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SuSE Linux scores yet again in my book. I’ve had about 7 or 8 different distros on the laptop in the past couple of weeks, and I might finally be settling in on SuSE 9.1. I’ve installed the Personal Edition with EVERY SINGLE PACKAGE on the disc. Out of all of these, sometimes the NIC worked, sometimes the WiFi did, but the sound never worked. Linux apparently has a problem distinguishing between the CS4610 (a PCI sound card) and the CS4236 (what’s built into my Thinkpad 600E). When SuSE got around to configuring the sound card, a nice message pops up telling me that the sound card has been identified as a CS4610, and that the installer *think* the computer is a Thinkpad. The message continues by saying there’s a problem with this integrated chip being identified incorrectly and that I should probably change the module or let the installer probe it as the proper chip. How cool is that? The installer out smarts itself…