There is alot of information at this website:
For me, my Sony VAIO PCG-FXA36 works fine with SuSE Linux 8.1 except for the
built in modem. However, I *think* there's a driver available for the modem,
but I have not tried it. As Doug mentioned, the battery life stinks (a
little over an hour), and at $250 for a 2nd battery, they can keep it.
Andy Stewart, Founder
Worcester Linux Users' Group
Worcester, MA USA