OK, I had a similar problem. I have a widescreen monitor and an ATI video card.
In my case the Safe video mode and various vga options did not work.
Here's my method (should work if you have an ATI or Nvidia card supported by Envy AND a LAN connection
1) Boot Mint Live CD to graphical menu.
2) Choose "F6" for other options.
3) Delete quiet splash-- and add
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This is "recovery" mode.
4) The live CD will boot to the command line.
5) run envy -t and follow the prompts
//Edit by husse/You need a working internet connection - not everyone gets that at this point
// -That's why I said LAN connection above. -breaker // Perhaps download driver beforehand and mount the disk with driver? //
6) At the Envy menu DON'T reboot, choose Restart X Server
7) Now your desktop should boot, from there run the Mint Installer.
The installer should automatically use the settings created by Envy for your new install.
If you DON'T have a supported video card, at step 5, bring your notes as to what resolutions and refresh rates your video card supports, and what your monitor supports. Then use nano to edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
so that you have a setup that is compatible. I've done this on other systems. For the live CD, at this point I think you run gdm next, but I'm not certain, perhaps someone else can chime in. This is a bit more advanced, but a little research should yield good results. I hope these hints help.
Also, see this Mint Wiki Page - Troubleshooting your Live CD
: http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... ur_Live_CD