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Linux Mint 3.1 dell inspiron 9400

Postby jerrylucas on Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:03 pm

I'm totally new at any linux os, just windows experience. And i wanted to try out Linux Mint, because an article said that it was SO easy! so i downloaded the iso file and burned it. rebooted and pushed enter on start Linux Mint. But then it soon stoped! could'nt detect X or something! So instead of seeing a beatiful desktop(as promised) i was stuck in a "ugly" black screen!

What have i've done wrong? and what should i do?
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Postby GrayWizardLinux on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:08 pm

sorry - i am new too - but can you be more specific as to what you did? are you running live CD or are you installing?
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Postby jerrylucas on Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:18 am

running the live cd! and then was the plan to install it!
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Postby gollum1971 on Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:32 am

Welcome jerrylucas.

There are lots of threads on this problem I had it too, so have a wander around the forum its fun !

Normally its as simple as using good quality discs, burning your disc as slow as possible then, checking the md5 sum on your burned disc.

Dunno why but I had to reset the settings in my bios to get mine to work (Prob coz I like messing about) but no-one else seems to have had to do this, so last resort thing ok.

Im sure our friendly moderators and Mint programmers will come up with a better solution for you so be patient, what will help them is if you still cant get it working, put up your computer specs, ie - laptop, desktop? proccessor and all that stuff !

good luck

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Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:49 am

Here are some tips for troubleshooting the livecd.
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... ur_Live_CD
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Postby jerrylucas on Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:26 pm

my computers specs are:
ati x1400
dual core t7200 2ghz
2 gb ram

i just tried to boot by removing "quite splash --" with both "break=bottom" and the with "break=top", but it did'nt work!

maybe i should try another linux version that you guys know works with my pc! But it must be a bit easy since i'm new at this!
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Postby Husse on Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:57 pm

You have ati - part of the problem, but mainly later on
Have you tried "Safe graphics mode" and oddly break=button helps on some system (its really nonsense)
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