, the OP's inxi -G output was already included from inxi -Fxzd command output displayed in #10 on page 1.
Graphics: Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics vendor: Gigabyte driver: N/A bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 184.108.40.206 driver: X: loaded: vesa unloaded: fbdev,modesetting gpu: N/A resolution: 1280x1024 OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 13.0.1 256 bits) v: 4.5 Mesa 22.0.5 direct render: Yes
and welcome to linux.org, or is it a nightmare?
So much help suggested. Maybe getting hard to answer all questions, or to keep track of them.
I note that you did not answer @osprey
at #14 on page 1, where he asked for output of
dmesg | grep -i microcode
dmesg | grep -i firmware
If you can see your way clear to provide that, that would be good.
you also said
so you need xserver-xorg-video-intel installed, and the firmware from the package: firmware-misc-nonfree, (or whatever the equivalent package is in mint).
Mint does not have that package in the repos, it has
...but you can see there that firmware-misc-nonfree is
referenced there. We can likely get it at pkgs.org if you think it is required.
- you said you think
you are back on Vera MATE. Two easy ways of checking, and you could let us know -
1. If you have an icon for Home on your Desktop, right-click it. If it offers an option to rename (not greyed out) you are on MATE.
2. Press your Start icon bottom left, if it offers a choice for Control Center, you are on MATE.
I also think maybe you did not get the context of what @osprey
asked here, at #37 on page 2:
Can I get to the CLI before the desktop loads, is there a way to do that?
To boot to a text prompt you press e when the grub menu appears. It brings up a configuration text, so you navigate down to the linux line (using arrow keys if it's not on screen), add 3 after a space to that linux line and press cntl+x to boot. It should boot to a prompt.
When, in your Grub Menu, you have your Linux Mint line highlighted, and you press 'e', you should get output that looks a little like mine. Several lines down is a line that begins with
Mine looks as follows
linux /boot/vmlinuz-5.15.0-60-generic root=UUID=db09665e-ed5c-4fa5-bd13-e4b263effa5d ro noquiet nosplash
Yours may have
at the end.
was asking for was for you to arrow down to that line and place a 3 at the end, so mine would look like
linux /boot/vmlinuz-5.15.0-60-generic root=UUID=db09665e-ed5c-4fa5-bd13-e4b263effa5d ro noquiet nosplash 3
then Ctrl-x or could be F10, to boot.
That will boot you to a prompt. The change only lasts for that current boot, and once you reboot, it reverts to the usual.
Finally (yay, they cry)
If it is still considered possibly a graphics issue, I have Linux Mint 21.1 'Vera' MATE in my stable (I run 84 Linux distros) and I have been using it to check options with nomodeset, and with xrandr to change the graphics config. You can let me know if you want to try those options.