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Mazza558
April 29th, 2007, 06:34 PM
I'm getting a cheap laptop in July for Ubuntu, however, I think it would be good for people to post the models of any laptops that they found to be working out of the box, allowing potential Ubuntu users to know what to buy if they do go for Ubuntu.

PLEASE USE THIS FORMAT FOR WORKING LAPTOPS! It will make my life so much easier.

[Model] [Processor] [RAM]

Please note: If you do not follow this format, only the laptop brand and model number will be added.

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Top Brands

Speicifically for Linux:

-System76

1. Dell - 20+ Laptops - Rating = *****
2. IBM - 20+ Laptops (including Thinkpads) - Rating = *****
3. HP/Compaq - 11 Laptops - Rating = ***
4. Toshiba- 5 Laptops - Rating = **
5. Asus- 3 Laptops - Rating = *

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Acer Laptops available = 7 | Current Rating = ***

-[Acer Aspire] [5050][Turion 64 MK36 2GHz] [512MB]

-[Acer] [Aspire 1520] [512Mb RAM] [AMD Athlon 64 3000+]

-[Acer] [Aspire 3610] [Intel Celeron 1,5 GHz] [default RAM: 256 MB, easily upgradeable] (Note: Some keys on keyboard don't work)

-[Acer] [Aspire 5601] [1.67GHz Centrino Duo] [1Gb RAM] [80Gb HDD] (Needs the 915resolution patch)

-[Acer] [TravelMate 4202 WLMi] [Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66Ghz, 667Mhz, 2mb, L2 cache)]

-[Acer][Travelmate 351TE] [PIII, 700 MhZ][256 RAM]

-[Acer] [Aspire 5102WLMi] [AMD Turion 64 X2 TL50] [1GB DDR2]


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Advent Laptops available = 1 | Current Rating = *


-[Advent] [7109 (UK)] [Celeron 1.46Ghz] [1024mb RAM] [128mb Intel GMA950 (GPU)] [60gb SATA Hard Drive]


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Alienware Laptops available = 1 | Current Rating = *


- [Area-51 m5500] [Pentium M 2.4Ghz] [2GB RAM]


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Apple Laptops available = 1 | Current Rating = *


All G4 Powerbooks, iBooks with PowerPC Ubuntu.


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Asus Laptops available = 3 | Current Rating = **


-[Asus] [F2F] [Core 2 Duo] [1024]

-[Asus] [z71vp] [1gb ram]

-[Asus] [Z35F]


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BenQ Laptops available = 1 | Current Rating = *


- [Joybook R55]


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[B]Clevo Laptops available = 1 | Current Rating = *


-[Clevo] [5600D] [Pentium 4 Northwood 2.4Ghz] [512MB DDR266]


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Dell Laptops available = 20+ | Current Rating = *****

[ Dell ] [C610] [ Pentium III 1 Gig ] [ 384 MB ]

-[Dell] [D610] [pentium m (I think) (all works - no bluetooth)]

Dell Latitude D610

-[Dell] [D620] [core 2 duo (all works including bluetooth but a manual config for the BT)]

-[Dell] [C500]

-[Dell] [C600]

-[Dell] [D820] [core duo]

-[Dell] [600m] [pentium m]

-[Dell] [D610] [Pentium M 1.6GHz] [1G RAM] [915GM board (GPU)] (Needs 915resolution)

-[Dell] [E1505] (Needs a resolution fix)

-[Dell][ Inspiron b130][ Intel Pentium M 1.7][ 1 gig ]

-[Dell] [Inspiron 500m]

-[Dell] [Inspiron 2500]

-Dell] [Inspiron 4150] [Mobile Intel Pentium 4 1.70 GHz] [640 MB RAM]

-[Dell] [Inspiron 9300]

-[Dell] [Inspiron 8200] [Pentium 4 M 1.4GHz][768 MB RAM]

-[Dell] [Inspiron 6000] [1.73GHz Pentium M] [1GB RAM]

-[Dell][Inspiron 6000][Pentium M 1.6 GHz][768MB DDR2]

- [Dell] [Inspiron 700m] [Pentium M 1.6 Ghz, 2MiB cache] [1 GiB] (No Firewire functionality)

-DELL E-SERIES (All Models) - Starting at the end of May

-[DELL] [Latitude D520]

-[Dell] [Latitude C600] [Intel 650MHz] [256 MB]

-[Dell] [Latitude C610]

-[Dell] [Latitude D600]

-[Dell] [XPS M1710] [3Ghz] [2GB ram]


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Fujitsu-Siemens Laptops available = 1 | Current Rating = *


- [Fujitsu-Siemens] [Amilo Si1520] [Core 2 Duo T7200 @ 2Ghz][2Gb RAM]

-[Fujitsu]LifeBook T4220]

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Gateway Laptops available = 3 | Current Rating = **


-[Gateway] [ROG450] [Pentium M 1.5GHz processor] [512Mb RAM]

-[Gateway] [MX6920]

-[GateWay][GTW-MX6920][1 Gb Ram ][Core Duo T2050 Processor 1.6 GHz]


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HP / HP-Compaq Laptops available = 11 | Current Rating = ***


-[HP] [dv1000] [1.6GHz] [512Mb] [80Gb] (REQUIRES NDISWRAPPER FOR WIFI)

-[HP-Compaq] [nx9020]

-[HP Compaq] [NX 7300] [Core 2 Duo 2Ghz T7200] [1 GB]

-[HP] [nx6110]

-[HP] [NX7000]

-[HP] [Pavilion zv6000] [ATI Radeon Xpress 200m] [Sempron 3200+] [512MB RAM] [40gb HD] (Perhaps needs Ndiswrapper for WiFi)

-[HP] [Compaq Evo n610c]

-HP [dv6130]

-HP [dv6365]

-[Compaq] [M300]

-[Compaq] [M700]
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[B]IBM Laptops available = 20+ | Current Rating = *****


-[IBM] [R32 model 2658-BQU]

-[IBM] [ThinkPad] (Essentially All Models)


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Lenovo Laptops available = 0 | Current Rating = *


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Nexoc Laptops available = 1 | Current Rating = *


-[Nexoc] [Osiris S609 II] [Intel Core 2 Duo, T5500, 1,66 GHz] [1GB]

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Olivett Laptops available = 1 | Current Rating = *i

-[Olibook] [810]

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Packard Bell Laptops available = 1 | Current Rating = *


[packard bell] [easynote E6310]


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---ALL SYSTEM76 LAPTOPS--- Current Rating = *****


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Sony Laptops available = 1 | Current Rating = *


-[Sony] [Vaio PCG-SRX51P] [PIII M low voltage 800 MHz] [256]


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Toshiba Laptops available = 5 | Current Rating = **


-[Toshiba] [Satellite M50-231]

-[Toshiba] [Satellite M100] [Core Duo 1.73Ghz] [512Mb Ram] [950vga (GPU)]

-[Toshiba] [Satellite A100/500] - 1024 MB RAM - NVidia GeForce Go 7300 - 120GB HDD

-[Toshiba] [Satellite A100-585 Multi Media] [Intel Centrino Duo @ 1.67ghz X 1.67ghz] [1024 mg ram] [60 gig hard disk.]

[Toshiba] [Satellite M110/L00] [Intel CoreDuo 1.6GHz] [512MB]

-[Toshiba] [Satellite A55-S1064] [Celeron M 1.6 Ghz] [512Mb]

Toshiba A135-S2246 CeleronM 512MB
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aysiu
April 29th, 2007, 06:39 PM
I was thinking of starting a thread like this. Thanks for starting it for me.

I would like it to go more the direction of your title (laptops that work perfectly) than your description (say what they had to do to get everything working), though. We already have a pretty comprehensive list of "what I had to do to get it working": https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesLaptops

I'll offer, though, that a Dell Inspiron 500m (if you can get one used) works perfectly with Feisty Fawn--keys, power management (including resume from suspend), sound, screen resolution, etc.

Mazza558
April 29th, 2007, 06:41 PM
I was thinking of starting a thread like this. Thanks for starting it for me.

I would like it to go more the direction of your title (laptops that work perfectly) than your description (say what they had to do to get everything working), though. We already have a pretty comprehensive list of "what I had to do to get it working": https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesLaptops

I'll offer, though, that a Dell Inspiron 500m (if you can get one used) works perfectly with Feisty Fawn--keys, power management (including resume from suspend), sound, screen resolution, etc.

Okay, that's a good idea. I'll edit my original post.

Compucore
April 29th, 2007, 06:48 PM
For me it was the IBM R32 model 2658-BQU. is a good model. to work with I am running Feisty Fawn on it ight now with a new upgrade of a 512 megs of ram with the curent 256 megs that came with it already.got it free from work. my original ibm thinkpad was the iseries model 1161-11f paid $100 for that on it running either dapper drake or xubuntu on that one. And that one is already set to the max of close to 192 megs of ram on that. Both are great. Just need to conig the internal modem for it. WHich is a pain because they are windows modems. But once configure they are good to use.

Compucore

aysiu
April 29th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Okay, that's a good idea. I'll edit my original post.
Great! I'd love to have an easy reference for when people ask "What's the best laptop to get for Ubuntu?"

The hardware compatibility list is a bit much to wade through.

Mazza558
April 29th, 2007, 06:57 PM
Great! I'd love to have an easy reference for when people ask "What's the best laptop to get for Ubuntu?"

The hardware compatibility list is a bit much to wade through.

I'll start a list in the original post.

Matt Yun
April 29th, 2007, 06:58 PM
I was thinking of starting a thread like this. Thanks for starting it for me.

I would like it to go more the direction of your title (laptops that work perfectly) than your description (say what they had to do to get everything working), though. We already have a pretty comprehensive list of "what I had to do to get it working": https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesLaptops

I'll offer, though, that a Dell Inspiron 500m (if you can get one used) works perfectly with Feisty Fawn--keys, power management (including resume from suspend), sound, screen resolution, etc.

I've used Ubuntu on a Dell Latitude D600 since Hoary Hedgehog, and I've found that everything (except for the modem which I've never used) worked fine. I never had to implement any of the BIOS tweaks that are suggested from the hardware support wiki.

While using the Intel ipw2100 with earlier versions of Ubuntu necessitated manual configuration for wpa_supplicant, I've found that with the recent Dapper/Edgy/Feisty editions and network-manager-gnome, wireless is now just as easy as WindowsXP.

The video card is an ATI Radeon Mobility 9000, so I use the open-source ati xorg drivers, which I found was faster than the binary fglrx drivers anyway. glxgears (-iacknowledgethatthisisnotabenchmark) gives me 5000-5200 fps, after decreasing my colour depth to 16-bit from 24-bit and using these xorg.conf tweaks (http://sidux.com/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-3034.html) suggested on the sidux.com forums. Beryl is installs out-of-the-box with the Ubuntu Beryl Project (http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org) repositories.

