I am the unlucky owner of one of the worst laptops ever seen. This Inspiron 1100 works great with windows but i could not install almost any linux distro. It uses the i845 chipset and what you get is a stuck video at 640x480... unless you install the correct driver. For windows is not a problem but for linux the 915resolution hack does not work always. I have been able to install PClinuxOS, Puppy and Dreamlinux at full 1024x768 from its live CD but that's it. I have tested with Ubuntu 7.04 as well as Cassandra and fixed the resolution problem with some configs i found in google...but Mint 4.0 as Ubuntu 7.10 is impossible, i just got a "video not recognized correctly and you should configure it manually" of course it does nothing after doing it and xorg is killed.
Is there a way to surround this problem?