I bought a new motherboard with an i3 CPU but had lots of problems with the on board graphics.
The screen was unusable and I had to fit an additional graphics card to be able to work with it.
When I originally installed Mint 15 the graphics were OK for a few days before becoming unusable.
(I tried twice to install googleearth. Maybe connected?)
I tried with a reinstallation of Mint 13 LTS but the system would not see the live disc.
I had to use Seagate tools for DOS to erase track 0 on the hard disc to be able to reinstall Mint 13 LTS but the graphics problems were still present.
The additional graphics card fixed the problem but I would like to use the PCI x16 slot for other things.
Puppy Linux worked OK.
What can be done to make the original on board graphics work?
CPU = Intel i3-3240 3.4GHz
Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3V
Additional graphics card = nvidia GEFORCE 210
Memory = 8 GB
Hard disc = Seagate Barracuda 500GB