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Old 12-27-2018, 01:20 AM   #1
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Intel Graphics Drivers - Solved


I know that Linux comes default with Intel drivers, but I read there may still be things I could and/or should install.

I also say this because my graphics seem to be bit dodgy. Kinda old, but shouldn't be as bad as they are.

HP 15-f272wm
Linux Mint 19.1 x64


Also, I know linux isn't great for gaming, especially on a low end PC like this, but I installed Steam / CS:GO & it runs decent in speed except for map loading. It spends the whole game on the map loading screen. As soon as it's over it quickly catches back up for the menu.

I also occasionally have to restart PC due to random screen freezing.


***ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED. I JUST INSTALLED LUBUNTU INSTEAD***

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Old 12-27-2018, 01:37 AM   #2
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There is one driver built into the kernel for Intel gfx. There are two competent drivers for X, modesetting, which is provided by the server package, and intel, provided by the package xserver-xorg-video-intel. The separate package was last officially released over 3 years ago, so apparently more development effort goes into the integrated modesetting driver. Which X driver may work better on any given installation can usually be determined only by testing. The intel driver normally will be used automagically if its package is installed, the modesetting otherwise. Upstream Debian made modesetting the default long ago, so likely you are now running X on it.

The N3540 CPU used by the f272wm is Bay Trail, so most likely the modesetting would be the better if not the same.

To show us more specific information about the gfx and the drivers used, paste here output from:
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inxi -Gxx
in an Xterm or Konsole.
 
Old 12-27-2018, 01:40 AM   #3
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There is one driver built into the kernel for Intel gfx. There are two competent drivers for X, modesetting, which is provided by the server package, and intel, provided by the package xserver-xorg-video-intel. The separate package was last officially released over 3 years ago, so apparently more development effort goes into the integrated modesetting driver. Which X driver may work better on any given installation can usually be determined only by testing. The intel driver normally will be used automagically if its package is installed, the modesetting otherwise. Upstream Debian made modesetting the default long ago, so likely you are now running X on it.

The N3540 CPU used by the f272wm is Bay Trail, so most likely the modesetting would be the better if not the same.

To show us more specific information about the gfx and the drivers used, paste here output from:
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inxi -Gxx
in an Xterm or Konsole.
I also did the meta codecs command for intel driver repo or w/e it's called if that matters.

Code:
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  chip ID: 8086:0f31 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail v: 4.2 Mesa 18.0.5 
  compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes
 
Old 12-27-2018, 08:46 AM   #4
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Does your computer meet (or, preferably, exceed) the minimum hardware requirements for CS:GO?

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Processor: 64-bit Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
Storage: 15 GB available space
Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
PS I had to google what "CS:GO" is in order to help you. Best to spell things out; you shouldn't assume everyone is intimately familiar with this acronym.

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Old 12-27-2018, 07:54 PM   #5
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  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
You might want to try a lightweight distro tailored to the foibles of the Atom processor. There's at least one thread here on LinuxQuestions touching the subject.
 
Old 12-27-2018, 09:28 PM   #6
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You might want to try a lightweight distro tailored to the foibles of the Atom processor. There's at least one thread here on LinuxQuestions touching the subject.
Oh ok. So it's pretty much a processor issue?
 
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Does your computer meet (or, preferably, exceed) the minimum hardware requirements for CS:GO?



PS I had to google what "CS:GO" is in order to help you. Best to spell things out; you shouldn't assume everyone is intimately familiar with this acronym.
Sorry about that. I wasn't assuming everyone knew, it's just a habit that I type it that. way. Again, my apologies.
 
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You might want to try a lightweight distro tailored to the foibles of the Atom processor. There's at least one thread here on LinuxQuestions touching the subject.
I'm assuming this is what I was meant to see: https://techtablets.com/forum/topic/...based-devices/
I read it but I don't really understand what it means. Just that better support for Atom Processors, but don't understand the ubuntu / xubuntu parts.
 
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I'm assuming this is what I was meant to see: https://techtablets.com/forum/topic/...based-devices/
Bad assumption. It was just a web search example that jives with my recollection of much negative forum activity about Linux on Atom when Atom first came out. Much has changed in the 3 years since that forum thread was started. I have lots of PCs, but none Atom.
 
Old 12-28-2018, 01:10 AM   #10
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Bad assumption. It was just a web search example that jives with my recollection of much negative forum activity about Linux on Atom when Atom first came out. Much has changed in the 3 years since that forum thread was started. I have lots of PCs, but none Atom.
This is just a low end laptop I got from my wife's dad and fixed. I just hate Windows. It seems like it runs slow af all the time. Especially browsers.
 
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You might want to try a lightweight distro tailored to the foibles of the Atom processor. There's at least one thread here on LinuxQuestions touching the subject.
I took your advice, did some research & have installed lubuntu 18.10. I'm having trouble though. I ran the installer in lubuntu live & installed it all just fine as my only OS. It finishes and I restart it, then it boots to grub where I can run the live lubuntu, check for errors, or oem something. If I wait it boots into lubuntu live. If I remove my flash drive (bootable .iso) it gives me errors. USB is not set as my first boot option either.
 
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This is a different problem that deserves a new thread if you can't find a solution. This sounds likely to be that you're booting in the wrong mode for the installed bootloader, a mismatch with the BIOS setting for UEFI mode enabled or not.
 
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This is a different problem that deserves a new thread if you can't find a solution. This sounds likely to be that you're booting in the wrong mode for the installed bootloader, a mismatch with the BIOS setting for UEFI mode enabled or not.
Ok, I gotcha. Sorry, I wasn't sure if I should or not. Thanks.
 
  


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