What is video-linux? SOLVED

#1

I noticed that my Manjaro Settings -drivers now includes something called “video-linux.”
See attached screenshot.

Should I install this? If so, how?

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What exactly is video-linux, and why can't I install proprietary drivers?
#2

Its a shiny new thing :slight_smile:

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#3

in short: yes, you should :wink:

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#4

Install a second Manjaro instance and test. Or create a backup of your running system and test.

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#5

That sounds ominous

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#6

Its a new way of mhwd handling open source drivers, still quite new, hence the backup warnings.

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#7

I changed yesterday to video-linux, and it worked as expected. In effect it removed configuration file and let X decide the best settings for the free drivers, which I believe is the correct approach.

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#8

it’s an attempt to fix a very broken, and problematic MHWD,
and so far so good.

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#9

Is it actually expected that two video devices appear in MHWD now?

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#10

i always had 2 options even though its just one card in an APU

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#11

I was wondering. If I booted from my recent installation media, updated the desktop from pacman I would see this video-linux in manjaro settings.

I could install it, but testing it would require a reboot. Rebooting would just reload the desktop from the iso image on my usb. Wuld there be a way to test video-linux using my installation media?

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#12

No, a swich to TTY and a
sudo systemctl restart lightdm
would be enough.

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#13

Thanks, I will try this on the weekend

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#14

Finally had time to try it.
Video-linux now installed on Lenovo Z-50 and so far, everything seems fine.
Thank you to all for your suggestions and warnings.

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