yes, I have installed,reinstalled the nvidia drivers numerous times, most of the time the pop up windows says "downloading and installing driver", 0% for five minutes then closes,every sixth try or so the graph goes to 100%, i get the reboot prompt, do so but nothing has changed, still get the effects could not be enabled message. this does not really bother me as I hope to get a mmore modern card soon, and i'm pretty sure the driver issue will go away.
but, I would like to be able to have different wallpapers for each of my desktops, if i recall correct the first time i went linux (ubuntu 6) i was able to do that and found it realhelpful for me to organize myself as to which desktop i was using at the moment.
its not the end of the world if i cant do this as i am happy with mint as is , just trying to customize a bit.
Ip 35-E, E6750 @3.4GHZ, evga 8800gt