OK, I got Sony VAIO VGN-AR7 and I installed LINUX MINT 6 FELICIA Main Edition as only OS on it, and then I blocked - seems I can't use it pretty much: When I plug headphones nothing happens - it keeps playing sound through the built in speakers, same with the microphone too (it doeasn't also recognizes the microphone and webcam built in). I installed the NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (the recommended one) and when I check out it says that the driver is installed, activated and working, the graphic environment appears now better but the videocard itself is still working pretty much as there is none (the computer can't deal well with simple Inkscape graphics and movies), the visual effects and animations are also not apearing smoothly. It also doesn't recognizes some of the built in easy-access buttons and output slots but it's not my biggest pain right now.
My question is is there anything I can do to use my computer's potential on 100% with linux MINT or it's just my computer freak or something? I'm not experienced linux user but I really enjoy and admire linux at all, and I do hope my situation to be fixable!
Thank you in advance for your attention!