i need Intel drivers for a old laptop

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acid9
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i need Intel drivers for a old laptop

Post by acid9 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:55 pm

my hp laptop needs video drivers to work right can anyone help me i open Terminal window and did sudo lshw -C video
product: HP 15 Notebook PC (N5Y04UA#ABA)
Linux Mint 19.2 Tina Cinnamon
description: VGA compatible controller

product: Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 0e
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
resources: irq:91 memory:90000000-903fffff memory:80000000-8fffffff ioport:3050(size=8) memory:c0000-dffff

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Re: i need Intel drivers for a old laptop

Post by athi » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:34 pm

That laptop should have an integrated Intel graphic and driver should be in the kernel. Please run below command in Terminal to output graphic information and post results here:

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inxi -G
Mint Mate 19.1. Main rig is HP 800G2 I5 6500 16GB ram, 120GB boot drive, 2x3TB, 1x4TB data drives. Oldest rig is Mate 18.3 on Dell D620 with 32bits core duo.

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Re: i need Intel drivers for a old laptop

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:38 pm

also you say for it "to work right" which i assume it must be working somewhat...please be more specific as to what it is doing that is problematic...DAMIEN
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Re: i need Intel drivers for a old laptop

Post by acid9 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:49 pm

Graphics:
Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
driver: i915 v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail v: 4.2 Mesa 19.0.2

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Re: i need Intel drivers for a old laptop

Post by acid9 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:50 pm

sorry it locks up on games and webpages

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Re: i need Intel drivers for a old laptop

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:59 am

Intel atom processors were never meant to run a cinnamon desktop, they are not powerful enough to do so. you need to use a distro that uses far less resources. Use either Linux Mint XFCE, or another distro called Peppermint 10, either of these will give you much better results with your particular system and processor...DAMIEN

ps...gaming was never any good with an Atom processor.
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