Also, I wonder what might happen if you loaded the 184.108.40.206 kernel, just to see if that might be the problem, if the first trick did not help. I have a script that allows most anyone to compile/install the most recent kernel into their computer.
James - what’s your experience’s been with the .35 kernel? Would you recommend it on a “non-play” system? I’m hesitant to put it on my work laptop, since I can’t afford any major downtime there, but if your experience has been flawless, it may be worth a shot.
Unfortunately, I had to switch to Gnome on my main box (my wife uses it! so it needs to work) - Because kde just didn’t cut the mustard.
Otherwise, kde is good for me on my Intel Laptops (though I know some users have had trouble with Intel too)
It wasn’t a big issue for me and even in Gnome when I start a wine application, I get a hang for a couple of seconds, but only the first time I start the application during a session. Maybe that’s a clue…