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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?
I'm running Slackware 11 with a 184.108.40.206 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).
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.
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: