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TSthesoothsayer
post Dec 18 2006, 01:13 PM, updated 11 months ago

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Hi,

I'm looking for a laptop which can support Linux well. I've heard that Asus, IBM and Toshiba are pretty good but I'm looking for comments from people who have tried it already and their experience on using it on their own laptops (not necessarily from the brands that I've mentioned).

Oh, and I'm a Fedora user.

Thanks. smile.gif
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post Dec 18 2006, 01:32 PM

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running an ibm r51, but bought it for 2-3 years. been running linux on it for 2 years.

work like charm on ubuntu, still can't get the internal modem working. thats the only problem. otherwise it is good. by then ubuntu comes with wireless firmware, and run and i810 graphics which have open source driver.




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post Dec 18 2006, 01:44 PM

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I'm using ubuntu 6.10 with Acer 5670..
Everything is running fine.

TSthesoothsayer
post Dec 18 2006, 02:01 PM

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Thanks. I was thinking of getting one with Intel's graphics chipset as well since they have open source drivers.

Basically, I'm thinking of using it more for software development, simulation (not graphical) and working (reports etc.).
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post Dec 18 2006, 02:05 PM

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What I did last time was google my laptop's model to see what other people said about it. Works better if you choose the bigger brands, and also if the model is not too new.
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post Dec 18 2006, 04:01 PM

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everything (including the built-in webcam) works except virtualization.
has been using it for more than 5 months.

running on Fedora core 5 with XGL.

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post Dec 18 2006, 05:50 PM

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The Compaq Evo N800w is my spare machine. Using Ubuntu on it, everything works, just have not tested the internal modem as yet.
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post Dec 18 2006, 06:18 PM

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im using Fujitsu S6240.

Dual boot for xp and ubuntu 6.10

and my ubuntu 6.10 is beryl installed for 3D smile.gif
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post Dec 18 2006, 07:14 PM

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QUOTE(elfreakz @ Dec 18 2006, 06:18 PM)
im using Fujitsu S6240.

Dual boot for xp and ubuntu 6.10

and my ubuntu 6.10 is beryl installed for 3D smile.gif
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yer la tu rclxms.gif bangga! bangga!

Mine IBM 512ED Pentium I powered by SLAX Kill Bill Edition icon_idea.gif

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post Dec 18 2006, 10:32 PM

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Acer 5004MWLCi. Work very fine on FC6 except 3D beryl and internal wireless card.
I think nvidia card is better than ati card for Fedora user.
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post Dec 18 2006, 11:30 PM

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QUOTE(chenyw @ Dec 18 2006, 10:32 PM)
Acer 5004MWLCi. Work very fine on FC6 except 3D beryl and internal wireless card.
I think nvidia card is better than ati card for Fedora user.
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I load FC4 through external USB HDD with my Aspire 5500Z.

Works beautiful !!

Not yet test the modem, as I have not use it at all.

Other then that, everything ok so far for me.

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post Dec 18 2006, 11:47 PM

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Try fc6 which is much much better than fc4. Internal wireless normally wont work. I am looking for help actually....
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post Dec 19 2006, 12:08 AM

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QUOTE(anetwork @ Dec 18 2006, 07:14 PM)
yer la tu  rclxms.gif  bangga! bangga!

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post Dec 21 2006, 08:53 AM

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OK. I guess there are no more response. I'd like to thank everyone who responded. I think most laptops seem to work without a problem but I think I'll be going for 1 with the Intel graphics chipset and make sure that the internal wireless modem has a driver and ACPI is supported. Those are probably the 2 most important parts that may have problems.
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post Dec 22 2006, 02:25 AM

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I'm using Ubuntu Drapper on my NEC E400. everythin works fine. all the driver for my notebook is applicable.
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post Dec 23 2006, 11:17 PM

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Using Ubuntu Edgy on an old Fujitsu Lifebook C2220, everything works except the MMC card reader, touchpad (not working fully - detected as ps2 mouse)... Wireless via a Belkin G PCMCIA card... The onboard ATI 340M graphics chip runs Beryl well enough, but with blur and wobbly turned off. Rain doesn't work at all.

I think getting a lappy with intel graphics for general use a good choice as the intel graphics chipset has the most mature open-source driver, as long as you don't plan to game with it... thumbup.gif
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post Dec 25 2006, 10:46 PM

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toshiba A60 work fine
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post Dec 26 2006, 12:48 AM

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i just ran Knoppix on my MacBook just now. works fine.

didn't test WiFi connections and stuff, cos was doing something else. biggrin.gif
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post Dec 29 2006, 11:20 PM

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Knoppix works fine on my IBM Thinkpad R40
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post Dec 30 2006, 04:31 AM

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i just ran Slax Server 5.x.x, Knoppix and Ubuntu 5.10 on a Dell Inspiron 600m. works fine. smile.gif

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