I have tried the mini ubuntu cd, but that wont even work, which makes me think that ubuntu hates my computer, which of course explains why Mint hates it too.
I have not tried any of the workarounds simply because i am lazy and was hoping someone would know an easy fix,lol
I will try them though. I like PCLOS, but nothing compares to how easy Mint is, so im pretty desperate to get it working on this old lappy.
Thanks for the help anyway, ill post what happens when i run all the workaround deals. Probably not tonight because im really freaking tired, but soon