Airtop: Installing Linux Mint 17

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Prepare installation media

Base installation of Linux Mint

  • Follow the standard Linux Mint installation procedure - choose timezone, partitions, username, password etc.
  • Disconnect the installation media and reboot.
  • Login using previously selected username and password.

Intel & Nvidia graphics drivers

  • Add repositories with the latest open source and proprietary graphics drivers
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
nvidia_driver=$(apt-cache search 'nvidia-[0-9][0-9][0-9]' | grep -v "dev\|updates\|uvm" | tail -1 | awk '{ print $1 }')
sudo apt-get install i965-va-driver vainfo $nvidia_driver vdpauinfo mesa-vdpau-drivers-lts-vivid vdpau-va-driver --install-recommends

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