Installed LMDE_Xfce_32-bit. All good, but secondary core on Atom CPU not recognized.
|What doesn't work:|
Only one of two cores found on the Atom CPU. Everything still worked, just a bit sluggish...
|What was done to make it work:|
After a bit of searching on the forums installed an image of the kernal that supports multiple cores on a 32-bit system. From the CLI [sudo apt-get install linux-image-686-pae].
No more drawing from Ubuntu repo's! Very cool.