Black screen with note about network configuration.
Mint 12 wallpaper appears. Then the screen is totally scrambled for a few seconds, then the wallpaper reappears.
Then there are empty areas at the top and bottom of the screen (where I assume there should be menu items or something?)
and if I click on HOME or COMPUTER, the entire screen goes totally white. I still have a mouse pointer, which moves, but I have nothing to click!
I tried the 32bit Gnome DVD and nearly the same thing happens to me.
Instead of total white the desktop icons and panels disappear but not the wallpaper.
Sometimes the window borders disappeared and windows would not close using the file/quit menu.
I have a Radeon 9200 RV280 video card if that make any difference.
It is also extremely slow and sluggish. I'm glad I didn't install it.
Is there a way to tell if this is caused by LinuxMint, Gnome, X.org or Linux kernel?
I would like to know which group I should hate and accuse of being incompetent.
I used to use LM10 and like it pretty well. I could live with the bugs. LM11 was worse. I tried LMDE and now LM12 and they both suck to the point of being unusable.
I have been using Windows XP since day 1 with no graphics problems whatsoever and the last 3 or 4 releases of Xubuntu with only minor annoyances. I guess I'll stick with what works and save up my money for Windows 7 or 8 or whatever they will have when XP support ends in a couple years.