Well, I'm happy; I installed aquamorph today and with some hassles [aquamorph tools thought they were still dealing with lilo, while the new base uses grub] I now have a Debian GNU/Linux sid install here :D On the native resolution of my screen [1400x1050] that is, with help from the Radeon drivers. Yay for Open Source!
Only things to do is get ACPI/APM to work and install the Centrino drivers. Quite related with each other, so I have to figure a way. I hope I don't have to use the proprietary ones.