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new2*buntu
November 4th, 2008, 11:18 PM
My laptop works perfectly with Ubuntu. My specs are:
1.6 GHz Intel Duo Core Processor
512 MB RAM
80 GB HDD, partitioned with 10 GB Debian, 10 GB Ubuntu, 55 GB Documents, 1.5 GB Swap
Integrated Intel Graphics
Wireless Logitech Laser Mouse (USB)
Intel Pro Wireless 3945

moviemaniac
November 4th, 2008, 11:25 PM
This is exactly how I feel and it has also been my experience over the years no matter if it's a mac or pc laptop, or what OS it's running I have yet to experience a laptop that will suspend or hibernate reliably. Thus I quit trying, and I don't miss it one bit. Not only that but now with Ubuntu, the boot up and shut down times are so fast as compared to windows, it's simply no big deal....;)
I have yet to try hibernating on my iMac (as I don't need it) but it has always worked with hardy on my T40.

archer6
November 4th, 2008, 11:37 PM
My laptop works perfectly with Ubuntu.
What brand and model is your laptop?

archer6
November 4th, 2008, 11:43 PM
I have yet to try hibernating on my iMac (as I don't need it) but it has always worked with hardy on my T40.
Heh!.... as I sit here laughing at myself. I didn't bother to try it until you posted this, so then I closed the lid on my ThinkPad T60 and presto! It works... simply amazing... you gotta love Ubuntu!

73ckn797
November 4th, 2008, 11:59 PM
See signature for specs.

Hardy works great. SD reader works, DVD, all USB ports, Compiz.

Desktop has also been trouble free. It is a BYOPC. I have Hardy and Intrepid running great. I use the laptop daily for work.

Intrepid is good on my son's except for the ATI HD3450. Cannot get effects to set and available restricted drivers do not work.

mendozaro
November 5th, 2008, 12:19 AM
My laptop just works.

Also my desktop (i mention the desktop also cause its not built from pieces) works perfectly.

For specs look at my signatures.

Best regards.

macabro22
November 5th, 2008, 02:47 AM
Play/Pause, Forward, Reverse and the "media direct" button won't do anything in Intrepid Ibex on a Dell XPS m1730. It used to work alright Hardy Heron.

Everything else works.

archer6
November 5th, 2008, 02:59 AM
Play/Pause, Forward, Reverse and the "media direct" button won't do anything in Intrepid Ibex on a Dell XPS m1730. It used to work alright Hardy Heron.

Ahhh... the very reason that I left Gutsy Gibbon running perfectly on my T42 ThinkPad.
Did a clean install of Hardy Heron on my T60 ThinkPad & everything works.
As I've learned the hard way why mess with a system that's running trouble free...;)

Dragonbite
November 5th, 2008, 02:35 PM
This is exactly how I feel and it has also been my experience over the years no matter if it's a mac or pc laptop, or what OS it's running I have yet to experience a laptop that will suspend or hibernate reliably. Thus I quit trying, and I don't miss it one bit. Not only that but now with Ubuntu, the boot up and shut down times are so fast as compared to windows, it's simply no big deal....;)
Heck, my work Lenovo Laptop running Windows XP won't hibernate or suspend!
But Ubuntu does on my personal Dell.

Kevbert
November 5th, 2008, 02:53 PM
I'm using an old Acer Travelmate 803Lci with bluetooth, ethernet and wireless. Wireless is Intel based. Display is ATI Radeon Mobility 9000.
All keyboard function keys are working.
Not everything worked out of the box, but fixes from the forums resolved these.

jacko999
November 5th, 2008, 03:21 PM
any know of a good how to for a alienware M17 laptop?

Arabiest
November 5th, 2008, 04:10 PM
MOST OF MY MAJOR ISSUES WITH UBUNTU 8.10 HAVE BEEN SOLVED AND i AM ABLE TO FULLY FUNCTION MY PC AS WAS WITH 8.04. THANKS TO UBUNTU TEAM AND MANAGEMENT AND TO FORUM MEMBERS WHOM HAD BEEN OF GREAT HELP TO RESOLVE MY INSTALLATION ISSUES.

MY MAIN ISSUES ARE:
1- WIRELESS...WORKING GREAT!
2- MOBILE INTERNET SHARING....WORKING PARTIALLY...BUT ACCEPTED FOR NOW.
3- WIRED NETWORK...WORKING GREAT!
4- KEYBOARD....WORKING 90% EFFICIENT WITH SOME KEYS NOT FUNCTIONING SUCH AS ARROWS...BUT ITS OK FOR NOW.
5- BRIGHTNESS CONTROL...WORKS GREAT!
6- SOUND...WORKS GREAT!

MY PC SPECS:
VENDOR: FUJITSU SIEMENS
MODEL: T4210 (TABLET PC)...TABLET SPECIFIC FEATURES NOT EXPLORED YET SUCH PEN...ETC.
FOR MORE DETAILS, YOU VISIT VENDOR SITE.

Idaho Dan
November 5th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Fully functioning. HP Pavilion ZV6130US, just upgraded to 8.10.

JohnSearle
November 5th, 2008, 06:51 PM
Qosmio F10-ER (Canadian G10 equivalent - with factory replaced/upgraded motherboard, since there was a unacknowledged manufacturer fault).

Notebook is about 3 years old, and Ubuntu runs just fine on it.

- John

user-max
November 5th, 2008, 06:59 PM
My HP dv2000 works perfect on new Ubuntu 8.10 release. That is starting with the web-cam, and ending with quick launch buttons and SD card reader. Wireless works great too, of course after installing Broadcom drivers.

Even Suspend/Hibernate work perfect.

BrianElliott0218
November 6th, 2008, 10:44 AM
I bought a new HP DV9000 that came with Vista (crashed IE right out of the box for no apparent reason). For reasons that I have to say are common with dissatisfied Vista users, and after trying to get WinXP to run on the laptop (HP won't give up the XP drivers for the machine) and because I have been looking into running Ubuntu and moving to Linux in general, I did the 8.04 CD install.

Results: This is the first machine I have been able to get CompizFusion to work with my video cards on Ubuntu. Very cool stuff. The machine ran after install (which took about 15mins, compared to the WinXP initial install at over 1.5hrs plus configuration time) with all the drivers from Ubuntu. Everything ran better than on Vista and XP right away! The 8.04 Ubuntu distro rocked on this laptop, and I was eager to move to the 8.10. :) I did that, and here are the problems that I have been trying to resolve since the upgrade to 8.10: :(

:confused: Sound runs fine, but the button controls are completely independent of the sounds running on Youtube, and other videos and sound applications (like Pandora.com). This is extremely frustrating so far, as I have not been able to find a solution yet. The sound control images come up but the sound still blasts at full volume even if I mute the controls with the sound buttons. The sound does adjust on eeach application's sound control though, but it should do both.

:confused: The internal mic doesn't work anymore. Not at all... I have tried several fixes for this, but still no success. This, of course, means I can't use Skype, which is a tool I use with my clients. The camera does seem to work with no problems.

:confused: Oh yeah, the middle mouse button on my M$ Wireless USB mouse won't click the scroll icon on or off. It will open a new link in a tab in Firefox though... The mouse console in preferences does not allow any changes to the middle mouse button.

:confused: And the last issue that I have noticed, so far, is that when the system is on the Ubuntu boot screen with the bar going back and forth, it will freeze unless I hit keys on the keyboard. It will move a bit each time a key is pressed (usually I press "Y"). I thought I was missing messages asking for an answer, and that's when I started hitting keys. When we get to the one way progress bar (instead of the back and forth), and then boots 'normally'.

Those are the four little issues I have with the Ubuntu 8.10 update. Glad to have any resolutions sent my way on the forums, but I will continue to search for a resolution to these problems as well. I'll update here if I find any solutions.

By the way, I am fairly new to Ubuntu, and Linux in general for that matter, but I have 30 years of tech experience repairing, building and configuring systems... So, these are not simple issues thus far, though I am certain there are some simple answers for them.

:KS I look forward to any support available on these problems. Please remember that each issue listed was not an issue when I installed 8.04. Just after the update to 8.10... Thanks!:guitar:
~BrianElliott0218

mips
November 6th, 2008, 10:57 AM
...and after trying to get WinXP to run on the laptop (HP won't give up the XP drivers for the machine)...

