
hddtemp /dev/sdc
/dev/sdc: WDC WD4003FZEX-00Z4SA0: 36°C

vainfo - display information from VA API driver

lspci specific device

lspci -v -s 00:02.0
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 630 (Desktop) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 3e92
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 126
        Memory at a0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at 90000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        I/O ports at 4000 [size=64]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [40] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c <?>
        Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [ac] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [100] Process Address Space ID (PASID)
        Capabilities: [200] Address Translation Service (ATS)
        Capabilities: [300] Page Request Interface (PRI)
        Kernel driver in use: i915
        Kernel modules: i915
#  lshw is a small tool to extract detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine

lshw -c video
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: UHD Graphics 630 (Desktop)
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pciexpress msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:126 memory:a0000000-a0ffffff memory:90000000-9fffffff ioport:4000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff


The glxinfo program shows information about the OpenGL and GLX implementations running on a given X display.

glxinfo | egrep -i 'device|memory|OpenGL|direct'


dmesg | grep -e IOMMU -e DMAR

dmesg | grep -E 'drm|radeon' | grep -iE 'firmware|microcode'
dmesg | grep -i -e i915 -e drm -e vga

dmidecode - DMI table decoder

dmidecode -t baseboard | grep -i 'Product'

GPU usage

apt-get install intel-gpu-tools | intel_gpu_top

Google Dorks

  • when googleing try -ubuntu -xubuntu
  • when searching for start up stuff use ‘systemd’ in your query


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