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  • Which distro do you run on your laptop?

    This forum seems kind of lonely, so let's get some conversations going. I currently run the same distro on my laptop as I do my desktop, that being Gentoo 2006.0. I used to run SuSE 9.0 until 10.0 and simply didn't work on my Dell Inspiron 5150. Overall though, Gentoo is obviously quite scalable, so I don't need half the junk SuSE throws in.

    What does everyone else use?

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    I run Gentoo on mine as well. When I first got the laptop I needed to patch the kernel etc to get sound and acpi working right and I found Gentoo to be the easiest for that. Now it works in all the distros that I have tried, but I have become very accustomed to Gentoo. Lately the time necessary to update that computer has become a little bit of an annoyance. I may switch to Ubuntu when Eft is released. For now Gentoo will stay on it though and I have no plans of taking Gentoo off my desktop any time soon.

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    • #3
      Currently: Fedora Core. Previously: Ubuntu, SuSE, Gentoo.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Running Slackware 10.2 on an old 450MHz laptop. The cdrom fails randomly and will stall during reading in longer periods, so I had to install the absolute minimum of the distro and fetch the rest of the packages through the network after the cd installation.

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        • #5
          I put Ubuntu and Fedora 4 on my T23 when I still had it.

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          • #6
            I'm running PClinuxOS on my Dell Latitude c610. Works great.

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            • #7
              Just ordered up a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 for Linux testing, plan on running Fedora Core 5 and Rawhide on the beast.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                First post
                I use Ubuntu on an Acer Travelmate. Love it, especially since the Dapper upgrade. Everything just works, feels very polished.

                Oddly enough, I don't really like using Ubuntu on my desktop PC. I'm running Arch right now, and quite enjoying it. I used to like Gentoo a lot though, until updating portage database began taking half an hour......

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                • #9
                  We use SuSE at the office on various IBM & Lenovo ThinkPads (A21p, A31p, X31, X40). Recently got 2 X60 that we need to install SuSE 10 on them.

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                  • #10
                    Gentoo, Mandriva

                    I run Gentoo Linux on my HP Compaq nx6125 Turion 64 laptop. I also have Mandriva 2007 alpha installed to help testing it and reporting bugs.

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                    • #11
                      Kubuntu 6.06 Dapper on a Opteron system.

                      PCLinuxOS on a Socket A.

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                      • #12
                        Well...

                        ...I don't have a notebook (yet), but when I do get one, I'll probably install Arch Linux on it. Right now I'm using Xubuntu on my desktop PC (Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM).

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                        • #13
                          Hello everyone,

                          I am a new Linux user, and trying to run Fedora6 on my Dell E1505, but encountered lots of problems. Thanks to the discussions on many Linux forums, especially Michael's replies here, I partially solved some problems. But my wireless adapter and ATI video card still have not been configured to work properly. Trying...

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                          • #14
                            What wireless adapter and video card are you using?
                            Michael Larabel
                            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Michael View Post
                              What wireless adapter and video card are you using?
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                              Hi Michael,

                              My wireless adapter is Intel 3945ABG, with my Duo CPU.
                              Video card is ATI Mobility X1400.

                              I tried some methods that solved others' problem. But obviously, there are still something wrong on my laptop.

                              I will post the detail on related thread(s). It would be nice if you could give me some hints.

                              Thank you!

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