I've just installed Mint 15 and am having some trouble with the graphics card. I needed to add "nomodeset" into the command otherwise the Live CD wouldn't load properly. I manged to install the distro but "nomodset" is in the GRUB by default. I have tried removing this line after doing all the system updates and rebooted but all I get is a flickering screen so it seems that I need the "nomodeset" line for the system to load properly.
Now I believe (although I could be wrong as I'm not very well experienced with Linux) that due to the graphics being at "nomodeset", as the system has loaded I get a pop message saying that it is running in software rendering mode and that Cinnamon is running without video hardware acceleration. Therefore videos I view online are very jerky and (although I am not sure if this too is related) when I scroll up or down on webpages it is slow and jerky as well. How do I re-enable video hardware acceleration to hopefully resolve this issue?
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leobenlee@Revo-RL80 ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: Revo-RL80 Kernel: 3.8.0-19-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.7.3) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 15 Olivia Machine: Mobo: Acer model: Revo RL80 version: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends version: P11-A1L date: 11/19/2012 CPU: Dual core Intel Celeron CPU 887 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 5986.18 Clock Speeds: 1: 1500.00 MHz 2: 1500.00 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: vesa,intel (unloaded: fbdev) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.2, 128 bits) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.1.1 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card: Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.8.0-19-generic Network: Card-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e ver: 2.1.4-k port: f060 bus-ID: 00:19.0 IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Card-2: Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 744.1GB (0.5% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD7500BPVT size: 744.1GB Partition: ID: / size: 679G used: 3.6G (1%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 4.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 151 Uptime: 13 min Memory: 558.2/3922.5MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.3 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4 leobenlee@Revo-RL80 ~ $