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Old 08-21-2002, 01:18 AM   #1
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generic laptops

I was thinking about getting an AMD laptop and was wondering if anyone had any experiences w/ running linux on these. I was looking at a micronix xbook or hugebee someone is selling on ebay that includes thizlinux. Pretty good deal if it works. I can't find any info on these though, What do you all think?

Old 09-29-2002, 05:12 PM   #2
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Hugebee Laptop

I bought one of these Desknotes through a local dealer here in Indy. Very, Very fast. The Thizlinux is a distro that has been hacked to support the hardware. Makes the USB 2 and the Firewire, the ethernet and even the modem work fine but it is a mix of languages and seems primarily targeted at the Far East. The installation is an "all or nothing" with very few config options and a lot of the hardcore Linux features are real hard to access. It has been designed as a Windows replacement. All in all we are happy with the laptop and it works fine with a Windows XP/Thizlinux dual boot system
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i understand its the crappyiest hard ware out there.
if u want some quality stuff check out
Old 08-12-2003, 11:03 AM   #4
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I just purchased a HugeBee laptop. ... Its super fast and reliable.. although i still have ALOT of tweaking to do, i wouldnt reccomend getting one of these unless you have alot of time and want to build up your own version of the OS. But this is the laptop, not desktop, the desktops i have never had a problem with configuring with linux. Dont listen to that dude skeletal29.. .they arent crappy at all.. its just bought in bulk name brand hardware slapped into a box that doenst have "sticker shock" written all over the price tag.
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I bought a Hugebee as well. I really like it. Only two things. One is the sound card, doesn't work. But that was a linux kernel bug which i believe was fixed in newer release. the 2nd problem is that when i shut down my X, my screen scrolls and I can't get it to stop.(like the vert and horiz rates are all tweaked). Do you have this same problem by any chance? And if so, did you get it working? Its probably an XF86 Configuration thing, but I can't find any documenation on it.

If you know anything, I sure would appreciate your help.




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