"Whenever I make a major jump to a new computer and/or operating
system, there's usually quite a bit of distro-hopping instability
as I try to figure out what works best for my hardware, my work and
"After I had Fedora 13 x86_64 with Xfce firmly planted on my new
Lenovo G555 laptop, I (presumptively) attributed problems (on which
I'll elaborate in a future post) with a couple of applications to
either Fedora 13 or the Fedora-packaged applications, deciding to
wipe F13 Xfce and try a couple other things.
"During this wandering period of distro-hopping, I learned that
the wired Ethernet chip in this laptop isn't exactly a household
name in the world of free, open-source operating systems."