I have a Dell Latitude C600 laptop-Use Ubuntu maybe?
I have a Dell Latitude C600 laptop. The following distros work good with it:
1. Ubuntu 5.04-i386
2. Fedora Core 2-i386 [use boot/kernel parameters "acpi=off apm=on" and go into System Settings-->Server Settings-->Services and disable "acpid" and make sure that "apmd" is enabled and running and that should fix the blank screen problem when logging in and out.
3. Red Hat Linux 7.3-no blank screen problem because it uses APM and not ACPI and it just works good on my laptop with no problems I could see but I wanted something newer.
Red Hat Linux 8 to FC1 were too buggy and defective for my laptop. They just would not run on my laptop. FC3 is trash and it was a big headache on my laptop and other system as it is way way too buggy. FC4 is much much better than FC3 but still way too buggy and defective and has that blacklisted compiler "gcc-4.0" and I want my programs to compile without refusing to compile on a blacklisted compiler and I also want my cd/dvd drive to be able to burn cd/dvds without errors.
Debian and Mandrake did not work good at all with it. Mandrake had the worst blank screen problem of all and would not let me dual-boot. Debian had no blank screen problem but the low resolution 800x600 that I could not fix AND was real buggy on my lapto. I would go to use a program or do something and it would go crazy. One time it even unexpectedly logged me out when I tried to start a program. Don't use Debian and Mandrake on this laptop.
Ubuntu would probably be your best bet. It had my resolution on my Dell Latitude C600 laptop set at 1400x1050 and isn't that amazing? I thought it was 800x600 or even as much as 1024x768.
Try Ubuntu. That's my recommendation
Jean Brown Harrell
Last edited by JeanBrownHarrel; 09-15-2005 at 03:14 AM.