which linux disto have you tried on which laptop?

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  1. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    please it will kind if you guys share so far your experience with

    linux on your laptop and which distro you installed or tried on which laptop

    i installed fedora 12 and mint 8 on ext usb from laptop

    and black track 4 from live cd (based on ubuntu) on my lenovo 0768

    so far very good experience no hardware problem so far in

    fedora 12 just finger recognition not working but rest all good :)
  2. steve161

    steve161 Registered Member

    Nov 22, 2006
    New York
    I have a cheap Toshiba Satellite L305 and, so far:

    Ubuntu 9.10-perfect, no issues

    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS-would not install

    OpenSuse (last version)-installed ok, but would not recognize my wired connection (although wireless worked fine).

    PCLinuxOS- installed and worked well, although Kde4 was a bit slow. Also, suspend did not work, probably due to the older kernel.

    Fedora- installed easy enough, but was somewhat slow.

    DreamLinux- Jumped through hoops to install, would not recognize my screen resolution or use the needed intel driver.
  3. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Dell inspiron 1545
    Ubuntu 9.10 works fine
    Mint works fine.
    Debian Lenny wireless doesn't work but all else is fine.
    Fedora 11 would only install using text mode and X didnt work after installation. Fedora 12 works fine.
    fedora 12 didnt ask me where to install bootloader but it added windows 7 to the boot menu so it wasnt so bad.

    Arch linux mostly works ok but graphics is a bit iffy. if i switch to tty then back to X colours are messed up.

    dont think I have tryed anything else.
  4. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Saudi Arabia/ Pakistan
    Hi, I think it,s story of old days when people used to write laptop hardware compatibility lists with different distros.

    Today all well known distros have very good hradware detection and compatibility, so it,s not needed to compile such a list. If any one want to try linux on his laptop, just download a live CD of any well known distro and every thing will be evident.
  5. teanick

    teanick Registered Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Lake Hopatcong, NJ
    I dual boot Ubuntu 9.10 with XP on my IBM Thinkpad R52 with 1.2 GB of RAM..
    Ubuntu works perfectly and I rarely use Windows XP anymore.
  6. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

    Apr 25, 2005
    Along the Shorelines somewhere in New England
    IBM T21, T22, maybe a T23....various versions of Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, and running as a router..PFSense

    IBM T41, PCLinuxOS and OpenSuse, and running as a router, PFSense

    Wifes Dell Inspiron....err...I forget the model, Mint ..I think version 7.

    IBM T60p, OpenSuse

    IBM X41, Mint 9, and will probably do another PFSense router with one.
  7. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    USA still the best. But getting worse!
    I have a Gateway M-6862 which I've had ~1 1/2 yrs. Only 2 distros that worked with my WiFi OOTB & I installed were OpenSuse & PCLinuxOS. Tried about 6 other top distros LiveCD's from DistroWatch. None of the others worked with my WiFi OOTB. PCLOS is still installed dual boot with Vista64 home. BTW the Gateway is a great laptop.
  8. ard14n_y

    ard14n_y Registered Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    I have a netbook with Atom N270 processor + sierra usb 3G.
    Using Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 all devices work out of the box.
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