Thank you both for your answers and I am sure it is my graphics used in my computer.bill@bill-DX4200-09 ~ $ inxi -Gx
Graphics: Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics bus-ID: 01:05.0
X.Org 1.10.4 drivers ati,fglrx unloaded: vesa,fbdev,radeon Resolution email@example.com
GLX Renderer ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics GLX Version 3.3.11005 - CPC Direct Rendering Yes
bill@bill-DX4200-09 ~ $
Knowing the limitations of my computer,when I first installed the system,i disabled most of the "fancy do da`s"on all of the 3 or 4 desktops;and they WORKED
before I settled on Mate.
What I am really afraid of is Mint will stop working on my computer come trhe next update.I know i don`t have to update and i can go back to Mint #11 until 2013.
Mybe i can use Mint Debien?
I like Mint,i trust Mint and i don`t want to switch because of of "increased graphics demands of Gnome 3" that i can`t turn off.
I`m 74,on a fixed income so this computer will have to last until it becomes prohibitive to have fixed.