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Old 04-30-2007, 01:46 AM   #1
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which laptop to go with Slackware 11.0


Hi,
I am planning to purchase a laptop, specifically a Compaq Presario V3100 notebook pc based on AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology MK-36 • 2 GHz processor. Can I install Slackware 11.0 on this? Or should I go in for a notebook based on a 32 bit processor?
 
Old 04-30-2007, 02:10 AM   #2
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You could certainly use Slackware 11, but for a 64 bit machine you might want to look the 64 bit port of Slackware, Slamd64.
 
Old 04-30-2007, 02:51 AM   #3
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Im currently using a Dell L110 and running slackware 11.0. imo if it will run fine on this it should work with anything lol
 
Old 04-30-2007, 05:00 AM   #4
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You could certainly use Slackware 11, but for a 64 bit machine you might want to look the 64 bit port of Slackware, Slamd64.
Note that slamd64 is not an official port of Slackware, i.e. it must be considered a derivative distribution with potentially it's own set of weird bugs.

If you want to run Slackware, use the official release. A 64-bit version does not give you that much of a performance gain anyway.

Eric
 
Old 04-30-2007, 06:59 AM   #5
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Hallo,

I'm running Slackware 11 with a 2.6.20.7 Kernel on an AMD Sempron with 1,8GHz. I have configured the Kernel for K8 Hammer and it runs very well (very fast). When I tried to install slamd64 I ran into installationproblems (maybe I made a mistake).

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Old 04-30-2007, 08:51 AM   #6
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What I meant to ask was can I run the normal, off-the-shelf, Slackware 11.0 on a 64-bit laptop?
 
Old 04-30-2007, 10:42 AM   #7
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MS3FGX already answered your question in the first reply to this thread:
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You could certainly use Slackware 11
 
Old 04-30-2007, 01:23 PM   #8
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I would personally recommend against Compaq ... just cuz they use cheap hardware ... but whatever you want. Slackware will run on it, as will Slamd64.
 
Old 05-01-2007, 01:44 AM   #9
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thanks for your valuable suggestions friends.
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I would personally recommend against Compaq .
Which one would you suggest H_TexMex_H?
 
Old 05-01-2007, 02:58 AM   #10
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You should also ask for feedback about ACPI support. My experience:
I have a Toshiba A105 with Phoenix, not Toshiba, BIOS, so the toshiba kernel module doesn't apply. Originally everything worked (cpufreq governors, battery monitor, lid closing, etc,) except for the display brightness and fan on/off switching.
After upgrading to the latest BIOS I can now set the display brightness to the level of my choice. The only thing that doesn't work is manually turning on the fan.
This laptop runs fine with Slackware 11.0 (the i945GM video card did not work with -10.2, but -11.0 includes a patched X server), including the wireless adapter and the card reader. The only thing I have not tested is the modem, but it seems to use an alsa driver, so it shouldn't be a problem.
 
Old 05-01-2007, 03:39 AM   #11
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I would personally recommend against Compaq ... just cuz they use cheap hardware ... but whatever you want. Slackware will run on it, as will Slamd64.
I disagree, I have a Compaq Presario V6000 model and it uses Intel Architecture all the way. The only minor problem I had was setting up wireless but with a bit of perseverance I got it working.
 
Old 05-01-2007, 09:11 AM   #12
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Any modern laptop should work (minus issues with proprietary hardware/drivers)...even older laptops shouldn't have issues.

A good link to assess Linux on laptops: http://www.linux-laptop.net/

Another: http://tuxmobil.org/

Let others' experience with laptops using Linux be your guide. Disregard brand bashing unless absolutely necessary...the red flags will be any negative input based on what you read at the above links.
 
Old 05-01-2007, 11:46 AM   #13
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I remember very well the quality of Compaq from all my comp sci courses ... fun days These were in comparison to same price Dells. Most of the Compaq ones eventually broke down, but not before giving us hell.

But, hey, don't take my word for it. I'm not trying to bash anything. I'm just sharing my experiences.

Are you gonna be running Window$ on there ? If not, I would try:

http://system76.com/
http://www.xtremenotebooks.com/ (it says Vi$ta compatible ... but OS is optional !)

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