Ha ha I think those are very wise words!!
I was trying something different because I wasn't getting anywhere by loading the drivers afterwards, however LinuxMCE wouldn't load by doing it this way round. It got stuck loading @ "entering samba password in smbapswd" and looped there forever. So I've started again (again) with a fresh install from the 23388 snapshot.
One thing I noticed is that even thought the internet connection is working, there are loads of failures when installing linuxmce after Kubuntu has installed. It starts at:
and continues on for a couple of screens full of lines. It seems that the url is not found [IP: 184.108.40.206 80]
Anyway I'm doing another fresh install to try again!
Ha ha I'll have worn the DVD out before I get this system running!