Linux Mint 17.3 AMD

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Linux Mint 17.3 AMD

Post by Mintster » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:05 pm

I have an AMD laptop that only runs 17.3. Is there any indication that I will still be a able to run a supported Linux Mint after 2019?

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Re: Linux Mint 17.3 AMD

Post by turtlebay » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:28 pm

If you go to this download site for Mint there is a 32bit or 64bit download for Mint 18.3 LTS which is supported until 2021,

https://linuxmint.com/download.php

I have an early 'made for' Win XP laptop that runs happily on MX16 which is a lighter distro that is also Ubuntu based like Mint.

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Re: Linux Mint 17.3 AMD

Post by michael louwe » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:52 pm

@ Mintster, .......
Mintster wrote:I have an AMD laptop that only runs 17.3. Is there any indication that I will still be a able to run a supported Linux Mint after 2019?
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Boot up the Live LM 18.0 DVD/USB-stick and do a test-drive to check for hardware compatibility and user suitability.
... If not compatible, choose another Linux distro, eg ... https://itsfoss.com/lightweight-linux-beginners/

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Re: Linux Mint 17.3 AMD

Post by Mintster » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:34 pm

that's why I'm asking. I have tried the live boot of 18.3 and an install. My AMD isn’t supported. Even AMDGPU-PRO doesnt work

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Re: Linux Mint 17.3 AMD

Post by Tomgin5 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:43 pm

If the 18.3 was a 64 bit distro try LM 18.2 32 Cinnamon. I have circa 2006 single core AMD's that it runs on. The distro does need at least 1 GB RAM, preferably 2 GB.
Just make sure the bios is set up correctly.

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Re: Linux Mint 17.3 AMD

Post by Mintster » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:59 pm

I have Linux Mint 18.3 installed on my laptop without the video drivers working. I edited grub adding nomodeset and the system will boot up and for a moment act like the driver is going to work.
The Linux Mint logo will pop up small like it does when the proper driver is working and then when it disappears the system will be running but with the blank screen.

If I add nomodeset at the grub menu choosing "e" and putting "nomodeset" behind "quiet splash" it will boot up and show the desktop too big like it looks with no drivers.

That moment when I boot it and see the small linux mint logo gives me hope

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Re: Linux Mint 17.3 AMD

Post by Mintster » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:08 pm

I have the HP Pavilion 17-g121wm Notebook with AMD Radeon R6 graphics

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Re: Linux Mint 17.3 AMD

Post by michael louwe » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:16 am

Mintster wrote:AMD Radeon R6 graphics
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Please refer to the fixes for AMD graphics cards at ... viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257 and
https://linuxmint.com/rel_sonya_cinnamon.php

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