I am a total newbie to Linux in general and definitely to Mint. I have been using Windows from version 3.0 to Vista and also spent some time with OS/2 and Windows NT in my time.
I have long thought that I should get to grips with Linux, however it always seemed as though I would need to invest a hell of a lot of time to get it installed, configured and working with everything that I needed just to get going and I simply did not feel that I had the time!
Now though, with distributions such as Mint, it's looking a lot more accessible, so I am looking into it.My Question:
I only have a basic Advent Laptop, with an inbuilt video chipset, the SiS 672 Series Mirage 3. This works OK with Vista, providing 1280 x 800 and supporting an external screen at a higher resolution than this. I have been looking for a Linux based driver, but have not been able to find one, so it looks as though I would be stuck with a resolution no better than 800 x 600...
Is this true, or am I missing something here?? (Also from the little I have seen, it's not that easy to install a new video driver under Linux. Is that also true for Mint?)
Any help, links and advice gratefully received!
Thanks for reading. Regards.