First post here because mainly I'm pretty resourceful about things, but I'm encountering a problem regarding Linux Mint Debian edition for me. I've been using Linux Mint 10 for over a year now and everything works great in it, but I'd like to get the Debian version because it is rolling release. Anyhow, I pop the live DVDs (201109) in and try to boot and all I get are black screens. I've tried everything. 64-bit and 32-bit. Gnome and XFCE. All md5 sums match. Disks were verified. Tried editing boot parameters (replace quiet and spash with noquiet, nosplash, nomodeset) and I still get the same problem. It just goes black screen and the CD spins and stops. Basically this is what I'm running: Gateway NV782U laptop, with an Intel GMA 4500 MHD integrated graphics card. This is the first time a Linux OS has failed to detect hardware on my system (and I've tried quite a few like Ubuntu, used Opensuse for over a year on this laptop prior to Mint, Archbang was tested (I'll probably dual-boot that with LMDE if I can get LMDE installed)). There's obviously something wrong with the drivers here.
Such a shame too because I've installed LMDE in a virtual machine and it works flawlessly. Looks like a fine distro. Is there a workaround for this or is this a known bug? And if not known, anyway I can submit this to the developers so they're aware of it?
Thanks in advance for any help.