Have you tried the safe graphics option?
And that solved the problem. Thanks, Phil.
So the first think I saw was "The KDE Crash Handler" telling me that "KDE Daemon Closed Unexpectedly." Not sure what any of that was about but I did try to report it as requested, no luck there as the info I provided wasn't adequate - it asked what I was doing before the crash and I said nothing, no surprise that my info wasn't up to spec.
Then I tried to alter the screen resolution, it's stuck on something like 1024 by 768 which in all honesty looks awful, but after re-booting as requested it stayed the same. Tried to change the graphics card settings, but my one, a Radeon HD 5670, isn't listed so I had no luck there either.
The OS itself looks pretty good but I need to be sure that I will be able to set up the graphics card and screen resolution before I think about using it as a replacement for Mint. The main reason for wanting to make the switch is I read that PCLinux can be customised to a greater extent than some of the other Linux OSs. I'm a big time Gimp user and so design and the way things look is something I spend a lot of time doing. Also I can't stop messing around with the desktop settings - which I think I've reached the limit of with Mint - and having a general rummage around with and changing conky files - great fun that is.
I think the big problem with all the Linux systems is that they offer so much. After moving over from windows I feel like I've stumbled on an Aladdin's cave of possibilities, and I'm not sure if I'll ever be content to stick with what I've been given again, but it's good to feel that way.
Anyways I'll have to see if I can solve the resolution problems before moving on.
never experienced that... had to go to work...
even under heavy snow, wind and -25 celcius...
I don't envy you that, it sounds painfully cold.
I'm in the building trade so once the temperature drops we have to stop, the materials we use start to freeze. No hardship there though, I haven't got a problem with staying in the warm.