Mint 14 and Win 8 [HELP!]

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Mint 14 and Win 8 [HELP!]

Postby Otter on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:51 pm

Goal: I want Mint 14 Cinnamon 64 bit on a USB that I can boot into and install if I want.
Problem: Glitchy screen, I don't know.

First I downloaded Mint 14 Cinnamon 32 bit to try this out on an older desktop. I downloaded the .iso and created a bootable USB with LinuxLiveUSB. It worked no problem.
I actually want this on a laptop so I then formatted the USB and installed the 64 bit version on it, again with LinuxLiveUSB. When I tried to boot the laptop from that nothing happened. I disabled secure boot in the UEFI and tried again. This time it started but the bar along the bottom of the screen (menu, volume, time, et cetera) was all blurry and the screen would glitch whenever I moved the pointer. It wasn't so bad as to be unusable, but it was still very annoying and very hard to use. I opened some programs (Firefox, LibreOffice) and they worked just fine without any glitchiness. I shut it down and went back to windows to format the USB again and try it with the 64 bit MATE .iso. I used LinuxLiveUSB again and booted from that. The bar along the bottom showed up fine, but the screen was still all glitchy. Thinking it may be because of a problem with LinuxLiveUSB, I downloaded unetbootin and went to try it with that. The USB drive wasn't listed and I eventually found out that LinuxLiveUSB had marked the drive as nonremovable so it didn't show up. I used bootit to flip the removable bit and it worked. Now that unetbootin worked, I made another 64 bit Cinnamon Bootable USB (same .iso file). When I booted from that I had the same problems as before. I have no idea what to do now.

Notes:
I have the .iso files for Cinnamon 32 bit and 64 bit downloaded, along with the .iso for 64 bit MATE, bootit, unetbootin, and LinuxLiveUSB. I downloaded all the .iso files from http://linuxfreedom.com/linuxmint/linuxmint.com/stable/14/download.html Could that be the problem? Bad .iso files? I don't want to go downloading more .iso files unless I know that's the problem because it takes nearly 4 hours to download an .iso file. Also, I used http to download them and not the ftp option. I don't know what either is so I didn't know which to pick. I'm new to all of this, so try to keep answers simple please.

Thanks!
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Re: Mint 14 and Win 8 [HELP!]

Postby 3.14159 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:55 pm

Why would you download it from any place other than here on linuxmint.com?

In any case, I'd strongly suggest getting the .ISOs from here and make sure you check the MD5 on the file(s) as well. It could very well be as simple as the files being tainted on that site you linked to.

If you try it and it works, welcome aboard. If it does not work, well, we can cross that bridge when we get to it.
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Re: Mint 14 and Win 8 [HELP!]

Postby Otter on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:12 am

That is one of the sites linked to from linuxmint.com under primary mirrors. The only things that want to download from the actual linuxmint.com site is release notes, announcement, and torrent. Do you mean one of these?

What is an MD5 and how do I check it?
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Re: Mint 14 and Win 8 [HELP!]

Postby Otter on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:01 pm

I downloaded from another one of the primary mirrors and I'm having the same problem. Like I said, I don't know what an MD5 is or how to check it.
I'll see if I can upload some pictures or a video to help demonstrate the problem. I can't upload a video for a while. I'll have to wait until I can use the internet at school. It's hard to upload anything at 5KB/sec.
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Re: Mint 14 and Win 8 [HELP!]

Postby Otter on Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:03 pm

Video Link Here All I'm doing is moving the mouse up and down. It flashes and the screen is all glitchy.
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Re: Mint 14 and Win 8 [HELP!]

Postby Otter on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:35 pm

Interesting fact, Xfce works fine but Cinnamon still won't work.
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Re: Mint 14 and Win 8 [HELP!]

Postby zerozero on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:29 pm

let's try to clear this mess :D
i removed the other 2 duplicated topics, moved this to the place that i believe is the more appropriate.
please don't cross post, see the forum rules.

now regarding this problem, open a terminal and share the output of
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inxi -SGx
(you need to provide some info about the hardware so that others can help you)
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Re: Mint 14 and Win 8 [HELP!]

Postby Otter on Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:02 pm

Thanks! I'll have to wait a while to download the .iso again (I deleted it because I thought it was a bad copy). I'll tell you how it goes tomorrow.
Hardware wise it is a Toshiba Satellite C875D. Device manager screenshot: http://oi46.tinypic.com/icmn4j.jpg
I may not be that great with computers, but if there's any specific information you need about the hardware then tell me how to find it and I'll try my best.
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Re: Mint 14 and Win 8 [HELP!]

Postby Otter on Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:55 pm

This is what I get:

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mint@mint ~ $ inxi -SGx
System:    Host: mint Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device 9992 bus-ID: 00:01.0
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1600x900@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD ARUBA GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
mint@mint ~ $


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