Satellite P500

mparfitt
  8 years ago
  Toshiba (Laptop or Netbook)
  Mint (older version)
  Works fine with some minor problems
What doesn't work:

Gnome in standard mode with default video driver. I can see my mouse cursor but no desktop. I believe Ubuntu 11.04 has the exact same issue.

What was done to make it work:

Had to Ctrl-Backspace to restart X after booting from CD and select safe mode.

Also, as Wireless is then disabled in safe mode, couldn't install native ATI drivers without plugging in a network cable.