Hey guys, I am trying to install Mint Mate 13 on this laptop because it ran really well Live and better than any other that I have tried. It's not imperative I install this as I can fall back to one of the others that run. It just ran so nice that I would like to give it a go. I have tried quite a bit my self to no avail.
So far LXLE and Bodhi are the only ones that wireless works OOTB, b43firmware was included so that the wireless worked. I can install that myself, the issue seems to be the graphics card. Not interested in puppies at the moment. Speccy down below.
List of ones that I have installed.
1. LXLE: Worked well but not nearly as good as mate.
2. Mate 17: Ran pretty good, slow but graphics not so good.
3. Mint KDE-17.1 worked ok.
What I have run Live:
1. Mint Mate 13
2. Mint kde 13
After being installed, the issue I am having - is Mate 13 is getting stuck on the Grub menu, and won't boot. I have installed it multiple times just in case I did something wrong. It appears that the SiSM760GX is not well supported like the rest of this laptop, which appears to prevent boot. Upon searching the web with something like "mint mate 13 won't boot after fresh install" and "mint mate 13 stuck in grub after fresh install" came up with these and more but tried to keep it to the Mint versions, perhaps I should look at some Ubuntu stuff also:
These are some of the things I have tried to add to grub. Note: During Install I chose Compatibility Mode.
1. Added nomodeset xforcevesa to grub menu with a space right after $ut_handoff Then F10 to reboot.
2. Then nomodeset Reboot, did not work.
3. Then radeon.modeset=0 Reboot, did not work.