welcome to the Mint family forums...
asking a question.... try to keep it simple, give as much information as you can and try to pick the correct forum [example.. hardware support, or software and applications] always try to tell us what make/part you are having trouble with and which flavour of mint your using [example M11LXDE, M12 32bit mate, M13 64 bit cinnamon] so a typical hardware question may be... "" i cannot get my broadcom 42 wireless to work, i am using mint julia 32 bit gnome [M10 32 gnome]"" this would be posted in the wireless section of the hardware forum
asus M2N-MX board, AMD x2 6000 amd/ati graphics 4x1mb ddr2, 21" HD screen Mint 14-64 cinnamon
Acer ZG5 -mint xfce
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