Installed Gutsy 64bit at last! It went beautifully, not a single problem. After all the horror stories I've been reading it's a huge relief =D>
Admittedly my hardware is very conservative:- nVidia 7300 GT & 17" LG crt monitor @ 1024x768 resolution. But not to experience even ONE of the glitches makes me wonder if some people are making basic mistakes:
1: are people verifying the installation media before trying an install?
2 : I was surprised to see that the screen resolution (when using the restricted nVidia driver) shows 1024x768 @ 51Hz. The monitor itself is reporting 68.6kHz @ 86Hz. Many people are reporting low screen refresh rates and perhaps it is just an illusion and not a bug.
Now to adjust the desktop effects. Compiz is making me feel sea-sick.