You can get ALL the drivers from the chipset manufacturers. No big deal.

litmos95
November 6th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Ubuntu Hardy runs smoothly on my Zeptop Znote 6214W.
Specs:
Intel Core2 Duo T7600
2 x 1 GB Hynix DDR2 Ram @ 5300 Mhz
Nvidia GeForce 7600 Go
Realtek ALC861 Sound card (S/PDIF output not supported)
Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 (802.11 a/b/g)
Built-in 3i1 cardreader (MS cards not supported)
Built-In Bluetooth

archer6
November 6th, 2008, 10:55 PM
The 8.04 Ubuntu distro rocked on this laptop, and I was eager to move to the 8.10. :) I did that, and here are the problems that I have been trying to resolve since the upgrade to 8.10: :(

Remember that each issue listed was not an issue when I installed 8.04. Just after the update to 8.10...
If there is one thing I've learned the hard way, as you are, is "why upgrade" and risk it all (time & effort) just to have the "latest". And this applies to any OS.

Before I Upgrade I ask myself these questions:

1) Is my laptop running well now?
2) Is it doing everything I need it to do?
3) Do I really need to upgrade?
4) What's in the upgrade?
5) Do I need what's in the upgrade?
6) Or do I just "want" what's in the upgrade?
7) Do I have the time to do this & fix the problems that may occur?

Only After I answer these questions do I decide.

Cheers...:)

benhur99ph
November 7th, 2008, 03:45 AM
I have an old Sony FS that is 100% working.

hey! What FS model do you have? I use VGN-FS940. Everything works fine except for the Fn keys. I tried most of the fixes floating around and unfortunately up to now, still haven't managed to get them working. I installed Intrepid last night and even the brightness applet doesn't seem to work. HELP... please... :(

joelito
November 7th, 2008, 03:56 AM
Vaio VGN FZ-220e mostly works with Intrepid, My only complain is that I can't adjust the bightnes by any means. The function appear to work fine, except the brightness that show something in the screen that makes it look like it works but doesn't actually do anything.

lifestream
November 7th, 2008, 04:16 AM
FULLY FUNCTIONING



System information report, generated by Sysinfo: 11/6/2008 10:10:25 PM
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gsysinfo

SYSTEM INFORMATION
Running Ubuntu Linux, the Ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid) release.
GNOME: 2.24.1 (Ubuntu 2008-10-24)
Kernel version: 2.6.27-7-generic (#1 SMP Thu Oct 30 04:18:38 UTC 2008)
GCC: 4.3.2 (i486-linux-gnu)
Xorg: unknown (24 October 2008 08:00:16AM) (24 October 2008 08:00:16AM)

CPU INFORMATION
GenuineIntel, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66GHz
Number of CPUs: 2

MEMORY INFORMATION
Total memory: 2022 MB
Total swap: 3074 MB ( I actually have swap disabled *shrug*)

STORAGE INFORMATION
SCSI device - scsi0
Vendor: ATA
Model: ST980825AS
SCSI device - scsi1
Vendor: HL-DT-ST
Model: DVD+-RW GSA-T11N
SCSI device - scsi2 - My USB Drive
Vendor: Maxtor
Model: 3200

HARDWARE INFORMATION
MOTHERBOARD
Host bridge
Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01cc
PCI bridge(s)
Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)

GRAPHIC CARD
VGA controller
nVidia Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300] (rev a1)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01cc

SOUND CARD
Multimedia controller
Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01cc

NETWORK
Network controller
Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 1020
Ethernet controller
Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01cc

NVIDIA GRAPHIC CARD INFORMATION
Model name: Quadro NVS 110M
Card Type: PCI-E 16x
Video RAM: 256 MB
GPU Frequency: 100 MHz
Driver version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 177.80 Wed Oct 1 14:38:10 PDT 2008


I love my baby :)

archer6
November 7th, 2008, 04:33 AM
I love my baby :)
I enjoyed how you posted the details, and oh by the way? I love mine too, Ubuntu is the best...;)

lifestream
November 7th, 2008, 07:06 PM
I enjoyed how you posted the details, and oh by the way? I love mine too, Ubuntu is the best...;)

I've been with Linux since the days where you had to make everything on your computer work by hand, you know, pre-Red Hat popularity days *cough*
I'd spend weeks and weeks learning, and getting it to work, but I'm still horrible at the command line. So I need sysinfo x-P

Wish I had tried Debian back then.

archer6
November 7th, 2008, 07:45 PM
I've been with Linux since the days where you had to make everything on your computer work by hand, you know, pre-Red Hat popularity days *cough*
I'd spend weeks and weeks learning, and getting it to work, but I'm still horrible at the command line. So I need sysinfo x-P
I admire what must be your vast experience with Linux. I went to the site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gsysinfo
Yesterday, looked at the program you used and was quite interested in installing it on my ThinkPad, however there were three bugs listed and I was unsure as to what to do. I'm such a novice at this point that I am being quite conservative in adding anything to my laptop running 8.04 as presently it's trouble free. As such, it is providing me with a terrific learning opportunity as I read the vast resources on this forum as well as the Ubuntu Documentation.

I would value your opinion as to any suggestions you might have for a new user (3 months) such as myself in terms of moving forward and directing my attention to the proper learning path. Especially given the fact that I'm a voracious reader that loves to learn.

Thanks
archer6

Flames
November 7th, 2008, 08:34 PM
I recently installed Ubuntu 8.04 studio on my Acer Aspire 3050,
and it partially works. At first, just to get it to boot, i had to
disable acpi as a "boot argument" i believe.
but it installed normally after that.
Now, i'm having trouble with the wired network connection as well as the wireless.
this is preventing it from updating, and probably not letting ubuntu download a proprietery driver for the ati onboard graphics.
in the restricted hardware manager,the video driver seems to be enabled,
but beside it, there is a "restart symbol" instead of a checkmark.
(i have restarted several times, so i think it must need an internet connection.)

(the restricted drivers manager says it has drivers for some sort of network hardware )
I tried plugging in an ethernet cable coming from my router (which works fine for other computers), but it wouldn't connect to the internet.


restricted drivers:
atheros hardware access layer In use
support for atheros 802.11 Wireless lan cards In use
ati fire gl enabled but not in use.


the machine's got: 1.8Ghz Amd Sempron.(3400Mhz equivalent)
768Mb DDR 2
Ati radeon express 1100 (indirect problem)
802.11 wireless (problem)
10/100 ethernet (problem)
"onboard sound" (haven't tested) probably needs driver.
DVD writer(works fine)
usb2 (works fine)
60 Gb harddrive (works fine)

i'm going to try installing 8.10, but i get the feeling that that might not help. lol
so, if anyone knows how to fix this sort of thing in general, please let me know! :D

Flames
November 7th, 2008, 10:44 PM
i tried installing 8.10, and it installed, but it wont start / get past the loading screen.
(i had to put acpi=off just to install it again)
when the computer gets past the loading screen, it flashes a bunch of stuff about "pci bios error!"
among other things and disappears quickly. Then i get a black screen.
occasionally, the video comes back on and i see several lines about various system things like "checking battery".
(this is the computer mentioned in my last post)
please help me if you can. :D

psycosmyth
November 7th, 2008, 10:58 PM
I did'nt see this before, nice.
Dell Inspiron 1200
1.2ghz Celeron
1.2gb ram
Intel chips.
Dlink pcmcia WNA 1330

Ubuntu 8-04
everything including hot-keys works!!

Ubuntu 8-10 sucks!!! reverted to Hardy

Dragonbite
November 7th, 2008, 11:47 PM
i tried installing 8.10, and it installed, but it wont start / get past the loading screen.
(i had to put acpi=off just to install it again)
when the computer gets past the loading screen, it flashes a bunch of stuff about "pci bios error!"
among other things and disappears quickly. Then i get a black screen.
occasionally, the video comes back on and i see several lines about various system things like "checking battery".
(this is the computer mentioned in my last post)
please help me if you can. :D

First thing I would do is run an md5sum check on the downloaded ISO and make sure it matches.

Second thing I would do is check the media at whatever option it is on the bootup screen.

Usually I find big issues like that to be a bad download/burn.

Even CDs received via Shipit can sometimes be faulty.

