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Old 07-12-2016, 02:55 PM   #31
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A non-Ubuntu distro would have a slightly different set of video drivers.
Try booting a DVD for a different distro, just to see if it works.
Personally I would favour LMDE, Mint, Debian...
Thanks Jeremy. That's a good idea. When I get some time I'll give it a try. (Maybe I need to bail on Xubuntu. I've used Mint before and found it quite similar to Xubuntu.)

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Unfortunately your fstab file indicates that your root & /home directories lie in the same partition.
This makes preservation of your data a little bit messy.
So what does that mean? I mean, I understand that they're both on the same partition, but I just did the standard fresh install of 16.04LTS. Should I have done something differently (to separate them)? How is my Home directory data at risk now?
 
Old 07-12-2016, 03:10 PM   #32
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You have a
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00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6530D]
It would probably cost 20-30 to replace with a reasonable non-gaming nvidia controller.

If at any time you install, as opposed to an upgrade - for example install a new distro:-
You will overwrite the root directory - which is good, but you will also wipe out the contents of your /home directory - which is bad!

Place your /home directory in a separate partition & all will be well.
There are several methods of accomplishing this.
But you need to move /home to a different partition before any reinstall.

If you have done any fresh installs lately, then expect /home to be virtual empty.
You display your mounted filesystems with the command
df -h

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Old 07-12-2016, 07:55 PM   #33
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You have a
It would probably cost 20-30 to replace with a reasonable non-gaming nvidia controller.

If at any time you install, as opposed to an upgrade - for example install a new distro:-
You will overwrite the root directory - which is good, but you will also wipe out the contents of your /home directory - which is bad!

Place your /home directory in a separate partition & all will be well.
There are several methods of accomplishing this.
But you need to move /home to a different partition before any reinstall.

If you have done any fresh installs lately, then expect /home to be virtual empty.
You display your mounted filesystems with the command
df -h
Thanks Jeremy. Interesting. So like use Gparted to put the Home directory on a separate partition and then do the fresh install on the partition that doesn't have the home directory on it?

Thanks for the pricing info on the video card too.
 
Old 07-13-2016, 05:37 AM   #34
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Basically, yes.
 
Old 07-13-2016, 11:42 AM   #35
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Basically, yes.
Cool. Thanks.
 
  


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