@SJLPHI && Malcolm:

Thanks for the follow up on it . . . we'll see how it goes . . . certainly don't want to mess things up any more than is necessary . . . I don't think there is a dying need for CUDA at this point, but if I get a spare moment to think it through I might give it a go . . . . "If it ain't broke . . ." etc, etc.

On the "nomodeset" . . . pretty sure that isn't a "permanent" situation . . . but is something that would have to be done on each boot of the system??

n_s