i'm uninstalling mint because it will not detect my wifi card. i'm disappointed, because i've read great mint is at detecting hardware automatically.
i tried installing the drivers downloaded from the wifi card maker, but they do not provide linux drivers, only windows. i tried installing the windows drivers with the mint windows drivers installer, and that did not work either. i messed around with ndis-- no dice.
further research uncovered some complex, time-consuming steps involving builds and compiling and command line stuff that i have no time or interest in doing. that's what mint is supposed to handle for me. maybe wine-doors or virtual box would help.
but no matter. something in grub or mint has gone awry, so now the X graphical interface will not load. i'm done with mint.
my card is a realtek RTL8187B on a new gateway laptop.
back to vista.
Linux Noob, but been coding for 35 years, wrote unix shell scripts in awk, lex, and sed 30 years ago.