Enable graphics acceleration + window animations under LMDE 2

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Raeven
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Enable graphics acceleration + window animations under LMDE 2

Post by Raeven » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:05 am

Hello,

I will need help installing Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE 2).

So, my problem is that when I make a bootable key of LMDE, with the software Rufus and then, I start on this key, the office of Mint is displayed, but without graphic acceleration ... And it's the same once the OS is installed ...

So I do not know if my PC is not new enough, because it's still ... Something good: A Lenovo 520S, with a correct graphics chipset, or if it's just LMDE that is too obsolete compared to my drivers ...

Because I have LMDE, but it's still more practical when the aesthetics of the OS is there too (Animations windows etc.)

So if anyone has a solution to that, I'm a taker :)

Thank you !

shinjox27
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Re: Enable graphics acceleration + window animations under LMDE 2

Post by shinjox27 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:12 pm

You'll have to find the correct Drivers for your device here's a wiki on how
https://unix.stackexchange.com/question ... r-a-device

Also LMDE2 is based on a older version of Debian and you probably won't see extra devices becoming supported seeing as software is already starting to become obsolete. However you can download a copy of Debian Jessie and install Cinnamon to get a idea of what kind of support you will have in LMDE3
https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/

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Re: Enable graphics acceleration + window animations under LMDE 2

Post by kevinthefixer » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:28 pm

To begin with, just what hardware do you have? Try inxi -Fxi in terminal.

How to install graphics drivers depends largely on what hardware you have. Hint: the Linux Mint main edition has a built-in driver manager and is generally better suited for beginners. And it doesn't cost a cent more.

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Re: Enable graphics acceleration + window animations under LMDE 2

Post by jaymot » Wed May 30, 2018 8:37 pm

How can you install graphics drivers in LMDE when, at its default boot-time resolution of 640x480, you can't even get to the OK and Next buttons in an installer because the windows are so huge the buttons are off-screen? That issue made me toss LMDE on the repository junkpile.
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Re: Enable graphics acceleration + window animations under LMDE 2

Post by cm1 » Thu May 31, 2018 7:07 pm

jaymot wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:37 pm
How can you install graphics drivers in LMDE when, at its default boot-time resolution of 640x480, you can't even get to the OK and Next buttons in an installer because the windows are so huge the buttons are off-screen? That issue made me toss LMDE on the repository junkpile.
Hold down the Alt button and click anywhere in the Window to move it.

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