It appears that this is the only place to post error reports on Daryna CE KDE beta 044, as there does not seem to be a specific error report thread. If am wrong on this, please displace my post and let me know where you put it. Also. please abstain from asking me the usual questions like verifying the burning of the DVD and similar stuff, I would not post before having verified such aspects.
The following holds AFTER an installation was performed:
1) The fact that su is available as an option is great, and I have chosen it. Unfortunately, it only works halfway. Some scientific programs could be install easely as su on the command line, but the root password did not work for kwifimanager. The password which finally worked was the user password, not the root password I was asked to type. Moreover, at a single occasion, the root password suddenly worked, but neither before nor afterwards, which is crazy. And please, abstain from suggesting that I confuse the two passwords.
2) Why did I need to open kwifimanager several times? Because configuring wireless simply does not work, or rather, applications cannot use the wireless after it is configered. This applications include ping for my router, Mozilla, and Konqueror. Kwifimanager, on the other hand, does see my wireless LAN, and it gives me the signal strength, ESSID (which is not broadcast), etc.
The following holds BEFORE I install, when working from the live DVD:
1) I create a document in OOo, write a text, and store it as odf and as pdf on the Desktop. Both files do not show up on the Desktop, though they are both in the Desktop folder.
Now, this is so for four out of the five computers on which I tested Mint KDE live repeatedly, but not for an old Shuttle, where both documents show up reliably on the Desktop (!).
It is intersting to note that Kubuntu 7.10, which I consider a joke of a final release in view of such basic problems, does exactly the same thing, reliably.
2) I can correctly configure wireless (with WEP) fromm the live DVD with kwifimanager. Ping works for my router from the live DVD, Mozilla can get on the internet, but Konqueror cannot. Konqueror cannot even get onto the local network with an IP adresses explicitely typed, which proves that this is not a DNS problem. Again, the Kubuntu 7.10 final release joke shows exactly the same behaviour.
I consider the KDE version of Mint as very promising as there is hardly any KDE based distribution with access to an up-to-date and nevertheless stable Debian/Ubuntu repository. So, hopefully, these (and maybe other ones which I did not come accross) problems can get sorted out in a final rlease.
Thanks for your work.