I have a gateway nv78, running windows 7. in trying to run linux 64 bit, the computer loads off the dvd, and i can select the "Run linux mint 64 bit" option, but all i get is a black screen. even after reading off the cd for 10 minutes, i still get nothing. any suggestions?
It seems like some poeple have been having issues with this laptop, specific versions of the kernel, and the backlight itself. Read some of this bug report
and see if it sounds consistent with what you're seeing/your hardware. The report also lists some work-arounds that you can try