Flames
November 8th, 2008, 12:41 AM
the md5sum is a "check disc for defects" right? cause,
i tried "check disc for defects" after booting from the cd, and it froze for a bit, then the screen went black and stayed that way.

i don't know if this makes it any less vague but when i boot up (normally),
(before the loading screen) it says: "PnpBios error"
and wants me to restart with pnpbios=off. (which i tired)
and it says a lot of other stuff but disapears too quickly to read it all.

i guess i could try reburning the disc.

dusted
November 8th, 2008, 12:51 AM
Ubuntu does everthing I want it to on my Alienware laptop. I have just created a thread with my specifics and the installation here at:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6125581#post6125581

teddks
November 8th, 2008, 01:02 AM
I have an HP DV9500.


Nvidia GeForce 7150 works fine.
Atheros AR5007EG: fully functioning (with packet injection) under madwifi-ng.
Webcam is fully functional.
Microphones are fully functional (albeit with some static) with -backports drivers.
AuthenTec fingerprint scanner works with pam_fprint
Synaptic Touchpad is fully functional.


However, my laptop runs GNU/Linux, not Linux. :P

C4SE
November 8th, 2008, 01:26 AM
2.2 Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook (2.0/2x512/120/sd dl:black)

Sound works but is tinny, headphones don't work
iSight doesn't work
2-finger right click doesn't work

Everything else is awesome!

benhur99ph
November 8th, 2008, 06:15 AM
Sony Vaio VGN-FS940
Tech Specs (http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Sony-SONY-VAIO-FS940-PENTIUM-M-740-1-73GHZ-512MB-100GB-HDD-15-4-WXGA-X-BRITE-ECO-DVD-RW-DUAL)

Everything almost works out of the box. The only thing that needs configuring are the Fn keys. But it is easily remedied. Unfortunately this fix doesn't seem to work with Intrepid so I went back to Hardy and its working fine. Hehe. :D

richg
November 8th, 2008, 06:41 AM
I picked this one up nearly four years a go. It runs linspire 5.1.427 very well. Nice DVD player application also.
* AMD Mobile Sempron 2800 (black chassis)
* 15" XGA 1024x768 Display
* 1256MB DDR400 RAM DDR400 PC3200 DDR 200-pin SODIMM
* VIA K8N800 Chipset and Onboard VGA (AGP 8X, 3D Capable)
* CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
* 40GB Hard Drive
* 4 x USB 2.0
* Integrated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, 56k v.92 modem
* Linspire O/S + DVD Player & 1yr CNR Gold Subscription
* Mini-PCI Wireless 802.11G
* Weight 7 lbs
* FREE! No-Nonsense Guide to Linspire
* 1 year warranty

I also have a wireless Asus EEE 4G PC with a 4gb SD card running the default Xandros. Very nice system. 8gb storage is plenty for this little laptop.
Both will keep the OS as long as possible. It works, don't mess with it.

Rich

Dragonbite
November 10th, 2008, 04:42 AM
the md5sum is a "check disc for defects" right? cause,
i tried "check disc for defects" after booting from the cd, and it froze for a bit, then the screen went black and stayed that way.

i don't know if this makes it any less vague but when i boot up (normally),
(before the loading screen) it says: "PnpBios error"
and wants me to restart with pnpbios=off. (which i tired)
and it says a lot of other stuff but disapears too quickly to read it all.

i guess i could try reburning the disc.
I am not sure if they are the same thing or not. I always thought the md5sum covered if you downloaded it correctly while the "check disk for defects" worked with the physical disk (scratches, bad sectors, etc.)

The only thing I can think of is to do a complete re-download and reburn. I went through 3 CDs before finding out I had a bad download in the first place. Frustrating.:redface:

lakersforce
November 10th, 2008, 10:37 AM
I have a Medion laptop (which is really a MSI). It works almost perfectly. Only thing that's not working is the card reader. The Wireless network driver I had to compile myself (but that was as easy as downloading, make & sudo make install)



00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
01:04.0 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller
01:04.1 SD Host controller: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI SmartMedia / xD Card Reader Controller
01:04.2 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc Unknown device 0720
01:04.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital / MMC Card Reader Controller
02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink Unknown device 0781
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)

The2DQuartet
November 11th, 2008, 02:16 AM
I've just inherited (don't worry nobody died, my wife just didn't like it) a 1-day-old Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa 3553 and plan to dual-boot Ubuntu 64-bit with Vista (which I don't plan on using for anything more than a bit of casual gaming!). I've heard some mostly unsubstantiated horror stories about WLAN cards not switching on so I hope I can get it to work!

I've been running Ubuntu on a Packard Bell iMedia desktop for about 2 years now with no problems that can't be traced directly back to buying a cheap computer or replacing pieces of it myself.

Needless to say if all goes well and I have internet access I'll be back on here to spread the word.

tvtech
November 11th, 2008, 02:33 AM
Asus-m70vm-C1 Linux somebodies-laptop 2.6.27-7-generic #1 SMP Tue Nov 4 19:33:06 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux


nvdia geforce 9600m GS 512MB


Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz


USB2.0 1.3M UVC WebCam


INTEL Corporation Wireless WiFi Link 5100


82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller Intel Corporation (ASUSTeK Computer Inc.)


2gbX2 ram



The following problems I've had
1. On initial boot horrible beep, disabling usplash fished it.
2. Infrequent boot to nothing problems, it appears that it's not mounting the hard drive properly, I haven't sorted this problem out correctly yet because the log isn't working properly, or it's failing before it can write to the log.
3. the multimedia touchpad and remote control do not work, only as a standard track pad nothing more.
4. the finger print reader is disabled.
5. frequent log errors regarding the usb enumeration.
6. sometimes I have problems initiating X
7. wireless doesn't load properly all the time, for some reason network manager can't take control haven't gotten it sorted out but I've found the log errors that explain it.
8. LCD backlight doesn't reinitialize after suspend, monitor does it's just so damn dark you can't use it! one of these days I'll blind my way to a dmesg when it happens and fix it.

The other laptop I have is a Dell Latitude D800 it's about 8 years old

Intel Pentium M processor 1700MHz 1.2gig RAM
Nvidia NV28 [GeForce4 Ti 4200 Go AGP 8x]
Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG

EVERYthing works on it except suspend hibernate and the advanced desktop effects but that is to be expected it's got a pretty light video card. it's currently running 8.04

that's about it, other than that it works great no issues.

jflaker
November 11th, 2008, 02:40 AM
I tried the LiveCD on a Dell Inspiron D620 and it worked. I didn't want to dual boot as there are certain things I agreed to and that wasn't one of them.........though I was tempted.

archer6
November 11th, 2008, 02:53 AM
I tried the LiveCD on a Dell Inspiron D620 and it worked. I didn't want to dual boot as there are certain things I agreed to and that wasn't one of them.........though I was tempted.
I'm trying to understand this entry, perhaps I'm missing something? "you didn't want to dual boot as there are certain things you agreed to?
I'm very curious to learn what I've missed.

Thanks

night_fox
November 11th, 2008, 02:55 AM
AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! I want to change my answer! Having installed Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex I now have a fully functioning linux laptop!
:guitar:

dizzy1kenobi
November 11th, 2008, 03:10 AM
My HP Pavilion 6000 has an AMD Turion 64. Everything works great so far, even the remote control. It was a little tricky the first couple of days though.

blackened
November 11th, 2008, 03:21 AM
Sony VGN-NR385E Intel T5550, Intel iwl3945 wireless, Intel GM965 graphics, Realtek ALC262 audio.

To make the backlight function keys work properly I had to add this to startup:
xrandr --output LVDS --set BACKLIGHT_CONTROL native

Followed this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=806620&highlight=sound+headphones) guide to make my headphones function properly.

I don't know if my cardreader functions or not as I haven't tested it.

Also some issues with my external display, but that's caused by Ubuntu not properly recognizing the monitor itself. Easily fixed with xrandr.

Dragonbite
November 11th, 2008, 02:32 PM
I tried the LiveCD on a Dell Inspiron D620 and it worked. I didn't want to dual boot as there are certain things I agreed to and that wasn't one of them.........though I was tempted.

My Dell Inspiron D400 was fully functional once I got the Broadcomm wireless drivers installed (fwcutter).

Unfortunately my wireless hardware seems to have broken, so I am going to get another wireless mini-PC card when I get the money (perhaps in a few months).

