Toshiba C665D-S5518 laptop with WIN7
Installing 2012.8 KDE
Sometime ago I tried to install 2012.2 on it. Popped the disc in rebooted out of Win and it everything worked when I booted to the live CD, wireless,sound and video. Then I installed it on the laptop with the desktop installer, went thru the process normally. It would not boot up on restart to the desktop, froze up. I think it may have been video card related, not sure. So I put it on hold till after summer.
I tried to install it again yesterday(2012.
and I found out if I reboot from Windows to PCLinuxOS ,warm boot, works great, wireless, desktop everything. If I try to start from a cold boot the computer locks up. Usually when the displays shows the the 4 icons at the bottom of the booting screen.
I tried several ways of installing using Safe boot, Safe Video, and Text and it always locks up if you install from a cold boot. I installed it from a win reboot and everything works now IF I reboot from win and select PCLinuxOS on the reboot. Cold boot it locks up. Something must be getting set on the motherboard during the Win boot that is not set during LINUX boot or the order of initializing must be different.
I tried installing a couple of older versions 2010, 2009 and they installed ok but the some of hardware was newer and is not supported in the these versions.
Conexant Smart Audio HD
AMD Radeon HD 6310 HD