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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 http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/ 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.
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    You might want to check out this site:

    http://www.linux-laptop.net/

    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 : http://www.suse.com/en/business/cert...are/index.html

    Click on manufacturer, list desktop/notebook/servers

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