I’m a noob on Linux as I just started learning to code thanks to The Odin Project. I’m starting to see why so many people are in love with this OS. And from what I’ve read here and there on the net, the Linux community is awesome.
Without further ado, using the terminal I’ve hit a little problem when opening a .html file. I get the error message mentioned in the title line. I believe it’s no biggie since the browser DOES display the file as intended. But since I like running things ‘clean’, I tried finding info inquiring over almighty Google and I haven’t found anything relevant to my case, that is Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish. If anyone can share their knowledge, I’d be forever grateful.
Sometimes you have to abandon that desire, when running Linux. There are tons of warnings and errors when doing a variety of operations on Linux. For example, during bootup there are tons of warnings and erros. However, users are always told to just ignore them, as they are benign.
As with your example, it does seem relatively benign too, as it is specifically referencing screensaver activity. So, it shouldn’t be a big deal.
libva is software for video acceleration
You say the error happens when you open an .html file
So I would be looking to see if all the needed video card drivers are loaded.
you will get heaps of stuff about what is happening as the system boots. Look for messages about error or missing driver
If you find something, look for a package with drivers for that device and install the package… Then reboot and see if it is fixed
Thanks for your help. I used the command dmesg as you suggested and have found no missing drivers or error using the search function. The issue seems to be related to my amd gpu driver. So I looked up the AMD website for drivers and I’m now wondering if I should downgrade Ubuntu to 20.04 since AMD has drivers for that version unlike none for Jammy Jellyfish.
Or again, I’m wondering if I should just plainly ignore it altogether like @Akito said. I mean beside the error message, there’s no hangups, crashes or anything serious.
Actually, I didn’t even know you could render HTML in the terminal.
My issue is just a minor hiccup that I’ve ran into while opening a html file in the terminal using google-chrome index.html command line. Beside the error msg about libva, there’s no real issue.
Also correct me if I’m wrong, since 22.04LTS is fresh out of the oven, I guess many hiccups are still present in its current state. I’m guessing it’ll get ironed out as the OS gets updates OR I just gotta wait for AMD to release GPU drivers for Jammy Jellyfish.
I tried Jammy Jellyfish for a few hours - until it also had USB 3 ports stop working on me (the reason I jumped from Fedora 35 to Ubuntu 22.04). So far so good with 20.04 been up since Sunday at least, USB 3 ports have stayed up since…
I was using (I’m still using) an AMD GPU - Radeon RX 6600/6600 XT/6600M with 8 GB of DDR5…
The drivers were MUCH better under Jammy Jellyfish than they are under Focal Fossa! My system got a a vastly better Geekbench5 score under Fedora 35 and Ubuntu 22.04, than in Ubuntu 20.04 - but - I can’t live with flaky USB 3 support - I might wait till Ubuntu 22.04.1 and see if that’s fixed my issue with USB 3 (no searches so far have found anyone else having same/similar in Fedora 35 or Ubu 22.04).
They’re here, they’re now - nobody has to wait for AMD - Radeon has been open sourced, and the OSS drivers are BETTER than Catalyst from AMD, and I’m pretty sure AMD recommend using the OSS drivers…
Are you seeing some message, but unsure if it’s stopping you doing, what you want to do?
i.e. other than the message, is this preventing you doing something?
Note : you don’t have to do ANYTHING at all - Ubuntu installs and runs the open source AMD drivers for you automatically! i.e. it’s done for you…
Even on Ubuntu 20.04 - the OSS AMD drivers are automatically installed…
You only have to do “manual” stuff for GPU if there’s some thing SPECIFIC you need offered by the Catalyst drivers - or - you’re running an NVidia GPU, because the OSS drivers for NVidia (Nouveau) were pretty shit - but apparently - NVidia have now open sourced a great chunk of it now…
To me it seems you’re finding errors, that aren’t symptoms of some failure, and you’re assuming 'cause on Windows you have to install drivers, that’s the case with Linux - in most cases Linux is more plug and play than anything from Microsoft…
To answer your question, indeed no. There’s nothing stopping me doing what I want. Everything is smooth. I guess it’s my desire to run things clean, but as another user mentioned before, it’s something I should ignore and move on.
You’re right, it’s probably my Windows experience that is driving me to find an unnecessary solution. I just started using Linux a week ago. I guess I’m just looking for solutions when there are none.
I sincerely apologize if I have been wasting your time. My curiosity got the best of me.