I installed Linux Mint using the vesa video drivers and all seems well including watching videos.
Just used the safe graphics install option on the live cd.
I'm curious why you didn't choose to stay with Mepis, as described in your previous posts.
dougz, there are a few reasons ...
I came across an article on how to configure a home server using Mint which interested me ...
The look of Gnome in this article got me to take a look at this distro a 2nd time. I had already downloaded the iso last week and gave it a brief look when I was trying this mobo to test the graphics.
BTW the networking and internet work out of the box ... so does video like xvid's and music MP3's.
I also tried PClinuxOS when it went final and Ubuntu 7.04 but after playing with them on and off, they have been removed from my test system.
I still have Mepis 6.5 installed in a dual boot with win xp pro. However, this was my old kitchen pc which I just replaced last month so it's still sitting on the shelf waiting to be put back into service. PLus Mepis 7 RC1 just came out so the final might be weeks away. As a side note, I can't remember the last time I booted into win xp on this rig ... must be well over 6 months. Mepis got me interested in linux again after being burned with SuSe 9.0 Pro 3 or 4 years ago. However with the release of VISTA, I started renewing my efforts to stop being so windows dependent.
In the end the fate of my "Little Valley" has taken an interesting turn. I got hosed for extra bandwidth charges after my contact expired. My ISP does not offer unlimited bandwidth anymore and I am limited to 30 gig per month. Anyways, back to the Little Valley ... I took it with me to my office where I only use the internet for email and such and set it up with a KVM. I plan to use it at work for my linux downloads and other projects.
I set it up with win xp pro and dual boot with Linux Mint 4.0 ... needless to say that I plan the use it 99% in Linux
Here is a resent article on Linux Mint 4.0 ...