Ive installed a light Linux system on my Asus Pundit P1 PC based on the Debian Etch distribution the stable branch.
Read it here
That is around 200Mb of download (hence the need to have a DHCP detectable broadband internet connection) and takes about 10 minutes to load up. Xorg asked about my no-name LCD monitor, so I selected the native resolution and unselected all the others. I rebooted the computer and ran alsaconf from the Terminal to detect my sound card. Everything was working OK.