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Old 10-03-2003, 04:50 PM   #1
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buying laptop

I'm looking to buy a new laptop on which I would like run winxp and rh9. I'd like any advice about possible hardware issues such as graphics card or sound chip. Here's a list of the specs for the laptop I want:

USB Ports 3 (USB 2.0)
Video Memory 32MB shared
Maximum DVD-ROM Drive Speed 8x
Modem 56 Kbps ITU V.92
Networking Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector); integrated wireless LAN (802.11a/b)
Parallel Ports 1
PCMCIA Slots 1
Pointing Device Touchpad pointing device
Processor Brand Intel« Pentium« 4 processor
Processor Speed 3.06GHz
Screen Size 15"
Speakers Built-in stereo speakers
System Bus 533MHz
System Memory (RAM) 512MB
Type of Memory (RAM) DDR SDRAM
Audio AD 1981B codec chip
Cache Memory 512KB integrated on die level 2
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Display Type XGA TFT
DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive Speeds 8x max. DVD-ROM; 24x10x24 CD-RW
Graphics Trident CyberBlade XP2
Hard Drive Type EIDE
Hard Drive Size 60.0GB

I would greatly appreciate any advice, as I would not like to buy a new laptop and only be able to run windows and not a fully functional linux.

Old 10-03-2003, 05:14 PM   #2
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I would check out the info here and decide by level of difficulty installing, configuring, etc...

═ myself have a Dell Inspiron 8500 w/ Red Hat 9 and Xp Pro on it... I followed the info on the link, compiled my own Kernel (2.4.22 with cpufreq, laptop_mode patch, and ntfs support) and it runs great! Hope this helps some...
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I found this very helpful, though I ran a Sony Vaio PCG-735 and this is not listed but happily and quite successfully runs Mandy 9.1, with all bit working!!



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