Recently I installed Mint Linux 15 (Olivia) 32 bit on my friends netbook. I am copy pasting the output of sudo lspci -vk
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx DRAM Controller (rev 03) Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 061f Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 061f Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 46 Memory at 86000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M] I/O ports at 50d0 [size=8] Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2 Capabilities: [b0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=07 <?> Capabilities:  MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit- Kernel driver in use: gma500
So the problem is whenever I try to boot into the system it pops out a notification (not the exact words)
Running in software rendering mode. No Hardware acceleration.
I have searched the Mint Linux forum and found [this thread] (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=135578&p=727654), but it did not help much. I am also attaching the output of inxi -Fxz
Kernel: 3.8.0-19-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.7.3) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 15 Olivia Machine: System: Acer product: AOD270 version: V1.06 Mobo: Acer model: JE01_CT Bios: Insyde version: V1.06 date: 03/05/2012 CPU: Dual core Intel Atom CPU N2600 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 6383.8 Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz 3: 1600.00 MHz 4: 1600.00 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: vesa (unloaded: fbdev) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.2, 128 bits) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.1.1 Direct Rendering: Yes
The direct effect of disabled hardware video acceleration is that it is impossible to play video files and since the CPU is engaged with software acceleration, the system is damn too slow.