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Alright. Typing this to you from the Gentoo setup.
Kernel is 2.6.26-gentoo-r4, Gnome is working (iffy font stuffs though), sound is not. Wireless is sorta sometimes working, but mostly it craps out a lot after initial startup.
Google search results for this topic scares me a little though, so I will try to post some links to pages that *do* actually provide help, instead of just babbling on about the lackluster Linux talents of the writer...
So, I've made some progress with the Gentoo idea. The basic install went pretty well, following the installation book by Gentoo. After that of course I got in the circular blocking hell, so now I'm running *with* e2fsprogs and -libs, but without ss and com_err. Quite unsure what those do, so I will have to research that soon.
Got wireless working by emerging wpa_supplicant and iwl4965-ucode, just like this friendly guy suggests:
Posted 12-04-2008 at 03:16 AM byzsejk Updated 12-04-2008 at 09:11 AM byzsejk
To immediately start putting my money where my mouth is, Gentoo will be put on my Thinkpad x61s (currently running Windows Vista Business 64-bit). I tried it before with some luck, but not a lot, as wireless and sound worked, but emerge crapped out after one too many builds. So in order to prevent this...
[EDIT: before I forget again, to facilitate .mkv: add matroska to USE flags when emerging media players; not needed for mplayer, has it by...