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Linux Lite 2.0: Generic Install Notes
Run the Linux Lite Installer
Run the “Install Linux Lite” application on the desktop
Select the Language to use (usually just accept the already selected Language)
On the Screen that checks for needed Disk Space & that the Internet is connected:
Installation Type → select “
Replace … with Linux”
Select the correct Time Zone, then the correct Keyboard Layout
Enter the appropriate information for Your Name, Your Computer's Name, etc.
Click the button to Reboot the computer once the installer is finished.
If the 1st reboot seems to hang, then wait a bit more, remove the install media, and press the
If that does not get the system rebooting, then Press & Hold
the power button (for up to 10 sec.) to forcibly shut the computer down. Then just power the system back-up to run the 1st boot of the (just installed) OS
After First Boot Configuration
Software Updates and Drivers
Note: If an application asks about setting the password for the “Default keyring”, make certain it is set to the same password as the user login – so that logging into the user account will also log into the “Default” keyring – which in turn is used to store other passwords.
Linux does NOT have the same “Rollback Drivers” capability of other Operating Systems such as Windows. So if a Proprietary Video Driver “fails spectacularly” – that can leave Linux Mint with no video at all on the display.
If that happens, it can sometimes be simpler to “start over & reload Linux”. Or an experienced user can use a Live Boot DVD/USB – to then use text commands to set the video driver back to something that worked.
Proprietary Video Drivers (drivers provided by the manufacture) are often needed to get acceptable performance on older ATI® or NVIDIA® Video Cards. (Hopefully an older card has a Proprietary Driver available.) For the above reason, any drivers should be tried as early in the load process as possible
Fully Configure Language Support
Since I live in Canada
… I also do the following:
Better Support for Audio & Video Playback
Menu » System » Install Additional Software
On the Bottom of Screen panel or bar select the
Copy & Past the following commands into the Command Line window (the Terminal) one line at a time:
sudo apt-get install audacious
Menu » Settings » Removable Drives and Media » “Multimedia” tab
Internet Applications Configuration