[K12OSN] OT: best distro for laptop
k12ltsp at wondergibbon.com
Fri Jan 14 02:30:16 UTC 2005
> I run SuSE Linux Pro 9.2 on my laptop, and everything works
> perfectly--wireless, video, sound, you name it. Also easy to use.
> My hardware is a Dell Latitude P4 1.7GHz.
Another vote for SuSE here. Running 9.2 on an old Gateway 5300 P3/800
512MB. Was running Mandrake 9.x and 10, none of which could configure
the internal winmodem and all seemed to have a flakey approach to
handling pcmcia and wireless. 10 was a pig with a prism 2 chipset
SuSE configured the box without a single issue. Modem, internal
network, wireless, sound, X- it all works. The only thing I think I
have to sit down and play with is power management, but it runs for
about 4.5 hours and is never that far from a recharge...
Has anyone got suspend-to-disk and that sort of thing working on their
Another one that picked up everything without blinking was Knoppix. I
am tempted to try a Knoppix HDD install with an apt-get distribution
upgrade and see what we end up with. Some other day...
David McAuliffe - wondergibbon.com
david at wondergibbon.com
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