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Mint, especially with Cinnamon, may be a bit much from your old Compaq (found on your other post). Graphics problems, especially with older AMD video systems are very common and AMD does not support the old cards with proprietary drivers. I'd look at using a lighter distro, like MX-15, for better results. It has built in support for Broadcom WiFi (which is the file you tried to install).
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Please open a terminal and post the results of...
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
No screenshots, please. If you don't know how to bring up a terminal, an easy way to do this in Mint is to press the Ctrl+Alt+T keys together at the same time. Once it's up, simply copy and paste the command above into the text field and press "Enter." The copy and paste the entire results into your next post.
Also, is this the same computer you mentioned in the Introductions sub-forum, the Compaq V5000? What did you mean by "The restart button is hi-lighted but can move cursor to restart?"
I got it working, thanks to the help I received here.
I did the 32 bit MX-15.
At first, I thought it was loaded/installed on my HDD but actually was only in RAM. Once I read the instructions and clicked on the installer icon, things went great.
Now I need to learn/relearn how to do thing in Linux environment.
At least I won't be getting a pop up every hour or so prompting me to go to Windows 10.