I use Mint 8 (Gnome, 32 bit) at the moment, and which I have updated regularly.
I downloaded Mint 10 (64 bit, full version), checked md5 - it was OK - and burned it to a DVD. When I boot from the DVD, I get as far as the desktop but, although the mouse pointer will move, I cannot access any of icons or the menu bar.
I also have a DVD of LMDE (which I bought from a reputable supplier in the UK). This has a similar problem, but only gets as far as the menu bar, leaving the rest of the screen blank. The supplier has suggested that I turn on noapic, and set the display mode to vesa.
I have searched the forum for references to noapic, and found links to two separate Ubuntu postings. I've tried the ideas in both, using the terminal, but could not get past the initial "sudos" - they both led to results which were different to those in the postings, and really did not mean anything to me.
I use an Asus X59GL laptop, with an Intel Core2Duo CPU and a Nvidia graphics card, which gives me no problems in Mint 8.
Does anyone out there have any suggestions about how to proceed. Any help would be gratefully received!
Last edited by laptopray
on Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:00 pm, edited 5 times in total.