I wanted to switch to LMDE2 from 18.1, as LMDE runs much faster on my other laptop, and I wanted to give new life to my old one as well
So I downloaded & installed LMDE2, made all the updates, installed Media Codecs and everything when suddenly the screen turned black.
While moving my mouse (or pressing keys) I could see the the Mint-Logo "flickering" (it's probably the wallpaper) but could do nothing else.
So I rebooted, the Welcome Screen showed up, if I pressed the power button the power-menu showed up as well, but I could see or do nothing else.
I already tried nomodeset xforcevesa, using this -> viewtopic.php?t=122257 -> but it didn't change anything, which I found weird, as I was sure that the this is a graphic-card(-driver?) problem.
Booting up into Live-USB, everything works.
Reinstalling LMDE2, everything works.
As soon as I update - same problem again.
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Model / Series Extensa 5635ZG-item
weight 8 Kg
Product dimensions 42.6 x 32 x 9 cm
Screen size 15.6 inches
Screen resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Processor brand Intel
Processor Type Pentium Dual-Core
Processor speed 2.1 GHz
RAM size 2 GB
Memory technology DDR3-SDRAM
Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Max Supported Size 4 GB
Size Hard drive 250 GB
Hard disk interface Serial ATA
Audio output 1
Chipset manufacturer Intel
Description graphics card Intel
Connectivity Type 802.11a / b / g / n. Yes
Number of USB 2.0 interfaces 3
Number of Ethernet Ports 1
Mine also has an old Nvidia-Geforce G105M inside (I still think that the problem might have something to do with the graphic unit).
Since I'm more or less a novice linux user, I really don't know where to go from here... any help would be appreciated!