Short background: My Aunt said she was willing to try Linux, so I replaced WinXP with Crunchbang Linux. I found Linux equivalents for all her applications like LibreOffice and Skype and added Printer Support. I put Cairo-Dock on there with icons for everything to make it as user friendly as possible. It seems to be working out except for one issue. Sometimes, it seems that Crunchbang loads but sits on a black screen without loading SLiM. If she powers down the computer and tries again, sometimes it will work, and sometimes it won't. Here are a few ideas I've thought of: Detach all USB devices to reduce Hardware Detection during bootup. Have the Wifi hardware button set to off in case it's getting hung up on network detection. Remove and Reinstall SLiM. Or replace SLiM with another login manager. Anyway, I thought I'd put this on here in case anyone had other ideas. The tricky part is I'm not at her place anymore, so I'll have to talk her through doing these fixes, especially anything involving the command line. I hate to even tell her how to use Sudo. I'm really hoping unplugging the USB Hub/Splitter somehow does it. Alternatively, I'd welcome any suggestions on how to access her Crunchbang computer remotely over the internet. I think I know how to do it but I'm not sure. I think she would have to find out her IP Address and enable VNC Server.