[Mint 15] Cinnamon running in software rendering mode

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Re: [Mint 15] Cinnamon running in software rendering mode

Post by za-softcodes » Wed May 14, 2014 6:32 am

tekdad wrote:THIS IS FOR INTEL GRAPHICS -

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.
From here.

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$ sudo cp /etc/lsb-release /etc/lsb-release.bak 
$ sudo pico /etc/lsb-release
"Replace with (I'm not sure exactly which lines are being checked here by intel-linux-graphics-installer, but definitely not the last one.)

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=raring
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 15 Olivia"
"
THIS IS FOR INTEL GRAPHICS -
And then from here.

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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
THIS IS FOR INTEL GRAPHICS -
Then:

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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
(but make sure this command doesn't try to remove any packages and if for some reason it does, abort and disable the repository) - mine did not.

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.
Thanks , it worked wonderfully

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Re: [Mint 15] Cinnamon running in software rendering mode

Post by eyalzek » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:54 am

tekdad wrote:THIS IS FOR INTEL GRAPHICS -

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.
From here.

Code: Select all

$ sudo cp /etc/lsb-release /etc/lsb-release.bak 
$ sudo pico /etc/lsb-release
"Replace with (I'm not sure exactly which lines are being checked here by intel-linux-graphics-installer, but definitely not the last one.)

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=raring
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 15 Olivia"
"
THIS IS FOR INTEL GRAPHICS -
And then from here.

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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
THIS IS FOR INTEL GRAPHICS -
Then:

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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
(but make sure this command doesn't try to remove any packages and if for some reason it does, abort and disable the repository) - mine did not.

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 have been having the exact same problem with cinnamon on Mint 17 and your solution worked perfectly, thank you very much!

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Re: [Mint 15] Cinnamon running in software rendering mode

Post by cedric12 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:51 am

Hi,

Any idea how to adapt this method for LMDE Betsy? I'm having the software rendering mode bug on an Asus UX305 (intel graphics) but there is no /etc/lsb-release folder....!

Thanks

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Re: [Mint 15] Cinnamon running in software rendering mode

Post by austin.texas » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:23 am

Adding your question to a very old thread is not the best way to do things.
Create a new thread. (You can link to this thread.)
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Re: [Mint 15] Cinnamon running in software rendering mode

Post by karlchen » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:30 am

Hi, cedric12.

I agree with austin.texas. Plus, watch out for current threads about Cinnamon 2.8.4 (preferrably) on Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (LMDE 2). Will return more meaningful results than a thread that was about Cinnamon on Linux Mint 15. Much older Cinnamon version. Mint 15 obsolete by now.
Closing this thread.

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