Well, I do reinstallations, since I don't know how to rebuild/reinstall individual packages. I'm that nooby that I don't know names of the packages, paths to the build-stuff and paths to the configuration stuff. For example, when the installation stopped due to conflicting drivers, I didn't know how to remove a conflicting driver and go on with the installation.
Also, I tried PCBSD, but it didn't work out. The starting up stopped, when it didn't find [FILE]/bin/sh[/FILE] and wanted a shell. the only shell it accepted was [FILE]csh[/FILE], but any command in [man=1]csh[/man] crashed with a segmentation fault. Even [man=1]ls[/man]. Writing [file]/bin/[/file]<tab> let me see what was there in [file]/bin[/file], and all the shells seemed to be there.
I think I would have a LOT worse problems with PCBSD.
It's not the hardware, because Linux Mint works fine. It's just that an old man, like me, wants some stability. ;-)