I installed Mint on a Dell Xps 13 and have had CPU/graphics issues, specifically, strong coil whine and infrequent screen flashes. On Windows on the same machine it mostly cleared up with a graphics update so I'm hoping for similar luck on Mint.
Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit Cinnamon Version 3.6.7 Linux Kernel 4.13.0-32-generic Processor Intel(c) Core(TM) i7-7560U CPU @ 2.40GHz x 2 Memory 15.6 GiB Hard Drives 14.2 GiB Graphics Card Intel Corporation Device 5926
Graphic card info (I think):
$ grep 'Setting driver:' /var/log/Xorg.0.log [ 6.209] (II) intel(0): Using Kernel Mode Setting driver: i915, version 1.6.0 20170619
Driver manager says "No proprietary drivers are in use."
I found https://01.org/linuxgraphics/ but this site is not very explanatory. I don't really know what a graphics stack is, and presumably I only need one layer, and I don't know which.
I did attempt to install their installer which gave me
libpackageglib2-18(>=0.9.4) not available. I could chase that down if I knew I was on the right track.
To know whether I'm on the right driver, it would be good if I can learn
- From my system, what driver am I using?
- From information on the Internet, what driver is current for my system?
And of course I would like to install that driver.