May I suggest installing Mint Cinnamon V.13? Installed V.13 successfully on at least 50 computers. Zero software rendering messages thus far (and none reported on-line that I've noticed). However you could be the odd one out?Are earlier versions of Mint experiencing the same issues?
Another slight advantage with V.13 is that it's LTS (Long Term Support) through to 2017 or thereabouts...............
I recently upgraded my hardware by replacing my motherboard, memory, CPU and hard drives: I now have a 3.4 GHz quad core Ivy Bridge with 8 GB ram. This means I can allocate 2 CPUs to the VM and benchmarks show that performance has improved by almost a factor of 2. With this setup, I have no problems with software rendering whatsoever. I really like Cinnamon, and it's working great in my emulator. I moved my old hardware to another box, and installing LMDE Cinnamon on the real hardware also works.
In my case, I think the issue was inadequate horsepower to drive the display in the VM.
In my case the problem was due to the prl-xll startup script. See [url]http://forum.parallels.com/showthread.php?288091-Please-Fix-Parallels-Tools[/url]. The script has been fixed in PD9
For the MacMini (HD 4000) it is definitely not just a message. CPU goes up, software rendering is sluggish and there is no true color mode anymore.opaArt wrote:Mint 15 Cinnamon startup message "Running in software rendering mode. Video acceleration is disabled." I think is false. According to my experience this is a Mint 15 software glich. I did a Mint 14 re-install, and am running Windows 8 64 bit on seperate hard drive, using dual boot system, and experiencing no problems. Checked CPU usage on both systems. Re-installed Mint 15 64 bit, got the same annoying message, but CPU usage and video display are all the same as with Mint 14. I now click on the message to make it go away.
I installed the fglrx-updates driver from the additional drivers dialog and then in a terminal typed in the command: sudo aticonfig --initial.
After rebooting I ran glxgears from a terminal and got an FPS greater than 3000. Videos run really well too.
To start with I installed the driver without the aticonfig command; but after reboot I had no mouse cursor.
It seems that installing the driver does not update xorg.conf, that's why aticonfig is needed.
Great! Will test on my PC over the weekend. For clarity, have you achieved:stormhike wrote:I managed to get my R7750 Radeon card working properly with Mint 15
1. No more "software rendering" warning pop-up?
2. No undue CPU overload? (Idle well below 10%?)
Unsure if this thread can be marked solved. Any others tried this, and found their fix?
I have found same problem with Mint 15 running quad AMD machone. Good news is: I'm running Mint 13 just fine and since I found this in Virt Box and saw graphics issues with live CD decided against install.b7fLuid wrote:Hey guys,
Are earlier versions of Mint experiencing the same issues?
Mint 13 is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS so should be good solution until this gets resolved.
MAJOR bad for Mint team. First black eye I've seen them get. Now let's see how they handle it.
Well MINT guys--- how are you going to handle it?
It would seem churlish to be critical of Mint development, given the pace, scale and grunt required to maintain high standards of Linux coding for extended periods. After all, this is not corporate, but by a community for the wider community. Ever so slightly bleeding edge. Arguably, currently, state-of-the-art.
Hi all,I installed the fglrx-updates driver from the additional drivers dialog
I've also got this software rendering problem. I've got 2 installs with Linux Mint, one 64 bit and the other 32 bit. The 64 bit is working great. The 32 bit, however, has the rendering issue. I've searched the several times over the past several weeks and have tried a few things but no (proper) solution as yet.
One clue: What I have found is if I switch to a different desktop, "Xfce", then it has no rendering issues at all. But the Cinnamon interface stubbornly doesn't give up rendering, and that's the one I'd prefer it use.
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz x 2
Graphics card: VIA Technologies, Inc P4M890 S3 UniChrome Pro
I tried following the instructions above but have no idea where the "additional drivers dialog" can be found. Thanks for any/all help! LinuxMint is great. I was on Ubuntu until they migrated to the Unity interface which I couldn't stand for PC use. Very glad to see Mint carrying on that market.
ATI - 7750, I5 3750K with on-board HD4000. Default video card driver is slow and laggy.
Just fixed my mother's PC stuck in software rendering mode. I tried everything in this thread, plus some more. This is what fixed it.
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$ sudo cp /etc/lsb-release /etc/lsb-release.bak $ sudo pico /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 15 Olivia"
THIS IS FOR INTEL GRAPHICS -
And then from [url=http://www.webupd8.org/2013/04/how-to-use-intel-linux-graphics-drivers.html]here[/url].
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echo "deb https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/13.04/main Ubuntu 13.04 #Intel Graphics drivers" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intellinuxgraphics.list
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wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg -O - | sudo apt-key add - wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-KEY-ilg-2 -O - | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
reboot, and it was fixed. No software rendering mode warning, no high CPU usage, and all videos and content played and scrolled smoothly.
This was for intel, but I am looking for a similar fix for both nvidia and ati.
Let me know how it goes if you have this problem with Intel Graphics drivers. There went two weeks that I'll never get back.
I've since installed KDE on it which would be fine and which doesn't render, but for some reason can't adjust the screen res to the max allowed by the monitor.
Oh well. I'll keep working on it.
Cinnamon didn't work because it insisted on running with software rendering. It was the only one with that problem.
Xfce wouldn't save the display settings. Every time I log in, it sets to a low screen res and I have to go to display settings to reset it to the hightest supported. Also, Xfce didn't have the best interface for my preferences.
Then I tried KDE. Great interface, but the problem there was the screen was set to a low res and KDE wouldn't even let me change it to the max the monitor could handle (It's a small monitor with 1280x720 resolution, and the KDE specs I read did say it required a min 768 vertical resolution). For whatever reason, the Display settings window under KDE was completely blank. I couldn't change the screen resolution at all.
Then I installed MATE. Great interface, no software rendering, screen resolution can be set to the max suported by the monitor, and it remembers the correct resolution between logins. Everything works as it should, so that's the new desktop for that system. Thanks to the crew behind the MATE desktop.
I've just made a switch from Ubuntu (gnome-shell), to mint 15 (cinnamon), and i have exactly the same problem as described in first post, using amd hd6850 and fglrx both from repo and from amd website.
I think this bug is related to gnome3, since i had the same problem in ubuntu, and Workaround was to use gnome-tool, and set "have file manager handle the desktop" to OFF. With that option disabled i had no problem with black background, conky transparency..
But there's no such option in mint, or i can't find it. So i'm sticked with open source drivers, and much lower performance.
My system info:
AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor
AMD ATI Radeon HD 7750
15.7 GB Memory
1. Switch driver to fglrx-updates
2. sudo aticonfig --initial
4. CPU load down from ~60% to ~10%
He gave me the following code to use:
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Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" HorizSync 38-75 VertRefresh 50-75 EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Monitor "Monitor0" Device "Card0" DefaultDepth 16 SubSection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" EndSubSection EndSection
I'm not sure what I am lossing by cutting out all the additional screen and monitor sections