Depends on your system specifics
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What information do we exactly need to know in order to sort out the VGA problem? I mean I just simply need the detailed info on the VGA? That's it?
EDIT:here is the info I extracted using that inxi command. So.....the rendering says "yes". I do have 3-d acceleration. When I used cinnamon everything looked good...but I just had this problem that every now and then when using the expo mode or scale mode...it got slow.
System: Host: XXXXX Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine: Mobo: Acer model: Aspire 5740 version: Rev Bios: Phoenix version: V1.09 date: 11/26/2009
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3 CPU M 330 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8511.9
Clock Speeds: 1: 933.00 MHz 2: 933.00 MHz 3: 933.00 MHz 4: 2133.00 MHzGraphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Madison [Radeon HD 5000M Series] bus-ID: 02:00.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD REDWOOD GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Redwood HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5000 Series] driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 02:00.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network: Card-1: Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k bus-ID: 05:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Card-2: Broadcom NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3 ver: 3.123 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 750.2GB (38.5% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK7575GS size: 750.2GB
Partition: ID: / size: 582G used: 269G (49%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 8.59GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0C mobo: 40.0C gpu: 69.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 190 Uptime: 1:25 Memory: 1346.2/3817.5MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4