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Old 12-07-2006, 05:08 PM   #16
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dell 1501

The Dell Inspiron 1501 with the Dual Core AMD Turion has a kernel bug that is driving a lot of us nuts right now. Every distribution seems to have a problem with it. I am sure it will be solved eventually but just so you know it is not solved yet. I am considering sending it back because I need it to run Linux for work. There are several threads out there detailing the problem.
Old 12-08-2006, 10:57 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by meldroc
Asus A8Js specifications

Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM, NVidia GeForce Go7700 w/ 512MB video RAM, 100GB hard drive, built in gigabit ethernet, wi-fi, Bluetooth, etc.

Has anyone had experience putting Linux on the Asus A8Js yet?
I'm running Ubuntu 6.10 on one right now. The only issue I had was with sound, but I cleared that up by Adding the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base :

options snd-hda-intel position_fix=1 model=3stack
Old 12-08-2006, 12:55 PM   #18
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Straxus: Could you email me the output from "lspci -v" and the output from "cat /proc/asound/card0/codec*"? I'd like to make sure this system is properly supported in Alsa 1.0.14 (coming soon).


Old 12-18-2006, 07:20 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by meldroc
Has anyone had experience putting Linux on the Asus A8Js yet?
I've had Gentoo running on it for awhile. It took some Googling, as well as some manual configuring to get everything working, but now it's working great. I would say it was much more Linux compatible then my prior two Toshiba laptops (Tecra S3 and Portege S100).

Over on the forums, there is a Linux message board and one A8Js user there has posted his successes with running Mint and Elive Linux distros on his A8Js..
Old 12-18-2006, 08:13 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by lbertini
Have you heard about the Linux Journal Editor's choice? I didn't try myself, but seems that it is a good option. Look what LJ published:

"The Lenovo ThinkPad models from the T series are relatively inexpensive, durably built, and the driver support in Linux is very good. Wireless and wired network support, video and sound work well with most recent distributions out there. These laptops run solidly for years and perform very well"
The T series were released by IBM with Linux pre-installed a year or so back. Possibly a good place to start. I run Mandriva 2006 on my Acer Aspire 3000.

Old 03-26-2007, 06:34 PM   #21
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dell e1405

hi, i have a Dell E1405 laptop, i intend to install Slackware 10.2 (or 11.0).
my system is configured as follows (this is the display of Device Manager and what is on the specs from the order):

Intel Core™ Proc Duo T2050 (1.60GHz/533MHz/2 X 1MB L2 Cache) with Centrino Duo Technology
Toshiba MK8032GSX 80GB SATA hard drive
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632D 8x with double-layer DVD+R write capability
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 a/b/g Internal Wireless and Dell Wireless 355 internal Bluetooth 2.0
Broadcom 440x 10/100 LAN adapter
1394 Net Adapter
Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family
Conexant HDA 110 V.92 modem
Intel 82801G (ICH7 family) usb controller
SDA Standard compliant SD host controller
Sigmatel audio codec

does anyone knows about any driver that would not be supported by Slackware?
i want to install it, but my biggest worry is about devices that are not supported by Slackware.

and i would recommend this laptop to anyone, i've had it since september 2006 and has worked great. wireless works just great in either a/b/g mode, hard drive works great with minimum sound emitted, bluetooth also works great with bluetoothed devices (cellphones, laptops, etc), battery life last up to 4 hours with wireless or LAN off, and up to 3 1/2 with wireless on.

any help would be good

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Old 03-26-2007, 08:56 PM   #22
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Hello jabao_ron
My Vaio VGN-N130F has many similar parts as the one you have, such as the wireless card and the sata disc. I have everything running with gentoo, so I do not see why you could not run them under slackware, I suggest that you just give it a try with patience

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