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rohandhruva 01-19-2007 08:56 AM

Most suitable distro for laptops.

I am looking for the most suitable distro for laptops. I did try searching the forums, but no thread exists for the particular topic of laptops.

Here are some of the requirements:

- Configure ACPI events (lid close, power button etc) automatically, and allow me to configure them
- Configure the hotkeys (volume, mute, sleep etc) automatically
- Adjust CPU frequency according to the load
- Adjust the resolution appropriately - 1280x800 in my case

Icing on the cake would be having XGL/AIGLX and beryl/compiz :).
ATM, ubuntu satisfies all the requirements mentioned above, except hibernate does not work. Also, the software in ubuntu is quite outdted, and not updated frequently. I can't wait 6 months to get the latest stuff :)
I tried Suse 10.2, but since it has RC xorg, 915resolution does not work, so my resolution is stuck at 1024x768.

Can someone please suggest me a distro that would satisfy the above needs ? The laptop in question is Acer Travelmate 3260.

Thanks a lot !

rickh 01-19-2007 10:29 AM

Go to and look around. There is no "best," there is only what suits you.

coeus76 01-19-2007 11:45 AM

I use Suse 10.2 on a Dell D600 without any htiches. It works like a charm, and I have no problems with the display resolution. I also use it in a docking station with an external DVI LCD monitor, and my resolution is correct when docked, and also when undocked.

rohandhruva 01-20-2007 09:03 AM

rickh: I don't know where to start from. As I said, the few distros I did try have a fault or two.

coeus76: True, but I was told in the suse IRC channel that 915resolution does not work in suse because of the RC release of xorg..
By the way, is that true ?

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