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No graphics acceleration on LMDE 2

Post by Vaden1970 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:29 am


I just arrived on the forum because I tried to install LMDE 2 but I encounter difficulties

The trouble is that, since the installation by usb key, I have no graphics animations ...

It was like I was on LMDE 2 MATE while I'm on Cinnamon ...

I told myself that it was because I was doing a USB key installation and that after installation it will go but it does not matter ...

I do not know the error message I had at the top right but it was something like "The mode of rendering is in mode of emergency without graphic acceleration, that can be due to a pilot"

Yet my config is very recent as the PC

Processor: Intel® Core ™ i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4

Graphic Chipset: Intel® HD Graphics 620 (Kaby Lake GT2)


If anyone has a solution

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Re: No graphics acceleration on LMDE 2

Post by smurphos » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:45 am

I believe LMDE 2 ships with a 3.16 series kernel.

Your relatively new hardware requires kernel 4.10 or later.

LMDE 3 is imminent (Beta ISO's currently in testing) - I think (may be wrong) that will ship with kernel 4.9 - so still no good for your hardware.

Mint 19 (kernel 4.15) or 18.3 (kernel 4.10, upgradable to 4.15) should work out of the box.

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Re: No graphics acceleration on LMDE 2

Post by kevinthefixer » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:20 pm

Yes, Debian Stable is currently running This can be worked around, but it's not a plug-n-play type thing.


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