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#1 2007-07-17 10:52:07

xnooby2
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Registered: 2007-07-15
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Laptop where everything works?

Does anyone have a laptop where everything (video, sound, wifi, nic, mouse, cpu scaling, etc) just worked with Arch?  I was looking at the Dell Inspirions that come with Ubuntu (which I would expect everything to work on), then noticed their Vostros on dealcatcher looked like a better buy.  Except I have no idea how well the Vostros run Linux. I was looking for something in the $600-$800 range, that is as light as possible.

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#2 2007-07-17 11:46:16

iggy
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From: Germany, L.E. - Leipzig
Registered: 2004-10-17
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Re: Laptop where everything works?

i have/had two asus laptops and all works just fine. with my current, asus a8jc, everything, except the camera, works. even "echo mem > /proc/power/state" works like a charm with the standard kernel. i recommend to choose a intel or nvidia graphics card.

good luck...


sorry for my bad english smile

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#3 2007-07-17 12:12:39

Ikarus
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Registered: 2007-07-05
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Re: Laptop where everything works?

Sony Vaio C2Z/B works like a charm.

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#4 2007-07-17 12:21:27

kth5
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Re: Laptop where everything works?

iBook G4 933Mhz w/ Airport extreme.

Everything except for the mic is supported well out of the box with the kernel itself plus bcm firmware.


I recognize that while theory and practice are, in theory, the same, they are, in practice, different. -Mark Mitchell

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#5 2007-07-17 22:57:29

xnooby2
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Re: Laptop where everything works?

kth5 wrote:

iBook G4 933Mhz w/ Airport extreme.

Everything except for the mic is supported well out of the box with the kernel itself plus bcm firmware.

You can run Arch on a G4?

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#6 2007-07-17 22:58:16

xnooby2
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Re: Laptop where everything works?

iggy wrote:

i have/had two asus laptops and all works just fine. with my current, asus a8jc, everything, except the camera, works. even "echo mem > /proc/power/state" works like a charm with the standard kernel. i recommend to choose a intel or nvidia graphics card.

good luck...

Asus seem VERY expensive, starting around $1,500.

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#7 2007-07-17 23:56:36

Gullible Jones
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Registered: 2004-12-29
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Re: Laptop where everything works?

xnooby2 wrote:

You can run Arch on a G4?

Yep, Arch Linux PPC. The G4 is kind of obsolescent these days though... hmm

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