My Asus laptop is under LMDE 64bits since hum, several weeks, and I'm very happy with it.
I just need to fix 3 little problems and it'll be perfect
1] I would like to disable the quotation that appears every time I open a terminal. Isn't it something with fortune ? I think that uninstalling the right packages should work, but I don't know which they are actually.
2] When I plug my earphones, the built-in speakers aren't disabled. I had the same problem under Ubuntu and Archlinux. Adding the following line "options snd-hda-intel model=hp-laptop" to "/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf" solved this on both Arch and Ubuntu, but it does not seem to work with LMDE.
The version of alsa-utils seems to be the same on Ubuntu, ArchLinux, and LMDE.
The version of the linux kernel changes depending on the distribution (LMDE = 2.6.32; Ubuntu 10.10 = 2.6.35; Ubuntu 10.04 = 2.6.32; ArchLinux = 2.6.37)
But I don't know, if it's related to the kernel because my sound worked as I wanted under Ubuntu 10.04 (which uses the same kernel as LMDE)
3] I would like to uses the latest version of chromium, and maybe a more recent kernel. How can I do that ?
At the beginning I thought that I would add the unstable repo of Debian, but the kernel is 2.6.32 if I saw correctly.
Thanks for your support, and continue to work on this very nice distribution