I got me a new laptop, and decided to give mint a choice.
When the computer boots up, keyboard is working great, also the first boot menu on the installation cd works great. once i choose to load mint up (tried both Installer only and full mint live) - only then the keyboard stops responding (as in capslock doesnt change colors anymore), and the mouse and keyboard do not respond.
An extra usb mouse which i had laying around here managed to work, and I am now making my way through the installation by copy-pasting from random sources the needed letters (for my username password, hdd partitioning etc..).
I am yet to know if the full install will fix it, i must run now, but this is really not a great start with mint..
How can we make it recognize the keyboard and mouse??