I felt a need to share this with you guys
I just finished my seventh or so installation of mint... went to install it to my parents computer..... I was pretty confident in myself but here... it took me approx TEN (10) hours to configure it... ARGHHH!!
Couldn't install nvidia driver for the life of me... I tried every combination of envy, than automatix2 and finaly various howtos... in the end I went with the driver from http://www.nvidia.com
. Didn't work either. Said I needed legacy drivers... than I went with their legacy drivers, and it was the first time I managed to get into X with nvidia driver.... of course... glx didn't work... naturally. Than I proceeded to do an envy manual install of legacy driver and NOW it finally worked... all the while I had some sort of kernel error with compilation
this is the only way that I finally got the damn geforce 2 mx 400 to work... it took me approx. 7 hours
printer... canon... gwah! After testing and trying and surfing, I finally found a .. !!! Ubuntu - CHECH howto for the installation of pixma ip1500 that I needed... I don't speak chech, but I was so desparate that I found a way to understand it and it finally worked.
USB speakers... these only took me hald an hour ot figure out I have to set them as default sound card in mintConfig, and than some more to repeat the process for each one of the 6 users defined on the comp...
there... a day well used