Tnx fer reply. I am a ham too. Since 1968. My call is oz4wh and many years ago I also held the call ox3wh.
And for six consecutive months in 1985 and 1986 I also was MARS operator on XP1AB in 1001st information system squadron on U.S.Airforce Base Sondrestrom Greenland.
I have already tried out the beta 2010. And I had to change the screen resolution to 16bit I could not use 24 bit and furthermore when I started I was led to a terminal and had to alter the parameters for video card by running XFdrake.
Precisely same happened when I tried Mandriva afterwards!
Also the nvidia logo which used to come in 2009.2 did not appear in 2010 beta. So I decided to wait for the final release. But I guess that someone can explain this mystery for me.
Tnx fer tryin to help.
Best 73 de oz4wh