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    Failed to initialize video. Your GPU may not be supported, or your graphics drivers

    I have a Lenovo G560 Laptop from 2012. Initially it came with Windows 7 but later , I installed Windows 10 on it. I have used OBS Studio on Windows 10 and it worked fine.
    But Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Linux (I deleted my windows 10 ) . But now, the OBS gives errors :
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    Failed to initialize video.  Your GPU may not be supported, or your graphics drivers may need to be updated.
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    I dont know how to install drivers or fix this error. Can anyone help?
    Last edited by nova-striker; 4 Weeks Ago at 08:29 AM.

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    Re: Failed to initialize video. Your GPU may not be supported, or your graphics driv

    what GPU chip do you have?

    how did you install OBS in Ubuntu?

    if you are only recording, there is also very light simplescreenrecorder
    Read the easy to understand, lots of pics Ubuntu manual.
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    Re: Failed to initialize video. Your GPU may not be supported, or your graphics driv

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    Re: Failed to initialize video. Your GPU may not be supported, or your graphics driv

    Lenovo G560 has hybrid graphics and needs Nvidia drivers:

    • Intel HM55 Intergrated
    • nvidia N11M-GE1 with 512M DDR3 VRAM
    Any current Ubuntu release should install them automatically if such option is selected during installation.
    Please post your Ubuntu release and confirm in Additional Drivers if the correct Nvidia drivers are installed.

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