I set gnome as my default shell, and had graphical problems with that. Then I tweaked the XF86config a bit, and then it worked. I login at a text interface. When I try to start kde with the cmd 'startkde' I get a series of errors, and then shows this message that repeat itself in the text interface. I would get it but its the morning and I haven't had coffee. Then if i reinstall, let kde be my default shell, I use startx, it boots, but then I get this garbled screen and its frozen. I use an ATI radeon 7500. I also dual-boot with WinXP and Redhat 7.3. Also my favorite radio station is WTMX 101.9, 'The Mix' in Chicago even though I live in New York.