This is my first time using Linux Mint. I've heard that it is one of the best built, and you know me, only go for the best . As of right now, I'm trying to boot Linux Mint on my net book as my already installed Windows 7 Ultimate isn't really "ultimate" and really slows down my system. After all, net books are just for basic web browsing and nothing else so decided to try out Linux Mint.
I downloaded unetbootin and created a bootable flash drive. Then I restarted my computer and selected the boot from flash drive option. This failed as I got a blank screen with a white dash at the top left. Over at the Pinguy forum, I learned that this is a graphics problem. However, I ended up not using Pinguy because there is no install from Windows option and Linux Mint does. I looked in my flash drive and saw an application for installing LM through Windows. Note, I am using a bootable flash drive, extracted everything to the flash drive using unetbootin.
After that, I followed the on screen instructions to installing LM and then rebooting to the LM desktop. On here, I found an icon stating "Install Linux Mint". The icon had a picture of a disk so I double clicked it and followed the on screen instructions to install. After it was done, the system rebooted, I selected Linux Mint from the bios and landed at the login page. I entered in my username and then password, then received this error message:
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Could not update ICEauthority file /home/james/.ICEauthority
I did a little searching and found this post: viewtopic.php?f=199&t=115076&p=688258#p688258
It tells me to type this code:
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sudo chown username:groupname /home
however, one problem is that i don't know my group name so how do I find this out? Also, is there any other ways I can solve this? I'm not much of a coder so please bare with me as this is my first time using Linux Mint.