SlackWare in my notebook (GateWay M675CS) good choice ?
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You should definitely do it. I must ask one question, what does that notebood weight? 12.3 lbs lol. You should have no problems with running slackware on it. Some thing you might what to look into are you wireless card (what chipset?) and see if there is a driver out there for it. You can definitely get X up and running on that with 1440x900, using the radean/ati driver. You will have some trouble getting DRI to work, because ATI does not provide mobility drivers for linux, or windows for that matter, ATI says to go to your manufacture for the driver. HT is supported in the kernel, I do not think that the slack kernel supports by default, but a simple recompile can fix that. Are you sure you have a 100/1000 (Gigabit ethernet adapter) if you do, you can use the e1000 driver works well for me. While you still have windows, try and find out as much as you can from windows about your hardware, specifically you monitor and what are its refresh rate both vertical and horizontal. Check http://www.linux-laptop.net for anyone else who has that notebook. Good Luck.
From what i'v seen, The FGLRX Linux Radeon Drivers supports most Mobility cards....... and same goes for the Windows Drivers....... but, back to topic. It should run just fine on there, that things pretty much a Desktop :P.
Hi, my wireless chipset is BCM4306 / BCM2050 , Boad : BCM94309MP Rev 7.3 , I'm currently using the OmegaDrivers (omegadrivers.net) for my ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 128MB AGP8x. Yes, I've got the 100/1000!
Last edited by -=*Dener*=-; 05-03-2009 at 10:18 PM.
M675, good machine. Only two things to watch out for though, wireless will only work with ndiswrapper or Linuxtant (Broadcomm has not and will not release drivers for Linux), and the laptop does not like "Thermal Zone" under ACPI. Other than those two things, all is good
First off it's just slackware, second of all go ahead with getting the latest version of slackware. It has all the latest updates to software and all that stuff. Good luck getting dri working with your video card and getting the wireless to work. It was a bit of a hassle for me to get mine working but i finally did.
Yeah, if there is a later version of Slack out why not get it?
I always get the latest/greatest.
Wireless just use ndiswrapper0.11 it's not to hard. Not sure about issues with your video card though, but i'm sure it's been done before.