Okay, I'm a little frustrated. I love my new notebook. It's an eMachines M6810, Athlon 3200+ 64-bit processor, 512 ram, ATI Radeon, yadda yadda).
It came preinstalled with what else but XP home, and I actually need to keep XP on it to run some important business software. Still, I want to run Linux on a partition; I need my Linux fix, and I'm embarassed that my friends will see me running XP or that someone on the train will see me using XP.
Anyway, I use FC2 on four boxes at home. I partitioned my notebook and put the 64-bit version of FC2 on my notebook, and the performance of the system fell to almost 0 -- programs took forever to open, the mouse was jerky; the os gave me no option to set my monitor at native resolution of 1280x800. I removed FC2 and the Linux partitions.
BUT, I can't stand not having Linux on this box. I'm willing to give FC2 another try.
Does anyone know of FC2 being buggy with my notebook configs? Any ideas why it's incredibly slow? Any ideas about changing the resolution? Any suggestions on another distro if FC2 won't work?