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Install custom drivers on Mint (and ubuntu)

WARNING CHECK IF THIS REALLY NEEDED for your machine before continue - You should try to GUI Driver Manager first

Open Graphics Drivers

Updated and Optimized Open Graphics Drivers

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo reboot now

How to check your drivers

sudo lshw -c video

or (don't need sudo)

lspci -nnk | grep -i vga -A3

Ubuntu X

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/updates
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade