As far as I can tell, Rehat 6.1 has a problem if you intsall a new user
and then change the user-id. I wanted to be a new user on upgrading to
use the new window manager (compared to 5.2), but wanted to respecify my
user id so I could access old directories. When I changed my user id,
Gnome (and/or Enlightment) would not start correctly. When I changed
user id back, it would start again. (When it stops working, your middle
button will still pop up a window to get a terminal and if you kill the
.Xauthority app, you can get out of the window system - I found out this
after numerous re-boots - a real hassle).
Also, if doing an upgrade I think Lilo is placed in the MBR without
giving you the choice (could be wrong here - I went back and did an
install, couldn't get an upgrade to work and gave up, I've never been
able to get a Redhat upgrade work and have tryed with every version
since well before 4)).
Also, can't figure out how to run KDE rather than Gnome.
Also, getting lots of errors from linuxconf. In install #2 and #3, it
stopped working. I'm now on install #4 and have things working somewhat,
but can't solve user id problem. Many problems came and went with new
installs, but I have no idea why.
Moral, don't upgrade and/or consider an alternative to Redhat. Their
product seems to have suffered since they went public.