Why Does My Linux Laptop Have Video Glitches?

Episode 1770 (1:50:40)

Quincy from Las Vegas, NV
Linux

Quincy likes using MINT Linux on his old Dell Latitude laptop because it looks a lot like Windows. But the video has been glitching. Leo says that Mint may have chosen the wrong driver when he installed it. Linux uses video drivers made mostly by enthusiasts, and relying on the motherboard graphics is the easiest to get drivers for. But he may want to check the video card manufacturer to see if they have a Linux driver available. Try googling the model laptop with Linux and see what drivers pop up, and who has solved that issue.

Mike may want to try another Linux distribution. Leo likes Majuro.  There's also PopOS by System76. That's actually very similar to MINT.  There's also ARCH.