Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
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.
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.
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