Graphics Issue

dr_sparrow

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Hi I am using HP 15G-206ax
OS-Parrot Sec OS
Memory-4GB
Processor-AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics × 4
Graphics Driver-2GB (AMD KABINI)

My graphics memory always shows 410 mb instead of 2GB.I can't watch any high resolution video above 720p and also can't play many games on steam properly and can't work on any high graphical processing work .It always lags or shows warning about my graphics.
Is there any solution without changing my OS back to Windows.
 


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You may be able to control the resolution with xrandr but check in your Settings first.

You may be able to control the resolution with xrandr but check in your Settings first.

I have no issue with resolution.
$xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 16384 x 16384
eDP connected primary 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 345mm x 194mm
1366x768 60.00*+
1280x720 59.97
1152x768 59.95
1024x768 59.95
800x600 59.96
848x480 59.94
720x480 59.94
640x480 59.94
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)


Issue is the processing power,When I check my graphics it show 410mb instead of 2GB
 

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Hi I am using HP 15G-206ax
according to the HP spec .. [I suspect you need the Xorg Radeon driver set as this product is now archived]
Video Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 8570M Graphics (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)​
 

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Alexzee

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I have no issue with resolution.
$xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 16384 x 16384
eDP connected primary 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 345mm x 194mm
1366x768 60.00*+
1280x720 59.97
1152x768 59.95
1024x768 59.95
800x600 59.96
848x480 59.94
720x480 59.94
640x480 59.94
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)


Issue is the processing power,When I check my graphics it show 410mb instead of 2GB
Understood.

Try installing the AMD driver that brickwizard posted for you in post #6.
 

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apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu
OR
apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-all
If you're feeling lazy.
Then reboot.
If you still get lag, you may try setting it to uxa or glamor:
Create:
etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-amdgpu.conf
unless a similar file exists. Then edit as needed:
Code:
"Section "Device"
   Identifier  "<name of graphics device, 'Card0' if you only have one GPU>"
   Driver      "amdgpu" # Assuming that's what you used
   Option      "AccelMethod"  "uxa" # Or "glamor" if that doesn't work
EndSection"
I'm not heavily clued on this since it's been years since I've had to do anything, usually I have no issues. I used to just play with modes if glamor didn't behave. If you get tearing, add an option "TearFree" "true".
 

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Understood.

Try installing the AMD driver that brickwizard posted for you in post #6.
]─[[email protected]]─[~]
└──╼ $sudo apt install firmware-linux firmware-linux-nonfree libdrm-amdgpu1 xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu
[sudo] password for dr-sparrow:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for dr-sparrow:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
libdrm-amdgpu1 is already the newest version (2.4.104-1).
libdrm-amdgpu1 set to manually installed.
xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu is already the newest version (19.1.0-2).
xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu set to manually installed.
firmware-linux is already the newest version (20210315-3+kali1).
firmware-linux set to manually installed.
firmware-linux-nonfree is already the newest version (20210315-3+kali1).
firmware-linux-nonfree set to manually installed.

Already have latest version.
 

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I see Kali versions of firmware. I'm hazarding a big guess, but maybe because Kali's focus is security and pentesting, those drivers may differ. Maybe try MX Linux rather. It's not super light like AntiX, but will easily run on your hardware with a fairly decent UX. If you don't mind a little bit less responsive, there's Linux Mint which is very compatible and stable.
You really should be using a more Desktop PC centric distro. Almost all distros are pretty darn secure by default, and all distros provide privacy except a tiny incident with Ubuntu years back.
Give another distro a try. You have nothing to lose.
 

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I see Kali versions of firmware. I'm hazarding a big guess, but maybe because Kali's focus is security and pentesting, those drivers may differ. Maybe try MX Linux rather. It's not super light like AntiX, but will easily run on your hardware with a fairly decent UX. If you don't mind a little bit less responsive, there's Linux Mint which is very compatible and stable.
You really should be using a more Desktop PC centric distro. Almost all distros are pretty darn secure by default, and all distros provide privacy except a tiny incident with Ubuntu years back.
Give another distro a try. You have nothing to lose.
I am using Parrot OS about 3.5 year.Before that I used Ubuntu,Kali,Centos,Opensuse,Arch,Mint,Debian.I face same problem in every OS ,when I try to play a 1080p video it start to lag and also when play Universe-Sandbox game in steam its show me a warning that my graphics memory is low 415mb.My Graphics' actual memory is 2 GB.
 

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I noticed you're running an APU. Sorry I didn't see this earlier. APUs use integrated graphics (iGPU), so the video memory comes from DRAM, not VRAM. There are drivers that can "reserve/trick/assign" and the like with memory. In other words it is a software/driver/firmware thing. As such, you may need to get a little hacky, since that is probably the memory being allotted or requested by the firmware. I think there's a GRUB option to set memory size. Just a theory, but worth pursuing.
 
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