Dear LinuxQuestions users,
I've got a problem with (I think) my X server, so I think it's related to my graphics driver. It plays up with graphic-intensive applications, such as Kodi and games like Risk of Rain. It feels completely random, so I hope it's not hardware related, because I'm on a laptop.
I'm on a Dell Inspiron 15R SE (7520) laptop with i5 cpu and amd hd7730m dedicated gpu running Debian Jessie with Cinnamon. I use radeon (I believe the free driver is called), because GNOME crashes when I use the proprietary driver.
Failed to open BO for returned DRI2 buffer (1920x1080, dri2 back buffer, named 9).
This is likely a bug in the X Server that will lead to a crash soon.
The Kodi log doesn't have any useful information in it, so I won't post it. And I think the same problem causes my games' crashes.
This might help you, the applications almost always crash when I increase the volume/brightness or switch to another window, so there definitely is something wrong related to the focus, but of course I don't know if this is related to the X server problem(probably though). I'll look if they crash when the window is Windowed and switching after posting this.
Fun fact: Everytime I started a game and forgot to turn Pushbullet off, I prayed the whole time nobody would send me a message, because I'd be notified on my laptop and I would have been thrown out of the game. (This was when the X server crashed more often after it had crashed before, on the same boot, I'll test if that's still the case)
I've had quite the trouble on this laptop, I think I've re-installed Debian 5 times now due to graphic driver issues. (Off-topic: Do you guys have a hint for resetting everything graphics related w/o reinstalling?) First, it's advised to install the proprietary drivers for gaming, but then my graphical interface was gone when I rebooted, because of the bug mentioned in the intro. I still tried to get the proprietary drivers to work, by downloading the installer from the AMD site and installing fglrx, but after a lot of trying I stumbled upon someone saying that GNOME doesn't work on those drivers, so I stopped trying.
So I stayed with Radeon drivers and then his happened quite often, so I would really like your advise on this problem.
Off-topic: Does any of you know a way to boost gaming performance? (Just curious, I don't expect anything :P)
Thanks a lot in advance and please tell me if you need more information!