[arch-general] Off-topic: Good laptop to run Arch on?
pentie at gmail.com
Tue May 25 22:37:48 EDT 2010
I have an Acer 4736ZG runs arch fine, nvidia graphic.
test the machine with a ubuntu cd is a good idea.
On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 10:19 AM, Gregory Eric Sanderson <gzou2000 at gmail.com
> I have a lenovo thinkpad T500 with optional intel 5100 AGN wireless card
> HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-U20N dvd recorder, and overall i'm quite satisfied. But
> I did get a few quirks :
> - Graphics card is a switchable intel/ATI gpu, and I had to force the BIOS
> to only use either ATI or Intel. The open-source drivers don't support the
> ATI model yet, so I had to go with catalyst which has caused pains each
> that I want to upgrade xorg. I haven't tried out the intel card under
> but from what I read its well supported.
> -ACPI volume buttons don't work out-of-the-box, had to configure a key
> listener and use amixer
> -Sound when playing a DVD is awfully quiet compared with winDVD, even with
> the volume at max
> Otherwise the rest (webcam, wireless, suspend, SD card reader, etc) works
> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 5:30 PM, David Rosenstrauch <darose at darose.net
> > On 05/22/2010 11:33 AM, Magnus Therning wrote:
> >> What laptops should I have a look at?
> >> Is there some brand (Dell, HP, ...) that is more Linux friendly than
> >> others?
> > My work laptop, a Dell Precision M4400, runs Arch fine. Had to install a
> > few extra kernel modules (e.g., broadcom-wl), but everything else got
> > up automagically.
> > HTH,
> > DR
> "All musicians are drug addicts, no question about it. The ecstasy we get
> during a concert is proof enough.
> yet there is a slight difference between us, the musicians, and the typical
> Instead of consuming powder, we consume vibrations"
> Gregory Eric Sanderson Turcot Temlett MacDonnell Forbes
> Touffa! :)
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