I have not been able to run ANY version of Mint 17 that I have tested so far, including KDE 64 RC except in safe mode
I am beginning to think it is in the kernel rather than any particular LIVE distro, as I have tried OpenSuse, Kubuntu, Antix,Fedora 20, and all have to be run in safe mode, or "nomodeset".
I have read that some monitors will not play nice with this kernel and I'm using a HD tv thru the VGA port.
I have a regular 17" LCD monitor in the shed....should I try that?
Thanks in advance
Edit: OOPPS, forgot to mention the system.. Intel G2030 dual core @3.0ghz with Intel onboard graphics (2500)? 2gb ddr3 500gb sata hdd, mitsumi dvd burner