Hello my name is Christian and I am an extreme newbie.
Back story first
About 2 months ago I started having issues with snow leopard. Basically my graphics were fine for 2 weeks when I installed, then my screens went black. After a lot of talking with apple and trouble shooting I bought a new Ati Radeon HD 4870 with a Dvi port and a mini port for monitors.
Using the leopard boot disk (10.5.1) I was able to get one screen working but not the mini port. Every time I tried to update anything system software related my screen would go dark again and hibernate. Basic frustration I am sure you can image. A friend of mine suggested I try this operating system.
So I am, my old card was a Geforce 7300 GT I believe, after I installed this software, I tried putting that in for giggles and I got mirror desktops, I poked around a bit on the web and forums and updated from the synaptic updater in admin. After I updated my screens went black again. Fun. I put the Ati Radeon back in and went back to my old configuration and currently using a single screen again. I would really like to have both monitors back. Of course I would like to be able to use programs like WOW and Second life as well.
So I guess the question is. Is there a walk through available or can somebody hold my hand and help me get both monitors running as well as some other programs?
Oh I also got Wine in, but I'll be fried if I can get it to work yet.
Thanks for reading my book.