Live CD check, memtest86+1.70, normal and failsafe modes, installation, wireless networking with an Intel 2200 card in infrastructure mode.
Suspend and Hibernate worked after manual adjustments.
Mint 5 will not connect to ad-hoc wireless networks, infrastructure only.
Suspend and Hibernate worked after adding the user to the powerdev group, as recommended in Ubuntu forums.
Same hardware as Inspiron 8100.
Intel 815m chipset, Nvidia 440go AGP, dual optical drives, mercury lid switch.