I’ve just installed Peppermint 5 on the wifes PC, when trying to boot to the live session I had to set the boot parameter to nomodeset as I got a screenfull of U’s & ^, once it did boot into the live session the display had vertical lines running from top to bottom, but I continued to install and since installation everything’s fine except I notice xorg is eating CPU. it runs constantly around 32% which seems high to me as my own PC runs at around 1%.
here’s the display output
pat@Linux2 ~ $ lshw -c display
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: vga_controller cap_list
resources: memory:d8000000-dfffffff memory:febe0000-febfffff ioport:e800(size=128)
WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.
pat@Linux2 ~ $
My own thoughts are that this is a driver issue as I believe SIS graphic cards are a problem in linux, unfortunately I don’t have another card I could try but if another card is the only solution I get one
Any help or advice would be much appreciated