Hello from frustrated
This may be a long post I will get to the point soon. I am using Kubuntu 11.10 on my current machine, setteled on KDE after trying several Distros. At the time I did not know about Mint. I really like it and have been wanting to try it on another rig.
I am trying to setup an older computor for my friend and his pre-school daughter. The computor is a Dell Dimension 4300 that I have used and upgraded since new. It's current configuration is as follows.
2.8Ghz Northwood Cpu, 1Ghz of Ram, 40 Gig IDE drive, Gainward GeForce4 Ti4200 Vidio card, Broadcom BCM4306 wireless card, Lite-on LNE100TX Ethernet card, and a VIA USB 2.0 and Sata controller card.
My friend does not currently have a computor therefore no internet. He does have custody of his daughter several days of the week. I want to set up a computor that has many games for both him and his daughter.
My big problem is that I can not get gl-117 to work, it would do nothing when I clicked on it. Well sort of, I did manage to get it to work with Mint 10 after messing with it for over a week. BTW it works flawlessly in Kubuntu. I was so excited because it took one simple command concerning Xorg, that I decided to reload Mint 9 for the LTS and use it as the OS. After reloading Mint 9 and putting a real nice collection of games on it, it took me about seven hours, I saved the Xorg command for last.
Well of course I couldn't remember it and typed the wrong one in. That Borked it good, I have spent all day reloading and going blind trying to find the one post with the command. I have currently reloaded Mint 10 and have stopped before doing updates or loading drivers.
Everyone I have been using Linux for not quite a year and am still a big noob. I rely on the posts for info and don't know all the nomenclature. I do know that I will never use a M$ OS again. I love Linux! I need your help me make my next post's heading "I love Mint!".
Told you it would be long. Please help me get gl-117 working again.