I am trying to install Linux Mint 14 on a brand new netbook (ASUS 1015CX) which has only Windows 7Starter. I used unetbootin to get the iso on a USB, and tried to install it by pressing F2 to have the computer boot from the USB; the problems start when I choose "Start Linux Mint"; I keep getting the same error, as follows:
1-Linux Mint boot screen appears
2-black screen with "Welcome to Linux Mint" etc. and then mint@mint ~ $
3-error message: "Failed to start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly." etc.
4-I choose to view the server output: the Initializing stops at:
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Loading extension GLX
Fatal server error:
no screens found
and finally "Server terminated with error (1)"
5-I choose to view the X server output and everything seems to be ok up to the following lines:
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(EE) intel(0): [drm] failed to detect GEM. Kernel 2.6.28 required.
(EE) intel(0): Failed to become DRM master.
(II) UnloadModule: "intel"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error: no screens found
The final message is:
THE X SERVER IS NOW DISABLED. RESTART MDM WHEN IT IS CONFIGURED CORRECTLY.
I think I've pretty much tried everything suggested in every forum on the subject, and none of it works. (This is why I thought it better to start a new post that sums them all up). Things I've already tried:
-Compatibility mode: same thing happens
-the USB can run perfectly ok on another computer (which has Ubuntu already installed)
-Checking the integrity was ok
-I tried "startx" and get the same error at "Loading extension GLX"
-Same thing when tried configuring Xorg following http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=105156#p594097 (both with command cp and with command mv) and then startx.
-I tried "sudo lxdm" following http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=554267#p554267 and it says "command not found", then brings me back to mint@mint
-I tried entering "fixvesa" following http://superuser.com/questions/126981/fatal-server-error-no-screens-found-running-linux-distro-from-usb-drive & nothing
-Another user suggested going to the grub boot menu and editing the "Install Linux Mint" item but in my menu there's no such item.
-I tried changing the resolution to "resolution=1024x768" following http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=175&t=96898#p554058, then that plus switching "quiet" for "verbose" (following http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=175&t=96898&start=20#p554267) & nothing. (also, the monitor on Windows runs ok, although it is configured on 800x600).
As you probably figured by now, I am a rookie - although eager to learn... it's been 3 nights already trying to figure this one out.
All help is appreciated, I don't want to quit!