Phatfiddler
April 29th, 2007, 07:09 PM
Gateway ROG4500 with Pentium M 1.5GHz processor | 512Mb of RAM

Processor - stepped frequency works (600MHz - 1.5GHz), works out of box
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 - detected and works out of box
Screen - detected and works at correct resolution. Had to configure refresh rate
Synaptics touchpad - detected and works out of box
Intel PROwireless - detected but had to install network manager to get working. Did not require ndiswrapper or any other programs
Sound card - detected and works out of box
CD/DVD drive - detected, reads, writes out of box
Ethernet adapter - detected and works out of box

icechen1
April 29th, 2007, 08:10 PM
Gateway MX6214 works great.Need 915resolution to solve the resolution problem though.
514 mb processor
80 gb disk space
celeron M
-also wireless need ndiswrapper to work
-haven't tested SD card reader,audio recording

jimrz
April 29th, 2007, 08:27 PM
IBM ThinkPad T42
Pentium M 1.8 Ghz
1 Gb DDR ram
ATI Radeon mobility 9600 128Mb (using "ati" driver as not supported for hw accel by "fglrx")
IBM a/b/g wifi Atheros 5212 chipset
Bluetooth

everything just works OTB :)

Spr0k3t
April 29th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Alienware Area-51 m5500 Pentium M 2.4Ghz 2GB

Everything worked out of the box. I haven't tried the modem though, not needed for my area. Ever since Alienware was bought out by Dell, their support has plummeted to an all time low.

jimrz
April 29th, 2007, 08:49 PM
and another one

IBM ThinkPad 600x
PIII 500 Mhz
384 Mb pc100 ram
Netgear wg511t b/g wifi card - Atheros 5212 chipset
D-Link DFE-650 pcmia 10/100 nic

Since there have been no BIOS updates for this model later than the year 2000 cutoff date for acpi support, I had to add "acpi=force pci=noacpi" to my menu.lst in order to have acpi and still retain pcmia functionality.
Other than that, every thing again just works OTB.

Despite the ancient specs on this box, it's performance under feisty / Gnome is surprisingly good. It is now, in fact, performing better / faster than it has using any os that has ever been installed on it except possibly the win98se install that came with it originally. That match up might be a push but, of course, feisty does not throw random BSOD's the way that 98 used to.

EDIT: forgot to mention that the Conextent winmodem probably does not work. I never use this so did not even bother to check it. It did not work under previous releases, though I'm not sure which was the last one I even attempted to get it going on.

hardyn
April 29th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Asus z71vp (barebones):
1gb ram, seagate momentus 120gb, i2915, nvidia go6600

i2915 wireless - works
nvidia go6600 - works nvidia-glx-new, suspend takes some massaging
marvel yukon - works
sound - mostly works, quiet, pops
"magic" buttons - works
suspend - works, see nvidia
card reader - haven't tried why do they put these in?
modem - haven't tried why do they put these in?

Raedwald
April 29th, 2007, 09:06 PM
Acer Aspire 1520
512Mb RAM, AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (but running 32-bit)

INPROCOMM IPN 2220 wireless card (built in) working fine
RealTec RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (onboard) also works out of box.

happy-and-lost
April 29th, 2007, 09:15 PM
Dell Inspiron 6000
1.73GHz Pentium M (Speedstepping works OOTB fine)
1GB RAM
64 MB ATi x300 (Works fine with default Feisty driver, glxgears outputs 4000+fps)
Intel ProWireless 2200 (Works OOTB once enabled by default in BIOS)

Suspend works perfectly, Hibernate doesn't.
Media keys mapped perfectly OOTB by Feisty.

It's all good :)

FuturePilot
April 29th, 2007, 10:01 PM
Dell Inspiron 8200
Pentium 4 M @ 1.4GHz
Nvidia GeForce 2 Go (32MB)
768 MB RAM

Everything works out of the box. Hibernate works too. The Nvidia driver helps out with the color blending but the screen and the res work fine without it. Beryl doesn't work too well, but I can live without it on my laptop.

Onyros
April 29th, 2007, 10:19 PM
As usual, Thinkpads work pretty well with any given Linux distro.

I own a Thinkpad X31 subnotebook: Pentium M 1.4GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 768MB RAM, 40GB HDD (4200 rpm), ATi MR 7000 16MB RAM (dedicated chip). Unfortunately mine doesn't have integrated wireless, I use a SMC USB dongle for that.

Everything works out of the box, perfectly with Ubuntu.

I also have a Toshiba M70-320, a Centrino model (Pentium M 760 2.0GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 100GB HDD (5400 rpm), ATi MR X700 128MB), only thing that does not work out of the box is the card reader... which was working with Dapper, but stopped working somewhere down the line.

Both are really compatible machines, apart from Toshiba's graphic chip which needs fglrx, with whichever problems that brings to the table, but I'd include both in the list, really.

Phatfiddler
April 29th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Mazza, please correct my Gateway submission. It should be ROG450, not ROG4500.

Thanks.

vr6stress
April 29th, 2007, 10:50 PM
Acer TravelMate 4202 WLMi

Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66Ghz, 667Mhz, 2mb, L2 cache)
15.4" WXGA wide TFT LCD (1280x800)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

Running Fiesty, needed only 915Resolution installed after OS install for it show correct resolution, everything else ran out of the box!
Even picked and connected to WAP2 wireless network (Dapper wouldn't), roaming works perfectly!. Some trouble with suspend/hibernate.

Whiffle
April 30th, 2007, 04:21 PM
IBM Thinkpad T43, 1.86GHz Pentium-M, Intel Graphics, Intel wireless (ipw2200)...


Works great. I don't have hdaps setup yet because I suck at compiling ubuntu kernels, but everything else works flawlessly. I had to install the ThinkFinger driver myself though. I highly recommend www.thinkwiki.org, even if you don't have a thinkpad its got lots of useful info. Beryl works flawlessly.

The only issues I am having seem to be with Network Manager, its touchy and doesn't like to switch connections. LEAP sorta works, I can log in but it doesn't find web pages...

Mazza558
April 30th, 2007, 04:40 PM
* Updated list to date. Added spaces between options to make things clearer.

PatrickMay16
April 30th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Asus Z35F

Biochem
April 30th, 2007, 05:29 PM
DELL Latitude D520
Core 2 Duo T7200
2 Gig Ram
Intel abg Wireless
Intel graphics (support Beryl, Compiz, and Xinerama)
DVD burner
Haven't tried the modem yet

Sleep, hibernate and WiFi shut down don't work well with Dapper but everything work with Feisty

mips
April 30th, 2007, 07:33 PM
HP nx6110

Everything works.

ThinkBuntu
April 30th, 2007, 07:49 PM
The IBM ThinkPad T41 works perfectly, except for the ThinkVantage button. MEPIS settings claimed to be able to add functionality to the button, but no luck there either. However, I'm ready to give it the "Fully Compatible" stamp.

Note: this is the 1024*768 res version. There's an SVGA 1450*something version that maybe has res. config issues.

deniro0311
May 1st, 2007, 12:26 AM
"-[IBM] [ThinkPad] (Essentially All Models)" This is not correct in my case. I have a Thinkpad x60, and my wireless card wasn't detected in 7.04. I can't remember the exact name of the card, but it was the only one they offered with abg and n. I am going to try 6.06 now.

Compucore
May 1st, 2007, 01:36 AM
What kind of wireless are you using in your x60 just for curiousity sake. On my R32 I am using a intel wireless B version here. Which still does me good. I don't really use it over here since I am usually wired up to a lan over here at my place or when I bring it in towork over here. So for me it makes no difference really. But it is good to have just in case.

Compucore


P.S. Sorry for going offf topic slightly there.



"-[IBM] [ThinkPad] (Essentially All Models)" This is not correct in my case. I have a Thinkpad x60, and my wireless card wasn't detected in 7.04. I can't remember the exact name of the card, but it was the only one they offered with abg and n. I am going to try 6.06 now.

m.musashi
May 1st, 2007, 01:56 AM
Lets see. I've put Ubuntu on several Dell laptops that I don't think are mentioned yet. Here they are:

D610 pentium m (I think) (all works - no bluetooth)
D620 core 2 duo (all works including bluetooth but a manual config for the BT)
D820 core duo (ditto)
600m pentium m (ditto)

skwishybug
May 1st, 2007, 02:01 AM
[HP] [dv1000] [1.6GHz] [512Mb] [80Gb]

Only thig that is known to have an issue is the wifi - need to use ndiswapper and it was easy to set up.

Not sure if the modem or vga-out works, haven't tried them.

jariku
May 1st, 2007, 07:59 AM
I'm not sure if my laptop should be included, but here's the info anyway. Please see the note below.

[Acer] [Aspire 3610] [Intel Celeron 1,5 GHz] [default RAM: 256 MB, easily upgradeable]

NOTE: All hardware except some special keys in the Finnish keyboard work out of the box with Edgy and Feisty. The keyboard issue is that keys for € and $ which are situated next to the arrow keys do not work. This isn't an issue for me, as I feel they are in the way. :) Out of the quicklaunch buttons, Mail and Browser work, "e" and "P" do not. I'm not sure, but I seem to remember that one of those two doesn't even send a signal to X when pressed.

EDIT: The laptop comes without Bluetooth and wireless, but those can be installed with addon cards.

Mike Ozornin
May 1st, 2007, 12:35 PM
Samsung X11.
Core 2 Duo T5500
Intel 945 chipset
Ricoh card reader.

Now work all except acpi and card-reader (wifi wasn't being cheked).

Problems in past:
Sound was only from headphones, not in speakers this manual (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HdaIntelSoundHowto) helped perfectly.
Widescreen resolution didn't work - need to use 915 resolution -- solving was found on this forum.

Wifi will be tested tomorrow.

Ubuntu 7.04

tehbeermang
May 1st, 2007, 02:44 PM
I'll offer, though, that a Dell Inspiron 500m (if you can get one used) works perfectly with Feisty Fawn--keys, power management (including resume from suspend), sound, screen resolution, etc. Same with a Latitude C610, PIII1.2ghz, 256m ram, an ATI mobile video system whose name/specs escape me.

The function keys for volume/mute even work right out of the box.

It has the 802.11b orinoco wireless, works out of the box.

Picked it up for $263 shipped to my door from usedpc.com

marco123
May 1st, 2007, 02:51 PM
Advent 7109 (UK)

Celeron 1.46Ghz
1024mb RAM
128mb Intel GMA950
60gb SATA Hard Drive

stueyboy
May 1st, 2007, 03:39 PM
Acer Aspire 5601
1.67GHz Centrino Duo
1Gb RAM
80Gb HDD

Worked pretty well out of the box. All I had to do was install 915resolution to get the 1280x800 working. Also since upgrading to Feisty, the orbicam has started to work whereas I had trouble in edgy getting it to work at all. Network manager works brilliantly including VPN connections to work from home etc.

jonnywombat
May 1st, 2007, 04:45 PM
My packard bell easynote E6310, although getting a little long in the tooth (semprom 3000+ 512mb ram) seems to work fine in ubuntu (although I have not tried burning dvd's and such).

