[TriLUG] Good distro for laptops?
josh at glowfilms.com
Mon Oct 6 14:43:30 EDT 2003
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I use Mandrake 9.1, and I'm very happy with the way it works on my
laptop. I am using an older laptop (Dell Inspiron 3000), and the only
things that aren't working are sound and my wireless card (which isn't
officially supported under Linux anyway). I do believe that Mandrake
9.1 handles LinkSys wireless cards (although I'm not sure) and I do
know that it handles power management fine on my laptop.
On Monday, October 6, 2003, at 12:08 PM, Robert Floyd wrote:
> I'm looking for a new distribution for my new laptop. Here's the
> I recently acquired an HP Pavilion ze5470. It's fairly state of the
> including a buit in DVD burner and built in 802.11g. Currently, I'm
> booting to SuSe 8.2 Professional, which is a pleasant enough
> but lacking, IMHO, in support for modern laptops. Specifically, it
> handle power management properly and its support for wireless network
> is poor. (I realize no Linux distribution currently supports the
> 802.11g in
> my machine, but SuSe also doesn't recognize my LinkSys PCMCIA card
> hardcore tweaking of config files.
> What I'm looking for is a distribution that handles ACPI, wireless
> cards and
> notebook type 3D graphics cards out of the box/CD. 3D support is less
> important than the other two. It should also be a distribution that
> can be
> figured out by someone who is reasonably computer literate but not
> in kernel compiles.
> I would appreciate any and all insights you may have to offer.
> Robert Floyd
> Durham, NC
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