All Gurus once were Newbies
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Few Comments first, Tried the Live CD FELL HEAD OVER HEELS FOR MINT LINUX! (I despise windows anything)
IT WORKS, BOOTS AND SEES EVERYTHING! YES!
Ok now that is over, I decided to beta test it on my kids computer (before I put it on my big one) and it seemed to work perfectly. The only problem I had was on Youtube the videos would studder horribly and fullscreen would take like 2-3 minutes to minimize and stop it completely. So I figured it was the ATI Radeon driver that loads up at default. So I tried a few different drivers and nothing changed still seemed chuggy. So I booted it up this morning and there was and error initiating driver and I had to revert back to a low res driver. Can I roolback to what I had? Or how do reinstall the old one?
I have been using this for about 2 days now so yep you guessed it Noob! But I know my way around a DOS prompt and windows pretty well, try not to get too tech on me with linux but I will try.
What are the minimums for this Distro?
I put on:
1.06 Ghz Processor Single
1.0 Gig Memory
60 Gig HD With Windows XP(yuk!)
ATI 32 Radeon 7200 With TV tuner support for DVR Function
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Unfortunately the way Linux is you need a much faster computer to run high end graphics around a 3000mhz 32 bit cpu. I have an ATI 9200SE and it barely runs the latest versions of alien arena, nexius and open arena.
I tried an ATI 7500 and it did not run anything properly
Don't bother with old hardware unless you are going to run a distro like Tiny Me.
Put Mint on your main computer and see if it works otherwise you will not even be able to play supertuxkart
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I run Mint on my kids PIII 1000MHz, with 256MB Ram, an old nvidia geforce 2 and the games work just fine,
my guess is that a change of graphics card to nvidia anything would make it go like clockwork on your kids computer.
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