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Old 09-04-2013, 10:40 AM   #16
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Thinkpad T410. It's probably not very lightweight but I have run Slackware64 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, 14.0 and currently -current without any problems.

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Old 09-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #17
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Dell Latitude C400 (12") ran Slackware up until around 13 but replacing the alternate Intel video driver that isn't present in 14 anymore.
Asus eeePC900 runs 14 fine though getting a little slow.

I'm looking for something myself, dell had a Latitude 2200 10" that I got for my wife and was going to order one for myself but its not sold anymore. I'm having a hard time finding a 10" or smaller business grade with hdd instead of ssd.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:56 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by HankTk View Post

I own the 15" (non-touch version)

Which of the UX31A's is this? (C4043H, R4004H, C4027H etc.)
It's this one:

ASUS ZENBOOK Prime UX31A R4004H - 13.3" - Core i7 3517U
Old 09-04-2013, 01:08 PM   #19
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I have a 9 year old Dell D505 Latitude running Slackware 14.0 32-bit. It only has 256MB RAM, which was fine for the Windows XP system it originally came with. Slackware non-graphical command line runs great. KDE and XFCE are both way too heavy for it, but fluxbox will run OK if I need a graphical environment.

My IBM Thinkpad T43 is about a year newer than the Dell, I think. It runs 32-bit 14.0 just fine with 1GB RAM. I use KDE on it with no problem, albeit sans the nepomuk/akonadi/strigi pig.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:37 PM   #20
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I'm running Slackware on this Toshiba Satellite M115-S3104 and Slackware64 on a Sony VAIO SR Model VGN-SR36GN/B.

The only issue I have is on the Toshiba, the screen at times blanks out after the video driver kicks in on boot up. I've tried numerous solutions, but nothing seems to work. This is only an issue using the default runlevel 3, which I prefer. Alas, I have relegated my self to starting up with runlevel 4, which make this a non-issue.

On the Sony, when in the console, the screen blanker, goes white, instead of black. I have not figured out a solution for this and I am probably overlooking the simple one. It's not a real issue though, just an annoyance, most of the time I am using the laptop with KDE.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #21
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I have a Hercules eCafe EC-800 here. This "beast" has got 400MHz of power and only supports i586 and not even the full i686 instruction set.

Booting is slow like hell, but afterwards very stable.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:12 PM   #22
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I have an Acer Aspire 5735 Intel core 2 duo T6400 15.6" screen
with kernel 3.2.45. slackware 14 64 bit.
Very happy with it runs well.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #23
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Have -current running on an old Thinkpad T21 (Pentium III/256MB)..Like schmatzler,boot time DOES take some time..but afterwards,no probs.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:23 AM   #24
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I am running Slackware on variuos ThinkPad's. My favorites are X41 (not that strong, but very lightweight and pretty handy, but you need to work arround their weird 1.8" ide hard drive, I have replaced it with 16gb x533 Compact Flash card, but I needed a bios mod for that to work properly) and T61 14,1" wide screen model (simmilar to T400). Earlier ThinkPads (up to recent x3x series) were very comfy to use and they talk well with Slack. For a powerfull lightweight laptop I would recommend one of the ThinkPad X series (X200, X200s, X201 or X220).
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:16 AM   #25
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I'm running Slackware-14.0 on my friends Samsung n110 and Slackware64-current on my Thinkpad x100e

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Old 09-06-2013, 03:18 AM   #26
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Asus Zenbook UX31A, 15", i7, ivy bridge

I like it. Some problems (hacks necessary for some function keys), but until kernel 3.9.10 ok, running nicely, even plays planeshift .

Does not work with kernel 3.10.x -> not resolved. See
I'll start a new thread about that soon...

Good luck
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:12 AM   #27
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Running slackware 14 on a pretty old Lenovo ThinkPad T60.
Even KDE runs smoothly.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:14 AM   #28
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Slackware64 14.0 with my personal blend of KDE running fine on a brand-new HP Pavilion DM1. ATI video card uses the proprietary fglrx driver. Wireless works perfectly using the broadcom-sta driver. I had to fiddle a bit with the audio configuration to make it work.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #29
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I don't have this laptop, but I have a heavier model from ZR (Strata), and I absolutely love it. If you are interested in running a free kernel, ask them to install AR9285 for wireless (at no charge). This will cost you bluetooth though.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:42 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Richard Cranium View Post
HP 635. Slackware64 14.0.

Works great, except that it is unable to play most Youtube videos.
That's what youtube-dl is for though, right? :-)


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