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    A new old user's questions

    Hello. I was using Fedora around the time of 11 and then briefly 15. I kept moving between Debian, Mint and Windows after that but bought an emmc-based laptop with 32 bit uefi, where both Lubuntu and Mint installs became corrupted after a few days with no clear reason. I'd read that Fedora was already 32 bit eufi-friendly and so I've installed Fedora 29 Xfce 64 bit.

    It's working quite well and I am adjusting to package install procedures, etc, but I'm wondering if my xorg.conf is adequate or improveable. (I've tried using uxa instead of sna.) Using mpv for many videos produces stuttering. VLC needs the X11 video option to be chosen to give smooth video. The desktop behaviour is not always so smooth e.g. drawing some program windows incrementally. It's not a powerful laptop but Windows 10 behaved better, just that I used metered data and phone tethering and the Updates there were inconvenient, aside from the usual MS objections. I'm wondering if I should have gone with Fedora and LXDE, which I like, or whether the same issues would present.

    In Thunar there are no video thumbnails. I installed a recommended package with 'tumbler' in the name to no avail.

    A minor issue is that VLC is not offering the gtk theme, has the qt look. I had resolved that issue with Debian-based distros but am stumped with Fedora.

    Many thanks in advance of assistance.

    xorg.conf:

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "intel"
    Driver "intel"
    Option "Accel" "True"
    Option "TearFree" "true"
    Option "AccelMethod" "sna"
    EndSection

    inxi -F:

    System:
    Host: localhost.localdomain Kernel: 4.18.16-300.fc29.x86_64 x86_64
    bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.13.2 Distro: Fedora release 29 (Twenty Nine)
    Machine:
    Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81A4 v: Lenovo ideapad 120S-11IAP
    serial: YD05UBUS
    Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0P42934 WIN serial: YD05UBUS
    UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: 6GCN29WW X64 date: 07/26/2018
    Battery:
    ID-1: BAT1 charge: 16.4 Wh condition: 30.7/32.2 Wh (95%)
    CPU:
    Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N3350 bits: 64 type: MCP
    L2 cache: 1024 KiB
    Speed: 796 MHz min/max: 800/2400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 796 2: 796
    Graphics:
    Device-1: Intel driver: i915 v: kernel
    Display: x11 server: Fedora Project X.org 1.20.1 driver: intel
    resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
    OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 500 (Broxton 2x6)
    v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.2
    Audio:
    Device-1: Intel Celeron N3350/Pentium N4200/Atom E3900 Series Audio Cluster driver: snd_hda_intel
    Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.18.16-300.fc29.x86_64
    Network:
    Device-1: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 Plus Bluetooth driver: iwlwifi
    IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 48:a4:72:d5:3b:e9
    Drives:
    Local Storage: total: 43.96 GiB used: 12.63 GiB (28.7%)
    ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: DF4032 size: 29.12 GiB
    ID-2: /dev/mmcblk1 model: SC16G size: 14.84 GiB
    Partition:
    ID-1: / size: 9.55 GiB used: 7.47 GiB (78.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p1
    ID-2: /home size: 17.18 GiB used: 5.15 GiB (30.0%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/mmcblk0p3
    ID-3: swap-1 size: 1024.0 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap
    dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2
    Sensors:
    System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0 C mobo: N/A
    Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
    Info:
    Processes: 169 Uptime: 47m Memory: 3.49 GiB used: 1.08 GiB (31.0%)
    Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.29

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    Re: A new old user's questions

    Do you have libva-intel-driver installed? If not you want to install it from rpmfusion. That gives you hardware video decode.

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