I had mint 14 and then 15 running fine for over a year. I decided to do a fresh install of mint 15 onto a replacement ssd. Upon booting the liveCD everything works as expected. However after installing and booting I cannot move the mouse nor does my Ethernet connect. I also get a message saying "Running in software rendering mode". It seems many drivers did not install correctly.
Opening Driver Manager shows I have a Radeon 5650m and the xserver-org-video-ati driver; the same config as my old mint install which worked fine.
typing inxi -SNxc 0 in terminal shows both my wireless card: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 as well as ethernet: Realtek RTL8111/8168. Typing ifconfig and iwconfig only show lo, but not eth0 or wlan0 as it does when the live-cd is loaded.
Mint 15 x64 cinnamon edition.
Grub was loading kernel 3.5 instead of 3.8 for some reason.