Jonny

Sciamano
May 3rd, 2007, 02:18 PM
[Fujitsu-Siemens] [Amilo Si1520] [Core 2 Duo T7200 @ 2Ghz][2Gb RAM]

Works like a charm with Feisty.
More info on my blog: Amilo SI1520 (http://si1520.blogspot.com/)

kdragon
May 3rd, 2007, 02:57 PM
toshiba satellite M100
Core Duo 1.73Ghz,512Mb Ram,950vga

brian j
May 3rd, 2007, 03:16 PM
Toshiba Satellite A100-585 Multi Media
Intel Centrino Duo @ 1.67ghz X 1.67ghz
1024 mg ram
60 gig hard disk.
Wifi / Blue tooth / IR

Jellicletrb
May 3rd, 2007, 03:17 PM
[Brand] [Model] [Processor] [RAM]

Toshiba / Satellite A55-S1064 / Celeron M 1.6 Ghz / 512Mb

Worked perfectly, just installed Edgy and was done, wireless and everything....well, except for that pesky modem, but I don't modem anyway :)

McLogic
May 3rd, 2007, 04:37 PM
[Brand] [Model] [Processor] [RAM]
[Dell] [Inspiron 700m] [Pentium M 1.6 Ghz, 2MiB cache] [1 GiB]

Firewire not working, everything else works.

whitefort
May 3rd, 2007, 04:53 PM
I bought a Lenovo 3000 N100 with Dapper pre-installed, because assumed it would be a nightmare getting ubuntu to work on a laptop (I found it hard enough on a desktop!).

A while ago, when the Dapper updates kept trashing my system, I got fed up and did a fresh install of Feisty, expecting all sorts of nightmares.

But to my delight, astonishment, etc., everything that worked in Dapper worked in Feisty, with NO tinkering.

There's a built in webcam that doesn't work - but it didn't work in Dapper either... and I've not had occasion to test the card reader. But everything else worked out of the box.

Iarwain ben-adar
May 3rd, 2007, 05:23 PM
Dell XPS M1710 3Ghz 2GB ram


Iarwain

mhamed
May 9th, 2007, 03:05 AM
Dell D610, Pentium M 1.6GHz, 1G RAM, 915GM board, SXGA+, wifi and BT.

Everything works OTB except SXGA resolution.

riven0
May 9th, 2007, 03:10 AM
[IBM] [R60] [Celeron M] [1GB]

2 Problems: Resolution can't seem to go above 1028x768, though I could be setting 915resolution wrong, and sleep is iffy. Hibernate works, though. Also, the laptop has got Edgy on it. Fiesty may have corrected these problems.

Other than that, it's perfect and amazingly stable.

blackspyder
May 9th, 2007, 04:11 AM
Dell Latitude C600, Intel 650MHz , 256 MB, works perfect with xubuntu

gradedcheese
May 9th, 2007, 05:23 AM
ThinkPad T60, absolutely excellent Linux support. However you have to be smart when you order it and get Intel graphics (not ATI) and Intel Wireless (otherwise you get Atheros). Everything works fine, right down to the fingerprint reader, though I do have a problem with burning audio CDs. I put some Ubuntu-on-T60 notes here (http://andrey.thedotcommune.com/thinkpad_t60.html) and I'll keep updating that as needed.

red_five
May 9th, 2007, 10:16 AM
Dell Latitude C610 with latest Atheros wifi mini-pci card. Feisty runs FAST on this, even with only 256MB RAM, and faster than Edgy ever did (7200RPM HD helps a bit...). I completely removed the modem. If someone had a way to add a BT device to the modem's slot, that would be killer...
CPU stepping 733/1000 works
Hibernate/resume works
Suspend/resume works
Fan control via i8k works nicely, once I installed it.
Screen resolution was correct on the first boot with Feisty, and Compiz works pretty well too.
Trackpad and touchpoint both work out of the box.
New extended battery gives me over 4 hours runtime. If I added the 2nd battery in the multipurpose bay, I could probably get close to 9 hrs.

red_five
May 9th, 2007, 10:22 AM
Same with a Latitude C610, PIII1.2ghz, 256m ram, an ATI mobile video system whose name/specs escape me.

The function keys for volume/mute even work right out of the box.

It has the 802.11b orinoco wireless, works out of the box.

Picked it up for $263 shipped to my door from usedpc.com

The C610 has a Mobile Radeon M6 w/16MB VRAM. The sleep FN button works, too, as does the lid switch. As I recall, so does the LCD/CRT FN button. Haven't tried external S-video or IRDA. I just hate that the thing only has 1 USB port, but I guess with 2 PC Card slots, I can remedy that...

megamania
May 9th, 2007, 10:27 AM
Interesting thread.

However, I was wondering if it would make any sense to specify what release of Ubuntu was used to test the laptops.

zoogTHOMzoog
May 9th, 2007, 10:32 AM
My laptop seems to work just fine with (X, K)Ubuntu. I have an HP Pavilion zv6000 with an ATI Radeon Xpress 200m, Broadcom wire-less, Sempron 3200+, 512MB RAM, 40gb HD, and 15.4" widescreen display. I had to use the bcm43xx-fwcutter for the wireless, and I use the fglrx video driver with XGL and Beryl. I am using Feisty now but have used everything from 5.10 with this laptop. I like Ubuntu on this laptop the best (I have used Open SuSE, Sabayon, Zenwalk, Debian Sid, and Slackware on this machine).

xyz
May 9th, 2007, 10:37 AM
Toshiba Satellite A40-241 PSA40E-0DEWN-EN (year 2004)

Intel® Celeron® processor
clock speed : 2.70 GHz
Front Side Bus : 400 MHz
2nd level cache : 128 KB

512 RAM (originallly 256)

Has worked with all Ubuntu versions.

HOWEVER I have no scanner, printer, WIFI, web cam.

Josh1
May 9th, 2007, 11:00 AM
BenQ Joybook R55 works out of the box no configuration needed for Ubuntu 7.04 ;).

stueyboy
May 9th, 2007, 11:52 AM
HOWEVER I have no scanner, printer, WIFI, web cam.

I know this is off topic a bit but it blew me away when I installed 6.10 (upgraded to 7.04 now) on my Acer Aspire 5601 (I posted the specs above). The HPLIP support is amazing. I use it to wirelessly connect to two network HP printers (officejet 7300 at work and PSC2710 at home) and it works flawlessly. The HP windows software won't even install two printer support and in fact it crashed my XP install so badly that I had to re-install windows and was one of the reasons for me trying Ubuntu in the first place.

OK back on topic now and sorry for the deviation.

jpeddicord
May 9th, 2007, 11:58 AM
Dell E1505
WSXGA+ Screen (1680x1050)
Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 (2.0 GHz)
2 GB Ram
Intel Integrated i950
Intel Pro Wireless 3945 (not N)
Standard "Dell" Bluetooth
SD/xD card reader
9 cell batteryEverything worked out of the box without any hacking around. The WSXGA+ screen needed a resolution change to get to the max, but I think that's all I had to do. Beryl compatible. :popcorn:

Total came out to be about $1200 after a $300 discount code from retailmenot.com.

Mazza558
May 11th, 2007, 07:58 PM
Here's the latest update:

1.) Sorted the brands into categories to help you see what brands work the most
2.) Added a "top 3 ubuntu brands" based on the number of laptop models I have in my list.
3.) Updated the list correct to 11th May.

The next update will probably be this time next week, and likely every Friday from now on. In the mean time, keep posting - I want a HUGE list :)

gozalo
May 13th, 2007, 11:55 AM
What about Toshiba satellite M50-231?

Franko30
May 14th, 2007, 09:24 AM
Hi there,

[Model] [Processor] [RAM]
[Nexoc] [Osiris S609 II] [Intel Core 2 Duo, T5500, 1,66 GHz] [1GB]

[B]http://www.nexoc.de/Nex_osirisS609II_db.htm

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 7.04 everything works just fine!

This is a german brand laptop that is sold without any operating system preinstalled - that is to say: without having to pay for "bug #1" (Windows) before installing Ubuntu. :guitar:

It has many order options, so here's my hardware:


Display: widescreen 13'' 1280x800, glare type
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo, T5500, 1,66 GHz
Wireless: Intel Pro Wireless LAN 3945ABG
LAN: Marvell 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Harddisc: 160 GB SATA, Hitachi HTS 54161
VGA: Intel 945GM Express
Audio: Realtek ALC861
Weight: 2,156 kg incl. battery
DVD+-RW writer


The only drawback is that the wireless card uses a proprietary driver - but it works 'out of the box' (with Ubuntu 7.04).


Supported features after install (only the important stuff):

widescreen resolution
standby
hibernate
card-reader slot for MMC,SD, Memory stick and Memory Stick Pro
frequency scaling
WLAN
LAN
brightness keys
suspend key
backlight off/on key
external VGA key
USB and Firewire
battery operation (about 3 hours with office and internet tasks and the battery that comes with the laptop)


Things I didn't test (mainly because I dont' have the hardware or need for it):

modem
S-Video out
PCMCIA slot
microphone in


Cheers

Franko30

StueyB
May 14th, 2007, 12:31 PM
HP NX7000 works completely out the box also. Every component works fine and native resolution is all good.

Pobega
May 14th, 2007, 12:34 PM
Are we completely forgetting about System76? All of their laptops support Ubuntu, and everything works 100% on them (Including the built-in webcams).

WestAussieUbu
May 14th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Toshiba Sattelite A100/500 - 1024 MB RAM - NVidia GeForce Go 7300 - 120GB HDD

cypresstwist
May 14th, 2007, 01:14 PM
Dell Latitude D820. Everything works perfectly in Feisty, from Bluetooth to WiFi...

Enverex
May 14th, 2007, 01:26 PM
[Clevo] [5600D] [Pentium 4 Northwood 2.4Ghz] [512MB DDR266]

Some random text written here because the forum complained my post was too small.

EDIT: Guys, please read the first post and format your posts like you've been asked to.

elfstone214
May 19th, 2007, 02:59 AM
Dell Inspiron 9300

CPU: Pentium-M 1.73GHz
RAM: 1GB
Video: ATI Mobility X300
Wireless: Intel Pro (??)

All works out of the box, except the mousepad has some troubles with mouse sensitivity.....just install the Synaptic Touchpad drivers and it should work fine.

Ripfox
May 19th, 2007, 03:06 AM
HP dv6226us

1024 DDR2

Intel GM915 integrated graphics

Broadcom 4311 internal wireless (works flawlessly with ndiswrapper)

Everything works great under 6.10, Feisty runs a little hot for my taste.

With these tweaks, all is well.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=361124

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4311_rev_01_(ndiswrapper)?highlight=(W ifiDocs%2FDevice#head-f744e28e6c78eb83d22be77819b130016a8e51f3

Also 915 resolution installed.

kevmore
May 19th, 2007, 03:14 AM
I have a compaq x1000 centrino chip, ati 9200, everything worked perfectly except the $#@@#@ wireless lan!!!! I'm new to linux and don't have a clue on what compile or most of the other terms I have been reading about how to get it working "easily". I downloaded a program that was supposed to make it work, and it asks for an inf file, but the one I have doesn't work. If anybody could explain it in real dumb talk I would be grateful.

