I tried yesterday the last installer in french, and I could not go further the partionning (nothing to say: terminated) . The last issue worked better in this way, so I used it to install Sarge(new laptop, centrino 1.6Ghz, 512 Mo compaq/hp nx7010).
I tried the knoppix cd (3.4) and everything was recognised … only to say..
I tried the 2.6 flavor, and now, everything worked like expected, in french and in english.
Why it was not the same with the 2.4 kernel, I don’t know.
good job !
the 12th of mai
I have to add something. I tried many different boot choices ans saw some problems:
with the 2.6 kernel: in french, the menu which asks the ip , gateway and other network information never appears. In english, yes.
With the 2.4 kernel, this part is ok, but the partitionning, not.
The resolution of the screen with autodetection is 800×600, and with the different flavors of kernels, the card is not recognised the same (ATI for some , xhich is OK, and sometimes, vesa) .. it’s inconsistent.
the synaptic touchpad is recognised with the 2.4 kernel and works like expected, but not with the 2.6 kernel.
I continue my explorations (I will try in german and in english ….)
after some experimentations, here are my remarks :
I got everything to work… except the “suspend” fonction.
I try to use the ati driver (from ati): there is a very good acceleration in opengl (quite 8 times), but it is not possible to switch the resolution. Wine is crashing the screen (black screen).
And there are many freezes (computer blocked)
The intel firmware works (wifi)
The synaptic touchpad works
The modem works
and now, the “but” problems:
the computer freezes very often (some parts), with or without the ATI driver from ATI. The mouse continues to work, but it’s not possible to do anything, and if I try to click different icons on my gnome desktop, everything is blocked …
this with the 2.6 kernel (2.6.5).
I’ll try with a 2.4 kernel …