(solved) Slow issues on mint

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kschewe
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(solved) Slow issues on mint

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Hi
I have linux mint cinnamon 19.3 on a toughbook with i5-4300 processor. I would like to dedicate it for playing games, mostly emulation. I installed retropie and a few other emulators like dolphin along side. I am not able to play any games even snes. Slow frame rate. I tried the latest mesa drivers and latest kernels. Might be something with drivers or kernel in mint. Odd thing is I do not have this issue in windows. I tried a mgame manjaro and no issues. Dolphin runs 100% gamecube etc. Suggestions on what to look for. Other intensive cpu programs are fine like playing hd video
Also does anyone make a custom spin like mgame but in a version of mint?

thanks
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Re: Slow issues on mint

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If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
Regards,
Deepak

I am using Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Slow issues on mint

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Open a terminal window (Ctrl-alt-T is a keyboard shortcut to do that), and enter the command inxi -Fxxz.

Highlight all of the output from that and paste into your reply between "code" and "/code" tags. Use the "</>" button to insert the tags, and paste your inxi output between the two tags.

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Re: Slow issues on mint

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System:
Host: toughbook-CF-C2CQAZXCM Kernel: 5.3.0-28-generic x86_64 bits: 64
compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 wm: muffin dm: LightDM
Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Panasonic product: CF-C2CQAZXCM v: 002
serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 v: 001 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Panasonic model: CFC2-2 v: 1 serial: <filter>
BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2.00L15 date: 08/21/2014
Battery:
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 5.6 Wh condition: 64.8/69.1 Wh (94%) volts: 9.2/10.8
model: Panasonic CF-VZSU80 serial: <filter> status: Discharging
CPU:
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-4300U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Haswell rev: 1 L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19953
Speed: 2121 MHz min/max: 800/2900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1995 2: 1995
3: 1995 4: 1995
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics vendor: Matsushita
driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0a16
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: intel resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 9.0.1 256 bits)
v: 3.3 Mesa 19.3.4 - kisak-mesa PPA compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio vendor: Matsushita
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:0a0c
Device-2: Intel 8 Series HD Audio vendor: Matsushita driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:9c20
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-28-generic
Network:
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-LM vendor: Matsushita driver: e1000e
v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:155a
IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: f040
bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 8086:08b1
IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 23.38 GiB (10.0%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB
speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter>
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 47.94 GiB used: 23.35 GiB (48.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 232 Uptime: 3m Memory: 7.67 GiB used: 1.02 GiB (13.2%)
Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash
v: 4.4.20 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.32


Thanks for the response. I would prefer to stick with mint. If I wanted a simple just gaming only for emulators batecera linux or mgame work fine and fast. I gotten really used to mint and hoping to stay if I can figure it out. If I cannot I will try live boot from fresh mint iso or ubuntu latest.

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Re: Slow issues on mint

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kschewe wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:30 pm
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 9.0.1 256 bits) .
You are running Cinnamon in Software Rendering mode. Log out, on the login screen click the Cinnamon icon and make sure you are logging into the default session.
For custom Nemo actions, useful scripts for the Cinnamon desktop, and Cinnamox themes visit my Github pages.

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Re: Slow issues on mint

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Sorry for the slow response. I did not know i had a reply ha
You are correct. I am not sure why it defaulted to software rendering. That is something I would not of known. Huge difference.
Linux mint runs the same as the rest. I have retro pie installed and very happy with the results.
thanks a bunch

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