Thanks

Kevin.

joe.turion64x2
May 19th, 2007, 03:25 AM
[Acer Aspire 5102WLMi] [AMD Turion 64 X2 TL50] [1GB DDR2]

All Acer Aspire 5100 series should behave similar. The laptop is immediately usable after Ubuntu 7.04 install (even ATI and Atheros wireless drivers are installed so you can download stuff right away). Beryl is somewhat tricky to configure (but it can be done). The only 'issues' are the webcam and the SD reader not working due to lack of drivers.

stmiller
May 19th, 2007, 05:52 AM
All G4 Powerbooks, iBooks with PowerPC Ubuntu. As of Feisty, wireless, sleep, everything works nicely.

tactus
May 19th, 2007, 11:49 AM
DELL Latitude D520
Core 2 Duo T7200
2 Gig Ram
Intel abg Wireless
Intel graphics (support Beryl, Compiz, and Xinerama)
DVD burner
Haven't tried the modem yet

Sleep, hibernate and WiFi shut down don't work well with Dapper but everything work with Feisty

I also have the D520, while most things just works like in your case - it wasn't perfect for me when it comes to suspend and hibernate in Feisty.

Dell Latitude D520, Core Duo 32 bit T2300E (I think). 1 GB RAM, and 945GM, 3945ABG etc.. Sound has been a bit unstable in earlier Ubuntu versions but in feisty it has been rock solid. Everything I've tested works out of the box except suspend to ram and hibernate which is flaky. What I haven't tested is modem, firewire, and bluetooth.

For hibernate (or some might call it suspend to disk?) it helps to modify the acpi-support file on this machine. Granted I've only tested this for a few days, but hibernate looks stable so far. I haven't experimented much with suspend to ram, the important thing is to get the one or the other stable before testing the next I think.

The file that needs to be played around with is:
/etc/default/acpi-support

Snippets of changes I've made so far..:
ACPI_SLEEP=false
MODULES="ipw3945"
SAVE_VBE_STATE=false
POST_VIDEO=false

Besides that gconf-editor lets me disable suspend from gnome-power-manager. :popcorn:

Isaac_x
May 20th, 2007, 02:54 AM
LG F1 Express Dual (http://ca.lge.com/en/proddivergent.do?categoryId=040215), Intel T5200, 1 GB RAM
All the hardware works as intended, and I especially like the CPU frequency scaling, but I wouldn't buy it on account of the lackluster processor.

spottraining
May 20th, 2007, 07:02 AM
Compaq Evo n610c 1,4GHz, 756 (default 256) RAM, 40GB Hdd, CD-RW/DVD combo, ATI Radeon 7500 Mobility.

Everything works out of the box.

Only problem was with ATI Radeon 7500 card - to get 3D work. But with open source drivers its works also fine.

xtrm_redbull
May 20th, 2007, 07:28 AM
IBM ThinkPad R50e

Intel Celeron-M 1.3 Ghz, 256 MB of RAM but only 241 is detected in ubuntu. everything works after installation.:p

steveneddy
May 20th, 2007, 10:47 PM
System76 Serval Performance
Intel Core 2 Duo
2 Gig RAM
DVD-RW
Card Reader
PCM-CIA
USB/Firewire
Wireless LAN

The only thing that doesn't work is the built in web cam.

jiminycricket
May 20th, 2007, 11:06 PM
[Brand] [Model] [Processor] [RAM]

[IBM] [Thinkpad R51] [Pentium M 1.6 GhZ] [512MB]

Compiz works OOtB. I think it uses the reverse engineered r300 ATI drivers. Wireless is Intel and also works OOtB. All laptop keys also work, except for the one that turns wireless off and on which I never use anyways.

only problem with this laptop: the battery is ****, on both Windows and Linux. One hour max.

Franko30
June 27th, 2007, 09:43 AM
Hi,

had the chance to test another laptop that 'just works':


[Asus] [F2F] [Core 2 Duo] [1024]

See the laptop testing report I created in the wiki:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam/AsusF2F-5A053E

Cheers

Franko30

Lord Illidan
June 27th, 2007, 09:55 AM
My father has a Sony VAIO VGN-FE41E.

Ubuntu works fine on it. So far he's got Edgy installed. I'll install Feisty for him after he finishes his thesis, or when he's got some free time.

How I got it working. Installation worked fine, albeit in a bad resolution, which I had to fix after I got the drivers installed and meddled in xorg.conf to fix it. An nvidia 7400 go is provided, which I got the drivers from the repos.

Wifi is provided by an Intel chip. It worked out of the box and was detected by NetworkManager, but I had to install wicd to connect to our home's WPA2 network. No problem with that.

Sound. I had to compile the latest alsa drivers (as of February 2006), as while the speakers where working, headphone jacks weren't. Then I also had to add a small line in /etc/modules.d/alsa I think.. I don't have the laptop near me, so I can't say exactly. But then sound works perfectly.

What doesn't work - Motioneye camera. I've also never checked the sony's memory chip, cos I don't have one myself. But otherwise usb works ok.

What I don't like about it. I'd like to disable trackpad tap-to-click..but it seems possible only with a synaptics trackpad..

EDIT : It also has a core 2 duo T5500 1.66GHz and 120 gb harddrive..

Franko30
June 27th, 2007, 10:18 AM
Hello,


Sony VAIO VGN-FE41E.
(...)bad resolution, which I had to fix(...)was detected by NetworkManager, but I had to install wicd(...)Sound. I had to compile the latest alsa drivers(...)What doesn't work - Motioneye camera.

Are you sure you're in the right thread?

This is the "Laptops-that-work-perfectly-on-Ubuntu" thread not the "Laptops-that-almost-work-on-Ubuntu" thread.

You might consider deleting your message.

Cheers

Franko30

Franko30
June 27th, 2007, 02:18 PM
And another laptop that 'just works' - and at a fine speed, despite its age!

[Sony] [Vaio PCG-SRX51P] [PIII M low voltage 800 MHz] [256]

See:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam/PCG-SRX51P

Cheers

Franko30

joe.turion64x2
June 27th, 2007, 04:05 PM
Hello,



Are you sure you're in the right thread?

This is the "Laptops-that-work-perfectly-on-Ubuntu" thread not the "Laptops-that-almost-work-on-Ubuntu" thread.

You might consider deleting your message.

Cheers

Franko30
But if one manages to make it work perfectly that should count, shouldn't it?

Mazza558
June 27th, 2007, 04:22 PM
But if one manages to make it work perfectly that should count, shouldn't it?

This thread is only for laptops that work essentially out of the box. I'm updating the original post and changing a few other things. Stay tuned!

EDIT: There, the new version is up. I'll continue to update as time goes by. However, the thread will be updated monthly now.

macogw
June 27th, 2007, 09:06 PM
Gateway MX6920 with up-to-date Feisty works perfectly. With the original kernel on a Feisty install, the card reader won't work. Post-install updates fix that, though. The only things is that Intel graphics don't go over 1024x768 by default and need 915resolution, but I don't think that's a "not working perfectly" as the graphics work (not like you have no X) and 1024x768 isn't exactly low-res (like the ATI card on my oldest desktop...wont go over 800x600).

maarten80
July 2nd, 2007, 12:46 PM
[Acer][Travelmate 351TE] [PIII, 700 MhZ][256 RAM]

Xubuntu 7.04 works perfectly

AncientPC
July 5th, 2007, 07:25 AM
[Dell][Inspiron 6000][Pentium M 1.6 GHz][768MB DDR2]

Everything works except:
* Laptop can't hibernate but suspends fine.
* I've lost touchpad corner functionality, but gsynaptics allows me to fine tune the sensitivity.
* The stop media key does not work (doesn't respond to xev).
* ATI Mobile Radeon x300 needs open source drivers for Beryl to work but they lack video acceleration as far as I can tell.
* I have not tested the built-in modem.

Hallvor
July 5th, 2007, 07:33 AM
"-[Acer] [Aspire 3610] [Intel Celeron 1,5 GHz] [default RAM: 256 MB, easily upgradeable] (Note: Some keys on keyboard don't work)"

This is probably easy to fix, but I can confirm that the bottom scroll button does not work. The button works perfectly with Mandriva. Also recommend upgrading the ram with an extra 256 or 512 mb.

Atomic Dog
July 5th, 2007, 07:48 AM
HP dv6130 and dv6365. Both in Intel flavors with intel wireless and intel graphics. All works except for the built-in webcam, and the card reader only reads sd cards. From what I understand the cam can be made to work.

Skumar
July 9th, 2007, 02:41 PM
The Following Gateway laptop works fine with Fiesty Fawn.

[GateWay][GTW-MX6920][1 Gb Ram ][Core Duo T2050 Processor 1.6 GHz]

Darkcloud
July 9th, 2007, 02:49 PM
[ Dell ] [C610] [ Pentium III 1 Gig ] [ 384 MB ]

Worked great right out of the box, gsynaptics took care of the touchpad eratic behavior, and wireless is great even with Linksys just installed ndiswrapper and off I went. Beryl behaves well too. I have had no major problems all drivers were ready and available upon install.D

Dell C600 Pentium III 1 Gig 512MB

Dell C500 Pentium III 700Mhz 512 MB

Compaq M300 Pentium III 500Mhz 320 MB (Xubuntu)

Compaq M700 Pentium III 850Mhz 512MB

Dell Inspiron 2500 Pentium 700Mhz 512MB

argie
July 9th, 2007, 03:22 PM
[HP Compaq] [NX 7300] [Core 2 Duo 2Ghz T7200] [1 GB]

Out of the box for everything. 1 Restricted driver for the Wireless card. Intel GMA945 or something, plays with Compiz Fusion great for everything but blurring. No need to setup anything, that means nothing. It all Just Works ™. I haven't had the chance to test Bluetooth or the Wireless.

Bugs:
1. The Synaptics touchpad doesn't work on Switch User unless I switch back to the original user and then switch back. Alternatively, I can Lock Screen and then Switch User. This works. Touchpad clicks sometimes disappear (rare).

2. Hibernate doesn't work. I chose to not have any swap (I only use half of my 1GB RAM at maximum) so that is obviously the problem. Suspend works.

joe.turion64x2
July 9th, 2007, 06:56 PM
[Acer Aspire] [5050][Turion 64 MK36 2GHz] [512MB]

Everything 'Linux workable' worked out of the box (with Restricted drivers only, for the Atheros wifi card and the ATI video card). The only thing that did not work (besides the Card reader which does not have available drivers at all) is Beryl, but that is a luxury.

Ubuntu latest kernel upgrade broke its audio system, but it was Ubuntu's fault (fixable at least).

Joe.

Hex_Mandos
July 9th, 2007, 07:07 PM
Olivetti Olibook 810. It's a model made in Argentina and sold only in MERCOSUR countries. It's near the top of the Olibook line, but cheaper models (like the 610, 620, 710 and 720) should work perfectly too, as they have very similar configurations.

Everything I tried so far works perfectly (suspend mode, card reader, graphics, sound, weird keyboard functions, USB ports, ethernet). Haven't tried the wireless networking yet, but Ubuntu automatically installed the blobby Intel driver. No manual tweaking was required, as most components use open source drivers and Ubuntu automatically installed wireless.

There's just one exception: the "IE quick launch" button. But I'm glad it doesn't! :D

It's also interesting that the computer comes with no "designed for Windows" sticker.

macogw
July 12th, 2007, 03:30 AM
The Following Gateway laptop works fine with Fiesty Fawn.

[GateWay][GTW-MX6920][1 Gb Ram ][Core Duo T2050 Processor 1.6 GHz]

We have the same computer!