I'm looking at an Intel b/g/n like the one in my work Lenovo because the LiveCD detected it without having to do anything.

gjoellee
November 11th, 2008, 02:37 PM
I have an old HP Pavilion ze 5500

Ubukicc
November 11th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Hi, mine is an asus X51R, i'm attaching lspci, uname, and dmesg (of last boot only) outputs. Hope it helps. i voted "everything ok" but there's a wireless light issue... i had to put a line on rc.local to switch it on using /proc/[..] everything else and is working

mordak13
November 11th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Toshiba Tecra M2-S530 the only thing that seems to not work at all is the SD Card slot which is a known issue.

calibre97
November 11th, 2008, 04:39 PM
HP Pavilion dv5035nr
2.2GHz AMD something
1.5GB RAM
Radeaon XPress R200
Broadcom 4318

Under Mandriva and Kubuntu 8.04, everything works. Took awhile to get the Broadcom working under Mandriva, and for a little while it stopped working under Heron, but both are fine now. However, I could NOT get the Broadcom working under Ibex (Different partition for triple boot), and VMWare Server 2.0 appears to be incompatible, according to the VMWare communities, with the 2.6.27 kernel so no joy there. That's why I upgraded the drive to a 160GB so I could have plenty of partitions to try out distros and major upgrades. To get to my XP VM, I just boot into Heron. Pretty much everything else works in Ibex so I mainly live in there with occasional forays into Mandriva.

Almost forgot, to get wireless under Ibex, I use a D-Link DWA 652 PC Card and it worked on plugin.

jimbo99
November 11th, 2008, 11:11 PM
Wireless and sound are the big issues with Linux on a laptop! Modems are a close 3rd.

I think many ppl are having issues because, against the tradition of Linux, companies such as Canonical have abandoned some of the older hardware. For instance, the DV3000 series, 5000 series, etc from HP have all but been abandoned. Canonical could do a tremendous more to accommodate these systems but they don't. It's pretty sad, frankly.

The ndiswrapper doesn't seem to function nor does the fwcutter based firmware.

Again, Canonical could do tremendously more to resolve this once and for all but they do not.

mdsmedia
November 11th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Mine is a HP Compaq nx6120. I'll post the specs if someone can show me the command to do so :).

I've used Ubuntu since Hoary and it all works fine for me. Suspend works (most of the time) although I do get strange messages and occasionally I'll get an error and it won't suspend first time...very occasionally.

The only fiddling I had to do was switching off the tap feature on the touchpad.

It is largely Intel hardware, including Centrino chip, so that would explain the lack of problems.

teddks
November 11th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Wireless and sound are the big issues with Linux on a laptop! Modems are a close 3rd.

I think many ppl are having issues because, against the tradition of Linux, companies such as Canonical have abandoned some of the older hardware. For instance, the DV3000 series, 5000 series, etc from HP have all but been abandoned. Canonical could do a tremendous more to accommodate these systems but they don't. It's pretty sad, frankly.

The ndiswrapper doesn't seem to function nor does the fwcutter based firmware.

Again, Canonical could do tremendously more to resolve this once and for all but they do not.

Canonical doesn't do much to 'abandon' anything. I used to use a DV2000, and it worked _great_. What's changed now is that the same hardware is supported under newer and better drivers, written by folks upstream in the Linux project (not canonical people).

Ndiswrapper worked for me whenever I used it, as did the bcm43xx/b43 drivers. I don't know the status of the newer drivers, as I use Atheros cards now, but I have several friends that use broadcom cards (and old HP hardware) and they work fine as far as that goes.

Maybe you could make a thread somewhere else and ask for specific help? Though typically, Jockey (System>Administration>Hardware Drivers) is all you need...

GeneW
November 11th, 2008, 11:36 PM
:confused: And the last issue that I have noticed, so far, is that when the system is on the Ubuntu boot screen with the bar going back and forth, it will freeze unless I hit keys on the keyboard. It will move a bit each time a key is pressed (usually I press "Y"). I thought I was missing messages asking for an answer, and that's when I started hitting keys. When we get to the one way progress bar (instead of the back and forth), and then boots 'normally'.


I'm seeing the same thing on my HP Pavilion dv6000. Is there a fix for that?

billgoldberg
November 11th, 2008, 11:39 PM
The Asus Eeepc 900 is 100% compatible.

The webcam, micro, the special keys, ... everything works OOTB.

The distro I'm using is eeebuntu.

james.wilde
November 13th, 2008, 12:33 AM
Acer Extensa 5620, Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 (1.83 GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache), 15.4 WXGA Crystalbrite LCD, 2 GB SO-DDR2 memory, up to 358 MB Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, 320 GB HDD.

So incredibly sensitive keyboard and mouse plate that typing and other operations can be difficult. Cursor has a tendency to jump randomly within text whilst I am typing. No idea what is causing that.

Sound card (HDA Intel, 82801 AC97 depending on where you look) is not playing loud enough, neither via the loudspeakers nor the headset, and I'm trying to find out why. The installed Vista sounds ok.

//James

teddks
November 13th, 2008, 12:46 AM
So incredibly sensitive keyboard and mouse plate that typing and other operations can be difficult. Cursor has a tendency to jump randomly within text whilst I am typing. No idea what is causing that.

//James

Are you sure you're not accidentally hitting the touchpad? This happens to me a lot, and I ended up using syndaemon to fix it (man syndaemon for more info, it seems to be installed with the X driver for a synaptic touchpad).

MikeBrown
November 13th, 2008, 12:53 AM
I have an HP Pavilion dv9000 Laptop with an AMD Turion 64 x2 TL-64 2.20 GHz Processor, 2 Gigs RAM, Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 Graphics card, Dual Booting Windows Vista and Ubuntu 8.10

I can give a more detailed setup description if needed.

No problems with hardware that I've noticed thus far.

Old_Grey_Wolf
November 13th, 2008, 02:29 AM
Originally Posted by james.wilde View Post
So incredibly sensitive keyboard and mouse plate that typing and other operations can be difficult. Cursor has a tendency to jump randomly within text whilst I am typing. No idea what is causing that.


Are you sure you're not accidentally hitting the touchpad? This happens to me a lot, and I ended up using syndaemon to fix it (man syndaemon for more info, it seems to be installed with the X driver for a synaptic touchpad).

Try going to the System >> Preferences >> Mouse menu. Go to the Touchpad Tab. Then remove the check next to Enable mouse clicks with touchpad.

patrickballeux
November 13th, 2008, 02:33 AM
Dell Inspiron 1521, AMD Turion 64 x2, 2 Gigs of RAM, fully working.

Graphic: ATI x1200
Synaptic Touchpad
Resolution 1600x1050
Internal webcam working
Internal Bluetooth working


Not tested: Firewire device (but it is detected...)

teddks
November 13th, 2008, 03:53 AM
Try going to the System >> Preferences >> Mouse menu. Go to the Touchpad Tab. Then remove the check next to Enable mouse clicks with touchpad.

I like the click via taps, though. Just not when I'm typing.

athaki
November 13th, 2008, 03:56 AM
when I had a laptop opensuse 10.3 had everything working out of the box: power management, suspend, resume, media keys, &tc. System specs were
Intel Pentium M 1.5 Ghz
2GB RAM
ATI Radeon X300 128mb
Dell Inspiron 6000

Koori23
November 13th, 2008, 04:05 AM
Toshiba SatellitePro A105

I get an error message when the system comes out of standby for a split second.. Then everything is fine..

I'm going to go with "My laptop works completely with Linux". The error message doesn't affect anything.

I have 512MB of Ram, an Intel Centrino processor.. I have no idea what kind of video card I have.. My laptop is pretty darn basic.

notsatch
November 13th, 2008, 05:16 PM
HP Pavilion DV9220US
1.60 GHz C2D processor T5200
2GB DDR2 RAM
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 w/256MB
160GB SATA hard disk
8X DVD±R/RW
17.0" WXGA+ display (1440 x 900)
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

full specs here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00847955&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3340202

Just installed 8.10 x64, dual booting with XP Pro and everything works beautifully. Only thing I haven't tested yet is the media reader. Yes, even the sound, webcam and wireless networking work ootb. Fantastic release.

joe.turion64x2
November 13th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Linux works almost perfectly on my laptop (in both x86 or x86_64), the only 'problem' being the webcam not supported. I don't use it anyway so I don't care about it.

