That shared memory thing is no good - do you have more than 2GB memory?
Some nvidia have a problem with that
You could try to boot the live CD and in the installed Mint (of course) make a change
Find /etc/X11/xorg.conf and edit it - you need to be root - right click in the folder is probably the simplest way
In that file find
in the section
At this stage there is only one such section
You get crappy video but I think it will work and you can then install the restricted driver
It's got 2G of memory. I know about the shared memory thing,(generally speaking, not with Linux Mint specifically). The thing is, it works flawlessly with Felicia and Vista, I'm writing this using Firefox and Felicia. This is my 1st "go 'round" with Linux, and I really like Mint.
Another problem I found is, when I checked the "Partition Mangler",err Manager, I see that Felicia is on my 2nd hard drive as an ext3 file system at /dev/sb1 and is 140G in size, 132G remaining. Gloria is ext3 at /dev/sb6 and is 2.3G in size with 68M remaining. I installed Gloria a couple months ago, after using Felicia for a long time. I evidently didn't resize the partition properly, or let the Partition manager do it automatically and that's what it came up with. I would really like to give it more space on that hard drive, or reinstall it and give it more space that way. Can I boot the Live cd, run the partition manager and resize things, or do I need to delete that partition and start over.
Although if I can get the vesa driver to work I could boot to Gloria, resize Felicia, then boot to Felicia and resize Gloria, I think.
Where do I get the Nvidia restricted driver?
I'll work on the video thing and go from there.
Thanks for all your help!