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Problems with Mint 12 [Solved]

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:40 pm
by Total_Blue
I am running Mint 12 under Virtualbox to try and get a feel for it and learn how to use it. I've set it up with a 30gb Hard drive, 4 gb of memory, 128 Mb of display memory and have 3d Acceleration enabled.

I really like the look and feel of it. Everything installed fine and though the Software Manager is a bit on the slow side, that's not a big issue.

My problem is that Mint 12 will periodically refresh on me, in that the screen will go blank, then come back up again. A few times when this has happened, after it comes back, I have lost the menu so have to reset Mint 12 to be able to do anything again. I can't even close any open programs before resetting. I even tried re-installing it from scratch to see if that would help. Any suggestions?

I don't know if it helps, but I am running an AMD video card on the main system and am using the 32 bit DVD install of Mint 12.

Re: Problems with Mint 12

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:05 pm
by hefff
ive heard bout such problems since i read alot of the forums this days, but it probly depends mostly on the model of ur card try google: AMD video card linux problems or check this threads:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=c ... hics+Cards
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1900000

Re: Problems with Mint 12

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:55 am
by Total_Blue
hefff wrote:ive heard bout such problems since i read alot of the forums this days, but it probly depends mostly on the model of ur card try google: AMD video card linux problems or check this threads:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=c ... hics+Cards
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1900000
Thank you for the suggestion. I saw in another thread that someone suggested logging in using Gnome Classic. I tried that but really don't like the look of it, so I tried logging in using Mate, and so far, that seems to be working.