Well three glorious days with Mint and I get to do my first re-install due to me messing up the system.
I was trying to get compiz to work with my intel integrated 945gc card. When I looked at my xconfig file it showed gerneric controllers. So to google I went trying to figure out how to update my drivers. I tried using the restricted driver option, it said I didn't need one. I tried editing my xorg.conf file manually with suggestions I found in other forums. That just sent me to safe graphics mode. I was able to modify it back a few times. Then I tried under one of the menus options to tell it what grahics card I had. That just made it worse. Finally I tried editing xorg.conf one more time and screwed it up so bad that I could barely see anything. Then in all my infinite wisdom I deleted a few xorg.conf entries that had the number 1 and the number 2 after them thinking that was copies of xorg.conf that I had made when I was editing xorgconf, found out that was not such a good idea, I restarted the computer and really couldn't see anything. Now its so bad I can't even really log in. So I'm going to get to test my reinstall skills in the morning when I wake up, see if those partitions I made were good to go (kinda wanted to do that to see how easy it will be for upgrades in the future without losing my files). I had some fun poking around though, I found an OLD linux book that I bought years ago to help me with the command line stuff. I am still nothing but happy with Mint and I look forward to screwing up again in the future.
Now that I have my story about what I did about screwing up my system, is there any advice for when I do my reinstall or after for getting compiz to work. Like I said I have an integrated intel graphics card 945, but when I manually told Mint that was what I had in the GUI it didn't like that very much. I wish I would have copied my xorg.conf and I cant remember the other command line entry that I made that gave me my system specs. I guess I can get that stuff after I reinstall tommorow, but any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks
"If it's stupid and it works.... it's not stupid"