my first suggestion would be to pick something else. I
started on Red Hat, went on to Fedora Core. Loved it. Till I used Fedora Core 2. No good, very buggy. Every new version I used after that (3, 4) was progressively worse.
Finally gave up and tried most other distros till I found one that suited me (Mandriva/Mandrake). But if you can get it to work correctly, more power to you. chuck