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well not that i wanted to use it anyways, but Ubuntu didn't
Mepis 2004.6 didn't either, but it booted on my Desktop (Celeron"Coppermine" aka Craperon) 634mhz 256mb 20gb Intel i810 video) but it stays stuck half way installing 48% or 51% . ProMepis also stays stuck on my desktop, but it installed fine on my laptop ProMEpis beta2 that is, I aint wasting my cds with betas anymore.
Right now the 2 bleeding edge distros that work in my laptop flawless is Kanotix and Frugalware.
But I just decided to install XP and use linux via vmware instead , since I already have my desktop fulltime linux and just keep learning there
SuSE 9.2 added a lot of laptop support to the distro. Fast-profile switching, better power-management, as well as other improvements make it a good candidate. I tried a few distros on my HP ze4230 but always came back to SuSE for out-of-box support. It even runs my lousy Conexant win-modem by default, which the other distros couldn't seem to do without tweaking (Keep in mind, I like tweaking, but only on my more important machines).
Linux on laptops is hard stuff. It took me literally 70 hours to get the wireless (using WINDOWS binaries via ndiswrapper, then debug the system since the Wifi was failing randomly. Turns out the IRQ's aren't native, so I disabled them in LILO), screen (find right refresh rate), and touchpad (install the synaptics touchpad) working on my hp pavilion zv5000.
I installed Yoper on my amd athlon xp-m 2800+ laptop and after the boot loader it says loading yoperating system .......................................................................... and then nothing black screen ,
Knoppix 3.7 doesnt work on my laptop either, the boot loader shows up and after that black screen.
Mepis worked PRo and Simply
Kanotix just rocks
Ubuntu doesnt work haha
VidaLinux works but theres a dhcp problem with laptops
Mandrake going to try
PcLiNUxOS8 lacks ATI drivers