Specs.

Acer Aspire 5102WLMi.
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL50, 2.5GB DDR2 RAM, Atheros wireless card (a/b/g), ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 (256MB), 120GB SATA, DVD-RW, Many in one card reader. Running Linux Mint 5.

EDIT: Forgot to mention my smaller laptop. Linux works flawlessly on it (everything works):
Acer Aspire One.
Intel Atom N270, 512MB DDR2 RAM, Atheros wireless card, Intel GMA 950, 8GB SSD + 4GB SDHC. Running Linpus Linux Lite.

Thanks.
Joe.

faraz_k86
November 13th, 2008, 08:57 PM
I have a Fujitsu-Siemens V5535. Everything works except for the display driver. We dont have the 3D driver for my display chip, only the 2D driver :(

jflaker
November 15th, 2008, 08:03 PM
I'm trying to understand this entry, perhaps I'm missing something? "you didn't want to dual boot as there are certain things you agreed to?
I'm very curious to learn what I've missed.

Thanks

Oops...Is a company laptop...part of the computer usage policies.....I can't make such changes.

Bartender
November 16th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Acer 5920-6470. Ubuntu 8.04.
The 5920 is a Centrino.
The card reader doesn't work. The reader has been reported in Launchpad bugreports. Don't know if the webcam works, never tried. The strange little blue-lit DVD start/stop/pause controls (in Vista they work with the slightest brush across the buttons) along the right edge of the laptop don't work like they're supposed to. Plugging in a set of headphones does not kill the chassis speakers regardless of "switch" setting in Volume Controls. I get around this by opening volume control and clicking on the little speaker icon under "Surround" sliders. The volume knob on front of the laptop does work.

Sound works, even the subwoofer. Wireless works outofthebox. Screen resolution was configured correctly with no tweaking thank goodness. Most of the sleep/hibernate functions seem to work, as do most of the F keys.

I've been very happy with this lappy :guitar:

luks911
November 16th, 2008, 02:31 AM
All works fine with my Compaq Presario F754la.

AMD Sempron Mobile 3600+
Nvidia 7000M
Wifi Atheros AR5007EG
Webcam

:lolflag:

dantakeoff
November 20th, 2008, 05:46 PM
Acer Aspire 5315, EVErYTHING worked with 8.04, i should have left it like that. the upgrade has downgraded it to "everything apart from the internal mic works....":lolflag::lolflag:

x0as
November 20th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Macbook 3.1
T7200 core2duo 2.0 Ghz
intel x3100 graphics
broadcom 4328 wireless

Everything appears to work with 8.10.

blakjesus
November 20th, 2008, 07:02 PM
My Laptop:

Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 (2.53 GHz)
4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 RAM
Geforce 9600M GT (512MB RAM)
250GB 5400rpm HDD
Intel 5100AGN Wifi with Bluetooth
Lightscribe SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
Built-in TV Tuner
Fingerprint Scanner

Im running 8.10 (64-bit) and it works perfectly. :) But i can't find a way to get me fingerprint scanner or my tv tuner to work. :(

BunnyGirlDoom
November 20th, 2008, 07:16 PM
I chose the first option, that it's running fine, despite having some nvidia issues and desktop effects problems, everything seems to be running just peachy. I think I have the graphic stuff sorted out - for the longest time when I would install the latest Geforce2 GO driver, it would load up half screen - everything would be squished over to the left side. Yesterday I used EnvyNG to install the driver, and it seems to be fine now - though I think I'm going to just resign myself to the probability that the driver and my card aren't really optimal for a desktop effects and such.

I'd say my only real present concern is how Ubuntu is managing memory and such. It seems I should be able to run Rhythmbox and Movie at the same time without one or both of them stuttering...


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archer6
November 20th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Acer Aspire 5315, EVErYTHING worked with 8.04, i should have left it like that. the upgrade has downgraded it to "everything apart from the internal mic works....":lolflag::lolflag:

Wow... do I belong to This Club or what? How many times have I just upgraded without giving it much thought other than the desire to "have the lastest current OS / Software, or whatever...

Slowly, I'm getting it, slowly I'm remembering to remind myself that I do not HAVE to upgrade, after all it's running perfectly... leave it alone archer.....:lolflag:

* he says while happily typing away on his (untouched after the install) Ubuntu Hardy Heron ThinkPad T60...:)

gerowen
November 20th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Using 8.10

Compaq Presario C751NR. Not a beast of a machine, and I did have to manually compile madwifi for the wireless to work because for some reason the default one wouldn't detect it.

2.5 GB RAM (Originally shipped with 1GB)
1.6 Ghz Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor
Integrated Intel Graphics Card (Up to 384 MB shared memory)
120 GB SATA HDD
Atheros AR5700X Wireless Card

Everything except wireless worked right out of the box, which is a long way because 8.04 wouldn't even boot on this machine.

_Azrael_
November 20th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Perfect on my Dell Vostro 1400

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width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ohci1394 latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=2 module=ohci1394
*-system:0
description: Generic system peripheral
product: R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
physical id: 1.1
bus info: pci@0000:03:01.1
version: 22
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=sdhci latency=64 module=sdhci
*-system:1 UNCLAIMED
description: System peripheral
product: R5C843 MMC Host Controller
vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
physical id: 1.2
bus info: pci@0000:03:01.2
version: 12
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64
*-system:2 UNCLAIMED
description: System peripheral
product: R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter
vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
physical id: 1.3
bus info: pci@0000:03:01.3
version: 12
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64
*-system:3 UNCLAIMED
description: System peripheral
product: xD-Picture Card Controller
vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
physical id: 1.4
bus info: pci@0000:03:01.4
version: 12
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master
configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0 module=ata_piix
*-storage
description: SATA controller
product: 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: storage ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ahci latency=0 module=ahci
*-serial UNCLAIMED
description: SMBus
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0

HappyHenry
November 21st, 2008, 04:14 AM
Everything works fully!
I have a compaq 6710b. The only hardware upgrade I've done is with the R.A.M. I added some because origanlly this was a Windows Vista machine. I dont understand why Compaq sold it with only 2gigs of R.A.M. Vista ate most of it just in running and the video card is onboard shared memory so you can understand why I reformated and loaded an efficent OS like Ubuntu.
Everything workes great. I did have issue with the video card at first because the Compaq folks helped MS by disabling the shared memory in the bios. MS was allowed access to allocate memory for the video card but not linux. Well some wonderful linux developer figured things out and now it works great.
Anyone with a notebook that doesnt work, keep searching for the solution. Given some patients and time I have been able to get all but one notebook working and that was only because I couldnt figure out how to apply the work-around. It was my own fault, I gave up.
I hear Acer laptops work great for Linux...? Just something I heard. It would be great if someone read through this thread in a couple months to see the most dependable systems and posted the results????

