The lady with the IBM T40 came back again (promising to load vector is sure a good way to get women over to a single guy's home). I earlier posted in this thread that I could not get her wired connection to reliably work. I decided this time to start from scratch. Burned another CD iso using K3B. Decided to use the rc5 gui install (rather than the old 5.9 install).
Got stopped at the gparted page. Could not get "next" to highlight. Called never_stop_learning and he got me past that screen. I doubt that anyone who doesn't have never_stop_learning's phone number can figure out how to highlight "next" from the gparted screen on the GUI install. Clearly some instruction or a help button is needed.
Anyway, after talking to never_stop_learning I got the "next" button highlighted and the install continued to the end (configure screen). Went to "configure." Got "Application error-must abort" error and it aborted. Took out the install disk, went back in via text and vasmed it, completing the install without further error.
Tried internet on wire and it did NOT connect. Having read on this thread that one possible fix was to delete wicd in both xfce and vasm, I did that. Wired connection still did not work. Called never_stop_learning again and he said to put wicd back in both places and turn the "always show wired connection" machine on. Did so, rebooted and it connected via wire fine. In fact, wicd also showed my home wireless and a neighbor's. Rebooted again. Wired connection still worked fine. Loaded openoffice and a couple of other programs, rebooted, and the wired connection continued to work perfectly. The lady is very happy with 6.0 rc4 right now.. As am I.