Fitlet: Installing Linux Mint 18

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Prepare installation media

  • A USB DVD-ROM drive or a USB Flash drive of at least 2GB should be used as installation media
  • Download latest Linux Mint release
  • For installation with a USB DVD-ROM - flash the downloaded image directly onto a DVD
  • For installation with a USB Flash drive, please follow How to install Linux Mint via USB tutorial

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.

Radeon open-source graphics drivers

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vdpau-va-driver vdpauinfo mesa-vdpau-drivers libvdpau-va-gl1 xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu libdrm-amdgpu1
cd /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/
sudo ln -s
sudo ln -s

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