Fit-PC3: Installing Linux Mint 13

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Prepare installation media

Base installation of Linux Mint 13

  • 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.

ATI Catalyst video driver

  • fglrx is a proprietary ATI Catalyst video driver that provides XvBA (X-video Bitstream Acceleration) support.
  • Install fglrx driver and other required utilities with the command below:
sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates xvba-va-driver vainfo
  • Note: system reboot is required after the installation of the fglrx driver.

XBMC with XvBA

  • XBMC is a well-known free and open source media player and entertainment hub for digital media.
  • The XBMC-XvBA repository provides XBMC PVR builds with direct XvBA support.
  • Add the XBMC XvBA repository and install the media player:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wsnipex/xbmc-xvba-eden
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xbmc
  • XBMC will support HW video acceleration out of the box.

RTL8723AE Wi-Fi driver

  • fit-PC3 devices can be assembled with the RTL8723AE PCIe chip which is not supported by mainline kernel yet.
  • If you do fresh install please use rtlwifi-dkms_0007.0809.2012.deb driver.
  • Compulab's Linux Mint shipped with this driver already installed.