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Various Display Issues with Fedora 20 on an HP Envy 15 [closed]

asked 2014-01-16 10:09:48 -0500

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updated 2014-04-11 15:56:37 -0500

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I'm relatively new to linux, so apologize in advance for n00bness :)

I installed Fedora 20 on my HP Envy 15t, and most things worked out of the box. However, there are several display issues (which may be related):

  1. Display (reported in Settings >> Displays) is shown as Unknown 0" . I am getting the correct resolution, though.
  2. HDMI port doesn't seem to function
  3. Brightness controls (F2 * F3) don't work. Other fn controls work, though (for example sound up and down)
  4. Switch video source button (f4) doesn't work
  5. Resuming from sleep results in psychedelic color blocks on screen.

What I've done so far:

  1. This laptop only has Intel HD 4000 graphics, so I installed the Intel drivers per this method: ask DOT fedora DOT org/question/37594/install-intel-graphics-driver-in-fedora-20/ (sorry, couldn't post link due to being new and not having karma)
  2. After doing that, when running 'yum distro-sync', I get this:

    Error: Package: gtk3-3.10.6-1.fc20.x86_64 (@updates) Requires: cairo(x86-64) >= 1.13.1 Removing: cairo-1.13.1-0.1.git337ab1f.fc20.x86_64 (@koji-override-0/$releasever) cairo(x86-64) = 1.13.1-0.1.git337ab1f.fc20 Downgraded By: cairo-1.12.16-1.4.x86_64 (intellinuxgraphics) cairo(x86-64) = 1.12.16-1.4

    Error: Package: gtk3-3.10.6-1.fc20.x86_64 (@updates) Requires: cairo-gobject(x86-64) >= 1.13.1 Removing: cairo-gobject-1.13.1-0.1.git337ab1f.fc20.x86_64 (@koji-override-0/$releasever) cairo-gobject(x86-64) = 1.13.1-0.1.git337ab1f.fc20 Downgraded By: cairo-gobject-1.12.16-1.4.x86_64 (intellinuxgraphics) cairo-gobject(x86-64) = 1.12.16-1.4 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

  3. Output from 'lspci | grep VGA' is:

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)

Any suggestions for what to try next?

UPDATE: Just had an issue where gnome-shell was using over 200% of the CPU. Looked into that, and found a forum link to check Settings >> Details >> Overview >> Graphics to see what is reported. What I see on my system is:

Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.3, 256 bits)

Apparently, this indicates that OpenGL is handling graphics, causing gnome-shell to spike. Probably also indicates that the Intel drivers aren't doing what they should.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by hhlp
close date 2016-03-22 11:20:46.356992


@bigsquirrel Fedora 20 is EOL since 2015-06-23 and Fedora Release Life Cycle, please test it a new one Fedora 23, please fell free to open a question if the problem persit with the newer version... regards., also check this question -> Intel Linux graphics drivers

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answered 2016-03-22 05:03:08 -0500

First of all your package database seems to be broken. You need forcibly delete all gtk3 and cairo packages from the system and reinstall them (Have you updated your fedora from previous fedora distro?)

All your opengl issues are connected to improper video driver. So you can install it manually after downloading needed rpm package (from the link that you used in your post)

Brightness controls is not connected to video driver. This is a keyboard shortcut that you can setup with official Intel video driver (they have a control program for this).

And yes, try to clean install of Fedora 22. With a high level of probability all your issues for Intel HD 4000 is fixed.

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