I decided to try Linux on this laptop one more time. It boots a lot further into PCLOS 2012-12 KDE Live DVD than before, but KDE crashes after displaying the popup window with the Guest and Root passwords, giving the KDE Daemon Crash Handler message
We are sorry, KDE Daemon closed unexpectedly
Executable: kdeinit4 PID: 4524 Signal Aborted (60)
I tried booting to Video Safe Mode and got the same result. After getting that same error several times, I decided to try a different distro. I went to DistroWatch.com to find totally different version of Linux and picked Linux Mint. I got their KDE version and tried it. This Toshiba L505D-S5983 boots and runs fine with Linux Mint 14. I did not attempt to install it, but ran with the Live DVD for about an hour. I was able to set up my wireless network and surf the internet and a few other things. So now, the question is, is this a PCLOS problem or a problem related to RPM based Linux or what. Linux Mint is Debian based, which I do not like. This laptop is going to become my primary computer in a few weeks, which means I will be stuck running Win7 if this problem can't be resolved. Does anyone have any suggestions, or confirmation that this will be fixed in the next release?
Thanks for the help!