Having used Mint from a live CD for a while (and having installed Mint 8 way back when), I downloaded the Mint LMDE XFCE 10 RC and installed it. All went well except for a few glitches (had to apt-get NTP so time would sync, video player complains about dir not found each use from within TB). The big problem I have though. is when I choose to startup or restart. Sometimes, not every time, a cold start gives me a half a screen full of text (not the usual stuff I see) before a hang, forcing a hard reset.
Likewise, a reset starts the process and gets to a certain point before freezing with a line like "restarting kernel" (or something like that). A straightforward shutdown is fine.
Having installed the RC, I assume my release is fine as I have done all the updates. Is this so?
Anyone got any ideas where I should start? I read the user guide to no avail. I searched known problems but found nothing there either.