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A quick look at Linux Mint LXDE 11

Jul 06, 2011, 21:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Casperson)

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"I downloaded the ISO and booted up the distribution. I was expecting to see a live desktop from which I could install the distribution to the local disk, but was instead dumped to a terminal. There was no mention of this issue in the release notes or on the Linux Mint website, but after some digging I found out that I needed to set the nomodeset option. With that option in place, Linux Mint LXDE 11 booted up just fine. I mention it here because the LXDE version of the distribution will often appeal to people running Linux on older hardware.

"I also installed the distribution in VirtualBox for the purpose of grabbing the screenshots in the rest of this article."

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