I've been having some distro problems lately. I ended up dumping Fedora because of display problems, Xandros freezes at 90% (Configuring Runtime Environment) on install, and my personal KDE live-test favorite, SuSE 9.3 doesn't work, thanks to the installer program.
What happens is that I put the first installation burned CD into the drive, and all seems fine until after the text mode says "Starting Yast," or something of that nature. Then the screen starts to boot to the graphical installer, and it freezes with some sketchy gray lines across the very top of the monitor. I tried 9.2, and the exact same thing happens at the same phase of the install. I've tried to install in "Safe" mode, and the two other installation modes that SuSE offers. All have done the same thing.
I was able to find a used edition of SuSE 8.1 Professional at a bookstore, and I was able to install that without a hitch. But I can't get Yast to update anything either, even though everything else on the desktop seems to be just fine and fully functional, aside from Firefox installation problems...
My computer is:
e-machines E-Tower IR
667 Mhz Celeron
with the standard video/audio cards
384 MB RAM
Does Linux just hate me, and am I doomed to out-of-date SuSE? Or is there hope for me and an upgrade to 9.3? SimplyMepis installed just fine.