Ive been trying to get linux onto my laptop, first tried ubuntu which didnt work, not sure why I just couldnt get onto the desktop on the live cd (until I used reduced graphic mode or something) and couldnt install it (not that I particularly like it so not too bothered). Then went back to Fedora (I think fedora core 5 or 6 was the last time I used linux), and after a few hiccups managed to get it installed and working (whoever says linux 'just works out the box' is wrong. End of.).
I seem to be having big problems with the graphics, screen resolutions stuck low and trying to put on the proprietary drivers results in not booting up after a restart. Apparently this has something to do with the optimus technology. Theres supposed to be a workaround called bumblebee but its not on fedora yet, and I think it needs to be turned on and off or something. Any one know how it works?
Any other recommended distros to try? Im dual booting with windows (linux is on the external and only loads up when plugged in) and would preferably like the 580m to do its job.
Its been a long day