This is a followup to several posts that were made about this laptop. it is an AMD 64x2 QL 65 processor. running 4 gig ram and a 320 gig hard drive. it has the ATI Raeon HD 3200 graphics card 17.4 HDMI LED monitor.
i finally figured out the problem, for some reason this laptop will not run on 32 bit software at all." it is a 64 bit machine " when i finally loaded SUSE 11.3 64 bit everything worked AUTOMATICALLY even the atheros wireless without any configuration at all i clicked on set up a wireless connection entered my key and i was connected in less than 90 seconds this is the best linux out there , i have tested a lot of laptops but this one is the fastest one i have had yet. after the initial install all of the updates “and there was a lot of them” took no more than 15 minutes to install
with the right software i guess any machine can do this with SUSE thanks to everyone who helped when i needed it i learned a lot from this machine. and YOU! who make this the best forum anywhere.