Oh....and you've never tried a Memory Stick in it, have you? There's no support for them yet, but I still said this model anyway...everything I've tried has worked....SD reader won't work in Dapper though.

hackle577
July 12th, 2007, 04:01 AM
[Dell] [Inspiron 4150] [Mobile Intel Pentium 4 1.70 GHz] [640 MB RAM]

Kind of an older model, but I've never had a hardware problem.

vwbeamer
July 12th, 2007, 04:14 AM
[Brand] [Model] [Processor] [RAM]
[Dell][ Inspiron b130][ Intel Pentium M 1.7][ 1 gig ].

RAV TUX
July 12th, 2007, 04:50 AM
~Fujitsu (http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/buildseriesbean.do?series=T4220)LifeBook T4220 (http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/buildseriesbean.do?series=T4220)~ (http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/buildseriesbean.do?series=T4220)
~Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T7700 (2.4 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)~
~4 GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM memory (2 GB x 2) memory~
~120 GB hard drive~
~12.1" XGA active digitizer indoor/outdoor display with wide viewing angles~
~Internal modem, 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN, and Atheros Super AG® (802.11a/b/g) wireless LAN with Bluetooth wireless 2.0~
~Active Digitizer: An active digitizer requires a special stylus or "special pen" to interact with the system in tablet mode.~
~4.3 lbs~

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8251/t4220tabletstyluszy7.th.jpg (http://img169.imageshack.us/my.php?image=t4220tabletstyluszy7.jpg)

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6628/t4220anglecdoutstylustwyd2.th.jpg (http://img169.imageshack.us/my.php?image=t4220anglecdoutstylustwyd2.jpg)

I installed a dual boot of Ubuntu and XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 on the Fujitsu Lifebook T4220 ; everything workes like a dream without fail out-of-the-box. Some minor tweaking on the Wacom. The fingerprint scanner does not work, since most laptops don't include a fingerprint scanner I consider this convertible(notebook/tablet) to work 100% with Ubuntu.

stchman
July 13th, 2007, 06:51 PM
[Model] [Processor] [RAM]

Toshiba A135-S2246 CeleronM 512MB

I bought this laptop for a song. Everything works perfectly under Feisty. The only thing I cannot verify is the 56K modem, but I have not used dialup in years so it is a non-factor. I have also upgraded the RAM to 1GB as the video card take 128MB

[B]Hardware list:
Celeron M 520 (1.733GHz)
Radeon Xpress 200M (restricted driver)
SB400 Chipset
SB450 Sound
Atheros 5006EG wireless (restricted driver)
Realtek 8139 ethernet
DVD/CDRW
Some 56K modem (unverified)

I don't believe that the unverified 56 modem removes this from the list. The suspend and hibernate is a little flaky but that seems to be an Ubuntu thing.

jay019
July 30th, 2007, 12:55 PM
1 vote for...

[Toshiba] [Satellite M110/L00] [Intel CoreDuo 1.6GHz] [512MB]

amlucent23
July 30th, 2007, 03:14 PM
My work laptop, everything works 100% out of the liveCD,

Dell Latitude D610 Pentium M 1.66 1024 MB

All of the special function keys work wonderful, the intel 915 gma reports the correct resolution to x11. perfect.

Perpetual
September 29th, 2007, 10:02 PM
Ubuntu 7.10 Beta 1 (upgraded from 7.04 clean installation)

Dell D600

1.6GHz Intel Pentium M
512MB DDR SDRAM 266MHz
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 32MB
IBM Travelstar 40GNX 40GB 5,400rpm

All works out of the box but can not verify modem. Resume from Suspend works fine and wireless and usb are functional after resume. Hibernate works fine also.

Mazza558
September 29th, 2007, 11:07 PM
I've updated the listings as of this post. Thanks for the newest additions, and people should begin to try testing Gusty to see if this improves things.

stalker145
September 29th, 2007, 11:18 PM
Great list!!

Please allow me to add the following:


Dell C640 upgraded to 1024Mb RAM (the max)
Atheros wireless added

Micron transport GX2 upgraded to 512Mb RAM
Atheros wireless added


All the hotkeys seem to work with both. Admittedly, I have not tried the fingerprint scanner on the Micron as it doesn't really matter to me.

benhagerty
September 30th, 2007, 12:04 AM
Sony Vaio VGN S-460 no problems here

RAV TUX
September 30th, 2007, 12:17 AM
__________________________________________________ ________________



-[Fujitsu]LifeBook T4220]

__________________________________________________ ________________



Please add this information to the Fujitsu Lifebook T4220: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7700 (2.4 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB): 2 DIMM slots Up to 4 GB

Edit: already posted this but I would put this as a top of the line model for Ubuntu

smylie
October 8th, 2007, 12:05 AM
[HP] [HP 6710b] [Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 GHz] [1580 MB RAM]

Runs Gutsy Gibbon Fine. It is near perfect out of the box. Suspend, Hibernate, Wireless, Multimedia buttons and card reader all work flawlessly with no work required.
The native screen resolution (1650 x 1050) is detected and looks great.

The only negative is that Compiz Fusion does not work due to video card being black listed by the Compiz Team. (See here (http://blog.smylie.co.nz/28/gutsy-gibbon-on-the-hp6710b-fixing-compiz-problems-with-intel-i965-blacklist/) on how to fix this by enabling EXA).

In general I am extremely impressed with the performance of Gutsy on this laptop.


Runs Feisty Fawn barely - Will *not* install off the normal install cd - alternate install cd required. (But why do that when Gutsy works so well?)

samb0057
October 9th, 2007, 02:33 PM
Why don't you guys post some of this stuff on www.ubuntuhcl.org

guga31bb
December 7th, 2007, 05:34 AM
I have a Dell Latitude D630 with 1gig RAM that runs perfectly. The video card is blacklisted for compiz but you can get around that, and compiz doesn't provide functionality anyway...wireless and everything else works fine with no problems (first time linux user, too)

ramjet_1953
December 7th, 2007, 09:17 AM
Acer TravelMate 4101WNLCi

Everything works, including wireless, Bluetooth and the special function keys.

On Gutsy not even any need to set-up screen with 915resolution, it just recognised it and set it to 1280 X 800 24 bit.

It even recognised the onboard Winmodem and configured it.

Regards,
Roger :cool:

PartisanEntity
December 7th, 2007, 09:54 AM
Been using Ubuntu since Dapper, but now, since Gutsy I can add my laptop, I can't think of anything anymore that isn't working:

Asus A6K

de_valentin
December 7th, 2007, 10:27 AM
Packard Bell
Easynote 3250

http://support.packardbell.com/nl/item/?sn=183205660122&g=1400
(dutch site or justpaste this serial '183205660122' in your local site)

Everything just works including the synaptics touchpad that in XP didn't have scroll-section now in Gutsy and Feisty it has :)
Only thing I never checked was the pcmcia and the 4-in-1 cardreader and cannot check right now.

The Prosavage card won't allow 3D so no compiz or the likes.
Suspend doesn't work either just checked never done that before, won't do it again :(

gn2
December 7th, 2007, 04:56 PM
[Toshiba] [Portege 3440CT] [Pentium III 500mhz] [192mb RAM]

oodledoodle
December 7th, 2007, 05:44 PM
[Hewlett Packard] [NX9420] [Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 ] [1 Gig]

Works OTB, x1600 mobility radeon works with synaptic ati drivers. no problems as yet.

Z_o-s-o
December 8th, 2007, 10:33 AM
HP DV6215 with a 2.0 ghz Turion64 and 2 gigs of ram.

-Processor - Detected correctly and steps 800mhz - 1.6 ghz - 2.0 ghz just fine
-Graphics - Nvidia Go6150 worked easily with the help of the restricted drivers manager.
-Screen - Nothing special here
-Synaptics touchpad - Worked out of the box - installed the "touchpad" package for extra tweaking (disabling tapping).
-Wireless - Needed slight help from Ndiswrapper; restricted driver manager got wireless working in about 2 minutes, but the range wasn't that great.
-Ethernet adapter - Like the rest of the Nvidia chipset stuff, worked right out of the box.
-Sound card - Supported 100% on first boot.
-CD/DVD drive - Reads, writes, and all that stuff 100%
-Media card reader (SD, MS /Pro, MMC, XD) - Didn't have any trouble out of the box, I've heard about XD compat. issues, but mine seems fine.
-Media Keys / IR remote - Media keys and keyboard shortcuts work perfectly. Remote seems to work on 'some' programs right away, for me, Totem was one.

Other things not tested - Things not tested are S-video out and the docking expansion port.

Hibernate / Sleep work just fine, and everything comes back to life after resuming.

garba
December 8th, 2007, 11:04 AM
i used to run kubuntu gutsy on a toshiba satellite, I couldn't stand that thing it just worked 100% perfectly out of the box :lolflag:

Cammy
December 8th, 2007, 05:19 PM
Dell Inspiron 1100 - running Gutsy and Wifi, no probs.

Installation notes:

- The laptop needs to have a recent bios, something like A32. You may have to upgrade to A22, then upgrade that to A32.

- Press F2 to enter setup. Find the UMA size and change it to 8mb.

- Upon install, select "safe graphics mode", then press F6 and add the following install params (before the final --): nolapic acpi-off

Should install without a hitch after that.

linux noooob
December 8th, 2007, 05:24 PM
i use an Acer Aspire 3610 after installing wicd nothing at all needed to be done! and if i set the video to 64 mb i can even run beryl or compiz!! and last my laptop runs about 40% of the ram without any other programs running.

eimor
December 8th, 2007, 05:26 PM
Olivetti notebook model 750 512ram 80gb hdd realtek wifi with compiz workin like a charm, im so happy:)!!!
Only would be nice to know how to configure the touchpad sensibility.

esaym
December 8th, 2007, 05:50 PM
dell latitude c610 1ghz cpu nvidia geforce 2go or ati m6 video. Works great, cost $250 from ebay.

edit:
also purchased wistron cm9 mini pci wireless card for the laptop. Works out of box with madwifi drivers and also supports packet injection so you can easily crack and use your nieghbors encrypted wireless access point.

Z_o-s-o
December 8th, 2007, 06:28 PM
Eimor,

Theres a package in the repository called "touchpad"

Download that, and add Option "SHMconfig" "true" to xorg.conf under the touchpad section, and itll give you a load more options for the touchpad.

LaRoza
December 8th, 2007, 06:38 PM
Lenovo R61i, works great.

In Feisty, DVD drive doesn't work without tweaking, an install of Gutsy fixed that.

