Live works but installed version doesn't?

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Live works but installed version doesn't?

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I had previously installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a separate partition on my Win Vista computer. That worked fine. It was a little slow and I had heard a lot of positive things about Linux Mint. So I downloaded the iso for Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 32 bit. I used UNetBootin (sp?) to create a Live USB drive. Worked fine and I was able to "test" that it worked on my machine.

I double-clicked on the Install Linux Mint from the desktop of that and followed the instructions. I told it to remove (overwrite?) the Ubuntu 13.04 partition (the default selection). All went well.

However, once I booted using the LInux Mint 15 option I ran into trouble. First off it says it's not using the graphics and is running in some special mode (which it suggests not to do on a regular basis). Also, the trackpad is not working. It did work when "testing" through the Live Mode but not when using the installed version. Also, I can not get onto the internet.

Is this a case of me needing to uninstall and/or re-install Ubuntu and not using Linux Mint? I hope not as I was happy to hear about how low LM was in terms of resources. But I'm really wanting a solution where I don't have the problems I'm having right now.

If it wasn't clear from my above post, I am a noob. Please, any responses, make them uber-easy and uber-simple to understand.

Thanks.
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Re: Live works but installed doesn't?

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I suggest you use Mint 15 Mate
Sounds like your graphics is limited
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Re: Live works but installed version doesn't?

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I can try installing the Mate version. I'm sooooo very new to Linux. It is an older machine. It's confusing that Ubuntu 13.04 would work fine out of the box with the wireless and the mouse and graphics and that the Live version of Mint 15 Cinnamon would work fine. But not when installed. So confusing to me.

I will try the Mate version and see what happens. If anyone can think of anything else that I might try I'll give it a shot also. I'm going to wait until tonight to do the Mate version so any other idea's for the Cinnamon version I can try today.

Thanks again.

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It sounds like Cinnamon is falling back to a mode to suit your graphics which are likely not capable of managing the effects employed in Cinnamon
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caf4926 wrote:It sounds like Cinnamon is falling back to a mode to suit your graphics which are likely not capable of managing the effects employed in Cinnamon
Could be, but...

Without knowing what graphics card person has it's hard to know can It run Cinnamon.
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Re: Live works but installed version doesn't?

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Oh, sorry about that. It's an older machine (dell laptop) vostro 1500 running a mobile intel 965 express chipset.

Is it too outdated to run Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon? A friend suggested OpenSuse but everything I've heard is that Mint is the way to go for older systems.

Would the system running in a mode without the graphics adapter cause the mouse functionality to also not work? Touchpad and plugged in mouse both fail to work.

Thanks again for any and all suggestions.

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DTFan wrote:Oh, sorry about that. It's an older machine (dell laptop) vostro 1500 running a mobile intel 965 express chipset.

Is it too outdated to run Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon? A friend suggested OpenSuse but everything I've heard is that Mint is the way to go for older systems.

Would the system running in a mode without the graphics adapter cause the mouse functionality to also not work? Touchpad and plugged in mouse both fail to work.

Thanks again for any and all suggestions.
I'm sure that Dell is probably OK but you could check here
http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/desktop/make/Dell/?page=1&category=Desktop&category=Laptop&category=Netbook

I continue though to suggest Mint Mate
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Re: Live works but installed version doesn't?

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DTFan wrote:Is it too outdated to run Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon? A friend suggested OpenSuse but everything I've heard is that Mint is the way to go for older systems.
Like above suggested to you, try Linux Mint MATE or OpenSuse. Both are excelent choises too.

As you system is older and it did not work right after installation with Cinnamon in first try. It could be wise to try some other than Cinnamon. When hardware starts to conflict something, fixing it can be painfull operation, unless persons knows what to do. Giving advices through forum can be little limited, if the issue just happen to be harder than normal.

I have never got installed my LInux Mint Cinnamon without hardware issues. Even if I do run Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon at the moment. Solving issues can take a lot of time.
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