Everything working fine with the LMDE2 (Debian Jessie) OS.
Minor niggle with the Mate menu combination.
Did not detect / activate the track-pad click-to-select function.
LMDE2 ISO has wireless drivers built-in, although the
WIFI driver for the Broadcom chip is in the "linux-drivers-nonfree" package which is not one of the usual BCM drivers/binaries.
Installed XFCE desktop + Goodies + Power Manager + Whisker Menu.
Activated track pad from XFCE settings menu.
XFCE desktop running fine on the old Celeron M540 @1.86 MHz.