ravengirl1960 wrote:P.S. I uninstalled KDE thru Synaptic and then reinstalled it. No change.
That kinda suggests you are using the kde desktop on a Gnome system, instead of the Kde CE version of the Mint 7 distribution..Is that the case?
--if so, and apart from any Kde bugs/issues, you would also be inviting Gnome/Kde interaction issues/conflicts into the mix..
Also that Kde 4x might be more resource intensive than Gnome 2x or possibly Vista (Win7), especially in the eye candy department, too many graphic effects
It might help to know the hardware that the OS is using; and the RAM available to it, as well as the disk space; like other posters have been asking about (free, and df commands)
I would be using
--short list of all hardware detected by the OS
(in konsole/terminal), as the first choice, to get a better overview of the hardware situation Additionally, which video driver is being used, and which chip/chipset (on the notebook), internal/integrated; if so how much memory is assigned to the graphics display (taking it away from the available total RAM for the whole system..
ravengirl1960 wrote:When the desktop finally booted altogether, I clicked on the terminal icon. After about 4 minutes, it lit up (the icon) like it was going to work, then the puter froze up.
Try one of the Kde shortcuts
http://superuser.com/questions/6791/key ... in-kde-4-x
the originals, Kde 3x, Gnome shortcuts.. Some keyboard shortcut issues..
http://michael-jansen.biz/blog/admin/20 ... t-conflict
I highly recommend this, that is if you want to really attract people to switch over from Windows. This would make the transition more worthwhile and easier.
All of the common Windows shortcut keys do not work
I don't think anyone should be concerned about this (defect ??), but some apparently are.