scliburn
November 21st, 2008, 05:29 AM
Quantity Item Number Description Unit Price
1 222-8603 Inspiron 1720, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.2GHz, 800Mhz, 4M L2 Cache $1753.96
1 313-5473 Jet Black Color with Matte Finish $0.00
1 311-7636 3GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm $0.00
1 320-5500 Anti-glare, widescreen 17.0 inch display (1440 x 900) $0.00
1 320-5468 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600 $0.00
1 341-4709 160G 5400RPM SATA hard drive 5400 RPM $0.00
1 420-6556 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, English $0.00
1 313-5195 DELL RESOURCE DVD,BACK-UP,INSP1720 $0.00
1 420-5769 Internet Search and Portal $0.00
1 420-5924 Icon Consolidation Application $0.00
1 420-6436 Vista, PC-Restore, Dim/Insp $0.00
1 420-6995 DELL SUPPORT 3.4,DIM/INSP $0.00
1 463-2282 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access $0.00
1 420-7026 Media Direct 3.5 $0.00
1 420-7244 Dell Support Center 1.0 $0.00
1 430-0493 Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem, for Inspiron $0.00
1 341-4715 24X COMBO CD-RW/DVD $0.00
1 420-6464 Roxio Creator Basic $0.00
1 313-4783 Integrated High Definition Audio 2.0 $0.00
1 430-2334 Intel 3945 WLAN (802.11a/g) Mini Card $0.00
1 320-5683 NO WEBCAM OPTION $0.00
1 420-6591 Network Associates McAfee 8.0 English, 15-Month Subscription $0.00
1 312-0525 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Prim $0.00
1 312-0528 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Additional Battery, for Inspiron 1520 $0.00
1 412-0148 No Internet Service Provider Requested $0.00
1 412-1397 No Productivity Software requested $0.00
1 950-3337 1 Year Limited Warranty $0.00
1 412-0360 Soft Contracts - Banctec $0.00
1 960-2780 Warranty Support,Initial Year $0.00
1 987-8109 No Warranty, Year 2 and 3 $0.00
1 987-5447 Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Initial Year $0.00
1 983-3100 Type 3- Third Party At HomeService, 24x7 TechnicalSupport, Initial Year $0.00
1 960-9187 CompleteCare Accidental DamageProtection, Inspiron, 1 Year $0.00
1 412-0358 Soft Contracts - Consumer Complete Care $0.00
1 986-3577 Bundle LoJack Theft Recovery Service - 1 Year $20
1 466-7741 Thank you for choosing Dell $0.00
1 310-5408 Free Recycling Kit $0.00
1 466-1830 Thanks for supporting reforestation to offset carbondioxide emissions generated topower your system! $1.70
1 466-3921 No Preinstalled Software $0.00
1 320-5799 Basic Black Matte LCD back color w/o Camera Insp 1720 $0.00
1 310-9348 Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor $0.00
1 310-8628 You have chosen a Windows Vista Premium System $0.00
1 420-7091 DataSafe Online Dim/Ins/XPS $0.00
1 420-7092 DataSafe Online Dim/Ins/XPS 1YR-FREE $0.00
1 987-4817 Insp Datasafe 3GB,1YR(Incl in price),DHS $0.00
1 988-0099 To activate your online backupaccount, go to Start, Programs, DataSafe Online $0.00
1 600-0002 State Environmental Fee for display 15 inches, less than 35 inches $8


Now, after all that, 1 year later (after warranty), swap out anything/everything windows, replace with open source/ubuntu. :guitar:

phen
November 21st, 2008, 09:15 AM
ibm thinkpad x31, problems existed with the ati radeon, but now it works out of the box!

i think radeon drivers get better and better all the time..

archer6
November 21st, 2008, 04:06 PM
ibm thinkpad x31, problems existed with the ati radeon, but now it works out of the box!

i think radeon drivers get better and better all the time..
As ThinkPad goes, so goes Radeon drivers.... they simply get better and better. If one wants a solid, reliable, high quality, reasonably priced laptop... it's a ThinkPad hands down, every time, period...:)

rich1939
November 21st, 2008, 06:53 PM
Fully functioning laptop, Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600, 512MB RAM, 20GB Hard Drive.

Hyper Tails
November 21st, 2008, 06:57 PM
Everything works fine on my laptop

intel duo core
2gb ram
160gb hardrive
ubuntu 8.10 intrepid
acer apsire 5715z

Twilight in Zero
November 21st, 2008, 07:30 PM
My laptop is a Gateway MT6452. I originally voted "works completely", but I need to retract that.

Ubuntu Intrepid 32-bit.
AMD Turion 64x2.
1 GB RAM.
SD Card Reader: Works perfectly.
Synaptics Touchpad: Had to change right edge, but works perfectly.
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150: fglrx works on it as of Intrepid, but I still get this nagging feeling that games are slower than they were in Windows.
S-Video Out: Last time I tried it, in Hardy, with open source ati, I couldn't get it to work. I might have better luck with fglrx, next time I try it.
Realtek RTL8187 integrated: Ditched Ubuntu's shoddy RTL8187 drivers and used Ndiswrapper + Win98 drivers.
Ethernet: Works perfectly.
Sigmatel STAC9250: This has a problem I still have yet to resolve. When the master volume is below 50%, the sound is muted. Above 50%, it works. And 100% sounds like full volume. So it's like my sound range was scrunched from 0%-100% to 50%-100%.

Afkpuz
November 21st, 2008, 07:34 PM
Gateway m680 laptop works perfectly with two exceptions: Suspend and hibernate. Everything else is nice and fast. Luckily, I don't use suspend or hibernate.

drascus
November 21st, 2008, 09:32 PM
Linux works fully with my laptop. I have a Zareason Megalap:

# Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5500
# 17" LCD display @ 1680x1050 pixels
# Nvidia GeForce GO 7700 dedicated video card with 512 MB RAM
# 4 Speakers and an integrated subwoofer for amazing sound output
# Easy WiFi connectivity with an Intel 3945 ABG card
# Custom fit carrying case (black) included
# Headphone jack + extra microphone jack has easy access below the touchpad
# 4 USB ports total -- 2 USB ports on each side
# Firewire port for high speed data transfer
# Combo CD-RW and DVD-RW drive
# 15-pin VGA and HDMI video ports
# Gigabit Ethernet port for whenever you aren't near a WiFi access point -- this machine travels extremely well
# MMC/SD slot -- download photos, anything from your phone (if it holds an SD card), your printer... extreme usability
# ExpressCard 34/54 (a newer version of PCMCIA) slot for extra expansion
# E-SATA port for an extra hard drive and more
# Bluetooth included

information came from the Zareason Website...

campegg
November 21st, 2008, 09:50 PM
I'm pretty sure I have everything running OK -- at least I haven't run into any problems yet -- on my Dell Mini 9 under Intrepid. I had to do some minor messing about to get sound going, but the webcam, etc all worked right from that start.

joffeloff
November 22nd, 2008, 04:05 PM
Everything works (that I have tried - I'm not going to do a digital walkthrough of everything I don't use, I'm not a reviewer) on my ASUS M6800VA;

Pentium M 2GHz Dothan
1GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
Intel Pro Wireless 2200
Other bits and bobs

Sound, WLAN, power management, ethernet, all that worked out of the box. Had to download ATI blob drivers from the repository to get Compiz to run, I guess the OSS drivers don't support 3D acceleration.

Arabiest
November 22nd, 2008, 04:27 PM
Fujitsu Siemens T4210

Idefix82
November 22nd, 2008, 04:38 PM
Ubuntu 8.04 64bit works perfectly, after some fiddeling:

Dell Vostro 1710

Audio works out of the box
Graphic card: nVidia GeForce 8600M GS works out of the box with the proprietary driver
SD card slot works out of the box
hibernate, suspend works out of the box
WiFi: Broadcom card BCM4328 works with ndiswrapper without any hassle at all (two lines in the terminal)
Ethernet card Realtek RTL8111/8168B only worked once I removed the default driver and installed the r8168, which Realtek provide on their website. The original one had a bug so it took me some time, but the current one should install very easily.

crazyfuturamanoob
November 22nd, 2008, 04:38 PM
Everything works perfectly on my Acer 7520g laptop, here are the specs:

4Gb RAM, I'm not sure can my 32-bit Ubuntu Hardy use all of it.
AMD Turion x2 Mobile Technology dual core processor, 2.0GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 8600GS 512Mb TurboCache, can use RAM up to 1791Mb.

Monitor of this laptop also supports HDTV output, but haven't tested.

agurk
November 22nd, 2008, 07:13 PM
Everything works, IBM/Lenovo T60 (Intel graphics, not ATI).

gluefish
December 5th, 2008, 09:50 AM
Ubuntu / Intrepid Ibex
Acer Aspire One 160gB HDD, 1gB Ram, 1.6gHz
Wifi didn't work at first, one download fixed it
Camera doesn't work
Microphone doesn't work
All else pretty much ok

magmon
December 5th, 2008, 10:03 AM
Specs in my siggy, ubuntu just works for me. I do have some very minor issues with full screen 3d, but those existed in windows too, and I think its because of this infernal ATI.

enlightend1
December 5th, 2008, 10:23 AM
Gutsy worked for me on the second install. I screwed up the first time by not reading all of the instructions -doh! Been using it for a year now no problems to speak of:p. See my sig for some sys specs.

archer6
December 5th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Gutsy worked for me on the second install. I screwed up the first time by not reading all of the instructions -doh!
Wow... so I'm not the only one huh?.....Just kidding. It's great to know that I'm in good company and you got yours up and running too!

I'm so impressed with Ubuntu, it just works so well, is very customizable (not that other distros aren't) and it's a pleasure to use.

