I installed OBS Studio via Discover, but, when I open it, it gives the following error dialogue, and then quits:
Failed to initialize video. Your GPU may not be supported, or your graphics drivers may need to be updated.
Is there any solution to this problem? I am using a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop with Lubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (dual boot with an old version of Windows). In case it were relevant in diagnosing the problem, here are some of my CPU details (extracted via
*-core description: Motherboard physical id: 0 *-memory description: System memory physical id: 0 size: 2GiB *-cpu product: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz vendor: Intel Corp. physical id: 1 bus info: cpu@0 size: 1917MHz capacity: 2GHz width: 64 bits capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht tm pbe syscall nx x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl cpuid aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm pti tpr_shadow dtherm cpufreq *-pci description: Host bridge product: Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 100 bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0 version: 03 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz *-display:0 description: VGA compatible controller product: Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 03 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=i915 latency=0 resources: irq:16 memory:eff00000-eff7ffff ioport:eff8(size=8) memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:efec0000-efefffff memory:c0000-dffff *-display:1 UNCLAIMED description: Display controller product: Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2.1 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1 version: 03 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:eff80000-efffffff *-multimedia description: Audio device product: NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 1b bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0 version: 01 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0 resources: irq:26 memory:efebc000-efebffff
I have read a few fora online, most of them concerning Windows operating systems. Some suggest the situation can be resolved by installing a third-party plug-in; others say that it is an inherent limitation of the hardware, and that no solution is possible (short of changing the graphics card inside the machine or getting a new computer).
If it would not be possible (or would be very difficult) to make OBS Studio work, I would be interested to hear about any alternatives that would work (NB: I already have Audacity, but that does not do video). I know my laptop is old, but it does manage to run Audacity, Zoom, and Skype without problems (as long as I do not try to run them simultaneously!), so I am hopeful that there would be some means of editing video and even broadcasting it in real time. I know VLC can receive live broadcasts, but am not clear as to whether it has a webcam+mic live broadcasting mechanism.