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Old 08-30-2013, 06:56 AM   #1
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Looks wierd


I downloaded Mint 15 - MATE and made an iso image DVD disk. Then rebooted with DVD in drive. The followinh happened
Splash screen with Linux Mint on
Then Automatic boot in 9, 8, 7 etc secs
Then Linus Mint 15 in Courier with 4 dots underneath
After 2/3 mins screen turned black, covered in white U letters with Welcome to Linux in background
Then wide red and black horizontal bands
Then a more graphic screen with 2 Linux Mint logos on green and white bands, top one a bit fuzzy. Cursor has a red box around it. Icons for Computer, Mint Home and Install Linux mint 'ghosted' with background showing through
Firefox loads, again ghosted, but cannot access internet even though wifi light lit on computer.

Computer is Fujitsu Seimens Amilo L7320 1.7 GHz and 960 RAM

What is going wrong?

Want to try Linux as computer freezes in Windows XP after about 20 mins.

Help appreciated.
 
Old 08-30-2013, 12:59 PM   #2
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Sounds like a hardware problem, if XP and Linux are both botched. Graphic card maybe?
 
Old 09-07-2013, 06:02 AM   #3
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The graphics card seems to work fine with Windows. Also the computer has stopped freezing in Windows as well, so I'm staying with Windows as I can't load Linux. Shame, I really wanted to try it out.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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Looks like the graphics card support - the driver under Linux. Quick google shows some old posts that managed to get it working with a bit of effort. I'm surprised Mint 15 doesn't have the necessary support, it's generally pretty good.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 10:50 PM   #5
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I agree that it's likely a video driver issue.

You may be able to pass some video parameters to the Mint DVD on boot.

Unfortunately, I don't know how to do this. But that's likely the place to look if you want to continue with Mint.

I did it with Knoppix once, years ago; I was able to add them at the command line before starting the boot.
 
Old 01-16-2015, 08:33 AM   #6
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linux distro that works with L7320

I burnt over 30 different linux cd and dvd's trying to find one that would work out of the box without having to amend settings for the graphics card. Two work , all the rest either do not load or have the striped screen you described

the two that work are Slax and Zorin os9 Lite. I recommend the latter as it is very easy to get your head round moving from Windows - it has windows look alike mode and a Mac OS look alike. The wifi control (Fn+F2 also works)

Since installing Zorin os9 lite My not so old but annoying Fjitsu Siemens Amilo L7320 gw has been given a new lease of life

hope this helps

Roobic
 
Old 01-16-2015, 09:17 AM   #7
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Hi Roobic, This post is over a year and a half old (August 2013) so I'd reckon the OP has got a solution. It might be better to contribute to newer issues rather than dig up old stuff.

Welcome to LinuxQuestions by the way!

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Old 06-06-2015, 04:31 PM   #8
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That was a rather useful post from Roobic. It has solved my problem - thank you!
 
  


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