Issue with my graphics card


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When using my Nvidia graphics card, I have a really bizarre issue when running Minecraft.

Basically, when quitting the game or exiting fullscreen, my display goes crazy. I've been looking into this for nearly 4 months now and still haven't found a solution. I'll list everything I know about this issue to see if anyone has a clue as to whats going on.

- Restarting fixes the issue and returns the computer to a useable state.
- The issue only occurs on versions of the game that use LWJGL 2 (A game library Minecraft uses that I believe may be part of the issue)
- The issue only occurs with my Nvidia graphics card (GTX 1060 6gb)
- The mouse is responsive after the crash.
- Pressing print screen makes the screen white until the computer is restarted. It also creates an empty, 0-byte .png file.
- If there is a second full-screen window open (such as chrome), dragging it into windowed form recovers the crash.
- If there isn't a second window, restarting the computer is the only fix as far as I can tell.
- Yes my drivers are up to date.

What I think is happening:
Minecraft is successfully closing, but for whatever reason, the graphics card continues to render the last few frames before it was closed.

If anyone else is running ubuntu, has an Nvidia graphics card, and owns Minecraft, could you try running version 1.8.9 and see if you have the same issues.


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What graphics driver is installed the Nvidia proprietary graphics driver or the nouveau open source graphics driver.

Open the additional driver manager and see if there is an option to install the Nvidia proprietary graphics driver.

If so install it and restart the computer and see if that makes a difference.

Also open the command terminal and copy and paste this command in it and press enter and then copy and paste the output in a post.

inxi -Fxz

This may be helpful.



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I'm already on the latest Nvidia proprietary.

output of inxi -Fxz:
System: Host: Hyperion Kernel: 4.15.0-101-generic x86_64
bits: 64 gcc: 7.5.0
Desktop: Gnome 3.28.4 (Gtk 2.24.32) Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Z170-A v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A
UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 3007 date: 11/29/2016
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-7700K (-MT-MCP-)
arch: Skylake rev.9 cache: 8192 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 33600
clock speeds: max: 4500 MHz 1: 3301 MHz 2: 3670 MHz 3: 4036 MHz
4: 4018 MHz 5: 4102 MHz 6: 3944 MHz 7: 3746 MHz 8: 3637 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: [email protected]
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.59 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Card-2 NVIDIA GP106 High Def. Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-101-generic
Network: Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
driver: ath9k bus-ID: 06:00.0
IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 6241.2GB (31.7% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDA24 size: 240.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD40EZRZ size: 4000.8GB
ID-3: /dev/sdb model: Hitachi_HUA72302 size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 28G used: 17G (64%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-2: /usr size: 162G used: 13G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
ID-3: /home size: 1.8T used: 1.1T (61%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
ID-4: swap-1 size: 33.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 1.0:55C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info: Processes: 380 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 2912.8/15973.8MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.5.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.201) inxi: 2.3.56

Deleted member 58530

According to this link you have graphics in your processor.

Remove the graphics card and reset bios to defaults and connect your monitor to the graphics port on the motherboard try your processor graphics and see if it does the same thing.

If not then it be related to the Nvidia proprietary driver or a setting in the Nvidia control panel.

Deleted member 58530

You might play with the settings in the Nvidia control panel or try an older Nvidia driver.

Try pressing the auto focus button and see if it changes anything because with each restart of the computer it resets the monitor focus.

I don't know anything about Minecraft or any of the display settings that the game itself has.


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Check it out. It may be the source of the problem. Nouveau drivers are most likely the default and they need to be disabled/blacklisted for proprietary drivers to function correctly, IME.


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Check it out. It may be the source of the problem. Nouveau drivers are most likely the default and thy need to be disabled or blacklisted for proprietary drivers to function correctly, IME.
Unless I'm way off you can't use two graphics drivers on the same card. I have the Nvidia driver selected.

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