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Old 03-20-2012, 06:14 AM   #16
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My favorite research tool is a bootable USB flash drive with the latest version of my preferred version of Linux on it.
Old 03-21-2012, 11:50 AM   #17
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Just when you in boot menu type:

vga=0x314 nomodeset
Old 03-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #18
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Thank you

I would like to thank everyone for your help.
Old 03-23-2012, 05:48 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by jonnynitro138 View Post
Thank you.
I think for a future laptop purchase I may need to a bit more research on itfirst to see what types of OS it is compatible with.
There are companies that make laptops specifically designed to run Linux:
Old 01-25-2013, 10:28 AM   #20
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HP G6 and nomodeset

I am helping a friend set up a G6 with Linux... she choose Mint/Cinnamon... but, we have to pause boot up to add the nomodeset each time... is there a way to avoid this?
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Yes, you can edit the Grub files. Here is a link as to how: It is for Ubuntu but should work with Mint

As a note, you should not start your own question in a solved thread. It is easy to get missed that way!

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:21 AM   #22
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After posting it i was thinking that... but didn't want to re-post, figured someone would just point me to this post... but anyway, thanks again!


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