OK, I reinstalled Daryna and the problem of display brightness persists. It is either on or off. When I go to the display control the display is on full when set to 75% brightness, but off at any other setting. This is odd because I don't have that problem with Ubuntu 7.10 or the earlier versions of Mint. The other bug I'm experiencing is the wireless connection seems solid, but Firefox can't find any servers even after a relaunch (after suspend and then wake), but is ok after a complete reboot. Anyone else have these problems on a laptop? Other than that, this version of Mint is very nice indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The wireless in this Gateway laptop is RTL8187 and the main board with graphics is 945GM according to the device manager.