Re: Trying Debian?
If u still got issues with your laptop it might come in handy to check
out this one:
It's for Fedora but might help you a bit.
Maybe you know this already, but I always recommend keeping an eye on
these pages when installing linux on laptops:
Tormod Friis Pettersen
On 11/24/05, Johan van der Meer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> When I tried the kubuntu 5.10, the disk partitioner didn't start up, it
> hanged on the pcmcia, etc... so in the end i got a bit discouraged and went
> (again) to centOS.
> But I got the 1280x800 resolution working!!! :-) At least, i think it is
> the right resolution since my letters are now much more crispy and clear
> Is there really a world of difference between cent OS and kubuntu? I've now
> subscribed to both debian-laptop and kubuntu mailinglists... and wondered if
> i can still get help from these lists.
> Anyway, thanks for the kind help and suggestions,
> On 11/23/05, Johan van der Meer <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I´m now downing Kubuntu 5.10. (i386, DVD), to try that one out on my
> > I can translate the spanish ubuntu-on-acer guide on linux on laptops with
> babelfish, and go from there. Probably i need to recompile the kernel once
> or twice, and figure out the filesystem, but I probably need to do that
> anyways to get any linux distribution working.
> > I'll let you know how kububtu works out.
> > Johan
> > On 11/23/05, David Koski <firstname.lastname@example.org > wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 23 November 2005 10:49 am, marc wrote:
> > > > Nate Bargmann said...
> > > <snip>
> > > > Which is quite an adventure for someone "fairly new to Linux".
> > >
> > > Although I am not new to Linux, installing Debian on my laptop was one
> of the
> > > most challenging things I have done. Although I tried other flavors of
> > > just to be sure it was not about Debian. Issues I ran into with various
> > > distros: no display, touch pad not working, keyboard not working. Of
> > > these problems prevent the install altogether. Forget Sarge/stable if
> > > have a newer laptop. However, you will probably be able to install
> > > with the least problems. In fact, because my Debian install still has
> > > glitches (such as lo will not come up on boot) I am probably going to do
> > > same.
> > >
> > > David
> > >
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> J.N. van der Meer, PhD-student
> Department of Clinical Neurophysiology
> Academic Medical Centre
> P.O. box 22700
> 1100 DE Amsterdam
> telephone: ++31.20.566.2965
> e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org