I gave a try to XFCE with the live CD before to install, but I was unable to make work the Belkin zd1211 usb wireless stick with wicd. I connect to the router but no internet connection. I tried all possible combination with no success. I have a fixed ip assigned by the router to the Belkin stick and also DNS are assigned by the router. I also tried to insert the ip and DNS into the wicd but nothing happens. I don't have any problem with Ubuntu 8.04 or Mint 5 with the 2.6.24 kernel. It should be a DNS problem. I suspect that the problem arises with the newer kernel used by XFCE. Any suggestions to try. I will greatly appreciate any help.