Live DVD checks out, boots in normal mode, installs, and basically works.
memtest86+ 1.70 works great from the DVD. The installed version of memtest86+ is 4.11 and works as well.
|What doesn't work:|
Visual corruption of the Mint splash screen.
Live DVD boots only to CLI when "compatibility mode" is chosen.
startx reports an error along the lines of
(EE) VESA: kernel modesetting driver in use, refusing to load
(EE) No devices detected
Fatal server error: no screens found
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error
gdm command also gives an error:
(gdm-binary:2347): WARNING **: Failed to acquire org.gnome.DisplayManager: Connection ":1.24" is not allowed to own the service "org.gnome.DisplayManager" due to security policies in the configuration file
Could not acquire name; bailing out
Broken Suspend function. Upon resuming the machine lock up hard with a blank screen (no backlight). Forced shutdown is necessary. Upon reboot there is a forced disk check because the HD "was not cleanly unmounted".
"USB disk creator" program did not successfully work with any ISO that I've tried, including Mint 10.
|What was done to make it work:|
Disabled the suspend/sleep option in the power preferences. Be really careful not to invoke it manually.
For ISO-to-USB disk imaging I use Unetbootin 4.9.4 on Windows.
Similar model to Latitude d600.
Intel 855PM chipset, ATI M9 AGP, mechanical lid switch.