Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Distributions and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
This subject has been asked for in Linux-Distributions and in Linux-Laptops and Handhelds.
I am running a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10. Also check www.linux-laptop.net
where you will see a huge number of howtos on a huge number of laptop makes and models.