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Re: SuSE on a laptop

  • Subject: Re: SuSE on a laptop
  • From: William Poaster <willpoast@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 15:38:24 +0100
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It was on Fri, 28 Apr 2006 13:48:36 +0100 when Roy Schestowitz posted

> __/ [ William Poaster ] on Friday 28 April 2006 13:32 \__
>> It was on Fri, 28 Apr 2006 08:58:21 +0100 when Roy Schestowitz posted
>> this:
>>> __/ [ Malware Magnet ] on Friday 28 April 2006 07:37 \__
>>>> On 2006-04-28, Jim Moore <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> This thing ROCKS! Installed SuSE 9.2 off of the DVD, took 24 minutes
>>>>> for the default Desktop install. Only other additions were the rest
>>>>> of the games and xchat, then I hooked up and pulled the updates. 12
>>>>> minutes for those. Only thing I've not done yet is configure a DVD
>>>>> player app, but there's no rush for that.
>>>>> ATI Radeon Mobile graphics: 1400x1050, autodetected, tho I had to
>>>>> force 3D support.
>>>>> Intel AC97 sound: automatic, sounds good Intel LAN: auto, very stable
>>>>> ACPI/S2D: very good, bit slow when it comes to resuming, but it's
>>>>> still quicker than a cold start. Worked both times I've used it so
>>>>> far as well. Lid event doesn't work yet, haveta figure something out
>>>>> for that.
>>>>> Even with only 256MB RAM, this thing still pisses all over the P4m
>>>>> I'm about to wipe Wintendo off of and leave it single-booting Debian.
>>>> Please forgive me if this is old news to you... but adding Packman to
>>>> your list of Installation Resources is really helpful when installing
>>>> various applications. There is a How To at the following URL (of
>>>> course you'll want to adjust accordingly for your version of SUSE).
>>>> http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/16592.html
>>>> HTH and have fun!
>>> Something tells me that SuSE is /probably/ the second most popular
>>> distribution on the laptop, only topped by Ubuntu. Novell are providing
>>> documentation with instructions for a variety of laptops, for those
>>> where manual intervention is needed and somebody else did the
>>> 'homework'. Try searching Novell.com for your laptop model if you ever
>>> want to read about somebody else's experience. Then, of course, there
>>> is the Linux on the Laptop Web site.
>>> Best wishes,
>>> Roy
>> As a sort of aside, according to the poll here:
> http://linux.about.com/gi/pages/poll.htm?poll_id=4113693387&linkback=http://linux.about.com/library/bl/dist/bldist_poll.htm
>> So far, SuSE is the most popular distro in 2006!
>> Ubuntu 21%
>> Mandriva 2%
>> SuSE 27%
>> Fedora 22%
>> Debian 11%
>> Gentoo 1%
>> Slackware 5%
>> Others 5%
> Don't forget that SuSE is an enterprise-type distribution. Most
> frequently, in the commercial scene you have desktops, servers, and
> routers. 

I've used SuSE for around 10 years, & find it easy to use, though I admit
I've never tried installing it on a laptop. It does (or rather KDE does),
however, have laptop utilities...but as I don't need them, I don't install

> Laptops are more of a personal property which people take home
> and have full ownership of. Ubuntu addresses these needs. It is also not
> particularly aimed at tasks like Web hosting although Ubuntu for servers
> exists (something to that effect) and you can also install the needed
> packages as a type of addon, through Synaptic. I guess that Ubuntu is,
> after all, Linux for the Human Being. Only a week ago, the guy who sat
> next to me at the airport was using Ubuntu on his laptop.

I don't have a laptop (yet), though my 'Merkan other-half has one & she
stripped XP out of it, & installed win2k instead (for work). I may be able
to persuade her to let me install SuSE on it one day. <grin> 

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