Problems with connecting to the net
Here I have a similar problem (though not so critical)
I have installed Mandrake 10 together with a Win XP installation. the installation was simple and lasted for mere 10 minutes.
I began using Mandrake and all was going perfectly well, especially the internet. Until, of course, I had the brilliant idea to install bittorrent.
I installed it and it was going quite well but, out of the blue, the system crashed and failed to return to normalcy. Ok, I did just what every windows user would do: reboot the system.
I rebooted but I could not make my Speedstream 5200 connect to the internet. Also the system started to crash frequently whenever I tried to connect. I created, tested and deleted inumerous adsl connections (I am rather ignorant of Linux's capabilities in this area so if you know any other way of doing this without having to go to "Configure Computer" menu, like a command line thing, I would appreciate) but the problem persists. After that incident I was never able to reconnect to the net again. (I dont know how a problem with BTorrent could affect a adsl connection).
This was the only (and absolutely catastrophic I might add) problem with Mandrake, nothing else to complain.