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What keeps me from Moving to Linux

Postby rshol » Tue May 22, 2007 9:57 am

Mint appears to be an excellent distro (although the main reason I prefer it to Ubuntu is that it has a color scheme other than brown). I would like to be able to switch to Linux Mint as my main OS but have two problems I cannot seem to overcome.

First my system:

*Dell Latitude D840
*2ghz Core 2 Duo processor
*2 gig ram
*nVidia Quadro NVS 120M w/250meg dedicated ram
*updates to most current bios and firmware available from Dell

Then the problems:

1) Mint out of the box will suspend to ram but will not wake up. Ditto for suspend to disk. I don't even know where to start diagnosing this problem. I have been to the Ubuntu forums and to Linux for Laptops, but nothing looks promising.

2) At work I dock my Latitude and use a Dell 19'' flat panel display. The display works fine if I have the nVidia drivers turned off but that is not a satisfactory solution. I saw one solution on the Ubuntu forum that involved changing the Connected Device option in the Device Section to "DFP-1". The flat panel then worked, but the laptop screen would not. Also not satisfactory.

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Postby Helmut » Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:54 am

If thats what keeps away from Linux, you might want to try something different. Fedora? Mandriva? DesktopBSD? Who searcheth findeth


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