Cheers...:D

OttifantSir
December 5th, 2008, 06:21 PM
I've got a Dell Inspiron 9400 / E1705 that's been used with Ubuntu from 6.10 (Edgy Eft) onwards. Now it has 8.10 Intrepid Ibex on it, and everything "just worked" (had to use jockey to install b43-fwcutter to get the Broadcom wireless working, but no hassle).

More detailed list: 1GB RAM, Intel 945GMA 128MB shared, Intel T2060 (Dual-Core 1.6GHz), 120GB 5.400 HDD (SATA), Ricoh Card Reader. Bought a Hama Mini-Bluetooth dongle, and it just worked (for sending. Needed obex-data-server to receive)

detroit/zero
December 5th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Toshiba Satellite a135 - everything works fine out of the box - sound, network, wireless.. everything but the "plug-your-headphones-in-and-have-the-laptop-speakers-shut-off" thing, but that's easy enough to fix.

lightrush
December 5th, 2008, 09:41 PM
DELL Vostro 1400

Chipset: PM965
VGA: NVIDIA GF8400 GS
Wireless: Intel 3945
BIOS: A09

Other specifics are unimportant.

PROBLEM:
Keyboard and Touchpad randomly seize to work on resume after suspend due to problem with i8042 driver. I do not know if this is bug related or just lack of certain implementation. At current the only solution is to use scrip to rebind the keyboard and touchpad on resume which works most of the time but still seldom it fails too. This is rather annoying but it is not too much of a problem if you have set the Power button to suspend. Then if the kb/tp seize to work - just suspend and resume again and it will mostly work. If it does not - suspend/resume until it does. :D

oscarossa
December 6th, 2008, 02:35 AM
Works perfectly except internal Intel Modem (no idea about how to config it)


Toshiba A10-S129, Celeron M 2,4 Ghz, 1 GB Ram


Video card Intel 855GM, DVD, 2 USB ports, 10/100 MB Ethernet port, + D-Link Wireless Card PCMIA.

Ubuntu version: 8.04 LTS

sunoccard
December 6th, 2008, 03:08 AM
Dell D800
17.7 GHz CPU
1GB RAM
20 GB HDD




only problem is the wireless card, it's DOA

iitywygms
December 6th, 2008, 03:13 AM
Presario 2100
Never got suspend to work, or hibernate. Other than that all good.

Brian W.
December 6th, 2008, 05:39 AM
Ubuntu 8.10
Acer Extensa 5620 160GiB hdd, 3GiB Ram, 1.83gHz
Everything has been fine so far except for s-video

bcn17
December 6th, 2008, 07:56 AM
core2duo 2.00GHz/800MHz (T7300)
Geforce 8600M GT
chipset/audio/usb etc is all 82801H (ICH8 family)
and PRO/Wireless 4965 AGN

*I said works 100% but... sometimes audio does not work when I bring it back out of sleep, in fact funny stuff can happen. But I can run a script and bring it back! I should encorporate it in to some sort of wake-up script.

sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart

iimre
December 6th, 2008, 07:15 PM
My Lenovo ThinkPad R61 is fully funktioning. Though the fingerprint reader (UPEK 147e:2016) is still experimental and a bit unreliable, but works.
I think that was the last device managed to get working. All others worked fine "out of the box".
(Intrepid 64 bit)

lyceum
December 6th, 2008, 07:48 PM
I should say UBUNTU works fully with my laptop. I am using a non-free nVidia driver.

I have a HP Pavilion dv9000.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (1.5 GHz);
RAM installed: 3 GB DDR2 SDRAM
One 160GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive dual booted w/ Ubuntu 8.04 & Kubuntu 8.10
One 350GB 7200rpm Western Digital Hard Drive w/ Vista (I upgraded it myself)
Blueray DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner with LightScribe
17" WXGA+ (1440x900) Display
nVidia Graphics with 512MB
HDMI Connector and 1.3MP Webcam
v.92 56Kbps Modem, Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11a/b/g Wireless
Four USB 2.0, One FireWire, ExpressCard/54 and 5-in-1 Media Reader
15.2" x 11.7" x 1.6" @ 7.8 lbs.

I plan to buy a 500GB hard drive to replace the 160GB, then load Kubuntu and use VM ware for Vista, leaving me 350 BG for storage & I want to see if I can up the processor to at least 2.5GHz.

Pazin~
December 6th, 2008, 08:49 PM
Dell Inspiron 1525 working fine here.

Core 2 Duo T5800
3GB Ram
120 GB SATA
Wifi card from Intel
I didn't test S-Video.

josedb
December 11th, 2008, 01:22 PM
Making the wireless card work was a pain in the as* but i made it.

HP dv6736 totally working, except for the microphones beside the webcam

kaldor
December 11th, 2008, 02:29 PM
Ubuntu works 100% flawlessly on my HP Pavillion dv2000 series laptop. I did not need to tweak one thing. As soon as I installed Ubuntu, _everything_ worked out of the box.

On the other hand, other distros tend to cause problems.
-My touchpad works horribly on openSUSE for example.
-PClinuxOS will not detect my wireless card.
-Mandriva will not boot up
-SimplyMepis does not recognize my monitor
-Opensolaris (not linux) does not recognize my sound card.
-Vector does not recognize my wireless card.


I think this may be due to HP selling Ubuntu on their laptops. I bought mine with Vista because I thought I may need it for things, but it annoyed me too much and I wiped it clean. HP has pretty good Ubuntu compatibility from what I hear.

I will post my specs later.

eldragon
December 11th, 2008, 02:53 PM
core2duo 2.00GHz/800MHz (T7300)
Geforce 8600M GT
chipset/audio/usb etc is all 82801H (ICH8 family)
and PRO/Wireless 4965 AGN

*I said works 100% but... sometimes audio does not work when I bring it back out of sleep, in fact funny stuff can happen. But I can run a script and bring it back! I should encorporate it in to some sort of wake-up script.

sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart

to get you automated, create the file
/etc/pm/sleep.d/01alsautils
and paste in it


#!/bin/sh

case "$1" in
hibernate|suspend)
;;
thaw|resume)
/etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart
;;
*)
;;
esac


make it executable

that should do it :D

ive learned quite a bit trying to get my laptop to suspend....havent been able to do it yet :(

mattppcintel
December 12th, 2008, 11:42 PM
I actually have Ubuntu installed on 3 laptops at this time but none of them are really "fully" functioning yet.

HP Pavilion ze5700 - (Intrepid Ibex) Works with some problems (mostly due to it being my 8 year old sons computer and he manages to break things pretty easily). It worked perfectly right after install, was a little slow for some reason but I think it's because the hardware sucks and it has heat problems. Right now it always boots into failsafe mode and I can't figure out why.

Toshiba Sattelite 5105 S501 - (Intrepid Ibex) Works pretty well. Only problem is I can't get the nVidia GEForce drivers to work so I have no 3D but I don't really care. I am writing this post on it so it works pretty good now and had little or no issues during install.

Powerbook G4 Titanium II (2001) - (Hardy Heron) Works pretty well but does have some issues. Sound doesn't work at all due to a known bug. Supposedly an upgrade from Hardy to Intrepid will fix it but I recently upgraded from Gusty to Hardy and had tons of problems so I'm a little gun shy. It also seems to have some problems moving between being plugged in and unplugged. Haven't quite nailed that one down yet but hoping to soon.

Overall I'm extremely happy with Ubuntu.

Tigershell
December 13th, 2008, 12:03 AM
eeepc 701 works flawlessly under Arch

tuskenraider
December 13th, 2008, 11:42 AM
ubuntu 8.10
acer 9410z
1.73ghz dualcore intel t2080
1.5 gb ram
120 gb hdd
the hated broadcomm 43XX card (works like a champ with 8.10 =)!!)

everything works very well and the lappy is super fast!!

tusken
:guitar:

tubbygweilo
December 13th, 2008, 01:33 PM
All works, machine specifications are in my signature.

jfbarthe
December 16th, 2008, 06:43 AM
I'm a happy camper after a clean install of 8.10 on my dell 1505.
Upgrades from 7.04 through 8.04 were smooth.

