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Old 03-12-2009, 12:00 AM   #1
MahARaJaAngKaSa
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searching for notebook or laptop?


Hi guys,

Is anyone can give me some opinion or suggestion the best type/model/brand notebook/laptop to be suited with fedora 10 or ubuntu 8.10.....

currently i'm doing some survey for the best model with cost effective for personal use...??
at least should have:

-DVD R/W
-AMD/INTEL 64 bit
-NVIDIA/ATI


new model not recond...

Any suggestion?

Thanx!

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Old 03-12-2009, 02:44 AM   #2
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HP Pavilion DV5000 series
 
Old 03-12-2009, 05:29 AM   #3
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Bottom end of the Lenovo ThinkPad range. Unless you want to spend more, then further up the ThinkPad range.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 09:02 AM   #4
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http://www.linux-laptop.net/

http://tuxmobil.org/mylaptops.html

http://www.linlap.com/

Review the models that IBM, HP and Dell sell with Linux on them.. if you can buy it from them with Linux on it, then you should be able to load any distro you want on it with a high degree of success.

I recommended a Compaq that was around $538 in another thread, and the guy picked it up and reported that it was working wonderfully he couldn't be happier.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...x-work-702000/

Do your research !! best of luck to you.

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Old 03-12-2009, 12:10 PM   #5
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Compaq or any of later HP or IBM
if possible, don't buy with ATI on it.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 08:37 PM   #6
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Why I shouldn't buy with ati on it?...Is there will be a problem for linux to be installed with ati....one that in my list now was a compaq with amd turion 64bit and ati 3200hd i think...is it compatible with any linux distro?

Thanx!
 
Old 03-13-2009, 04:27 AM   #7
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Just buy the dam thing ....

If one distro doesn't work...you will have 300 to chose from

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Old 03-13-2009, 05:04 AM   #8
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nvidia is known to have better support for linux than ati. Do a search and many threads will recommand to stay away from ati (with motivation).
 
Old 03-13-2009, 06:01 PM   #9
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Many of those 'ATI doesn't work' threads ae pretty old. I believe support has improved greatly.

That being said, personally given the choice, I would take a nVidia controller over ATI, because that is what I have always used and Linux support has been awesome. I've got nVidia cards from TNT2 through Geforce 6800 and they have all worked flawlessly in Linux. One of these days I'll upgrade my system so I can move past the AGP limitation of the 6800 cards (nVidia doesn't make anything newer for AGP anymore.. )
 
Old 03-16-2009, 02:12 AM   #10
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hi everybody....after some research....for cost efficient and maximum functionality...I got an acer aspire4935...with dolby home theater...and mobile intel graphics media accelerator....right I installed it with ubuntu intrepid...is there any suggestion on how can I use these hardware with ubuntu...with wine for all its empowering technology or what???thanx for all your opinion guys...
 
Old 03-16-2009, 11:43 AM   #11
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Intrepid should have automaticaly detected that video controler and should be using it..
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep autoconfigured

it should return something like...
Code:
(==) Matched intel for the autoconfigured driver
Which shows that the system is using the proper driver for that graphics controller.



wine is for running windows applications on Linux, is that what you want to do ?
Or what exactly are you looking to do with the system ?
 
Old 03-17-2009, 12:27 AM   #12
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Thanx for the advice guys...thanx to farslayer...I tried the procedure and it came out the same thing as you shown...

this notebook come with a dolby home theatre; I want to make use of its hardware efficiently...is it the default of intrepid come with a utility for this hardware....if not, where can I find the utility...and is there any linux utility for acer aspire 4935 or with similar function??....

Thanks for you opinion.....
 
Old 03-17-2009, 12:34 AM   #13
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one more thing, I think the speakers doesn't work efficiently because the sound doesn't loud enough; when I use audaciuos the sound was even less with rythmbox....is it because of the different driver for sound card....it seem in the audacious it use pulse audio and for the rythmbox I think the ALSA....any comment???

what is the difference between those huh guys....???

Thanx!!
 
Old 03-17-2009, 02:44 PM   #14
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Exactly what soud card do you have ?
Could you post the output of

lspci


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshooting
 
Old 03-17-2009, 10:14 PM   #15
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Thanx farslayer,

the output was as below:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) Thermal Subsystem (rev 03)
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless WiFi Link 5100
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. L1 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev b0)
07:00.0 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. SD/MMC Host Controller
07:00.2 SD Host controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Standard SD Host Controller
07:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. MS Host Controller
07:00.4 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. xD Host Controller


any suggestion?

thanks.
 
  


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