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Linux Mint cinnamon crashes into fallback mode

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I have no idea why this is happening . But I cannot seem to have a linux mint session without experiencing this .
I am running it under paralells on my Macbook Air 2012
The only thing I have done after install was install Kali tools .

I installed it so I can become more used to working with Linux and I would rate myself as beginner -Moderate in terms of familiarity with it .
I am using version 18 sarah .
Any help would be appreciated .
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I don't know about parallels but other hypervisors have tools you need to install within the VM. For example in VMware it is VMware Tools, in VirtualBox it is the VirtualBox additions etc. Check whether parallels has something similar and install that in Mint.

Those tools install drivers for the virtual hardware, so they make the VM work better.

Besides that, If you are using the cinnamon version of Mint, it requires a good video card with OpenCL to work properly, otherwise it goes into software rendering or fallback mode. Check if you can change the settings of the VM (it needs to be shutdown for that). Again I can only talk about other HyperVisors, but for example in VMware you can change the settings for the virtual Video card to support 3D, as well as add more RAM to the card (128MB is needed).

If you can't find or change these settings I would recommend you use another version of Mint that doesn't require a 3D video card. For example the XFCE version of Mint 18 would really work fine.

Or try using VirtualBox for which you can also get a version that runs on OSX, with VBox I know you can get cinnamon to work properly.
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parallels has tools .. So you are saying this is video card related .. I will look now
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Not with the actual hardware in your MAC, but rather the virtual hardware Parallels provides the VM with.
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Increased memory and the problem ceased !!
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