I just installed Mint 11 Katya 64 bit. I came from Ubuntu Lucid.
When I run the package manager, whether it is synaptic or the "Install codecs" tool or the driver tool, the download progress seems frozen, then it updates. only like every 5 or 10 seconds, but this doesn't happen while downloading package information. It shows progress smoothly then. The download itself doesnt freeze, only the download visual indicator.
Has anyone else happened upon this little annoying inconvenience? My internet connection is dial up but that should be irrelevant. Like I said, the package info update works just fine and I had no problems with this in ubuntu.