I updated to the most recent version of bootsplash, hoping it might cure the lockups that I've been seeing. Hasn't helped unfortunately. If I leave bootsplash in silent mode, I get intermittent hard lockups just before the GUI login should start. As the bootsplash clears, it overwrites itself (leaving part of the console visible), I get a bit of disk activity, then everything stops hard. Not seen this problem in any other distro, and I've only seen it very intermittently in any of the alpha or beta versions of 6.0.
Also set up the network using Vasm (I think the last install I did on the T42 must have been text mode), enabled DHCP. Now I cannot start the slapt update notifier daemon at all. I get a PID file generated during startup, but any subsequent attempt to restart the daemon fails - doesn't even clear the original PID.