Sorry if I sound a little sad, but Mint Julia was working pretty good. Not perfect, but pretty good. I waited for this release, but now I have problems, mostly with scrolling and sound. This sticky is not much help to Mint 13 Maya. It's for Ubuntu, but I'm hooked on Mint. Essentially, my problem lies in the fact that my sound is not very stable now, sometimes on, sometimes not on. Speakers, but no headset, headset but no speakers. Sometimes both, but not usually. I've updated my system a lot, fooled around with Pulse and Gnome Alsa Mixer, tweeked, used one or the other. I'm not sure how to get my system back up to operating speed again, or if I even can. Any way I can get reliable sound back?
Scrolling marble mouse is another post!