Re: Laptop recomendation?
not sure who started the thread so I will just reply to the list
I use a Toshiba Satellite 6100 Pro and everything works except the
built-in SD card (which may very well work but I have never taken the
time to try to get it to work cause I have one of those usb all-in-one
card readers). Dont want to start a os war, but I use only gentoo
(stage 1) on it and before that I had used redhat 8 and 9.
Hardware specific information is here:
CPU : Pentium 4 Mobile, 1.7 GHZ
Cache : 12k Level1, 512k Level2
Memory : 1024 MB PC2100, expandable to 1 GB
HDD : 60 GB UDMA ATA/100 drive
CD-ROM : Combo CD-R/DVD
PCMCIA : CardBus 32bit dual slot
USB : USBv1-compliant bus, dual external port
APM : ACPIv1-compliant BIOS
Network : Intel Pro 10/100, Wi-Fi 802.11b-DS Orrinco
Sound : Yamaha YMF753 16bit Stereo
Video : NVidia GeForce4 Go (32MB), UXGA TFT 1600x1200
Modem : 56k V.90 Data/Fax
Misc USB and PCMCIA devices that I use, including Firewire Cards, Card
Readers, Printers, Etc including a Kanguru Firewire DVD-R/RW
On Fri, 2004-12-31 at 22:00, Curt Howland wrote:
> For my .02 FRN,
> I am right now using a Sony PCG-GRT170. It's a wonderful machine, but
> it suffers from all the "unique" aspects of a Sony Vaio machine.
> Almost none of the special keys work, hardware volume control, stuff
> like that. It all worked under WinXP, which it came with, of course.
> But it has a 15" nVidia AGP driven screen, DVD/CD writer, great sound,
> etc etc etc. I like it, but I had to fiddle with it to get all the
> primary hardware working.
> http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/ is a good reference, you can look up
> a model you like and see what other people have done to get theirs
> working. Don't forget to contribute your own experiences.
> http://www.linuxcertified.com/ Linux Certified and
> http://www.emperorlinux.com/ Emporer Linux
> sell laptops with Linux pre-installed, including Debian. It sort of
> takes the fun out of it, but it takes out the stress too.
> I will echo what others have said about the IBM laptops. They are
> indeed built like tanks. I never got a taste for the red-eraser
> joystick, however, so I didn't buy one.
> Also, I liked the challenge of the Sony Vaio. I know it's sick of me,
> still I like to know that I'm running nasty cutting-edge stuff
> sometimes. I'm also thinking about home-building a dual-Athalon
> server for no good reason, just to play with SMP.
> September 11th, 2001
> The proudest day for gun control and central
> planning advocates in American history