D915GAG

Mintification
  8 years ago
  Intel (Motherboard)
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What works:

Runs fine.

What was done to make it work:

Workaround for b43 chipset is necessary.

1. Start up Maya in compatability mode (hold shift).

2. Install to HD.

3. On reboot, error message will appear (x server failed to start). To fix this, go ahead, click through until you get to a non-graphical login.

4. Login as administrator, run:

gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
add "blacklist b43"

then:

sudo Xorg -configure ...configure Xorg
sudo cp /home/user/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf .copy config files
startx ...restart xorg server

5. Should now work.

Additional notes:

Got this info from:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=104521&p=592702&hilit=mint+13+b43#p592702

Mint 13 Maya release notes

http://www.myubuntu.com/problem-installing-ubuntu-studio-failed-to-start-the-x-server/