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Old 05-13-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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Compaq Presario R3418EA Notebook PC


Yes.. i finally got a laptop

..now.. does anyone else got that laptop and uses linux ? What kind of distro do you use? does it work flawless ? i really wanna get rid of the XP Home crap .. need some linux BUT it have to work 100% with my laptop .. suggestions ?

And here is a product url ( swedish ) http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/se/sv...-26736379.html

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Old 05-13-2005, 09:54 AM   #2
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Welcome to the club!
After taking a quick look on the info I'd say you have the exact same computer as I have, only with Compaq branding instead of HP (my is a HP nx9105).

Some resources:
- My initial install review: http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat=521&page=1
- The Compaq R3000 series mailing list
- The R3000 wiki

The mailing list archives and wiki should provide you with most of the information you will need. Please feel free to join the list!


Håkan
 
Old 05-13-2005, 05:15 PM   #3
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tnx for that !

really cool with a mailing list for the R3000 laptop .. i have subscribed !

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Old 05-16-2005, 03:05 PM   #4
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hmm.. starting a slackware 10.1 install on my laptop right now .. is it necessary to get the 2.6 kernel to get everything to work or could i stick to the default 2.4 ?
 
Old 05-16-2005, 03:50 PM   #5
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The 2.6 series kernels provide a lot better support for the hardware in the R3000 series compared to the 2.4. Support for ACPI (important!), CPU throttling (using the powernow-k8 module on the R3000 even if you have an "Athlon XP" CPU) Firewire, and so on have made great strides since 2.4. There is really no reason to run a 2.4 kernel on a laptop unless you are tied to an application that requires a 2.4 kernel.


Håkan (oh, and go Skeå!)

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