intel(0): Failed to submit rendering commands (Operation not permitted), disabling acceleration

Hi all,

after upgrading from 15.1 -> 15.2 I’m running into problems with my X11 hardware acceleration. In /var/log/Xorg.0.log I can see the following error message:

 "intel(0): Failed to submit rendering commands (Operation not permitted), disabling acceleration"

The message indicates, that it is somehow related to permissions - does anyone has an idea ?


Hi and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:
You don’t have an “AccelMethod” method in an intel xorg file? What is your hardware?

/sbin/lspci -nnk | egrep -A3 "VGA|Display|3D"

The intel DDX has been on life support for over 6 years. The default modesetting DDX gets the lion’s share of Intel graphics developer effort.

sudo zypper remove xorg-x11-driver-video xf86-video-intel

will switch to the modesetting DDX on X restart or reboot. If it doesn’t help, you may reverse the process by substituting install for rm.

Be careful.

If the intel chip is too old, XOrg will fail to start with the “modesetting” driver, because GLAMOR cannot be initialized.

That should be fixed meanwhile in Tumbleweed, but the fix is not in Leap 15.2.

For newer chips, the intel driver should not get installed automatically in the first place.

On my box:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0162] (rev 09)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2036]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: i915

I noticed that the error message is not coming from the startup - it happens once I start an application using OpenGL like glxgears.
After that my system is an questionable state, screen updates in spotify do not work properly anymore and firefox starts hanging for a minute when scrolling.


O.k. after updating the kernel to 5.7.7 the issue is gone - shrug