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Old 05-31-2014, 07:58 AM   #1
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First post. Blured display on monitor.

Hi everyone, this is my first post here so forgive me if its in the wrong section.
A couple of years ago I installed Mint 12 on a dying laptop and it ran fine with no problem. I now have a dying desktop running XP that I would like to install mint to. I only have the Mint 12 disc at the moment so have tried it as a live session to see how it goes.
The issue is the display on my Samsung BX2250 is fuzzy or blurry compared when it's used with XP. In fact I don't want to use it as it is uncomfortable to use.
The PC has a Geforce 6150SE graphics chip and gave crisp results before. PC has 4Gb ram AMD Athlon 2 dual processor.
Going into the monitor settings in Mint it correctly identifies my monitor and resolution but I see no other means of changing the video settings.
So my question is, can anything be done to improve it?
If I install the latest version of Mint ( which one do you recommend? it will be mainly used just for email and surfing ) is there any extra settings to adjust the quality of the display?
Old 05-31-2014, 08:12 AM   #2
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you can boot live&install with unetbootin and usb flash.. Try latest Mint and Ubuntu. Picture should be better comapred to Windows xp due to linux great antialising (that is btw probably cousing problems and may need to be checked.)
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Originally Posted by soapwart View Post
which one do you recommend?
The xfce flavour is good for old pcs because the xfce desktop is pretty lightweight. Best to go with a LTS (long term support) release. The current LTS version (version 13) has support until 2019. The next LTS (17) is about to be released, some people tend to say though that you might want to wait a couple months until the first step release before installing it. The idea is that the first months after release it may still suffer from some bugs which will mostly be fixed by the time the first step release comes out...

So look here:

The xfce version is on the bottom of the list.


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