I have been using Mint 12 for a while, yet I have had some trouble recently with Chrome (maximizing flash video windows) and with sound. I already posted on those problems in a different thread... The problems seemed to pup up just after a system upgrade. Before that... everything was perfect
I tryed Mint 13 Cinammon, yet its not working; the whole system freezes when I play youtube videos and don't respond. I have an old 2008 desktop with Intel Motherboard, Core 2 Duo, 3 GB RAM and 400 GB in 2 HDs. NVidia Ge Force GT 200 video card
Installing Mint 13 KDE its being ok; has been tricky to tun it up and have it stable... is more sraightforward with Mint 12 Gnome / Cinammon.
The flash and sound problems I had recently in Mint 12, do not show up in Mint 13 KDE; as a matter of fact, sound has much better quality in KDE/AmaroK than in both Mints 12.
The problem now in Mint 13, maybe not big, yet for a good movie it is: video plays much smoother and better in Mint 12. I checked the KInfoCenter and seems to be getting my video card ok. The diver info shows:
Diver maker: nouveu
Interpreter: Gallium 0.4 on NVAS
(and more stuff)
In Mint 10, setting the display used to call directly "nvidia-settings" software. I tryed to install it in KDE and just does not work: keeps asking me to run under root "nvidia-xconfig", and the command does not exist.
Is it just that... Mint 12 has better video player software / performance, as Mint 13 KDE has better sound reproducition fidelity? is there anything I can do to improve vdeo quality in Mint 13 KDE?