Remember that when you post a support request to title the thread well, specifying exactly what the problem is.
"MInt killed my Hard-drive!!", "I need Heeeeelp!", "Screw this I'm going back to *buntu" ... will just make you appear stupid.
"Nvidia fx 5200 - no X at boot", "Atheros Wireless - doesn't connect with Wicd" ... much better! Content of the Post
Try and give as much information about the problem as you can, maybe including screenshots or copy 'n' pasted terminal information.
If you've copy 'n' pasted something, please be sure to include it in:"Code:" ... "Quote:" ... "Attachment:"
... tags depending on the material being pasted or written down.Stay On-Topic
Please try to stay on-topic in threads, it means the moderators don't have to keep splitting them Ask Again
If you don't understand an attempt to solve your problem, ask again ... this is a support forum.
Everybody here was a beginner once ... we are here to help.Be Prepared to Help Yourself
You will earn a lot more respect from other members, if you try and fail, rather than not trying at all.
Use a Search Engine to find some info ... "Google is your friend"
Perform a Forum Search ... your question may have already been asked and solved.The Support at LinuxMInt Forums is good ... but we aren't Psychic
PLEASE post your hardware details; Make and Model of your Desktop, Laptop, Graphics Card, Network Card, whatever is causing you the problem.
Post which desktop - Gnome, KDE, Xfce or Fluxbox. If you just post "Mint doesn't install" ... that tells us absolutely nothing and would normally get your post ignored.
LinuxMint Forums has nice people.
So you will probably, get a link leading you to "How-to: Ask Smart Support Questions"Give Something Back to Your Community
If you find out something new or solve your own problem. Look for somebody else who has posted about the same problem and help them.
Better still write a How-to for our "How-to Section of this Forum. These guides are priceless to new users......and top of all this, be courteous, polite and respectful.