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How to Install Mint Linux on AMD MOBO Integrated Nvidia card

Postby dolphans1 » Wed May 07, 2014 11:39 am

This How to Install Mint Linux 16 on AMD motherboard and integrated Nvidia card [SOLVED} -

I was having a problem install Mint Linux 16 on my AMD motherboard that has an integrated video card, with Nvidia chip set. The problem I would have was during set-up/installation with the Live DVD ISO, the desktop screen menu's would bleed through, which would make installation virtually impossible because you could not see what to do next.

The solution is to reboot and press the F-6 when it gets to menu to boot from the cd, from there you should get a menu to boot in compatibility mode.

From there, go ahead and follow the obvious questions during set-up, when Installation is final, you will still notice when you boot into the new installation of Mint, the menu screens all still bleed through.

Solution - reboot and boot into SAFE mode and install repositories in synaptic , then go to System Settings>Driver Manager> install nvidia graphics card drivers, I used the one that is most recommended and rebooted or refresh desktop and Mint looks and works great.

Hardware installed:
GeForce6100PM-M2:~ > uname -a
Linux-GeForce6100PM-M2 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:20:46 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
stan-GeForce6100PM-M2:~ > head -n1 /etc/issue
Linux Mint 16 Petra \n \l
stan-GeForce6100PM-M2:~ > grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 2952240 kB
stan-GeForce6100PM-M2:~ > grep "mode name" /proc/cpuinfo
[1]stan-GeForce6100PM-M2:~ > grep "model name" /proc/cpuinfo
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
stan-GeForce6100PM-M2:~ > hdparm -i /dev/sda
/dev/sda: Permission denied
[13]stan-GeForce6100PM-M2:~ > su
stan-GeForce6100PM-M2 sam # hdparm -i /dev/sda


Model=SAMSUNG HD103UJ, FwRev=1AA01113, SerialNo=S13PJDWS325022
Config={ Fixed }
RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=34902, SectSize=554, ECCbytes=4
BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=unknown, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=1953525168
IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6
AdvancedPM=yes: disabled (255) WriteCache=enabled
Drive conforms to: unknown: ATA/ATAPI-3,4,5,6,7

* signifies the current active mode


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