General :: Having Trouble Finding Right Distro For Toshiba Laptop

Jul 22, 2010

I'm having a lot of trouble finding a good Linux Distro that will work with my Toshiba A505-S6020. Here are some specs

i5-430M Intel Processor
NVidia Graphics Card
Realtek Network Adapter

One of the big problems I'm having is with the Network Adapter. It won't work with Ubuntu or any Ubuntu based distros. Backtrack 4 won't even start for me (there's a problem with the ACPI, and I'm not sure how to turn it off on Backtrack). Is there any distribution that I won't have to mess with the Kernels too much (I tried Gentoo, but that was a bit over my head)

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Running OpenSuse 11.2 from live dvd. When it starts up, the screen gets filled with vertical green and black lines, with about a 1 inch square in the middle that moves as the cursor. Nothing else is visible.I've tried each of the video options, with the same result. Is there any solution to this?

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Apr 23, 2010

So, help me through getting my audio working properly on my Toshiba Satellite A105-S2081 Laptop. I think I've been through most of the help messages and tried many things to get it working correctly. The ONLY thing that has helped is to go to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and change model=auto to model=generic. (options snd-hda-intel power_save=10 power_save_controller=N model=generic)

I've tried model=toshiba, model=auto, model=lenovo, model=3stack, model=dallas and the laptops internal sound device disappears from the list of sound devices. If I plug in my Logitech Headset, it seems to work fine.It also seems to work fine if I boot it up into XP SP3.It does work now generally with model=generic, but not sure that everything works properly, like the headset & microphone jack. (Actually the reason I have the Logitech Headset is because the headset jack doesn't work).

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Jan 17, 2010

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Farmville worked on the computer when it ran XP could it be that Puppy Linux is not the right Distro for my computer or do I need a distro that has Java or flash applications on it and if so where or how can I do this?

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Nov 16, 2010

Used ubuntu a little, few days ago tried booting with puppy linux on usb drive.

I was amazed by its speed, since everything runs in ram, its not comparable with w7. That is the key feature im looking for.

I know, that the most common recommendation here, is to "try out different *nix based OS-es and find the one that suits".

I hope i can rely on other people experience, who have comparable system and silmilar hopes.

What i expect?

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Im sure puppy can fill out most of these requirements, but still im looking word from you guys.

Ive heard a lot good about algo zenwalk, vector, MijnPup, igelle...

Oh, maybe even tinycore will work...

There are simply so many of them, but i would like to sort out one which has periodical updates and has fulfilled my requirements. Also, Gnome interface would be nice.

I state that, i wont be needing bundled software, because i can get what i want later on and i don't want excess trouble uninstalling software.

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Jul 26, 2010

I have an old old laptop and wanted to try Linux on it. I know next to nothing about Linux and slightly more than nothing about Unix. I made a pen drive with Ubuntu on it but the laptop won't boot from a USB device. So I downloaded several distros. I tried to boot a Ubuntu CD but it won't go past the splash screen. I tried DSL and it won't boot that either. So it's still running Windows 98SE at this point.

I tried several of the distro's under QEMU on my desktop and they seem to work... so the distro's are OK I think. Then I tried burning Knoppix on a DVD and booting the PC. I get the splash screen and it get to the point of saying something like "running dbus" and just hangs forever. I waited 40 minutes and still nothing. Tried booting the PC instead with a distro called "PCLinux Phoenix XFCE" that I burned onto CD. Once again splash screen and then nothing. Finally got a message saying it can't configure video and do I want to do it by hand. Really? Like I can do that. So I booted Win XP again and somehow THAT manages to run both monitors.

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Dec 26, 2010

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as I mentioned above, I use Google Stuff for my primary computing Needs. GMail, Google Docs for Office stuff, Reader for RSS, etc. with Google Gears to make these apps usable offline. I also use LastFM, Twitter, etc. My preferred browser is Chrome, but I can settle for Firefox if necessary. I am trying to figure out if getting off of Windows XP, and switching to Linux might help with boosting the performance of this old, crappy machine(does the OS even matter in regards to this?), and maybe push it more towards being more of a Cloud Computing machine. and which Distro would probably be best for me and my computer.

I know absolutely nothing about Linux beyond common, basic stuff. So anything that requires some complex set up is not what I am looking for. I'd also need a decently easy to use GUI. But I am unsure about hardware compatibility and things like that. I don't wanna wipe my HD, and break the computer trying to install Linux,

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NOW, I'm looking for a non-Ubuntu, but still easy to use, download, and install via USB drive distro that's user-friendly.

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In windows i was able to use bluetooth with my nokia phone.

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[ 0.380007] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.15
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[ 0.380014] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized


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