By default, the question itself reminds me bitter of Win95/98/98SE-ages....
It seems impossible for Linux devs to keep a compatibility in qt3/4, gtk1x/2x, etc... - :/
I'm not a "newbie" to Linux, but try the change from SuSE to a debian-based distri. A bad choice as it seems:
I tried the ubuntu 6.10-installation about two whole days with many, many problems never seen before and a finally "fail": Asrock AM2NF3, Athlon 64X2EE4200+, DDR2, 1950ProAGP.
The installation routine did not work in normal or safe video-modes. Text-based setup did work on the 8th-try: Very, very bad USB-support in Ubuntu, as it seems. I had to disconnect all USB devices for a smooth installation without "some installation error occurred". Even then, a "select and install software" had no selection available...(?is this the normal behavior?)
The concept of not having a "root" gave problems when installing the ati-driver - it was simply not possible: sudo is not enough. I had to "install" the root user manually and change to "su". And after the successful driver-install, Gnome won't start anymore...
"Never again Ubuntu!"
So finally my question: Did anyone try to install LMCE on the new Debian 4.0? I give it some hopes because of the self-supported CD of LMCE.... The download takes some more.... days... so enough time to ask you