I've installed 3.4e three times now. I've done a full format each time. The first time everything installed properly, and I had full desktop effects (cube, water effects, etc) and good video playback. Then I trashed my system while playing with things, so I reinstalled (again with full format), but the desktop effects never returned, and video playback was lousy. I reinstalled after that, and video playback is fine, but there's still no desktop effects. I have no idea how to track down the source of this problem.
Dell Inspiron 9400
Intel T2500 2.0GHz
1 gig ram
ATI x1400 video card
Display claims to be using fglrx (3D support).
Beyond this, please tell me what you need. Sabayon was wonderful after my first install. I want that back.
BTW, in case this username has any kind of history behind it, I'm using it from Bugmenot. The register script hangs after I accept the user agreement on 2 computers, 2 OSs, and 3 different proxies. I have no idea why, but it's been like that for 2 days, so I'm using Bugmenot for now.