I have a 4-year-old Acer Aspire 4736Z, with Intel GMA 4500M graphics. I've been trying to install Mint and I always a "black screen". I googled this and this seems to be a very common issue with all Linux distro's for the past year or more. There are some workarounds on the internet but shouldn't be a permanent solution to this problem by now?
I like Linux Mint a lot and I'd love to use it on my laptop but this issue is a real "deal breaker". I don't want to go back to Windows... :-(