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vainfo error



When I run vainfo I get this error:

libva info: VA-API version 1.4.1
libva info: va_getDriverName() returns -1
libva info: User requested driver 'iHD'
libva info: Trying to open /opt/intel/mediasdk/lib64/
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_4
DRM_IOCTL_I915_GEM_APERTURE failed: Invalid argument
Assuming 131072kB available aperture size.
May lead to reduced performance or incorrect rendering.
get chip id failed: -1 [22]
param: 4, val: 0
libva error: /opt/intel/mediasdk/lib64/ init failed
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 1
vaInitialize failed with error code 1 (operation failed),exit


I don't find the /dev/dri/ directory.

I think that I don't have a driver for your iGPU or it is broken.

When I run  "lscpu" command, I get this:

Architecture:        x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):      32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:          Little Endian
Address sizes:       39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
CPU(s):              12
On-line CPU(s) list: 0-11
Thread(s) per core:  2
Core(s) per socket:  6
Socket(s):           1
NUMA node(s):        1
Vendor ID:           GenuineIntel
CPU family:          6
Model:               158
Model name:          Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz
Stepping:            10
CPU MHz:             800.037
CPU max MHz:         4600.0000
CPU min MHz:         800.0000
BogoMIPS:            6384.00
Virtualization:      VT-x
L1d cache:           32K
L1i cache:           32K
L2 cache:            256K
L3 cache:            12288K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):   0-11

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Hi Alon,

Could you give me more information?

Which Linux version, which Media SDK version?

No, /dev/dri is not the driver directory, it should be /opt/intel/mediasdk/lib64/, could you confirm if this file exists?

From error message, it looks like UMD or KMD issue, or environment issue.