I installed the KDE version of Mint 4.0 Daryna, as a dual boot with a clean install of XP Professional updated to SP2. I had trouble getting the live DVD to work, but eventually got it up an running and installed it. When I boot, sometimes the boot completes normally and sometimes it hangs right after it gets to the puts up the first graphic. I have reinstalled it and had the same problem again. Are there any known issues with KDE version of Daryna, that would cause this to happen. The last few times I tried to boot linus it hung on the first welcome screen. The progress bar never starts.
I am not sure if hardware is the problem, but if it helps, I have ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard, Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor, DIAMOND 3850PE3256SB Radeon HD 3850 RV650, A-DATA Extreme Edition 2GB Dual Channel Memory.
Would Gnome version work better. I chose KDE, because so many of the programs I see for linux appear to be designed for KDE as opposed to Gnome. I have read that KDE has potentially a better appearance.