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Which distro

Arjun Shastry
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I again screwed up my laptop while installing Mandrake 10.0 thinking it is better than Fedora.Which distro you guys use?on laptop?My observation is every distro has someway or other problem with laptop.

Stefan Wagner
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knoppix 3.4, kernel 2.6.7 (patched)
Tim West
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I'm going with Mandrake 10. I have yet to get the video card drivers working - I agree with you - I think 95% of laptops have issues with Linux. Luckily I've got an Nvidia driver so I should be OK - their support is excellent.

Ultimately I'd like to move to Debian or Gentoo - I'd like to pull off all the packages I don't need, Mandrake and Redhat seem (to me) to be pretty "heavy" distros by default. Also, I reckon I'll learn more about Linux with Debian or Gentoo.

You might like to check out this site for other people's stories with your laptop. Distrowatch for an overview of the distros that are out there.

Arjun Shastry
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Thanks for info.I think Mandrake has 'better' GUI but Fedora makes less noise during/after installation.Has anybody tried SUSE?
Luckily I've got an Nvidia driver so I should be OK
Actually when I was installing,it gave the warning message that "Mandrake 10.0 many not cooperate with nVidia and some modem".Luckily I don't have nVidia so it worked.
[ July 29, 2004: Message edited by: Arjun Shastry ]
Scott Smith

Joined: May 24, 2004
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Have you tried:

I went there to find some info when installing RH 8 on my Toshiba 2545xcdt.

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I have Redhat 9 installed merrily on a 3-4 years old laptop.

I agree. Here's the link:
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