Gateway T-6630u Laptop

  6 years ago
  Gateway (Intel Core 2 Duo T3200 @ 2.0GHz x2 with Intel M965 Graphics)
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What works:

2015-02-05: Everything tested works except that system does not recognize correct amount of installed RAM (RESOLVED)

What doesn't work:

2015-02-05: System RAM reported as 1.0GB. Actual amount installed is 3.0GB. I'l be shutting the system down at some point to re-seat the SODIMMs to see if that fixes the problem.

What was done to make it work:

2015-02-05: Found 2GB SODIM not fully seated. Probably happened during other hardware swaps. Reseated. Issue resolved.

Additional notes:

This is one of two older (8 years old) laptops that I am now running under Linux because I no longer have valid installer disks for a supported version of Windows.

This is also a major threshold event. I have been working with different flavors of Linux since 1999, and this is the first time any distro had completely replaced all the functions I needed and got from Windows. Congratulations to the Linux Mint team!