Why does my GPU not appear in Task managers

First: Please stop closing my questions before i can answer. Thanks.
Then for SGS that wasnt a question why my gpu doesnt work instead it was a question why Taskmanagers do not show the GPU. But after your "answer" i think now that it is a problem at my end. I thought Task managers cannot show GPU usage.
For anyone who asks, this is my previous question:

I use for example Stacer. Here my Inxi -Faz like asked by SGS

System:    Kernel: 5.15.7-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=1e7af015-8415-4c71-aa0e-ab7b3f43faee
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450M PRO-VDH MAX (MS-7A38) v: 8.0
serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: B.40 date: 11/07/2019
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 family: 17 (23)
model-id: 71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 8701013 cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 3 MiB L3: 32 MiB
flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 91200
Speed: 3812 MHz min/max: 2200/3800 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3812 2: 4027
3: 4069 4: 3813 5: 3846 6: 3706 7: 3968 8: 3834 9: 4162 10: 4167 11: 3922 12: 4010
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Navi 10 [Radeon RX 5600 OEM/5600 XT / 5700/5700 XT] vendor: Tul driver: amdgpu
v: kernel bus-ID: 2b:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:731f class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati
unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4480x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1185x381mm (46.7x15.0") s-diag: 1245mm (49")
Monitor-1: DisplayPort-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 476x268mm (18.7x10.6")
diag: 546mm (21.5")
Monitor-2: HDMI-A-0 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 109 size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.2")
diag: 685mm (27")
OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (NAVI10 DRM 3.42.0 5.15.7-zen1-1-zen LLVM 13.0.0)
v: 4.6 Mesa 21.3.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: AMD Navi 10 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 2b:00.1
chip-ID: 1002:ab38 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 2d:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: C-Media CM108 Audio Controller type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
bus-ID: 3-1:2 chip-ID: 0d8c:013c class-ID: 0300
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.7-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.41 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 bus-ID: 25:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp37s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8811AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN Adapter type: USB driver: rtl88XXau
bus-ID: 3-3:4 chip-ID: 0bda:a811 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
IF: wlp45s0f3u3 state: up mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: ipv6leakintrf0 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
IF-ID-2: proton0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
IF-ID-3: pvpnksintrf0 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 3.18 TiB used: 571.97 GiB (17.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ACA300 size: 2.73 TiB block-size:
physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: ABB0
scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 750 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q
scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%) used: 77.9 GiB (16.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
ID-2: /home raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%) used: 77.9 GiB (16.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%) used: 77.9 GiB (16.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%) used: 77.9 GiB (16.7%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.63 GiB used: 2.14 GiB (13.7%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   Message: No sensor data found. Is lm-sensors configured?
Info:      Processes: 400 Uptime: 3h 52m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.63 GiB used: 5.03 GiB (32.2%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: 2226 pacman: 2219
lib: 433 snap: 7 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.0```

Maybe there is a tool like for Nvidia?


And again.


Post your terminal/konsole in- and output as text (no pictures) from:

inxi -Faz

Without it, you will not receive any help from the Garuda team or your topic is likely to be closed without notice.

Before you open a new help request, read relevant sections of the Arch and Garuda wiki.
Thoroughly search your issue and any error messages in the forum and on the web.

Report everything you have already attempted to solve your problem.

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I dont know that Nvidea Tool and if i would know a AMD version, i would not ask this question.

And then i apparently had luck with my previous questions, all my questions except one where without inxi -Faz


It was a hint that you might look for it yourself.

Wed Dec 15 15:37:52 2021       
| NVIDIA-SMI 495.46       Driver Version: 495.46       CUDA Version: 11.5     |
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|                               |                      |               MIG M. |
|   0  NVIDIA GeForce ...  Off  | 00000000:0B:00.0  On |                  N/A |
|  0%   35C    P5    15W / 170W |    686MiB / 12050MiB |      4%      Default |
|                               |                      |                  N/A |
| Processes:                                                                  |
|  GPU   GI   CI        PID   Type   Process name                  GPU Memory |
|        ID   ID                                                   Usage      |
|    0   N/A  N/A      1082      G   /usr/lib/Xorg                     466MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      5048      G   /usr/bin/nextcloud                 16MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      9088      G   ...lib/firedragon/firedragon      163MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A     10924      G   ...lib/firedragon/firedragon        2MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A    284716      G   kotatogram-desktop                  2MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A    778746      G   ...AAAAAAAA== --shared-files       31MiB |

They shouldn't have been answered. It is required. There is important information contained in that data that helpers need to assist you.

As to your question read here:

AMDGPU - ArchWiki (archlinux.org)

Pay attention to the section on monitoring.


@elloquin is quite correct, in many cases it is impossible to help a user with a technical problem without them providing their system specs. That is why our forum requires an inxi -Faz on any technical help request.

If you refuse to provide the information our forum requires, your post is likely to be locked (as specified in the Garuda help request template).

Perhaps your own inability to follow the forums posting guidelines is contributing to you having your threads locked??? Your snark filled remarks towards those providing assistance on the forum is also likely to predispose moderators towards binning your threads.


"It is impossible to help a user with technical problems without them providing their system specs"
Well, my first and closed post wasnt really a technical problem post it was a question to why Linux Taskmanagers do not show the GPU. And since even here i only got commands or a specific GPU usage tool (in my case Radeontop) and no taskmanager, my question is still open actually.

And for my rudeness to the one person last time (named anon92996653 (he/she deleted his/her account)) It was a misunderstanding and i already apologized.

But why would you provide you inxi -Faz it,s easy to do ?

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Well, since i thought (and still think) that my previous question had nothing to do with me or my specs, i saw no reason to include my inxi -Faz

You continue to miss the point. All help requests (which your original question was and still is) require you post that information. Nothing to get triggered about it is just a forum rule.


Personally i find it stupid to include the inxi -Faz into posts that have nothing to do with system specs but okey, in future every post from me, regardless of what the content is will include my inxi -Faz

There is a subtle difference you still don't seem to be grasping. :hugs: