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 Post subject: Screen issues on older Gateway laptop (MIA)
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:30 pm 
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I just got my Peppermint OS disk yesterday and installed it on an older Gateway laptop. The install went fine but after I log in, I do not see any menus or a task bar on my screen. In other words, I believe they are outside the area of the screen I am viewing. I had a similar problem with Ubuntu on this machine but was given the choice of installing it in an older graphics mode, [F4] on the install disk. When using the live Peppermint CD, I do not see such an option. I do note in the message threads suggestions to install or load Peppermint OS in "compatibility mode," but I am not sure if that's the same thing or how to do it. I am not seeing that option anywhere on my screen. Any help greatly appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Screen issues on older Gateway laptop
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:44 pm 
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I believe you can boot into compatibility mode in two ways. One is from grub, it should be listed under the standard peppermint option. The other is when booting from LiveCD. There should be a ten second count down or so, and if you press any button it will bring up a menu with compatibility as an option, otherwise it will just boot into peppermint as the default.


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 Post subject: Re: Screen issues on older Gateway laptop
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:39 pm 
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Any advance?

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