I'm sure someone else has mentioned this, but just to add to the original report. I can't get keyboard layouts to stick in SOHO. First, it defaulted to US (after I followed instructions to untick the 'use install localisation). I changed the mapping to UK from KDE. Every time I restart, it reverts to US. In desperation, I edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf (I can't run the T61 without and xorg.conf - if I do, the cursor keys don't work). Even after changing the xorg.conf setting to 'gb', every time I restart KDE, I have the US keyboard layout.
The second problem is quite strange. Not sure if it is due to the fact that Wicd is insisting on having the root password before starting, or some other problem. If I use Wicd to attempt to connect to my wireless access point, it goes through the authentication stage without problems, then sits forever (well, I got bored after 10 minutes) trying to obtain an IP.
I've recently changed the network configuration here, and I think this problem didn't exist before the change. Originally, I had the router set up as DHCP server. However, since adding an Amahi home server, I've turned off the DHCP server in the router, and I'm using the Amahi box as both DHCP and DNS server.
I'm pretty sure its not a problem with Amahi - all the other systems are obtaining an IP without problems (in fact, the Ahahi DHCP server is substantially faster than the DHCP server in the router). This includes VL 6.0 Standard and Light, running on the same hardware as SOHO. Very strange.
To add to the confusiton, I tried a wired connection the last time I started SOHO. With the cat5 plugged in, I had a connection and IP before Wicd even asked for the root password.
I'll be in a different location tomorrow, one which has an unencrypted wireless access point, so I'll try the same experiment there, see if there is a difference.