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It seems to have installed okay and I have run an update on everything so I am on the latest kernel/firmware etc but when I am using it, it says it's running in Software Rendering mode. I have installed the Intel drivers but that doesn't seem to have fixed anything.
Anyone know how to fix this? It's really slow and stuttering running on an i5-8400 with 16GB RAM
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I am using Mint 19.1 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB
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System: Host: cantona Kernel: 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: Mobo: Micro-Star model: Z370M GAMING PRO AC (MS-7B44) v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: 1.10 date: 10/30/2017 CPU: Hexa core Intel Core i5-8400 (-MCP-) cache: 9216 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 33696 clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 2800 MHz 2: 2800 MHz 3: 2800 MHz 4: 2800 MHz 5: 2800 MHz 6: 2800 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Device 3e92 bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: vesa,intel (unloaded: fbdev) Resolution: email@example.com GLX Renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 5.0, 256 bits) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card Intel Device a2f0 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 Sound: ALSA v: k4.13.0-36-generic Network: Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6 IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter> Card-2: Intel Device 24fd driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: wlp2s0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 16.0GB (Used Error!) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 250.1GB ID-2: USB /dev/sda model: Extreme size: 16.0GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 213G used: 6.7G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 ID-2: /boot size: 472M used: 193M (43%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 ID-3: swap-1 size: 17.08GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 227 Uptime: 5 min Memory: 1014.3/15951.1MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
although I think it might just be this that is needed:
http://joshuakanz.com/ubuntu/Coffee-Lak ... a-Support/
although now when I open the terminal its just an outline with nothing inside
sudo apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-intel, then reboot, see if that fixes it...
If still nada...you could try:
1) Enabling oibaf's ppa, as described in the Ubuntu forum's link above...
2) Install the latest 4.15 mainline...
I did this >
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php ... st13710326
so now it doesn't give the software render error but whenever I open an application such as the terminal I get a transparent outline of the app window with nothing in it. It happens when I click the shutdown option from the menu too.
Putting my solution in case it helps anyone else.
I ended up re-installing Linux Mint again. Once it loaded it still said it was using the software rendering.
I edited the line in the Grub file as per this link > http://joshuakanz.com/ubuntu/Coffee-Lak ... a-Support/
Once that was done I reloaded and it still didn't work.Step 1 - Copy & Paste the following: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.alpha_support=1"
Step 2 - Open Terminal - Ctrl + Alt + T
Step 3 - Edit your Grub file! - sudo gedit /etc/defaults/grub
Step 4 - Find GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" AND REPLACE with what you Copied from Step 1.
Step 5 - Save the grub file
Step 6 - Update Grub! - sudo update-grub
Step 7 - Reboot & Enjoy Graphics!
So then I updated everything including the Kernel and after I rebooted it it was fine.
Just to test I took out the edit from the grub file and the problem returned.
Looking at the output of the inxi -Fxz command shows that the GLX entries have changed. So it seems it's a combination of editing the Grub and the new update that came yesterday it seems.
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Graphics: Card: Intel Device 3e92 bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: fbdev,intel (unloaded: vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 4.0, 256 bits) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
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Graphics: Card: Intel Device 3e92 bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (Coffeelake 3x8 GT2) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
This worked PERFECT for me!
Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit
Cinnamon Version - 3.6.7
Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
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Samsung - 960 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
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