Added experimental, installed Gnome-Shell, launched with gnome-shell --replace and boom straight back to log-in screen. Shame I really like it, runs fine on my crappy netbook (Ubuntu 10.10). Got it to run on Mandriva before I jumped ship to LMDE, but have never got it to run on this machine on any Debian based distro
My machine is a Dell Inspiron N5010 / Core i5 / ATI Mobile HD5000 series card (which I suspect is the problem).
Dell Inspiron N5010 / Core I5 / ATI Mobility Radeon HD5400, LMDE Tracking Sid & Cinnamon Desktop
"Ubuntu is an African word meaning 'I can't configure Debian'"