I have been trying Mint 7 Main on a 12 year old computer that I dug out of mothballs. Downloaded the iso,burnt the image,tried the LiveCD, installed without a problem. Everything worked, as advertised, out of the box. The old computer is a Dell XPS R450 with an upgraded Celeron 1.2 cpu, a GForce 2 Ti ,and an Intel BBX 440 MB. I was impressed. I tried other distros and decided that I was in love with "Gloria".
So, I put the LiveCD into my three year old XP3 computer to see how it worked on a faster system.(see specs below ) The regular setup failed to load. Crashed to a black screen. Loaded in compatibility mode to the desktop. But, and here is the problem, Mint 7 defaulted to a resolution of 2048x1536 with a refresh rate of 0. The monitor is not recognized. When I try to change the resolution thru the Display Utility the screen becomes corrupt and the computer freezes. When I click on recognize monitor nothing happens. Same thing happens with Mint 8. Since I am a "noob" and have not found a solution on Google I am posting here.
How do I change resolutions using the LiveCD?
If I install to my computer will I have the same problem?
Asus A8N-E socket 939 mb nvidia nForce4 chipset
Athlon 64 4000+
BFG Geforce 7800GT
Nec MultiSync 1250+ 22" CRT monitor