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Old 11-06-2009, 10:28 AM   #1
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Back to windows :( Lenovo s12 (via) cannot run Linux mint


Is there anythign I can do? I only have a black screen..
 
Old 11-06-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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You have to give us some more details. Does this happen when you try to install, or after installation and when you try to boot?

In what way do you try to install you system? From USB, Live CD, or from within windows?
 
Old 11-06-2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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I tried to install it on my netbook, had problems. Screen just gets black. I think (i read about it) the problem is related to openchrome drivers, not included by default. (Via chipset and grahics Card)
this is the ccrd: VIA Integrated graphics - Chrome9 HC3
"openchrome.org website with drivers"

And this is what Ubuntu (Linux Mint is bassed in ubuntu, so I went to look some information about it) suggests me to do:
Lenovo S12 (VIA Nano CPU based)

Works well after downloading the openchrome source from sourceforge SVN, compiling, installing and created x11.org file.

* LiveCD install does not work, must use Alternate install CD
* Alternate CD requrires addtional boot parameter: vga=771
* Driver for video card, VIA Chrome9 HC3 IGP, must be downloaded, complied, installed, manually. (Press Alt+F4 to get to a terminal)
* Hard disk throughput is slightly lower than Windows (Not noticeable unless using a high end SSD)

So far, I have no idea how to compile and install the driver. Maybe you could help me. thanks

Last edited by yoshiki2; 11-06-2009 at 08:35 PM.
 
Old 11-07-2009, 02:38 AM   #4
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Oh, that is actually beyond my own linux knowledge yet :S

If I were in your place would make a try with some other distributions to see if they work better. For example the Fedora 12 beta or Mandriva 10, which both seem pretty good.

In general I would also try as new distributions as possible (such as betas), since it's usually just a matter of time before new hardware gets supported. Hence, if your linux mint wasn't based on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic (which is the latest ubuntu at the moment), chances are pretty good that Ubuntu 9.10 will work perfectly. (This also means that if you have patience to wait half a year or so, the problem is likely to have solved itself by then )

If not, I sincerely hope someone else will be able to help you.

Good luck!
 
  


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