I am having difficulty at the very start, since I can't quite understand how to start a new thread in the appropriate place. I hope this is correct.
My problem is that I have installed Linux Mint 13 on a computer (put together in a local computer shop) that is less than a year old. I found that no desktop would work except Gnome classic (no effects). I tried Mate, other gnome versions and cinnamon, and the screen went bonkers with all of them; script was illegible, some letters were left out, wording went diagonally across the screen and colours were very odd. When I experimented, I found that only the one (gnome classic) would work. I then went back to Linux Mint 12 and found the same thing. I would like to use mate or cinnamon, since they seem to be the future in Mint, but I can't. Any idea what I am doing wrong?
Many thanks in advance for advice.
Last edited by xenopeek
on Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Added graphics card model to subject, as this is a problem with the graphics card