My beloved IBM Thinkpad A22m (Pentium III) finally died. It died at the same time as my desktop computer, but that's a story for another day.
Anyway, I now have a Toshiba Satellite C655D that I inherited from my brother. It's running Windows 7 right now, and that's okay, but naturally, I want to run Slackware.
Before I dive in, I'd like some feedback from other Toshiba users. If this had an Nvidia graphics card and a process that I had heard of, I don't think I'd have any questions, but such is not the case.
Here are the specs:
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics; 1.30GHz
Video: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics
RAM: 8 GB DDR 3
Wireless: Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11n
So, when I slap Slackware 14.0 on this computer, what issues might I run into?
Is the open source Radeon driver any good? Do I need to get a proprietary driver?
Are there any other issues I should be aware of?