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Cinnamon min. sys. req's?

Postby The.Linux.Experiment on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:14 pm

Hi all,

I tried installing a copy of Mint 13 LTS with Cinnamon on my older laptop but when I run the live CD its very sluggish. Even getting the display window to pop up for install takes a long time and does not display correctly. I can't help but wonder if its too much for my machine. Anybody know what are the minimum system requirements are proc, mem and vid?

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Re: Cinnamon min. sys. req's?

Postby catweazel on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:24 am

Try the MATE edition rather than the Cinnamon edition. Cinnamon is based on Gnome 3, which is very CPU intensive. I'm convinced that the Gnome 3 developers know nothing at all about the existence of hardware graphics acceleration on modern graphics cards.
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Re: Cinnamon min. sys. req's?

Postby The.Linux.Experiment on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:28 am

catweazel wrote:Try the MATE edition rather than the Cinnamon edition. Cinnamon is based on Gnome 3, which is very CPU intensive. I'm convinced that the Gnome 3 developers know nothing at all about the existence of hardware graphics acceleration on modern graphics cards.


I have tried the MATE edition along with K, X, U desktops but would like to see what Cinnamon is like. I know it is more, I've seen some benchmark numbers on CPU and RAM which would indicate less than I have but not minimums nor graphic specs, which is where I suspect my problem may lie.
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