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Re: OT: laptop recomendations

I just buy  a NEC Versa Laptop s5500, made in china. the lcd broke to
pieces after a month i use it. luckly the support is reachable and
quite friendly. But i have to spent another USD300 to replace it.

I am running debian. Only work on the latest lenny kernel. It get it
working except for the webcam..

On 1/3/09, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi <raju.mailinglists@gmail.com> wrote:
> Micha Feigin wrote:
>> On Sat, 03 Jan 2009 15:43:19 -0500
>> Kamaraju S Kusumanchi <raju.mailinglists@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>> >> As for the video card, if I play a flash based movie in windows XP,
>>> >> there will be a "blue screen memory map" error after some time. FWIW,
>>> >> the movies work fine in Linux. I searched in google for this and found
>>> >> that the video cards in Dell Inspiron E1505 are defective.
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> > Which video card do you have? The ATI x1400 in this card was a pain in
>>> > the beginning, but now that ATI supports Linux it is great. I am very
>>> > happy with the video performance.
>>> >
>>> $lspci  | grep ATI
>>> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M52 [ATI Mobility
>>> Radeon X1300]
>>> I can't complain about video performance. My complaint was with the
>>> memory parity errors when flash videos are played on Windows XP. The
>>> error is
>>> *** Hardware malfunction
>>> Call your hardware vendor for support
>>> NMI: Parity check/ memory parity error
>>> *** The system has halted***
>>> It occurs pretty randomly. Sometimes while watching a flash video it can
>>> occur at 35th minute sometimes it can show up at 7th minute. Sometimes it
>>> might not even show up after the full video (say 60 minutes). The videos
>>> play fine in Linux.
>> Perhapse you should run memtest (aptitude install memtest86+, then reboot,
>> choose the memtest option and let it run for a couple of hours).
>> Could be that you have some faulty memory that windows is hitting and
>> linux not
>> for some reason (x3100  is a shared memory card), possibly due to video
>> mode, double buffering etc.
>> (although I don't know if memtest can check the video memory, you should
>> probably set it to the minimum in the bios for the test if possible)
> FWIW, A little search in google tells that the fans of "world of warcraft"
> also have the same issue. (See
> http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=69639514&sid=1&pageNo=1
> for more info). They happened to encounter it while playing that game
> (which, I assume, consumes a lot of RAM, CPU cycles). So it sounds like a
> hardware issue.
> hth
> raju
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