I have 5 computers with Linux. All, the AMD-based desktops. Athlon and Phenom, with Nvidia bridge and video and AMD/ATI bridge and video.
Now installed two of them Cinnamon (linuxmint-13-cinnamon-dvd-64bit.iso). And now, two months can not get them normally to work. These crashes different ways. I've installed them, around in different ways and no results.
1. if, immediately after the installation will crash then help, for a moment, the terminal command: sudo update-grub
2. if the screensaver crash (while running and while not; when configuring, then is currently working for a moment, otherwise there is a black screen), have tried remove gnome-screensaver and install xscreensaver and clean the package manager gnome-screensaver and etc; no results. None of the keyboard key does not work, helps to unplug the computer off.
3. desktop off problem and same with log off and same with reboot. At best, computer says: broken pin or etc when computer shuts down or restarts, but usually remains a black screen or a long text on a black background, which is repeated, infinitely and then: none of the keyboard key does not work, helps to unplug the computer off. Help until next time, if the write terminal command: sudo apt-get update and they will repeat them all again.
4. Mint Cinnamon not supported 1920x1080 res in 22 inches monitor (ATI/22"), this letter is unreadable and other icons and the etc problems. Ok, the 1600x900 res is ok; but then arrives freeze problem, where the screen is all confused and again: none of the keyboard key does not work, helps to unplug the computer off. This happens when the screensaver turns off, or log of, or shutdown, or reboot.
I understand that is totally wrong. But I do not understand. I've tried update and not update, install drivers and not install them, install updates to Mint and and to upgrade everything. But the result is not !
Nice steps across the forums, I managed only to crash a computer. Moderators do not read at all guess what kind of nonsense is written and what is recommended at all!
Ok. If upgrade the Cinnamon, then which asks, twice: modify the configuration file or not?
Nothing is the wrong of the system, or missing or improperly; a fact which has?
..who knows thanks in advance..