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Broken graphics on boot

Some graphics cards don't really “play ball” with the default Linux Mint setup. Luckily this is easy to circumvent.


Just select “compatibility mode”. You will get a much lower resolution, but that is good enough for installation.

Main Install

  • During boot, press the “down” key repeatedly. This will give you the early boot menu even if that is set to immediate timeout.
  • Highlight the top / default entry.
  • Press “e” to edit the entry.
  • Select the line that ends with quiet splash. Delete the splash and write nomodeset instead.

Disable Journaling on SSD drives

The ext3 and ext4 file systems use a feature called “journalling” to avoid damage to the file system on crashes or power loss. Some prefer to disable this feature (which increases the number of write operations on disk) for SSD drives.

Assuming that you went with the default setup, which would have created an efi partition and a root partition on your main drive (check with fdisk -l /dev/nvme0n1):

  • tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/nvme0n1p2
software/linux_mint.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/26 12:31 by solar