Linux mint 2007 Mac mini question

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  1. Garyed055 macrumors regular

    Garyed055

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    Hi

    I’m running Linux Mint on my 2007 mini and I can’t get google earth to work, It says unsupported graphics. Does anyone know a fix?

    Gary
     
  2. Garyed055 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did I stump everyone?

    Gary
     
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 601

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    Probably aren't a lot of people here running Linux on their eleven year old Mini. :)
     
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    Ohhh got it. It was my only option if I wanted to use up to date browsers and email apps. The 2007 is limited to 10.7.5
     
  5. strawbale macrumors 6502

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    I've got two of them (2007 model), still on 10.6.8.
    Would like to try to convert one of them to linux, but read somewhere that it's very difficult with that model, no?
     
  6. Garyed055 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi

    Both Fedora and Mint were very easy to install. Mint is the easiest and quickest. Go to the Linux Mint site and download the 32bit version and using disk utility burn it to a dvd then reboot the Mac with it. From there the install is a snap

    Gary
     
  7. dogslobber macrumors 68040

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    You can install Firefox 56 on Lion if you hack the plist minimum version. There's also FF 52 for Lion here:

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/firelion/
     
  8. strawbale macrumors 6502

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    Thanks - something like this then:
    http://www.geek-tips.com/2013/03/09/install-linux-mint-on-a-mac-mini-2-1/
     
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