Okidokeyl, Ill download mdriva 9 thanks I tried 9 on my laptop and did NOT like !
KDE 4 has a loooong way to go before it will be on amy of my puters !
Went back to Granular 1.0 on the lappie
Try using the Gnome version of Mandriva. I think you will find better success that way. I have it installed that way on a separate drive on mine and it runs well....not as well as it does on the desktop. But the desktop has more power anyway.
But you are going back to Granular anyway so that is a good choice...but should you decide you want to go back, try GNOME.
KDE 4 was one of the reasons I walked from SuSE to Ubuntu. How many times do you have to try to install something from a live CD only to have it turn out bad. I should have tried GNOME in SuSE but, the experience of the Ubuntu live vs the SuSE live discs were night and day. The SuSE disc, really poorly laid out, I am guessing because it really worked the CD drive and I had loads and loads of really SLOW times just to get the desktop to load. Ubuntu Live. Desktop with GNOME up quickly and not a lot of CD seek and spin and wrench and so on.And so Rich what does that have to do with Mandriva
....UGH.....sorry guys....the point being that GNOME seemed to work better in my experience than KDE on my systems with Mandriva.