[arch-general] preferred laptops.

Ed Morgan ejr.morgan at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 04:56:12 EST 2009

Sweet, where did you get that from ?!?

Ed Morgan

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2009/11/5 Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 10:22, Eric Jacobs <eric at redechos.net> wrote:
> > Hello fello archers..
> >
> > I've recently been going through a bit of a rough patch with my laptop
> > usage.. I had a 15" macbook pro (dual booted with arch linux), which I
> > recently sold because I thought it was ugly, the mouse didn't work very
> > well, and frankly I was trying to de-appletize myself :)..
> >
> > I just received my refurbished dell studio 14z and got arch up and
> running
> > on it, but I can't decide if I like it or not.. I haven't gotten used to
> the
> > mouse yet. The resolution is less than desirable. (13 something x 7
> > something). And there isn't a latch on the lid.. but I do like the size,
> > aesthetics, weight, and the keyboard feels nice..
> >
> > So I'm asking you, if you have a laptop, what kind is it? Does arch run
> > pretty well on it (synaptics, sleep/wake, etc.)? What window manager do
> you
> > think works best with the touchpad (I'm using gnome now)?
> >
> > Any input would be appreciated.
> Dell Vostro 1400 here.
> I really love its 14" matte screen and magnesium alloy body.
> LAN, BT, webcam, sound, multimedia keys, SD slot work out of the box.
> I had to tweak touchpad via HAL, but I think it works
> out of the box with the latest packages now.
> My model has Broadcom wireless card, so a firmware is needed,
> but it works without any problems (b43 driver).
> There are also models with Intel wireless card.
> The video in my model is Intel GMA X3100M,
> never had problems wiith it and xf86-video-intel
> (using Metacity's built-in compositor),
> there are also models with Nvidia GeForce 8400GS.
> I have not tried built-in mics (one jack and 2 around webcam),
> firewire and 56K modem though, but according to the wiki they work too.
> Unfortunately it's no longer available for purchase,
> but I think most (if not all) Dell laptops work great with Linux.
> Oh, and mine came with FreeDOS and printed GPL. :-D
> --
> Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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