Mint actually is based on Ubuntu Linux – but these two have developed apart quite a bit. Besides, both of them are designed to be user-friendly and to provide a usable experience for the learners. There are some users that prefer using Linux Mint and others are loyal to Ubuntu Linux, but let’s take first…
Dual screen or multi-monitor tearing with NVIDIA, AMD / ATi or Intel in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal was introduced. Thankfully there is an easy workaround to have tear free video on all screens.
The new policykit in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic doesn’t have a GUI for remembering settings like authentication password to mount a drive/partition. Even without a GUI you can change policies fairly easy by going to /usr/share/polkit-1/actions and editing the right XML file with your favorite editor.
If you don’t have sound on your Creative Sound Blaster (Audigy) after installing Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.10 or 11.04, here is a solution to enable sound on Creative Sound Blaster cards, it’s not just an Audigy issue.