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Old 04-04-2004, 09:53 PM   #1
mr.linux.noob
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My Laptop, Is there a distro that works?


Ok, I have an Averatec 5110h laptop, and I swear, I have tried everything and anything on it, and nothing works. I have tried RH9, Mandrake 9.1, 9.2, 10 Community, Fedora Core 1, LindowsOS, White Box Enterprise Linux, but I either have graphics card issues, Intel Extreme Graphics 2 Mobile or Monitor issues. Is there a distro, that just works? I know Gentoo has this whole hardware compile thing...would that work? I am such a noob I just want Linux...

as for VMWare, it only works with 2.4 Kernel Distros and even then has issues with having to install VMWare tools and such...
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:54 PM   #2
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Sorry,

Intel Pentium M 1.3ghz
512 MB DDRAM
Intel "Extreme" Graphics 2
40GB HD
 
Old 04-05-2004, 11:53 PM   #3
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Suse

Try the live-eval Suse 9.0 version...if the cd works well for you...you can do a ftp install fairly easily.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 03:28 PM   #4
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install

k so the deal is
(cause i killed myself with this)

to boot into the install, you MUSTT!!! disable acpi
or else with any distro, is sounds like your cd drive is spin in and spin out, just wearing itself out.

acpi=off

once the distro is installed, you must go back and re-enable acpi to the boot loader command line, or else you will not have thermal fan control nor any usb support.

i highly recommend openSuSE.org 10.0
i've had my SuSE 9.3 install for over a year now, and it is beautifully stable and quite useful.
wifi and all!

vb
 
Old 03-24-2006, 04:16 PM   #5
rickh
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What's missing from all the distros mentioned here ... Oh Yeah! Debian based products.
Debian...A Sales Pitch
 
Old 03-26-2006, 09:15 PM   #6
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mepis, pclinuxos or knoppix. Forget fedora. Just a suggestion. Debian rules
(pclinux not bad too)
 
Old 03-27-2006, 02:21 AM   #7
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This is an old thread, so I am not sure if your responses will help.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 05:34 AM   #8
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Give Puppy Linux a try
www.puppylinux.org

You can run it straight off the CD and hardware detection and support is surprisingly good.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 06:46 AM   #9
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Try Ubuntu.Cheer~~
 
Old 02-04-2009, 07:45 AM   #10
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CHECK THIS OUT!
I've been trying for a month to find a good distro for my ancient Toshiba 7000CT(160MB RAM, 4GB HD, 12" screen, pentium II w/ neomagic graphics). After all my searching the best distro I could find that just worked right in every way(screen resolution, hardware detect,etc) was Crunchbang-lite 8.04! This distro is great and fast even on my machine, it has full Ubuntu support and minimal apps-but you can get more!
Others I would recommend are GoblinX 2.07, Vector linux, Any Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, Wolvix, Ultimate 1.9 or 2.0(ubuntu-based), UbuntuStudio, SuperUbuntu, Debian Etch or now Lenny, the list goes on....including Slax/Nimblex(custom)
Go to Distrowatch.com | ibiblio.org | lwn.net/Distributions , and of course HERE!
 
Old 02-04-2009, 07:45 AM   #11
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CHECK THIS OUT!
I've been trying for a month to find a good distro for my ancient Toshiba 7000CT(160MB RAM, 4GB HD, 12" screen, pentium II w/ neomagic graphics). After all my searching the best distro I could find that just worked right in every way(screen resolution, hardware detect,etc) was Crunchbang-lite 8.04! This distro is great and fast even on my machine, it has full Ubuntu support and minimal apps-but you can get more!
Others I would recommend are GoblinX 2.07, Vector linux, Any Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, Wolvix, Ultimate 1.9 or 2.0(ubuntu-based), UbuntuStudio, SuperUbuntu, Debian Etch or now Lenny, the list goes on....including Slax/Nimblex(custom)
Go to Distrowatch.com | ibiblio.org | lwn.net/Distributions , and of course HERE!
 
Old 02-04-2009, 10:56 AM   #12
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Original post is from 2004 come on guys.. read the thread and look at the dates before you respond..
 
Old 02-04-2009, 09:54 PM   #13
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OP joined 4/4/04 and made all 8 of his posts in less than 3 hours. Flamed out? Who knows.....but perhaps time to close the thread.
 
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