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Postby drewt333 on Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:33 pm

Not really a Linux User yet since I'm stuck with a frozen desk top and a blank "Welcome Screen "

The mouse seems to work but can't click on anything.

There may be a thread on this somewhere else but the search doesn't work through Tapatalk so I'll have to find out the old-fashioned way.

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Re: New to Linux

Postby drewt333 on Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:02 pm

UPDATE

Looks like a AMD/NVIDIA problem. I'm trying the solutions from the sticky.
Thanks in advance to everyone who contributed to the thread! :)


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Re: New to Linux

Postby The-Wizard on Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:09 pm

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Re: New to Linux

Postby Crewp on Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:52 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. :D
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Re: New to Linux

Postby jesica on Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:47 am

Good day and welcome to the family :mrgreen:
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Re: New to Linux

Postby vrkalak on Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:31 am

Welcome to LinuxMint :mrgreen:

Read everything you can -- Forums - Wiki - IRC

Linux: Tricks of the Trade > viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355
What works for Ubuntu, usually works for Mint > http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/
Linux Alternative to Windows > http://www.linuxalt.com/

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Re: New to Linux

Postby killer de bug on Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:52 pm

Hi! Welcome in the Minty community. Enjoy your time here ;)
Sorry the installation was not so smooth... Good luck with that!
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Re: New to Linux

Postby drewt333 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:11 pm

Thank you everyone for the greetings and advice.
After reading everything (nearly) I abandoned LM16 and tried LM13 Mate.
Ran into the slideshow problem and tried the fix.
(see: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=164152#p844012)
Install crashed, disgorging a half screen of error message starting "Can not handle kernel NULL" or something like that.

Briefly lost will to live.

Will try something else later in the week.

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