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Old 01-12-2005, 03:44 PM   #1
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Laptop Linux


are there any distros out there that have a reputation for good laptop compatibility? i have an hp that im thinking about putting linux on. also, r there any linux programs that can work w/ ms powerpoint files? i take my laptop to work alot to build powerpoints, which r then used on win2k computers.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 03:48 PM   #2
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I have heard good things about SuSe on laptops, but never tried it myself. Fedora runs okay with my Dell.

As of powerpoint, you can use OpenOffice. OpenOffice which comes with most distros has the ability to open MS powerpoint formats. It works well!
 
Old 01-12-2005, 03:54 PM   #3
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I have successfully run Mandrake and Suse on a sony Viao laptop, no problems.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 04:12 PM   #4
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Excellent experiences with Slackware on Thinkpads
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:55 PM   #5
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I use Slackware on my HP.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 05:00 PM   #6
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Check my signiture for details of Slackware on my Dell laptop.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 08:20 PM   #7
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Check out

http://www.linux-laptop.net/
http://www.tuxmobile.org/

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 01-12-2005, 09:39 PM   #8
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zoso: do u use pcmcia or wireless adapters w/ ur hp?
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:20 PM   #9
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I have old hp laptop.
Slackware 10 runs fine.
I use Open Office for all my M$ related paperwork.

Good Luck.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 02:23 AM   #10
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the two write-ups ive seen for my laptop were from people using redhat and suse. both said that pcmcia support was nil, which is bad for me, b/c i use a pcmcia 802.11b card.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 09:08 AM   #11
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Slackware 10 works well on my IBM Thinkpad R51

I am still learning/confuring some things but out-of-the-box the slack install was a breeze.

hth
mark
 
Old 01-13-2005, 12:24 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by relrobber
the two write-ups ive seen for my laptop were from people using redhat and suse. both said that pcmcia support was nil, which is bad for me, b/c i use a pcmcia 802.11b card.
I think it's about time that you share some info
with us if you want REAL answers :)

Make & model, output from lspci and
lscpi -v...



Cheers,
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Old 01-13-2005, 03:18 PM   #13
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the laptop is an hp pavilion ze4145. i havent installed linux on it yet. i was just looking for some advice on what MIGHT be the best way to go.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 03:21 PM   #14
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In that case I'd suggest to try that box using
knoppix, see what it has to say about the
PCMICA support ...


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