Planet13 - 3:02 pm on Sep 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
"The firefox display suggests a display driver problem? I assume you updated Mint fully before using it. :)"
Of course not :)
I would have had I been able to watch the video, which was: "7 things to do after installing linux mint 13", in which apparently they tell you that you are supposed to update the software / drivers first.
(Linux Mint should really say update drivers and software first on the welcome screen that automatically pops up.)
"Mint Mate is user friendly, well put together and has a helpful community so I would try to get it to work first. I would not expect Cinnamon to work well on an older machine."
I just installed Mint 13 Mate on my OTHER P4 2.6 with hyper threading, 1 gig ram, and it seems to be doing well. Maybe the hyper threading helps? Or maybe Mate is just a lot easier on the processor than Cinnamon.
I would try some of the other installs, but it seems like they are difficult to set up in a dual boot with win xp.
Linux Mint (and unbuntu) seem to have a built installer that allows you to easily install (and uninstall) them as dual boot.
Do the other distros like antiX and fedora and lubuntu, etc., have some sort of a built in installer to easily allow for a dual boot setup?
Or do I have to use some software to add a partition to my current hard drive (which alread has Win XP on it in one big NTFS partition) to install those distros as dual boot?