mfluder wrote:Great post. I have been using Linux Mint for over a year. I am also interested in gaming on the platform. I have had success using linux native emulators, windows emulators in wine, windows games in wine, and native linux games. I've never used Steam. I have a digital storm for my PC and an ATI Radeon 5770 for my video card. As far as the video drivers are concerned, I always use the latest proprietary drivers provided in the repository. I do the same for nvidia drivers on another laptop that I use. They both work fairly well, though I have experienced minor problems at times. The issue is NOT with Linux but with the minimal amount of support those manufacturers provide for linux users. I have never used the open source drivers so I cannot comment on those. Great thing is there much support on forums like these.
Decide which version on Linux Mint you want to use. I use Linux Mint 13 cinnamon 64-bit. Mint 13 is a long term release which is perfect for a new user. If you are gaming, then 64-bit is the way to go. Also, cinnamon is quite an easy desktop to use.
Learn terminal commands. Often, you can solve problems through the terminal that can't be solved otherwise.
Have patience. Sometimes issues happen that take time to work through. Don't give up on linux. Mint is a great gaming platform and support is growing daily.
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