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Re: SuSE on a laptop

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> __/ [ 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

yeah, tried Kubuntu, wasn't really my cup of tea. Just didn't feel right on
this Dell, yanno? SuSE feels much better, is a heck of a lot more
responsive... like it was tuned for a Dell mobile PIII :)
When all else fails...
Use a hammer.

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