Originally Posted by RockDoctor
It would help if you told us what your laptop model and which version of each OS you've tried.
Sorry about that. I posted it in another thread and forgot to post it here.
The laptop is an Asus Q501.
I have tried Fedora 20, CentOS 6.5, Debian 7.5, and the latest version of Elementary OS (which is working now except for the driver problems). I have used the amd64 versions of each of these OSs.
Also, I was able to get WiFi working by using a USB wireless adapter. Not the perfect solution, but probably good enough as I rarely use more than one USB port and the laptop has three.