After browsing the forums of mint and ubuntu for a few days i still can't find a solution for my problem so i'm posting it here:
In July i changed from Wndows 10 a dual boot configuration of Mint and windows 10, with only switching to windows for casual photshop usage. The experience has been great so far. But nevertheless i'm experiencing some problems with my graphics drivers. I'm running linux mint 19 from an SSD on my Toshiba laptop with intel integrated graphics and a discrete AMD Radeon R7 m260 card.
Right now i'm having problems with black boxes forming around windows, especially while moving windows. Graphical performance was never great but the last month it has been extreme. Last week i resized my partitions as i didn't have enough space left on the root partition. Since then the problem with the black boxes around windows are present almost al the time, video playback became stuttering as wel. Boot times feel longer as well, but are okay for me. Anyone who can identify the cause and help solving the graphics issues?
Please regard that i'm still kind of new to linux Thank you!
inxi -Fxz output:
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System: Host: simon-SATELLITE-S50-B Kernel: 4.15.0-38-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara Machine: Device: laptop System: TOSHIBA product: SATELLITE S50-B v: PSPQ6E-027002BT serial: N/A Mobo: Type2 - Board Vendor Name1 model: Type2 - Board Product Name1 v: Type2 - Board Version serial: N/A UEFI: INSYDE v: 2.00 date: 12/11/2014 Battery BAT1: charge: 33.5 Wh 100.0% condition: 33.5/44.1 Wh (76%) model: Panasonic PA5195U-1BRS status: Full CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-4210U (-MT-MCP-) arch: Haswell rev.1 cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9578 clock speeds: max: 2700 MHz 1: 2394 MHz 2: 2394 MHz 3: 2628 MHz 4: 2658 MHz Graphics: Card-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260/M265 / M340/M360 / M440/M445] bus-ID: 09:00.0 Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting,ati,amdgpu (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes Audio: Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-38-generic Network: Card-1: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 07:00.0 IF: wlp7s0 state: up mac: <filter> Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 08:00.0 IF: enp8s0 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (27.2% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 500.1GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 33G used: 18G (58%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 ID-2: /home size: 141G used: 95G (71%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8 ID-3: swap-1 size: 16.31GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: N/A gpu: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 229 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 3965.9/11927.9MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56