PC/Mac/Linux Society; NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Driver update. That will fix it. I have a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT so i go to the nvidia driver download page and they tell me i have to go to some. Ok, I'm a total Linux noob. I was able to install 12.4 without issue, except that it says in the system settings that the graphics card/driver is 'unknown'. I have NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, and have. GeForce Drivers RSS Feeds. GeForce 8700M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 8600M GS, GeForce 8400M GT, GeForce 8400M GS, GeForce 8400M G, GeForce 8200M G, GeForce 8200M. Some designs incorporating supported GPUs may not be compatible with the NVIDIA Linux driver: in particular, notebook and all-in-one desktop designs with switchable (hybrid. /apogee-dean-duet-3600020-for-mac/. I have a rather old laptop Roverbook Nautilus V572 (actually the same as more widely known MSI GX-600) with GeForce 8600M GT installed. Despite the claims on driver site that this video card is still supported by the latest drivers it is not the case.
I am literally installing it from scratch and tracking my process here and now. I've been fighting this for so long.
Macbook Pro, 2008 I believe. I'm not dual booting. Mint and only Mint.
In order to boot from USB, I have to edit boot options to include nomodeset. I get live desktop up and running. Looks normal. Double click 'Install Linux Mint' > 'Erase disk and install Linux Mint' (no encryption, no LVM) > 'Require Password to Login' (yes Encrypt home folder). Installer finishes without problem. I don't reboot yet.
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Still on the Live Desktop from the USB, since the laptop uses EFI, I know I need to install efibootmgr. Sudo apt-get install efibootmgr. Running sudo efibootmgr prints out BootCurrent: 0000 BootOrder: 0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000 Boot0000* ubuntu BootFFFF* sudo poweroff, pull out USB, boot holding F6 to get efibootmgr's boot menu. I haven't touched nvidia drivers yet, so I still need to add nomodeset to the boot script. Not setting nomodeset will get me to a black screen and nothing ever happens. Booting from the HD and the display is off a little. The Mint splash icon is off center, there's a 1/4 to 1/2 inch gap at the top of the screen where the mouse can't go and nothing is drawn (it's solid black) and the screen generally thinks that it is bigger than it really is. Itunes tools software for mac.