Thanks for the comments and the kind remarks. I assumed the problem wasgraphical acceleration and trawled the web for a while, looking for comments butnever found any. I’ll look again.
I am aware of the problem with this kind of memory with limited read writes andultimately will harden the solution fit for purpose.
Regarding the comments on the distro I am somewhat with youon this but everyone has their own favourites. One friend of mine swears byCentOS. Another suggests I use Arch. Actually I am considering releasing thesoftware running under Microware OS-9 which allows the whole system to run inRAM. I am talking to RTSI the company that own this OS and they are close to releasingVersion 6. From what I know the ARM 7 version was tested on the LeMaker BananaPro.