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Old 12-07-2012, 01:02 PM   #16
tronayne
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Been happy with a series of Dell laptops, all with Slackware, currently an Inspiron 1750 (yeah, it's a couple of years old now). It's a 64-bit box, happily running Slackware 14 64-bit.

All my servers are Dell, all work just fine with "clean" installs of Slackware when a new release arrives (still got one 32-bit Dimension 8400 sitting in a closet mumbling to itself serving up data bases -- it gets booted when the power goes out longer than the UPS lasts or a new release goes on then runs for months).

For my money, Dell desktops and laptops do just fine.

Hope this helps some.
 
Old 12-08-2012, 03:02 AM   #17
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I'm using an ASUS X54C - everything worked out of the box.
I merely had to add the kcm_touchpad package to get controls for the touchpad to show up in System Settings.
 
Old 12-08-2012, 04:47 AM   #18
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To all the ones who have been using Slackware on DELL laptops

Hello and thank you so far for your posts!
Now my attention was attracted by "Dell Inspiron 7720" laptop. It has been certified by Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/.../201202-10606/. Has anyone used Slackware 14 with this laptop? Could anyone share some experience? Is it with a Broadcom wireless or not? Is really Broadcom not supported "out-of-the-box" by Slackware?
Thanks!
 
Old 01-05-2013, 09:04 AM   #19
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Finally i bought one DELL inspiron 7720.

Hello,

thank you for sharing your experience with laptops and Slackware. Here is the output:
Code:
# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point 6 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Panther Point SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0fd1 (rev a1)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (rev c4)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
Code:
lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 003 Device 015: ID 04b3:301a IBM Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 003 Device 016: ID 04b3:301b IBM Corp. SK-8815 Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 064e:8126 Suyin Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 8087:07da Intel Corp. 
Bus 003 Device 017: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Wireless, Video and audio are working properly with 3.2.29 (Slackware14). I am having some problems with one logitech wireless mouse but that is in another thread.
 
  


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