So, I mentioned earlier this week that I installed Gentoo
on my Rose laptop. Thus far, it has been going reasonably well. I'm getting the full 1600x1200 resolution; I have a working media player, needed IDEs, etc. Now, there only appear to be three problems left to solve.
Firstly, I haven't been able to get the official ATI drivers working for the video card. The main problem is that I can't use the hardware OpenGL
acceleration. I haven't yet had anything that I really
want to run in OpenGL, but that will likely change.
Secondly, the W200
network driver is very buggy. It has a tendency to randomly drop connection (especially after an extended on time). Worse yet, it occasionally causes hard locks when it is being initialized. This is especially problematic if I turn it off and back on again after one of the random connection drops.
Finally, I've yet to figure out how to spawn firefox to a webpage from the "Run Command" dialog. It seems that if firefox is already running, calling firefox again does nothing. I'll probably poke around for at it a bit more. Overall, I'm rather happy with the setup.
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