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    Is there a distro that is generally better for detection of laptop hardware upon the install? Also, will the new kernel have a better collection of drivers for laptop hardware? Thanks for time.

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    All distros have the same hardware compability ( more or less ), but you could allways check some hardware compability lists, like to get a overview of what may work, and what may not..

    Good luck

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    If there is a particluar hardware piece your concerned with post the make and model of it so we all can see what may or may not be of issue.

    \"Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer\" from The Art of War by Sun Tzu\"

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    You might want to check out this site:

    as a starting point...
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
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    i have had my laptop which is what im currently using running redhat 9, suse 8.2, slackware 9, and gentoo i had a few little problems with the keyboard but that prolly wouldnt have taken much if i would have had the time to work it out. and that problem happened with both slack and gentoo
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    SuSe has, as part of their HCL, a list of laptops that are either "ready for" or "certified for" SuSe linux. Also has link telling what test went through to be considered for either one.

    Found at :

    Click on manufacturer, list desktop/notebook/servers

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