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Old 11-23-2004, 08:08 AM   #91
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Well, I have a Thinkpad 600 and Debian Sarge works fine for me...
mmm... If you have a dial up connection it could be a little annoying some times, if that is the case try a recent version of Suse, it seems to work well on laptops.

Good luck with your Thinkpad
Old 11-23-2004, 09:33 AM   #92
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SuSE 9.0 worked beutifully on my old thinkpad 770. evan wifi with a linksys pcmcia card.
my new ecs however has been a nightmare....
Old 11-23-2004, 09:57 AM   #93
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Regarding RedHat 9, i would avoid it. It may be user-friendly, but it incredibily outdated. Fedora Core replaced this distro, and it is made by the same team. However, the latest Fedora release (Fedora Core 3) is quite old already and does not support Centrino-techs all that well.

Old 11-23-2004, 10:03 AM   #94
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Oops, forgot Mandrake.

Mandrake v10.1 brings a lot of changes and updates for laptop technologies, namely Centrino stuff. However, i know from both googling and personal experience that this distro doesn't always present proper results, depending on the brand.

My acer travelmate 4002wlmi doesnt get past the after-installation reboot. It just hangs miserabily...

Old 11-23-2004, 12:31 PM   #95
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I have had Yoper Linux on an Averatec laptop for about 2 months now and the install went flawlessly and everything works. I even use an external floppy and a card reader.
Old 12-05-2005, 07:17 PM   #96
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I've had my HP Pavilion ZE5385US for almost three years and have successfully installed several versions of SUSE on it without any problem. SUSE 10.0 actually recognized it as a ZE5385 during installation. I've never had any issues with hardware compatibility, aside from my wireless PCMCIA adapter.
Old 12-05-2005, 07:29 PM   #97
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I've just bought an Acer TravelMate 2413 and Suse 10 works absolutely fine. I am pleasantly suprised because I didn't think everything would be so smooth. I got my linksys pcmcia wireles card working, but after a bit of a hassle.
Old 12-06-2005, 11:08 PM   #98
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I would recommend the Samsung R50 with Suse 10.0. Everything just works. The only problem I had was installing the ATI driver, but that doesn't have anything to do with the notebook.
Old 12-07-2005, 02:41 AM   #99
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i have an ibm T30 1.6ghz,512mb ram,30gb hd,cisco lan, dvd rom.
and i run debian sarge with latest kernel.dual boot with winblows.
Before debian i was using Fedora Core 4.
And i use knoppix std for war driving which is a live distro.
Old 12-07-2005, 05:28 AM   #100
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I am running FC4 on a sager laptop. The only thing I have done so far is do a yum update and installed my wi-fi drivers.


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