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Old 10-20-2012, 10:19 PM   #16
RJwen
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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad W520, which runs Slackware just fine, except for the Nvidia Crap ( dual graphics ). That Optimus thingy is a real P.O.S. (Not: point of sale!).
I'm thinking to get either Thinkpad W series or Dell Precision M4xxx series myself. (probably need to save for a year or two, LOL)

Isn't the Optimus thingy meant to save battery (power) ?
 
Old 10-20-2012, 10:27 PM   #17
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I would get something like this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used

that has the Intel iGPU
 
Old 10-21-2012, 09:20 AM   #18
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Anonymo and RJwen,
also thanks for your responsen.


Does anyone have an idea how well that video work under Slackware 14.
(Video Radeon HD 7420G)
I think the cpu is no problem.

Thanks in advance for response.
 
Old 10-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #19
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Hi Fietser,

Anything that is supported by X server and the Kernel will run under Slackware.

Cheers...
 
Old 10-21-2012, 11:52 PM   #20
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RJwen , oke thank you.
How do i find oud wats supported by X server and kernel?

Greetings.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 01:27 AM   #21
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Avoid Optimus technology if you can and more generally, be careful with switchable graphics as they probably will need some additional components like bumblebee. If you selected a model, try to get the exact model/type of the GPU and make a search with that in the forums here at LQ to see if there are problems mentioned.
 
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:35 AM   #22
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Does anyone have experience with the AMD hardware.
My Thinkpad Edge is an like an older and smaller version of this. 13" screen AMD Turion processor and radeon HD 4200 graphics. Worked fine with Slackware 13.1 and 13.37. As noted in previous post, only wifi needed a bit of work (had to download drivers). Not made the upgrade to 14.0 yet, but I have every confidence that it will be fine.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 08:00 PM   #23
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BroX and sycamorex.
Thanks for your answers.
Sorry for my late reply.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 (NZQA4MH) 727,26
This is too expensive.


This fits better in my budget.

http://computerpirates.com/computers...1-nzr6tmh.html

LENOVO TP E535 AMD A70 A4-4300M 2,5GHZ 1MB 4GB/500/72 15,6HD W7HP64 TS (NZR6TMH)
487,90

Does anyone have experience with the AMD hardware.
CPU AMD Fusion A4-4300M
Video Radeon HD 7420G
Doing this works well with Slackware 14 ?
Thank you for your answers.
While AMD is getting better, your safest bet is Intel.
 
Old 10-25-2012, 09:51 AM   #24
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Anonymo
Thanks for your answer.

your safest bet is Intel.


Maybe you're right,the local shop here had a nice offer.

A HP pavillion G6-1310ED for 438 euro.

This one I bought.
It will be a while before I have Slackware installed appropriately teach.
If it work I'm here to tell you.

Greetings
 
Old 10-25-2012, 11:41 AM   #25
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I have a thinkpad x100e which runs fine out of the box with Slackware64-14.0. Any function-keys work properly, wifi, lan audio and graphics are no problem. The architecture is completely AMD.

Markus
 
  


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