Solve “libva error: va_getDriverName() failed with unknown libva error…”

I tried to run Anytype for the first time on (linux) Debian 10 Buster: $ ./Anytype-0.18.28.AppImage --no-sandbox. The following intel libva error occurred:

libva error: va_getDriverName() failed with unknown libva error,driver_name=(null)

Anytype start with a blank window and the top menu bar only. Some buttons works: Anytype > About Anytype and File > Show work directory.

I possibly found a solution [here](libva error: va_getDriverName() failed with unknown libva error,driver_name=(null) · Issue #278 · intel/libva · GitHub). We have to set an environment variable:

$ export LIBVA_DRIVER_NAME=iHD # or i965
$ ./Anytype-0.18.28.AppImage --no-sandbox

My Anytype window is still blank but the error is not displayed anymore. I may have other problems.

I hope this could help some people.

Desktop:

  • OS: Debian 10 Buster
  • Version: 0.18.28

I’ve updated Anytype to 0.24.0. This libva error does not appear anymore.