I finally got around to installing Linux on the laptop tonight, after a day at the dentist with two extractions and then a major bleed that required coagulant dressings stiched in to the gum :(.. So in pain and cant sleep what to do but install Kubuntu.
So far pretty painless, I had to tweak the xorg.conf to 1024x768 as it was defaulting to 800x600 leaving a black border around the screen.
I dont have sound yet but the wireless is running great. I will work on the sound later..
I have got some bits and pieces from using the site linux on laptops might be worth a look.
Linux borris 2.6.15-26-386 #1 PREEMPT Thu Aug 3 02:52:00 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux