Found a working solution, there are Cedarview deb packages. Install with Xfce, then install the Cedarview packages:
apt-get install cedarview-drm libva-cedarview-vaapi-driver cedarview-graphics-drivers
Ignore the repository, it is now in Multiverse for Ubuntu and a straight apt-get install on Linux Mint.
Prerequisite: generic kernel rather than pae.
According to Intel (http://goo.gl/ltnOk):
GNOME3 requires OpenGL, the Cedarview driver provides support for OpenGLES 2.0, but limited “big” OpenGL support.