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Old 05-16-2018, 02:54 PM   #1
JamesGT
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Slackware64 on a convertible laptop?


I am wanting to buy a convertible laptop. Something that is smaller(11 to 13" screen) that has a 360 hinge where I can convert it to a tablet when I want to.

Has anyone had any success installing Slackware64 on hardware like that? Did everything work? Are caveats? What did it work on?

James
 
Old 05-16-2018, 07:57 PM   #2
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A web search for "linux convertible laptop" turns up a number of articles and reviews, so I conclude that Linux should run just fine on a compatible machine.
 
Old 05-19-2018, 03:31 PM   #3
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I installed 14.2/64 on a Dell XPS 12 (9Q33) convertible without any issues. When the LCD is flipped and folded, the touchscreen works fine with XFCE for basic controls, but it's not really "useful". I'll be looking for a software keyboard solution at some point. Other than that, it's a nice little commuter laptop.
 
  


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