Sorry to hear about the current problems. I've installed both, the new MiniMe and the full KDE release. Both installed effortlessly on my hardware, and I've had no problems with adding applications to MiniMe, or configuring them after the installation.
Did you do an md5sum check on the d/l image, and again on the burned disk?
Yes - I always do. But now I'm beginning to wonder.... apart from Firefox not saving bookmarks, I'm getting the oddest problems...
The arrow doesn't change shape when I click on a link.
When I do a google search the links are black and not the usual blue.
Thunderbird suddenly refused to open and wanted a profile which it wouldn't accept. So I had to reinstall.
I downloaded Chromium and it would not open either via its icon, the run command or a terminal.
Plus a few others I have forgotten -
So I'm about to download and reinstall Minime. I've downloaded the full kde but run out of dvds.