Fitlet: Installing Linux Mint 18

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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.


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 vdpau_drv_video.so radeonsi_drv_video.so
sudo ln -s vdpau_drv_video.so r600_drv_video.so

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