Intel HD Graphics 2500 shown as Xeon e3-1200 v2/3rd gen core

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Intel HD Graphics 2500 shown as Xeon e3-1200 v2/3rd gen core

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Hi! I'm new to Linux.
When i've installed latest Linux Mint edition 18.1 (Cinnamon) my GPU is shown as Intel Corporatetion Xeon e3-1200 v2/3rd gen core processor Graphics Controller and i feel that GUI is running slow.

I have Intel i5-3470 processor. How can i enable native drivers for my iGPU?

Thanks!

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 2500 shown as Xeon e3-1200 v2/3rd gen core

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You most likely are already using the correct drivers. :-)

This terminal command will show your graphics hardware, it's capabilities, and which driver is being used.
You can copy/paste the complete output back here to help analysis.
inxi -SGx

It may just be that Cinnamon itself is using up both your cpu and gpu just to run it's 3D environment.
Mint's MATE and/or Xfce editions may be a much better choice for your hardware . .

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 2500 shown as Xeon e3-1200 v2/3rd gen core

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Thank you for reply! I've also noticed i have a diagonal screen tearing.

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System:    Host: EnrizeLinuxStudio Kernel: 4.4.0-78-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: intel
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Desktop
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Is it really a weak CPU for just 2D GUI graphics? I also have 32GB of RAM and SSD Drive

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 2500 shown as Xeon e3-1200 v2/3rd gen core

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Is it really a weak CPU for just 2D GUI graphics? ...
No, it is not the CPU at all, it is the GPU (graphics chip) that is weak for Cinnamon's requirement of 3D capable graphics. And when the GPU is weak, the CPU tries to help overcome what is lacking in the GPU . .
...I've also noticed i have a diagonal screen tearing.
Another indicator that your GPU is having a hard time with the Cinnamon desktop.
..driver: intel
The linux kernel is using the correct driver for your GPU.

Again, I suggest that you try a Live USB or DVD of Mint's MATE or Xfce editions, it won't change anything on your hard drive, and it will enable you to see if it is in fact Cinnamon that is causing your graphical problems.

regards, richy

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Thanks. I'll try MATE edition.

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 2500 shown as Xeon e3-1200 v2/3rd gen core

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Another suggestion . . :lol:

This is a great read if you decide to install MATE. (created and maintained by one of our much appreciated forum members.)

10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18.1 Mate

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