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  • This comment is composed via a laptop running Gentoo.

    I tried running Ubuntu on previous laptop, a used IBM T23 from a dubious source. It didn't work out so well. I think the problem was the installer didn't suggest Mobile kernel, an d I didn't know to switch to it. Possibly the laptop had defects in fan-airway or heatsink, but a major problem was the thermal=>clock feedback wasn't properly enabled, APCI problems?. CPU fried. :-(

    My new ThinkPad came from a reliable source with Gentoo pre-installed, working very nicely.

    One of the major upgrades scheduled for Ubuntu "Dapper Drake" 6.4 release of Ubuntu is to handle current-model major brand laptops correctly simply "out of box". Final release due 2006-04-20, iirc. "major brands" should include IBM, HP, Dell, maybe others. A ALpha/Beta release is currently available, I haven't tried it on a laptop yet. I expect this Thinkpad to be switched to Ubuntu sometime in April, maybe on final Release Candidate, maybe not until final. I'm waiting for a little more stability than an Alpha release to try it, but I intend to do Ubuntu on this laptop as soon as Dapper Drake is firmed up. -- Bill

    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;