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Old 06-20-2003, 07:29 AM   #1
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New laptop, help!

I'm about to purchase a laptop, finally!
These are the specs:
Asus L3196M
CPU: Athlon mobile 2400+
BiOS: Award 256kb. plug 'n play
graphics card: Integrated S/S740 ultra AGP 2x
PCMCIA: cardbus controller Ricoh RSC552
hdd; 40gb
Audio: sound blaster compatible.
Power management: ACPI 1.0 stand-by and suspend to disk/ suspend to RAM

Now my question is will i have any compatibility problems with Linux?
The thing i'm mostly concerned about is the graphics card. I'm interested in knowing if DRI will work so i can play 3d games?
Other things seem to be compatible.
I have serached all over for this info on linux and through google, and didnt find much, so please let me know if you know of any problems with this laptop before i purchase it.

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Did you check ?
Old 06-22-2003, 08:43 AM   #3
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Yeah i did, but didnt find my model there, and nothing about whether DRI (hardware 3d acceleration) works with the above mentioned card...


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