Touchpad, nib, and everything I use works. I don't know about the graphics, I didn't try Compiz-Fusion, but resolution is fine.

droidie
December 9th, 2007, 12:43 AM
eMachine M6805 works fine after you spend the time to get the Broadcom Wireless to work with ndiswrapper

speedwell68
December 9th, 2007, 12:49 AM
Acer Aspire 5101 works perfectly on 7.10 AMD64.

patmalcolm91
December 24th, 2007, 07:15 AM
Dell Inspiron 630m
Pentium M processor / 915GM integrated graphics card
(i think) 512 MB RAM
Broadcom 43xx wireless card

Gutsy works great "out of the box", feisty had wireless trouble
only thing is graphics aren't always great (have trouble with some 3d programs and video editing), but most compiz plugins work well.

rating: ****

LookTJ
December 24th, 2007, 07:29 AM
I'd like to say that DELL I600M(Inspiron 600m) works perfectly out of the box in my honest opinion. Luckily, my laptop came with an Intel Pro Wireless 2200, unlike most DELLs come with Broadcom.

cwej
December 29th, 2007, 09:29 PM
Any laptop purchased from System76 (http://www.system76.com/). I bought one recently (Pangolin). Happy as a clam.

hhhhhx
December 29th, 2007, 10:02 PM
VAIO
VGN-sz491n
2.16 ghz
2 gig

I prefer mint 4.0 instead of gusty, but they both work great

smartboyathome
December 29th, 2007, 10:20 PM
My HP Compaq works perfectly. There is only need for one proprietary driver (for wireless). Only low point is that there is 512mb ram.

LaRoza
December 29th, 2007, 10:25 PM
My ThinkPad R61i with Gutsy, no issues. All Intel on mine.

** Feisty had an issue with the DVD drive **

Rebel Dragon
December 29th, 2007, 11:36 PM
Dell Inspiron 9200 works perfectly with (K)ubuntu Feisty.

AndyCooll
December 30th, 2007, 12:17 AM
My Dell Inspiron 6400. Works perfectly with Gutsy.

:cool:

Ropechoborra
January 6th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Well, im trying to make my Olvitetti Olibook 520 work with ubuntu but i just cant =(

If anyone could give me a hand here, this is the tread:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=655593&highlight=olivetti

MethodOne
January 7th, 2008, 04:08 AM
Compal DL70:

Processor: 1.73 GHz Pentium M Dothan

Graphics (Mobility Radeon X600): fglrx drivers (manually and in repo) worked with earlier versions of Ubuntu, but not on Gutsy. I am using the open-source ati driver for now. Compiz worked in the stock Gutsy installation, but the Mobility Radeon X600 was added to the blacklist in an update.

Wireless (Intel Pro Wireless 2915ABG): Works with ipw2200 driver, but haven't tested WPA at home because my Nintendo DS only supports WEP.

RAM: 1GB PC3200 SODIMM

Soft Modem (Intel ICH6 AC'97): Installed sl-modem-daemon from the official repository and the modem worked right away.

FireWire (VIA): Haven't tested it because I don't have any FireWire devices.

Sound (Intel ICH6 AC'97): Works perfectly

Wired Ethernet (Realtek RTL-8169): Works perfectly

SD Card reader (ENE) Haven't tested with Gutsy, but had varying results with earlier versions of Ubuntu.

Suspension and hibernation work with ati drivers, but not fglrx.

Emerzen
January 7th, 2008, 04:11 AM
Dell XPS M1210 w/ Intel Centrino Duo 2GHz and 1GB RAM works flawlessly.

Praadur
January 7th, 2008, 04:30 AM
[Acer] [7004 series] [Mobile AMD Sempron 3500+] [1GiB shared]

My trusty old laptop is running Ubuntu beautifully and almost runs out of the box. There are only two major issues to overcome before one can start customising the Ubuntu experience...

Sound:

It seems as though the snd-hda-intel module isn't included with Gutsy(?), so I had to do the following to get sound up and running...

First, I went to alsa-project.org and grabbed the packages there and compiled them, the drivers package had to be compiled with the '--with-cards=hda-intel' flag. Once I'd done that, I ran 'depmod -a' then 'modprobe snd-hda-intel' in a terminal and all was well.

This was pretty easy and painless to accomplish, all in all and something that I can do in a matter of a minute or two now (but I've only had to test that when the kernel updates).

Wireless:

This was... not fun. The Acer 7004 series have a Broadcom wireless card in them, I was a lucky chap to land myself with a laptop whose card lives in infamy and is renowned for its bloody difficult nature.

First of all, I did what most do and tried bcm43xx-fwcutter, removing network manager and installing wifi-radar. Wifi-radar didn't work out too well as it doesn't seem to auto-connect properly (considering it picks the first point on the list to auto-connect to, I think?), so I switched to Wicd. All was well in Wicd-land for a while until I found out that my connection dropped frequently.

The only way I managed to solve the dropping was to get rid of bcm43xx-fwcutter and use ndiswrapper to install the Windows drivers for my card, and luckily I knew which those were. Of course, the problem then was that Wicd seemed to refuse to see any wireless points at all (even with it set to ndiswrapper). I can't really explain this as iwconfig had no problems whatsoever. In fact, I have to admit that I was going spare at this point and it was a friend who figured out that just because Wicd wasn't seeing a point doesn't mean that iwconfig wouldn't connect to one regardless.

My final solution was to create a script which basically uses 'iwconfig eth0 essid Blah key Blah' followed by 'dhclient', I dropped that in sbin, and then symlinked to it from init.d and resume.d. And that worked, that worked wonderfully.

These days, I'm pretty much online all the time, despite the innate evilness of the Broadcom wireless card.

-

In finishing, I can recommend the Acer 7004 as a Linux laptop but only if one can put up without having a graphical user interface to handle their wireless connection (I get by just fine though). And I suppose the reason I'm sharing this information here is if anyone happens to Google the name of my laptop and the problems I had, they'll likely find this thread and hopefully will benefit from the fruits of my labour.

joe.turion64x2
January 7th, 2008, 04:52 AM
[Acer] [7004 series] [Mobile AMD Sempron 3500+] [1GiB shared]

My trusty old laptop is running Ubuntu beautifully and almost runs out of the box. There are only two major issues to overcome before one can start customising the Ubuntu experience...

Sound:

It seems as though the snd-hda-intel module isn't included with Gutsy(?), so I had to do the following to get sound up and running...

First, I went to alsa-project.org and grabbed the packages there and compiled them, the drivers package had to be compiled with the '--with-cards=hda-intel' flag. Once I'd done that, I ran 'depmod -a' then 'modprobe snd-hda-intel' in a terminal and all was well.

This was pretty easy and painless to accomplish, all in all and something that I can do in a matter of a minute or two now (but I've only had to test that when the kernel updates).

Wireless:

This was... not fun. The Acer 7004 series have a Broadcom wireless card in them, I was a lucky chap to land myself with a laptop whose card lives in infamy and is renowned for its bloody difficult nature.

First of all, I did what most do and tried bcm43xx-fwcutter, removing network manager and installing wifi-radar. Wifi-radar didn't work out too well as it doesn't seem to auto-connect properly (considering it picks the first point on the list to auto-connect to, I think?), so I switched to Wicd. All was well in Wicd-land for a while until I found out that my connection dropped frequently.

The only way I managed to solve the dropping was to get rid of bcm43xx-fwcutter and use ndiswrapper to install the Windows drivers for my card, and luckily I knew which those were. Of course, the problem then was that Wicd seemed to refuse to see any wireless points at all (even with it set to ndiswrapper). I can't really explain this as iwconfig had no problems whatsoever. In fact, I have to admit that I was going spare at this point and it was a friend who figured out that just because Wicd wasn't seeing a point doesn't mean that iwconfig wouldn't connect to one regardless.

My final solution was to create a script which basically uses 'iwconfig eth0 essid Blah key Blah' followed by 'dhclient', I dropped that in sbin, and then symlinked to it from init.d and resume.d. And that worked, that worked wonderfully.

These days, I'm pretty much online all the time, despite the innate evilness of the Broadcom wireless card.

-

In finishing, I can recommend the Acer 7004 as a Linux laptop but only if one can put up without having a graphical user interface to handle their wireless connection (I get by just fine though). And I suppose the reason I'm sharing this information here is if anyone happens to Google the name of my laptop and the problems I had, they'll likely find this thread and hopefully will benefit from the fruits of my labour.
Why did you remove Network Manager? It can handle wireless connections as well.

Praadur
January 7th, 2008, 04:54 AM
Why did you remove Network Manager? It can handle wireless connections as well.

I forget the exact reason but it was something to do with the essid or the key, I forget which. Basically it threw a hissy-fit and didn't want to have anything to do with the way the house wireless system is setup here.

allforcarrie
January 7th, 2008, 06:09 AM
My HP DV9334 works flawlessly.

jespdj
January 7th, 2008, 10:35 AM
[Dell] [XPS M1330] [Intel Core 2 Duo T7300] [2 GB]

Almost works out of the box 100% with Ubuntu 7.10 (32-bit). I had just one little problem: the internal microphone didn't work, but a fix is available (see bug # 147682 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/dell/+bug/147682)). Wireless networking and webcam work without any problem; enabling the nVidia restricted driver was just a mouse click after the initial install.

Note that the XPS 1330 has different hardware options. Mine has these parts:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 (2.0 GHz)
Memory: 2 GB
Graphics: nVidia 8400M GS (128 MB)
Screen: WLED, 1280 x 800 with built-in 0.3 Mpixel webcam
Wireless: Intel 4965 AGN (Linux doesn't support the draft-802.11n yet; max. connection speed is 54 Mbit/s, which is 802.11g)
Harddisk: Seagate 160 GB, 7200 RPM
Bluetooth built-in

Reports by other people with the XPS M1330:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/InstallingUbuntuOnADellXPSM1330
Bloghardt's Reflector - Dell XPS M1330 and Ubuntu (12-28-Update) (http://blog.higherthings.org/borghardt/article/3077.html)
HOWTO: Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 on Dell XPS M1330 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=622378)
Luca Gibelli - Ubuntu GNU/Linux on Dell XPS M1330 (http://www.nervous.it/2007/11/linux-dell-xps-m1330/)

public_void
January 7th, 2008, 11:25 AM
[Packard Bell] [Easy Note L4] [Intel Centrino 1.6Ghz] [512MB]

Works perfectly, including wireless and dual screen. One note, when setting up a dual screen you have to set the HorizSync and VertRefresh, otherwise the resolution for the second monitor may change.

oldb0y
January 7th, 2008, 05:23 PM
[HP] [Pavilion] [ZT3000] [Intel Centrino 1.6GHz] [ATI Mobility Radeon 9200] [512 MB RAM]

Works OTB:)

TeaSwigger
January 8th, 2008, 11:08 AM
[Dell] [Inspiron 1000] [CeleronM] [256mb]

Not sure if this fits so I'll specify.

A good success with Gutsy. Works out of the box. Special keys etc preconfigured! Network worked. Touch pad works. Added USB mouse works. Power Management A/C and battery works. Sound works fine. Audio control works. LCD brightness control works. Surprisingly good performance for the hardware, quite good if using light env. like IceWM. No hanging on bootups etc using default configs. Even fonts etc are fine.

Issue noted: Graphics with perfectly workable pic & res, good quality image, but I'm not getting good results running glxgears, suggesting the SiS graphics either requires more work or simply isn't fully supported, possibly no thanks to SiS.

Gigamo
January 8th, 2008, 11:23 AM
[Compal][IFL-90][T7700][2GB][8600M GT]

Working perfectly fine.

