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Old 03-29-2016, 12:18 AM   #1
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Newbie with Challenges Please help


I have been trying to get my computer running after destroying Windows7 and ending up with a 1TB drive set up for Linux Mint 17.3.
This installation runs in a troubleshooting mode apparently because I have a NVIDIA GTX750 video card and they cannot find a driver for it.
My printer is an Epson L-220 All in one and I finally managed to find a Epson 291207w driver that is supposed to work. I just don't know how to install it.
 
Old 03-29-2016, 12:31 AM   #2
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I have been trying to get my computer running after destroying Windows7 and ending up with a 1TB drive set up for Linux Mint 17.3.
This installation runs in a troubleshooting mode apparently because I have a NVIDIA GTX750 video card and they cannot find a driver for it.
My printer is an Epson L-220 All in one and I finally managed to find a Epson 291207w driver that is supposed to work. I just don't know how to install it.

Will these links help you???

http://linuxbeastmagazine.blogspot.c...-on-linux.html

http://www.nvidia.com/download/drive...px/73666/en-us



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Old 03-29-2016, 12:43 AM   #3
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Right now I am on my tablet. Linux Mint is doing a complete install again as things got real messed up when I tried to run a Ubuntu 14.04 disk from the DVD. I think that disk may be bad. All I ended with there was a blinking cursor forever.
Anyway, I will check those out as soon as the install is complete.
Just finished while I was typing.
 
Old 03-29-2016, 02:55 AM   #4
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What is the difference between AMD and i386? Do they work together?
 
Old 03-29-2016, 05:32 AM   #5
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What is the difference between AMD and i386? Do they work together?
AMD generally refers to 64bit and i386 is 32bit. They can work together, you can run 32bit in 64bit if you have multilib support and LM should have that but the reverse isn't true.

If LM can't find the newest driver for your card then you are either going to have to deal with the .run file from the nVidia website and it's a PITA to install or add this PPA https://launchpad.net/~graphics-driv...ive/ubuntu/ppa and instll. If you choose the .run you have to blacklist nouveau, reboot, drop into tty, kill the display manager, and install the file.

When you go into printer setup it should give you an option to provide a ppd file, then browse to the file and add it.

All this stuff seems to be stupidly difficult but you eventually get into the habit of buying stuff you know works like HP printers. Just keep slogging it out and eventually this stuff becomes second nature.
 
Old 03-29-2016, 06:34 AM   #6
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Thanks.
I tried the PITA method and couldn't get it to work. Now I am installing Mint 17.3 for the third time and following this on my tablet. It is getting close to my bed time so I may not do much more tonight.
I really don't know what I am doing on the command line. Guess I better find an inexpensive Kindle book.
Thanks again.
 
Old 03-29-2016, 07:23 AM   #7
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Thanks.
I tried the PITA method and couldn't get it to work. Now I am installing Mint 17.3 for the third time and following this on my tablet. It is getting close to my bed time so I may not do much more tonight.
I really don't know what I am doing on the command line. Guess I better find an inexpensive Kindle book.
Thanks again.
Just use the ppa way

Ubuntu is in a transition going more modern will likely get you the driver you need but the new LTS will be here next month

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Old 03-29-2016, 08:26 AM   #8
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Perhaps posting your full system specs will help others to assist you better.

Ubuntu and MINT are highly similar, in that MINT is a derivation of Ubuntu. However MINT Debian is instead a derivation of Debian.

And there are other distributions to consider. Some of this depends on your system specifications, so please post those so that people can offer some better recommendations. Thank you for posting your graphics and printer information, but they are only part of the puzzle here.
 
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Intel core i3 3.6GHZ CGA1150 I think that is the processor
GIGABYTE H81M-DS2 MOTHERBOARD
DYMET 4GB DDR3-1600
1TB hard drive Western Digital
DVD writer
NVIDIA GTX 750 video card

Will this work without that video card?
Also, I bought a Ubuntu14.04 disk a few years ago and cannot boot from it. It may be bad.
I really am no good with the command line.
 
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Intel core i3 3.6GHZ CGA1150 I think that is the processor
GIGABYTE H81M-DS2 MOTHERBOARD
DYMET 4GB DDR3-1600
1TB hard drive Western Digital
DVD writer
NVIDIA GTX 750 video card

Will this work without that video card?
Also, I bought a Ubuntu14.04 disk a few years ago and cannot boot from it. It may be bad.
I really am no good with the command line.
14.04 is older than you video card..

you could hook the display to your processors graphics run the install update then see if it can find the driver you need
 
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I will try that tomorrow.
Thanks.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 03:20 AM   #12
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I started to hook to the processor and it was already there.
I am going to switch to UBUNTU 14.04 and see if that works. I am more concerned about the printer if the video card doesn't give me a problem.
I am going to mark this thread solved and if I have any problems withUBUNTU14.04 I will start a new thread.
Thanks for the help. I am learning more every day.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 07:09 AM   #13
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14.04 is older than you video card..

you could hook the display to your processors graphics run the install update then see if it can find the driver you need
You should probably try Ubuntu 15.10
 
  


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