Before I start with my question I'd like to say I am brand new to Linux and Linux Mint (2nd day using it) so things like compiling programs will be foreign to me. I am also very thankful for any help you might give me. Here is my question, I have a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard using the ATI 780G chipset. This incorporates the HD3200 Video card on to the motherboard and is supposed to deliver good graphics support. I have 2 gigs of ram and a Athlon 4800+ X2 proc. I installed Mint 4.0 but can't get the visual effects to work. The display is fine but no fancy stuff like compviz. I used mintUpdate, then Envy and manually loaded the ATI drivers (8.4 and then 8.42). This led to disaster visually and I had to reload the whole system. The restricted drivers program reported that I didn't require any drivers. I am not sure how to fix this problem. So…
1. How do I get the latest drivers (I think I need the ATI Catalyst 8.6 driver) loaded?
2. I have Mint 5 coming in a few days should I just reload and see if it includes the right drivers?
3. My apologies if this is the wrong place for this question - I really am new here.
Other that that the system is working just great.