Video hardware acceleration

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Video hardware acceleration

Postby arimakidd » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:44 pm

I installed Mint on Hyper-V on a Lenovo Tiny In One 23. The vm is on an external drive. Mint installed fine, I changed the resolution by editing the 'grub' file, things are going great. But now there is a persistent error message that says:
"Cinnamon is currently running without hardware acceleration...." What is this and what do I do to fix it. I want to fix it. The actual message is attached.
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Re: Video hardware acceleration

Postby Pjotr » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:04 pm

Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz

(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: Video hardware acceleration

Postby arimakidd » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:19 pm

Here it is. I am hoping some kind of explanation will follow so that I can understand.

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I tried to output to a text file by adding on the below but it did not work. The text file had gibberish.

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inxi -Fxz >> /Desktop/mint.txt

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Re: Video hardware acceleration

Postby Pjotr » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:01 pm

I'm only familiar with solving Linux problems on bare metal installations, so I'll leave this VM problem to others....
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Re: Video hardware acceleration

Postby Termy » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:33 pm

Is that a VM in Virtualbox or VMWare? It doesn't look like the former, so I'm guessing it's the latter, or perhaps some other type of virtual machine software. In Virtualbox, there doesn't seem to be a (regular) way to get 2D hardware acceleration for Linux, which I think is why we get that notification.

You can enable 3D hardware acceleration, which is great, but not quite for the "desktop" so much as it's for 3D applications, such as games. If your virtual machine software came with any software to install, you might want to look into that. I think VMWare has better graphical support by far, but that's just from what I've seen and heard. Good luck.
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Re: Video hardware acceleration

Postby arimakidd » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:44 pm

I am using Hyper-V on Windows 10

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Re: Video hardware acceleration

Postby mr_raider » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:44 pm

arimakidd wrote:I am using Hyper-V on Windows 10


Last I checked hyper V emulates a pretty basic GPU in Linux guests. There are no reliable 3d drivers for Linux guests in hyper V.

If you want to use desktop effects in a Linux guests, I suggest using virtualbox.
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Re: Video hardware acceleration

Postby arimakidd » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:23 pm

SOLVED. This issue was solved when I switched to 'Mate' desktop.


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