On Sun, 19 Mar 2006 04:17:30 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> You might have better luck with Wireless and Ethernet cards if you give SuSE
> Linux and Ubuntu a go. Mandriva 2006 seemed to do admirably well with
> networking as well. I am not too sure about laptops, but I hear of many
> immaculate success stories in the context Ubuntu. Give them a spin. You will
> learn in the process and raise awareness of what /else/ is out there.
The laptop's a Toshiba, and it works with SUSE 9.3 Pro, but its ethernet
controller is a weird one, which no other distro seems to support. I can't
even get Mandriva to install, either, which is a pity, as I'm a great fan
of the distro. I tried out Elive 0.4 on the laptop last night, and
everything worked, except the lan/wireless. A real pity, as I think it
would be great to have Enlightenment on it.
(for poster M, and anyone else who is thinking of trying Elive): reckon
you should go for it, it's really shaping up as a nice distro for anyone
who likes eye-candy that's a bit different from the usual stuff.