It hangs right after x starts and the splash screen comes up that says "when art meets inspiration." The pinwheel spins and it just hangs. I can ctrl/alt/F3 back to verbose, remove the temp file and start x via typing "startx" then launching a gnome-session from the twm x terminal, and I can kill twm and get metacity running for a default gnome-session logged in as root. I can't even make it to the login screen and I can't run beryl because "there are no composite extensions." Also, it seems AIGLX is the default x server, but I have an ATI card so I think the underlying issue is related to that. I tried installing 3.3 and had the same problem. I'm currently running 3.4 loop 3. I had 3.2 64 bit installed at which point and it ran fine, but any attempt to install a 32 bit version of any of the later releases has the same issue. Since I can get gnome running in an ugly way, it seems it installed correctly. Any ideas would be great. PS I searched the forums for a similar problem and couldn't find anything. Sorry if this bug has been addressed somewhere else. Any help would be appreciated.