Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fail to run Linux Mint on old/legacy PC!

Just tried to run Linux Mint on old/legacy PC, Fujitsu M2010 Netbook with CPU of Intel Atom N280 and GMA 950 graphics processor. Due to some compatibility problem, I have to run with option "acpi=off" or "pci=noacpi".

Prepare Live USB of Linux Mint of 32-bit Cinnamon.

With default boot-up setting, the system will hang-up with "Disabling IRQ #9".

In order to boot it up with option setting, press F6 while 10 seconds counting. Then press [Tab] to edit boot option. Press [Enter] to boot.

With option of "acpi=off", the system can run. But cannot recognize the resolution. Always set 800x600, not the true resolution of 1024x600.

With option of "pci=noacpi", it can detect the resolution of 1024x600, but cannot adjust screen brightness - always in dark.

Tried to install with option of "acpi=off", the error of "Disabling IRQ #9" happen again after finished and rebooted!


Anonymous said...

I have similar issue with same machine...

Anonymous said...

Wait...but mine got past the disabling part...

But I think it's getting stuck on the loading screen...will give it more time to load.