I wouldn't consider myself a newbie (too much anyway) but I didn't know where else to ask such a general question.
I have a new Dell Latitude E5410 with Intel Core i5-540M with Intel HD integrated video. Apparently there are some known issues with this CPU/GPU.
I've tried installing the following distros:
Kubuntu 10.10 - get's about 80% through the install after about 6-8 hours.
Kubuntu 10.04 - can't get the install to properly start
openSUSE 11.3 - seemed promising for about 10 minutes...then nothing.
Fedora 14 - worst one...just a black screen.
I'm at a total loss. I've tried installs with noacpi, nolacpi, nomodeset, etc, etc, etc. Nothing works.
Does anyone here know a distro that will work? I need wireless and KDE - it's for my wife so it has to be very user friendly.
I need suggestions, please.