to your last question: dont walk away to fast from a distro, solving those problems can t be that hard
and when you have the solution you feel more confident. if you post your RH problems here ,
add the output of :
lspci ( the hardware you ve got )
lsmod ( the modules that are loaded )
there are many people around here being glad to get you going.
and the FC2 problem ??? just don t know.
( it took me 3 months to get all in Slackware working, but that was without forums like thisone , so you should do it