Debian Cinnamon w/o video acceleration

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Debian Cinnamon w/o video acceleration

Postby dw5437 » 2019-12-13 22:44

Error message Cinnamon is currently running without video hardware acceleration There may be an issue with your drivers or some other problem. Installed from a net install cd.
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Re: Debian Cinnamon w/o video acceleration

Postby stevepusser » 2019-12-13 22:47

There could be several different reasons for this. Please install inxi and report the output of "inxi -G" in the terminal so we have some idea of your graphics hardware and driver situation.
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Re: Debian Cinnamon w/o video acceleration

Postby dw5437 » 2019-12-13 23:01

Unable to locate package inxi
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Re: Debian Cinnamon w/o video acceleration

Postby dw5437 » 2019-12-13 23:05

Come to think of it I didn't have an option to load non-free software. How do I get those?
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Re: Debian Cinnamon w/o video acceleration

Postby fred44nl » 2019-12-14 08:34

dw5437 wrote:Come to think of it I didn't have an option to load non-free software. How do I get those?


you will have to edit /etc/apt/sources.list
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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list


at the end of each line you will have to add contrib and non-free, like this:

deb http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib non-free


next, you do
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sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
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Re: Debian Cinnamon w/o video acceleration

Postby stevepusser » 2019-12-14 19:30

If they can't install inxi, which is in the standard Debian repo, something's wrong with their sources or connection to the net. Usually its because the installer couldn't make a connection, so disabled all the Net sources.

Can you cut and paste the output of
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cat /etc/apt/sources.list


here?
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Re: Debian Cinnamon w/o video acceleration

Postby Phaenix360 » 2019-12-14 20:43

I've just had the same problem with CInnamon, it appeared a driver was missing for my Radeon graphic card.
Try to look at the messages at boot if it doesn't say anything about a missing driver, or look in /etc/var/log/kernel.log.
If it is a common driver problem, you'll most likely need to allow the non-free repos in the sources.list and then install the corresponding package.
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