I used to use a variety of Ubuntu based distros like Mint.
The Kernel is the main part of an os & has hardware drivers baked.
But something that might work. Fire up your Windows Pc launch piplay connect headset & switch to Video Mode. Disconnect headset & try on your linux mint pc.
Reason I reccommend Manjaro is that its a rolling release & will often have newer updated linux libraries. manjaro's hardware manager makes switching from opensource to restricted drivers a breeze & vice versa.
It might take me a day or 2. My one motherboard died that was running a Nvidia 760 (4gig) card. Be replacing mb sometime on the weekend & when have time will test pimax 4k on it with Nvidia Propietary driver.