Lord DarkPat
January 8th, 2008, 11:34 AM
[Acer] [TravelMate 4000] [Intel Centrino (1.66Ghz, 667Mhz, 2mb, L2 cache)]

This is the one I have, and everything works out-of-the-box. The touchpad is a bit slower, though:guitar:
Pls add it to the list

Cavalryman
January 8th, 2008, 07:16 PM
[HP Pavilion 2660ds] [Intel Core 2 Duo] [2 GB RAM]

However, in order to use the LightScribe feature, you have to install the 32 bit Ubuntu because the LightScribe software isn't compatible with the 64 bit version. It doesn't matter to me because I can't really tell the difference in the two versions anyway.

bufsabre666
January 8th, 2008, 07:24 PM
hp dv8301nr counts but sort of doesnt

the only problem is the wireless but since they added its drivers into the restricted drivers it works just fine if you have a real internet connection to load them up

nanog
January 12th, 2008, 10:54 PM
[Dell] [Inspiron E1405] [Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz] [2048 MB RAM]

Works perfectly with Gutsy 7.1. 1400x900 video, Compiz, all hotkeys cuts, external monitor etc..
I wiped the drive because the media direct setting will change the partition table if activated by mistake. I have intel graphics and intel wireless.

Note: this laptop similar but not identical to a stock D620.

Sugz
February 2nd, 2008, 01:55 PM
The Advent T7203 works great but im having some problems with the Touchpa not running after suspend. after Hibernate it is fine

billgoldberg
February 2nd, 2008, 02:02 PM
Hp pavilion dv4367ea works without any problems here.

Omnios
February 24th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Hi.

In the beginning of January I purchased a Dell XPS 1530 laptop. I have been saving for over a year and have been researching purchasing a laptop just as long.
I looked at many makes and models. It will eventually run Ubuntu or Kubuntu 8.04 when it comes out which is what this thread is about.

I looked at many makes and models and some of them looked really good overall. Originally I was considering other makes but after talking to many shop owner I have met in my area the same thing came up time and again and made me very concerned. Every shop owner told me that the majority of the makes would void the hardware or software agreement if you install Linux.

After looking into this more I found a few horor stories how new laptop owners where left out in the cold because they installed Linux on there new laptops. There is a post on this thread which really hit home on this where a new laptop owner had a broken hinge on his lappy and sent it for service to the store where he bought it. He was told the hardware agreement was void because he installed Linux on it. Though this is not an issue for older laptops that are not still under a service agreement.

The problem here is some makes could sell you a multi year service agreement and say it is void because you installed Linux on it.


Anyways in the end this lead me to buy a Dell XPS 1530 as the software service agreement is void but that is for vista so don't really care. The big bonus is that the hardware service agreement is intact and I bough a three year agreement for about $200 with tax. The point of this is that if something is going to crap out on a laptop it usually happens just after a year and was recommended by every shop owner and laptop owner I spoke to.

The point of this thread is to identify makes and and models where the software agreement is voided and upheld by the makers. Also a place to post horror stories and experiences with makes that support Linux agreements.


Also this will help Linux users to identify and black list the laptop demons and guide users to supported makes and models of laptops that Linux can be installed on.. Lastly hopefully with anouph attention we could possibly force more makes to support Linux in there service agreements.



To start of with as I said I bought a Dell XPS 1530 which is a great laptop to use as a desktop replacement and am happy with it in that role.

The software agreement is void if you install Linux on it but that is Vista support so not worried about that.

The hardware service support is supported so your hardware is protected.

Also note: with Dell Ubuntu versions I found hardware support to be excellent and the live cd only had one error think it was the blue tooth. With 8.04 it will probably be perfect.

Cheers and please share your experiences as it might help save other laptop buyers from frustrations or bad service agreements.

aysiu
February 24th, 2008, 06:48 PM
I've merged yours with the "perfect laptop" thread. You may want to create a separate "laptop horror story" thread if you want to hear those.

Trail
February 25th, 2008, 10:30 AM
"Custom-made" laptop form a non-major manufacturer here in Greece (but MUCH cheeper, does NOT have windows pre-installed, and has everything I wanted, including DVI output so I can watch movies through HDMI on an LCD TV)


$ sudo lshw -short
H/W path Device Class Description
================================================== ==
system Crestline & ICH8M Chipset
/0 bus SANTA ROSA CRB
/0/0 memory 107KB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz
/0/4/5 memory 64KB L1 cache
/0/4/6 memory 4MB L2 cache
/0/4/1.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/4/1.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/16 memory 2GB System Memory
/0/16/0 memory 1GB SODIMM Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
/0/16/1 memory 1GB SODIMM Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
/0/100 bridge Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub
/0/100/1 bridge Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port
/0/100/1/0 display GeForce 8600M GS
/0/100/1a bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Contoller #4
/0/100/1a.1 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
/0/100/1a.7 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1b multimedia 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
/0/100/1c bridge 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c/0 network PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection
/0/100/1c.2 bridge 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3
/0/100/1c.2/0 eth0 network RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
/0/100/1c.3 bridge 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4
/0/100/1d bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d.1 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.2 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.7 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1f bridge 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller
/0/100/1f.2 scsi0 storage 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller
/0/100/1f.2/0 /dev/sda disk 149GB Hitachi HTS54161
/0/100/1f.2/0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 19GB Linux filesystem partition
/0/100/1f.2/0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 972MB Linux swap / Solaris partition
/0/100/1f.2/0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 129GB Linux filesystem partition
/0/100/1f.2/1 /dev/cdrom disk DVD RW AW-G540A
/0/100/1f.3 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller
/0/1 scsi2 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk SD/MMC/MS/MSPro
/0/1/0.0.0/0 /dev/sdb disk
/1 power Intel Corporation

pablito56
February 25th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Dell, XPS M1530, Pentium Core2Duo T7500 2'2Ghz, 3 Gb

All perfect!

I had to change "HIDD_ENABLED=1" on the file /etc/default/bluetooth and execute sudo hidd --search to connect the bluetooth mouse the first time. Since then, both connect automatically

sayakb
February 25th, 2008, 02:33 PM
[HP Compaq nx6320] [Core2 Duo T7700] [2GB RAM]

Btw, I added another gig of RAM to the original 1GB..

Here's the thread on How to use the Fingerprint reader on Ubuntu.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=3935364

iladw
February 25th, 2008, 03:39 PM
Mhm ... this already has been done by the Ubuntu developers.
More interesting and usable would be a searchable database where people can search and add laptops.

Here's is mine:


[HP Pavilion] [dv6000][Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz] [2GB]

All works well, even the IR remote and multimedia keys without installation ... well yeah the VGA is another thing but it works out of the box ;)

P.S. If someone has already put that model - sorry. But if it was a searchable database it would have been easier.

fatdadkev
February 25th, 2008, 09:04 PM
[HP] [NC4200] [Celeron 1.7] [1GB]

Works fine - no problems,
Wireless fine
Compiz cube etc fine
Battery monitors etc all working
Embedded security (TPM) not tested yet

SomeGuyDude
February 25th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Mhm ... this already has been done by the Ubuntu developers.
More interesting and usable would be a searchable database where people can search and add laptops.

Here's is mine:


All works well, even the IR remote and multimedia keys without installation ... well yeah the VGA is another thing but it works out of the box ;)

P.S. If someone has already put that model - sorry. But if it was a searchable database it would have been easier.

I have that exact model myself. 6244us specifically, and the ONLY issue I had was that my webcam doesn't work for the YouTube direct upload. But that's easy as pie to get around.

silentlun
February 26th, 2008, 02:47 PM
Installed Gutsy Gibbon on my HP Pavilion dv1227us. Dual Booted, Everything works.

saxuntu
February 26th, 2008, 03:44 PM
I've had problems with my desktop, but my HP laptop worked perfect out of the box (w/ exception of modem)

HP Pavilion dv2109nr Entertainment Notebook PC
Intel Corre Solo T1350 (1.86GHz)
1024MB memory
Intel 950 graphics

amazingtaters
February 26th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Acer Aspire 5100
AMD Turion 64X2 TL-50 @ 1.6GHz, 2x 256DB L2 Cache
1 Gig DDR2 RAM
ATI Radeon XPress 1100

sgleo87
February 27th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Asus V1S Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4ghz (T7700) 3GB DDR2 (see my sig for more detail)

Everything worked out of the box except the webcam, fingerprint reader, lightscribe, and external speakers. Got the webcam and lightscribe working with an easy driver install. Also had to update the alsa drivers and follow Ubuntuwiki instructions to get external speakers working. So the only thing that currently does not work is the fingerprint reader (but who cares?).

BDNiner
February 27th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Dell Inspiron 1100
512MB RAM
Celeron 2.3 GHz
- use Hawking USB wireless adapter, worked when i first plugged it in.
- there were initial setup issues, had to download the latest bios and increase the onboard video card memory to the max. Also the ubuntu loading screen has to be disabled or the machine won't boot properly at least 50% of the time, just a black screen. So i guess it doesn't work perfectly, but after trying to install ubuntu on a fujitsu tablet PC without the CDROM drive was a pain.

sirzepp
February 27th, 2008, 09:40 PM
[ACER][1642WLMi][Centrino][1GB]

Everything works well with the following exceptions:

Network Manager does not automatically pick up and reconnect to my home wireless(there is a LOT of congestion in the area, though. HOWEVER, my home desktop wireless works fine and Net-manager connects automatically on that machine). I've used WICD to fix this in the past, but recently reinstalled 7.10 on the Acer and have not switched to WICD.

Machine will not come out of sleep

Hibernation works fine, but takes a LONG time to reboot(almost as long as a cold reboot).

Typical power management issues...Ubuntu doesn't seem to manage the power as well as Windows...but it's a small issue for me.

null-cipher
March 9th, 2008, 02:57 AM
[Toshiba] [Satelite A80] [Intel Centrino] - 512mb RAM, 40gb HDD

Works sweet as, even wireless card. Hibernate works, standby does not.

Not all Fn keys work... But I think it's satisfactory.

lkraemer
March 12th, 2008, 02:49 PM
I purchased a refurbished Gateway MT6840 from TigerDirect.com and
absolutely love it........after purging Vista, and installing XP and
Ubuntu as a Dual Boot machine. My wife even loves to use Ubuntu
now.

Here is the post/tutorial from some months back:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=650637

-[Gateway] [MT6840] [Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T24502.0 GHz] [1024 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM] [160G SATA]

Thanks for helping others get Ubuntu running on more Laptops.

LK

OZFive
March 12th, 2008, 03:38 PM
Sony Vaio VGN-N325E/B or /W (Black or White)
15.4-inch widescreen display with xBrite-ECO LCD technology
Intel Pentium Core Duo T5300 @ 1.73ghz
Intel GMA 950 graphics 256MB Graphics Video RAM Memory
120gb 5400 rpm SATA hd
1gb ram
SuperMulti CD/DVD burner
2 USB Ports
1 4-pin iLink IEEE1304 Interface
802.11b/g Wireless Interface
Memory Stick Media
Secure Digital Slot
Express Card/34
VGA Output
Width 14.4 x Depth 10.5 x Height 1.2 to 1.6-inch
Weight 6.5 pounds with standard battery

Worked just great out of box. Bought it for only $550. A pretty good deal I thought.

tbrminsanity
March 12th, 2008, 03:43 PM
IBM Thinkpad T60
Standard model

All the features worked right from the LiveCD including Wifi. Unfortunatly I was forced to use RHEL for my work laptop as it is the supported distro for my company.

dgray_from_dc
March 12th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Sony VAIO PCG-R505JL - Intel P3 733Mhz | 128MB RAM | 60GB HDD

Xubuntu 7.10 works fine.

