I have had Daryna installed since it was released and it has behaved perfectly in all that time.
I did try Elyssa for a short while, but it had a problem where, if I mounted a second hard disk to access data, then logged out, and someone else logged on (eg wife or son) then that disk became inaccessible.
It appears that the disk remains mounted with the first user's credentials after logging off.viewtopic.php?f=55&t=14259
I could not solve this problem, and returned to Daryna.
I recently decided to install Mint 6 Felicia, to see if the problem had been cured.
Unfortunately it is still there.
However, there is now another problem as well.
The download speed that I can achieve with Firefox is only a fraction of that which I achieved with Daryna installed.
I used www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk
to check download and upload speeds.
With Felicia, I can achieve about 400Kbps download speed. With Daryna, the speed is about 4500 Kbps.
I booted into Windows and achieved similar speeds to Daryna.
I then tried my live disk for Elyssa, and the download speed was about 1700Kbps. Better, but still not right.
Next I tried my Daryna live disk, and reached over 4600Kbps.
Back to the Felicia live disk, and now less than 400Kbps.
I retried the installed Felicia and got around 400 Kbps again.
I installed Opera , in case Firefox was causing the issue, but the same problem remains.
After all this, I gave up and reinstalled Daryna.
I have just run the test 2 minutes ago in Daryna and got 4352 Kbps download and 928 Kbps upload.
I have now read that Daryna will reach end of life on April 18th.
Only Daryna works properly.
Has anyone got any ideas what is happening.
Incidentally, I have a laptop with Mint, and upgraded from Mint4 to Mint5 to Mint6, all without any problems around internet speed. This rules out CD problems.
The disk mount problem is still there on the laptop though. I have just learned to live with it.