I have a problem with Cinnamon, I just installed Mint 15 on my Desktop (with a HD7970) where I usually run only Windows for games, but I mainly use Mint on my laptop for work and I want it on a bigger screen now, But when I boot there is a message of Cinnamon complaining that it's running in software rendering mode, without video hardware acceleration,... I search a lot on Google but basically what I found was that Cinnamon doesn't like amd drivers, no solution whatsoever...
I tried the latest 13.4 amd proprietary driver, but there is no more transparency. What I mean is that when I use "expo" or the "Workspace switcher", the windows are on a black screen, or conky is on a black background instead of repeating the current background. WIth radeon open source drivers I don't have those problems, but it's running on software rendering mode, that means very slowly and laggy.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, many thanks in advance
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P8Z77 ~ $ inxi -Gx Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Tahiti XT [Radeon HD 7970] bus-ID: 01:00.0 X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.2, 256 bits) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.1.1 Direct Rendering: Yes P8Z77 ~ $ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Tahiti XT [Radeon HD 7970] P8Z77 ~ $ uname -a Linux P8Z77 3.8.0-21-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Tue May 14 22:16:46 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux P8Z77 ~ $ X -version P8Z77 ~ $ glxinfo | grep rendering direct rendering: Yes P8Z77 ~ $ lspci -vk | grep -iA13 vga | grep -i Kernel Kernel driver in use: radeon X.Org X Server 1.13.3 Release Date: 2013-03-07 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-37-generic x86_64 Ubuntu Current Operating System: Linux P8Z77 3.8.0-21-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Tue May 14 22:16:46 UTC 2013 x86_64 Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-21-generic root=UUID=81f99157-ca6e-40d1-9ae6-df9527d7efa9 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7 Build Date: 17 April 2013 10:43:13PM xorg-server 2:1.13.3-0ubuntu6 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support) Current version of pixman: 0.28.2 Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org to make sure that you have the latest version.