Hello, I'm a bit new to linux, I've used it to some success in the past but it never stuck. I always seem to come back every 8 months.
So recently I decided to install linux again, Mint 7; x64, formated and then installed the main edition.
I have a foxconn motherboard which uses the 780G chipset with the HD 3200 embedded graphics.
I install the ATI driver, reboot and things are fine. However if I open up the Display Preferences via the menu the dialogue starts to open, its not properly sized nor is it painted with any detail, just grey. The window hangs and the system starts hanging too, but not completely so; I can still open things, reboot, etc.
This problem happens with the x64 and main editions. With the default driver installed there are no experienced problems.
I have a number of questions....
1. How to solve this? Should I install the driver manually?
2. When I check /etc/X11/xorg.conf there are no resolution settings. If memory serves ubuntu likes to put this info elsewhere, but I can't remember where nor do I remember which files take precedence over which. I don't care if I can no longer use that dialogue, I just want to be able to change the resolution. So when editing those settings by hand where do I go and what do I do?
4. How does one uninstall the ATI driver?
5. When I have an open program/window which is causing the system to hang, what is the best way to kill it (and hopefully restore the system)?
I know plenty of these questions have probably been asked elsewhere for this and other distros.... I have no issue finding answers posted re other distros though I'd also like to know the linux mint way, too. I don't know how much it's different from ubuntu under the hood.
Anyhow I'd appreciate answers or links to answers; thanks in advance/