why does i3wm use low graphics mode? [closed]

asked 2015-09-28 23:09:33 +0000

ProWi gravatar image

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop, which has a hybrid intel/AMD graphics. At first I had a driver that enabled only the Intel graphics, It worked fine with both unity and i3wm.

Two days ago I installed a new driver which enabled switchable graphics between AMD and Intel. It works fine on unity, but if I try to use i3wm I get a black screen that says The system is running in low graphics mode as if the driver is not working properly.

I tried purging and reinstalling i3 without luck, My guess is i3 starts using different configurations than ubuntu's xorg. where and how do I change that? which configuration file should I edit and how?

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Closed for the following reason not a real question by Adaephon
close date 2015-09-29 05:43:43.011152


i3 is definetely using the same xorg config. As this is a bug report, https://github.com/i3/i3/issues would be a better place for it. Please provide at least your `/etc/X11/xorg.conf `and any file in `/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/`, the output of `lspci` and the versions of i3 and the drivers you are using

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2015-09-29 05:43:24 +0000 )edit