I'm trying to install LMDE on my new Acer E1 core i5, I switched to legacy BIOS and it boots but when booting the terminal fonts are unreadable and it has horizontal lines all over the screen when X starts, at MDM and in Mate and CInnamon, it is readable and I started installing but it just seems to hang at some random point presumably when X crashes, I tried intel.modeset=0 in grub but still the same.
I dug around and found some older CDs and it works ok with LMDE 2011-09 Gnome x86, Ubuntu 10.04 x64 and LMDE 2011-9 XFCE x64 so am going to try and install that and put Cinnamon on later.
Any ideas how I get X to work? Even if I install an older version will the updates break it??
Any help would be appreciated.