Got it burned. Dirty drive meets cheap medium. 4x write worked.
I'm surprised to find the speed of a live bearable on this machine, especially with KDE, but it certainly is.
I've played with it a fair bit. Only problem I found was that wicd wouldn't scan or connect. Opening preferences, I found the "wireless interface" box blank. Set it to wlan0 and it works fine. Using it now.
Auto-detected resolution is 1024x768, when 1440x900 is available. Chrome9 with lcd panel is known to be flaky, especially on this machine. I wouldn't worry about it. Last I checked, installed Ubuntu could get 1440x900, but live just 1024x768. Maybe not room there for drivers.
I'm sure there're enough tweaks possible so that your great-grandkids couldn't do them all, but here's one suggestion: When starting KSirc for the first time in the session, prompt for nick and server. Haven't used KSirc before, but I'm sure nick can be passed as a param. Also, a server list would be helpful, or just default to freenode.
When final is ready, I'll have my drive clean and quality CDRs available. I'll burn and pass around a few copies. Since it runs here, I know many can use it to jump off the hardware upgrade cycle for a while. I think this is just the flavor to impress them.
Me, tho, I'm back to light. Will pop this in now and again for test.