Like a lot of people, I've been having problems with Hardy and am loath to make changes at the system level without knowing the consequences first. I'm also wondering if the following two issues are related.
When booting up, I have no visual feedback whatsoever until the login screen, and I'd like to see what modules are loading, as I used to in Dapper. Editing grub didn't help. I've installed startupmanager but I have no idea what to do with it.
Then, when I log out, I'm getting the Gnome logout screen rather than KDE's (I installed Gnome first, then the KDE & am using kdm). In Control Centre's Login Manager, it's telling me I'm not using a boot manager, although the drop-down menu says I can use grub. I have no idea if changing this will help or hurt, and I'd like some advice, please.