Sound works fine, had to use generic 1024x768 LCD to get full resolution.

Slim-dock addition and removal works seemlessly.

Off-brand PCMCIA Wireless 802.11b card worked out of the box!!

Both Suspend and Hibernate modes function correctly.

It even correctly identified the middle scroll-wheel on the touch pad, something XP couldn't do even with the Sony driver.

There's a little lag on some apps, I'll be upping the RAM to 256MB soon.

WFGeppetto
March 18th, 2008, 02:55 AM
I have a gateway, which I do not recommend based on brand, but here's the important stuff:

AMD64 1.6 Ghz
1.5 gig ram
broadband wireless (restricted driver installed and worked perfectly without help)
ATI xpress 200 series graphics chip (again, restricted driver installed and worked without problem-automatically)

Note: I found that many many things work better and easier with Gutsy than Fiesty, and with the 32bit rather than the 64bit distro.

redcrayon
March 18th, 2008, 03:20 AM
MSI - VR600 series - celeron M - 2gb
Everything working out of the box with Gutsy :)

The only change made was to the /etc/modeprobe.d/alsa-base to get the headphone jack to disable the speakers when headphones were plugged in.

Peace

toupeiro
March 18th, 2008, 06:15 AM
HP 8710w

Kubuntu 7.10 64-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7800 (2.60-GHz, 800-MHz FSB, 4-MB L2 cache)
Mobile Intel PM965 with 800-MHz front side bus
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M graphics with 512 MB dedicated video memory
17.0-inch diagonal WUXGA wide-viewing angle anti-glare (1920 x 1200 resolution)
VGA/DVI-D/HDMI-1.2
4096MB RAM
802.11a/b/g/draft n
Bluetooth 2.0
160GB 7200rpm SATA
Blu-Ray Disc DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL Drive
PC Card slot One Type I/II PC Card slot
6x USB ports
1 smartcard reader
1 multi-media card reader
Fingerprint reader
Touch sensitive volume and function controls.

Everything works beautifully with the exception of the fingerprint reader and I believe the hangup is the 64-bit source appears to be broken. Still working on it. Kubuntu screams on this laptop, and performs in so many facets better than pre-installed vista 64 bit.

K.Mandla
March 18th, 2008, 09:13 AM
I think maybe Hardware and Laptops is a better location for a thread like this.

Banny706
August 5th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Toshiba Satelitte P10 PSP16C-05EE1

http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.gr...3&product=2391 (http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.grp?section=1&group=223&product=2391)

Installed Hardy. For the most part everything works well with no overheating problems despite the heavy desktop processor installed. The only exceptions are the SD card slot doesn't work 'out of the box' and might work with some configuration (haven't tried it yet). I am also having a big problem with Startup and Shut down as outlined in the post I made a few weeks ago. I am getting the BIOS error message on boot-up. MP-BIOS error: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC. I think this relates to the problem.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=866595 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=866595)

drifter129
August 5th, 2008, 06:00 PM
Installed kubuntu on my old laptop at the weekend, and had no problems at all.
Internal Wireless card was picked up staright away, no issues.
Linux also detected the internal bluetooth and worked brilliantly straight away (i never got this working on windows at all!)

http://www.trustedreviews.com/notebooks/review/2006/05/02/Lenovo-3000-C100/p1

2j4ez
October 6th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Asus x50n not working in 8.04

Sound,wireles

Asus x50n
turion 64x2 nvidia 7000m,atheros wireless 120gb hdd all works apart from having to enable the nvidia driver in restricted hardware drivers. All working in 9.04 fine in and linux mint

Pasdar
October 6th, 2009, 02:38 PM
This thread makes me LOL. Like a hole in your boat, and instead of closing the hole you're trying to get the water out.

A laptop functions (or doesn't) because its hardware is (or isn't) supported by the OS you run on it.

Making a list of the never ending supply of brands and model numbers of laptops that function is a useless waste of time. What you do is focus on types/models of hardware that do not (or not well enough) function on Ubuntu.

For example: practically all laptops will function with Ubuntu 9.04 +, with the exceptions of several hardware (on that laptop) that might be on it.

1. Graphics card
2. Wireless
3. Fingerprint/Face recognition software

The above mentioned categories are the three main issues that can arise on your laptop. Hey, now doesn't that make things easier? Because we know which brands have issues and what to expect and what to look for in these three categories don't we?

Time for a new topic? :popcorn:

FraggedLocust
October 6th, 2009, 02:48 PM
HP Pavilion dv6000 [AMD Athlon 64 X2] [2GB]
Everything seems to work out of the box with Karmic. All of the touch buttons work (minus the ones that need QuickPlay to run, but they can be reconfigured I think).

EDIT: all except the DVD button it seems.

PhoHammer
October 6th, 2009, 10:02 PM
[Gateway] [MT6729]

works flawlessly with 9.04/9.10 (hibernation and suspend work in 9.10)

agroody
October 7th, 2009, 10:23 AM
well, not flawlessly, but still have to testify. Ubuntu gave my 7year-old Compaq a new life, I never ever in a million years would have believed that piece of crap could work again

avacado
October 11th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Dell Inspiron 1520 Intel Core2duo T8200 4GB RAM
I have the luxury of owning both laptop and desktop. I haven't really tried ubuntu on the laptop yet as I am still a newbie learning the ropes on my desktop, but when I tried wubi everything worked except the webcam. However the webcam blue 'on air' light blinked as it usually does in another OS and this is promising.

This is an extremely useful thread but not sure why it is in the cafe?

If this link is anything to go by the Dell 1520 should work OK.
http://www.techiemoe.com/tech/inspiron.htm

Can we have a thread for hardware too, because my DVICO hybrid TV tuner PCI does not work as far as I can work out.

Velvet_Man
October 11th, 2009, 10:30 PM
This thread makes me LOL. Like a hole in your boat, and instead of closing the hole you're trying to get the water out.

A laptop functions (or doesn't) because its hardware is (or isn't) supported by the OS you run on it.

...

For example: practically all laptops will function with Ubuntu 9.04 +, with the exceptions of several hardware (on that laptop) that might be on it.

1. Graphics card
2. Wireless
3. Fingerprint/Face recognition software

...


Add sound to that list.

My new HP Pavilion dv5 works perfectly out of the box for everything but sound. Worst of all, all the workarounds I've found for getting Intel HDA audio to work in Ubuntu have only made things worse (sound card disappeared from device listings for a while. Back now).

I still can't hear anything, which means I'm back to slogging it in Vista since I absolutely hate working without music.

tom66
October 12th, 2009, 01:15 AM
Dell Inspiron 1300
My old laptop
Pentium M 1.79 GHz
512 MB RAM (mine upgraded to 768 MB)

Microphone requires edit to /etc/modules.conf to add an entry for Intel sound drivers

Otherwise all works.

Studio 15 has some bugs with Ubuntu and ATI. Resume from suspend doesn't work in Jaunty, that's the only bug for me. Suspend/resume works fine in Intrepid though, and is very fast.

jeantea
October 12th, 2009, 04:58 PM
My laptop had no problem with the fresh install of ubuntu 9.04. :)
Ony had to activate wlan driver @ hardware drivers, and allow my user to connect to wlan in "users and groups"

HP dv8354ea | 1gb RAM | AMD Tourion 64 Mobile Tech.

Dinoyc
December 28th, 2009, 11:31 AM
Hi All,

Even i am facing the same problem with my Acer 5100 series laptop where it has the below configuration

AMD turion 64 mobile technology
MK36 (2.0 Ghz,512k L2 cache)
15.4" widescreen WXGA wide Crystal brite TFT LCD
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 Graphics Card
60GB PATA HDD
DVD-super Multi doule layer
(support DVD+R Doule Layer /DVD += RW)
512 MB RAM

I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 and i don't see any reason why we need to upgrade to 9.10 and degrade the kernel and XORG if that was the case then it would always be good to work on 8.10. I need to know if ubuntu is working with ATI to give us a legacy driver?
If yes then when is that day coming? is there a way we can mail the technical team of ubuntu to make them understand that issue?

Could someone suggest the best ATI graphics to upgrade to right now? which has a low budget and works in this configuration?

TBABill
December 30th, 2009, 04:43 PM
[Acer] [Aspire 5520] [AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58] [2GB RAM] - Ubuntu and Mint (based on Ubuntu) are the only Linux versions to recognize all hardware OOTB.

pwnst*r
December 30th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Lenovo X200 Tablet (but i've not tried tablet functionality, only laptop)

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=5287

Ubuntu, UNR, Kubuntu, Moblin, JoliCloud, OpenSuse all work without issues.

PuddingKnife
December 30th, 2009, 05:24 PM
mine is a Gateway MX6956 and it works perfectly.

premamotion
December 31st, 2009, 11:43 AM
Someone already said Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li 2735 ?

Ferux
January 17th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Acer Aspire 5024Wlmi works perfect

nick_geetar
January 17th, 2010, 02:16 PM
I have a HP DV9700 running jaunty studio. Besides a little driver searching runs good. Nvida Geforce 7150 runs good with the 195.30 driver.

JosephGarrison
January 18th, 2010, 06:20 AM
I'm running Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire 4720Z. Works as well if not better than when it was running Vista.

sionco
January 18th, 2010, 10:20 PM
[Acer] [Aspire 6930] [3 GB]

Works perfectly, including all the special blue buttons above the keyboard

PhoenixMaster00
January 18th, 2010, 11:19 PM
I installed Ubuntu on a Dell Studio XPS 16 for about a day and everything except coming out of hibernation worked.

Would have kept Ubuntu on it but used Windows to much for University work so got rid of it.

llawwehttam
January 18th, 2010, 11:22 PM
Novatech x65,
Intel Pentium 2.0 GHz dual core,
4 GB DDR3 Ram,

Works very well with ubuntu 9.10 64 bit.
Only glitch is the built in microphones but I don't use them. I blame pulse for that.

mamamia88
January 18th, 2010, 11:41 PM
does having to use ndiswrapper count as working perfectly?

dragos240
January 18th, 2010, 11:53 PM
eeePC 900HD asus. I know it's a netbook. But it's working awesome.

mudguts
January 30th, 2010, 01:23 AM
Compaq EVO N620c P4 1.7GHZ 1.25GB
Ubuntu 9.04 installed and working


9.10 does not boot or pickup Wi-Fi

Kai69
January 30th, 2010, 01:36 AM
Dell xps m1330 only thing i havent got working is HDMI out. But remote control works and finger print reader in 9.10

Kafubie
April 24th, 2010, 08:56 PM
[HP] [Mini 1125] [ATOM 1.6] [1GB]
Only needs to update using a ethernet cord.
Internal Mic doesn't work.

albert s
April 24th, 2010, 09:16 PM
dell inspiron 1300 works perfectly on 9.10 after update on ethernet (hard wired)

cristianfere
April 24th, 2010, 11:56 PM
[Dell][Vostro 1310][Core 2 Duo T8100][4gb Ram]

And VGA Intel x3100 (GM965/GL960)...