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Old 07-23-2006, 11:50 PM   #1
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I am getting a good deal on Intel core Duo Dell 1505, but will linux work?


Hey guys,

I am getting a really good deal through my work(UPS) on a new Dell 1505 Intel Core Duo(the 1.83 667 fsb one). I was wondering if anyone had any good or bad experiences with this laptop and linux and could tell me about it. I would love to install SuSe Linux, but if there have been troubles I don't mind hopping distros. I see this deal as a really good excuse for me to get really into linux. I am not sure how long this deal is going to last, so if you can reply quickly, I would appreciate it!

Thanks guys and gals,

Samuel L Jackson

"It's my beer!"
 
Old 07-24-2006, 03:00 PM   #2
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short answer (yes)

long answer: in order to get to completely work as you want it, you will need to recompile your kernel with SMP support. If you havn't done this before it can be a pain in the @$$. Depending on the distro you pick you may have to configure some things manually, for example X11, This all depends on the video card shipped with your laptop. Since it is a dell it will probably be an intel card that uses the i915 driver. If at any point you are unhappy with your new dell, send it to me, i will give it a full life of compiling and porn.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 04:03 PM   #3
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Ill take the porn. But I am a complete linux newbie, I have had it on a few computers but never used it much. This laptop is my excuse to become very proficient in the linux world. The card I got was the geforce 7300 Go. What is this recompiling business with SMP support? Is that like a major part of the kernal or is it just somehting for laptops? And I am looking at using Ubuntu for this laptop, as most I have seen said darn near everything works right out of the box.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 05:57 PM   #4
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well, dual core processors are treated as two seperate processors. SMP enables support for multiple processors. you shouldn't have any problems with the Nvidia card. I would recamend buying a book on linux if you are serious about getting into it. It will explain several things the average linux user takes for common knowledge
 
  


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