This is a first time installation of Mint 7 by a first time Linux user ready to step off the Windows bus (a very experienced DOS/Windows user), but this is not getting off to a smooth start. Basic installation went fine until the initial reboot, which I selected immediately following installation. During bootup right after the boot loader I received the following error message:
Server Authorization directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/gdm but is not owned by user 105 and group 111. Please correct the ownership or GDM configuration and restart GDM.
I booted in recovery mode and ran the fsck file check. After that it booted normally, but the standard wired PS2 mouse does not work. Rebooted again via cntl-alt-del and it comes up with the error message, "Could not start the X-server due to some internal error." This sits underneath Ubuntu 9.04 text "localhost.localdomain login:"
Back into recovery mode and ran xfix, and fsck again. It boots up now but still no mouse, which works in Windows.