[quote author=elovkoff link=board=1;threadid=8238;start=0#msg74729 date=1070485646]
The oly relevant link I've found on the net was about some acpi patch (don't know what acpi is)[/quote]
Check this out.
I don't have the same exact notebook that you have but it looks like that you need to patch your current kernel with ACPI patch or install new kernel with ACPI enabled.According to google search RH9.0 works fine....
Anybody was able to run SUSE9.0 on evo 1020?