2.26 ghz 1066 mhz, 3MB cache
500 GB HDD
512 MB ATI Mobility Radeon 4530
1. Booting: computer does not boot into linux without the grub option acpi=off. )
thread I created for the problem:
2. No Sound: There are two audio jacks (for plugging headphones) and speakers - all work fine with windows. In linux (tried a lot of distros) there is no sound from the speakers and one of the audio jacks where as the other jack works but the intensity is very low. There are two sound cards detected by alsamixer namely HDA Intel and one labelled ATI .. there is a third option default. Selected any one of them makes no difference.
3. No battery icon appears (I am not able to estimate the amount of charge left) ... possibly because of the acpi=off option.
4. the CLI terminal does not appear when I press ctrl+alt+fn(1-7) keys.
on going discussion on this ... post replies to this one in there only:
Note : Distros tried by me:
OpenSUSE 11.2 :- presently working on it.
Ubuntu 9.10 and 8.10:- my usb modem was not being detected hence I dropped it.
Mandriva 2010:- just changed my mind.
Sabayon 5.0 :- KDE is not able to start and reports kdeconfigbase4 not found.
Please help me I am very eager to configure my system properly and get it optimized as fast as possible.