RPG Master
December 16th, 2008, 07:29 AM
Everything on my HP Pavilion dv2000 works... well, besides the Quickplay and DVD hotkeys (They were used to launch HP's stupid media center program that came pre-installed with Vista)

AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 2GHz
3gigs of ram
GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M

I got all this from Sysinfo. I am not sure if any of this is true.

wirawan0
January 6th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Just to add: I put out the post about my laptop (Dell Inspiron D600, 768MB RAM, Pentium M 1.6 GHz) here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WirawanPurwanto

And there are some links to the relevant bug that is plaguing this laptop with Intrepid Ibex, most notably the keyboard lock after brightness change with Fn+Up/Dn keys.

Note: the other laptop (Sony VAIO) is an older one and Ibex also works mostly, but resume from sleep is still very troubling.

Wirawan

cometa2k7
January 7th, 2009, 03:46 PM
Acer Aspire 5920

Works fine, no real problems. The media keys on the right don't function, but that it's too much of a problem. The card reader and webcam also don't work, but to be honest I never use them, and there are probably HOWTOs out there somewhere.

EDIT: Ok, I really hadn't noticed this problem, I don't use my USB ports much, but they currently aren't working, at all. I'm sure that there will be a fix for this somewhere.

rick08
January 7th, 2009, 03:56 PM
I have Ubuntu running on an HP Pavilion dv1331se. It works perfectly except for the mute buttons LED light doesn't come on. No biggie.

ELF_O8
January 7th, 2009, 09:09 PM
Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit edition
Dell Inspiron 1526
AMD Turionx2 64 ~2.0 Ghz
3 GB RAM
160 GB ATA HDD
Dell 1390 minicard (wifi)
Sigmatel Audio
ATI Radeon Express 1270 ~320 MB Shared
8X DVD+-RAM
HDMI output

Everything "just worked" right out of the box

chamber
January 7th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Crunchbang Linux 8.10
Dell inspiron 1200,
1.25gb RAM
30GB hard drive
Belkin Wireless card.

Its 4 years old and the only thing that I've done is add extra RAM, it was necessary in windows but not since I put linux on it exclusively, everything works perfectly, no complaints at all.

LowSky
January 7th, 2009, 09:56 PM
Im using an old dell inspiron 8100 and a IBM thinkpad T60, both work with no issues

maccam94
January 7th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Dellbuntu Insprion 1420n. Almost everything worked with the original version it shipped with (7.04 I believe) but now all hardware and features work 100%.

Gryph3n
January 8th, 2009, 12:30 AM
Compaq Presario 2100 with the Intel processor. Works great with Linux Mint. Even the onboard Broadcom wireless driver.

jojo21
January 12th, 2009, 03:44 PM
I have a Fujitsu-Seimens Amilo 1818

Everything works, including all the FN keys. Wireless required ndiswrapper to get working, but thats it. Power saving and auto dimming works fine.

andresmh
January 12th, 2009, 05:10 PM
Ubuntu Intrepid 32-bit is working pretty well on my Thinkpad X300. I only have some issues sometimes with sound, some apps take over sound and don't release it.

uberdonkey5
January 12th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Intel duo core 2GB RAM Dell Inspiron. Didn't come preinstalled, but installed ubuntu on it. After a year of tweaking this and that, and 3 reinstalls, I have ubuntu working perfectly, more than perfectly...

it does exactly what I want when I want it...I have all the codecs, all the software I need, boot up is streamlined to 23 secs, modem set up, beautuful but simple desk-top, no errors, power options perfect (I can close the laptop screen and still listen to the radio/music or keep programs running), short cut keys for terminal, home and some other stuff set up.

Basically, I think most people need at least 6 months to get the system as they want it, and during this period there can be lots of hassles with wireless, codecs, software and modems etc. However after this period it is so stable and dependenable its a rock.

- also have asus eeepc with original Xandros (OK, have advanced desk-top option, but I never use it and I hate the 'start' button). Works a dream, so why change it?

cprofitt
January 12th, 2009, 08:48 PM
IBM T42p
Lenovo T61p
Lenovo T500

All fully working that I have seen though there are parts I do not use.

Frantic_Earthling
January 12th, 2009, 09:08 PM
I have just installed 8.10 on an Asus M70VN-7TO87C (Core 2 Duo T9400 2.5Mhz / 4Gb RAM / 2 x 320Gb HD / 1920x1200 17-inch LCD / 1 Gb GeForce 9650M GT).

Everything seems to work like a charm, with the exception of the internal webcam which I have not tried to install yet.

Fenris_rising
January 12th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Hi all

EEE PC 904hd. Ubuntu netbook mix 8.04.1 works straight out of the box.
I have a 1G mem stick which I used to install the OS and I have gradually added back ups of my 'personnel' tweaks. Solid as a rock and I also hear that HH 8.04 run fine as well.

regards

Fenris

mustang
January 12th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Acer 5735-4774---everything worked completely out of the box. Very impressed.

Macchi
January 16th, 2009, 08:17 PM
Here is a short report for 3 laptops:

Vaio VGN-B1XP limitations on Ubuntu 8.10:
External VGA does not extend the desktop to an external monitor on certain resolutions, breaking x completely; Mobile Broadband through Huawei E600 doesn't work. MemoryStick reader doesn't work.

EEEPC 701 and EEEPC 900 limitations on Ubuntu 8.10, custom eeepc kernel:
Built in microfone doesn't work. Touchpad with limited functionality: Wireless On/Off function key doesn't work; Suspend unstable.






Tested with Ubuntu 8.10 and latest updates during jan 2009. My comparison baseline is the same hardware and configurations that otherwise work fine with the OS and software preinstalled upon acquisition of the computer.

Experiences with ten other laptops have been omitted from the report, since two of them are not in use anymore and the others belong to friends and clients. Mostly the laptops are working ok with exceptions for eventual problems with suspend and hibernation.

For the record, I have been a GNU-Linux desktop user since Hoary 5.04 and got to admit it's getting better all the time. (Servers since 2002).

markofealing
January 16th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Laptop: Dell Latitude C640 running Kubuntu 8.10

Everything works except the Brightness and Contrast keys since the upgrade to 8.10. This is a known issue.

Otherwise a great Linux laptop

vorostatz
January 16th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Dell Inspiron 6400 with 320 gig replacement drive, Intel 2.16 ghrz core 2 duo, 1 gig (soon to be 2 gigs) ram, and a bluetooth dongle. Ubuntu (Intrepid Ibex) works perfectly with my laptop, just cant say the same with all my peripherals . So far no complaints about Ubuntu per se just some of the linux programs. Honestly I have never had a computer set up go so fast as it did with Ubuntu. They just need to work out some of the bugs with Ubuntu (that have absolutley nothing to do with whether or not it works with my laptop). Say if four or five iterations of the Ubuntu OS and you will have a true replacement OS for the average person (and by average I mean not tinkerers like us).

TommyGalvez
January 18th, 2009, 05:07 PM
Working perfectly now after getting the wifi working and editing the Xorg.conf. Thanks to this forum for all the info and help.


Fujitsu Siemens V5535

forcecore
January 18th, 2009, 05:28 PM
works fine but only nvidia 8200 is soooo slow 2d that window draws slowly and viewing pictures is slow in 8.10, i hope 9.04 fixes that.

KyleBrown
January 26th, 2009, 08:37 AM
Hi, I voted the whole It works partially and I will post the problems.

Well... where to begin...

Ah, we can begin with the booting. For some reason and no one I know is sure why... even a guy who builds computers for a living and has for 15 years... can pinpoint the reason. Linux will continually force my computer to boots from the sound card. It forces it through realtek boot agent which doesn't exist... at least not on my laptop it doesn't.

It also keeps freezing and crashing no mater what I've tried. (i just got a fix on the forums which I think has done the trick. THANK YOU)

I was hoping the fix would fix the other problem I have too, which is less explainable. Sometimes my apps just won't work. I will click on them and they will show up on the bar that it is open, but no window ever pops up and the bar goes away within 10 seconds... I have to restart it manually before it works because it won't open the shut down menu.

I still love ubuntu despite these problems though, because let's face it, I'M FREE!!!!! and with the help I can get here it beats anything that you can get with windows or mac




(if anyone can help with my app problem please let me know. Thank You)

HuaiDan
January 26th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Out of the box or after tweaking? ;)
Kidding.

Works completely. Samsung r408, available in east Asia. Pentium Duo, intel Opel gl graphics, 2GB, 250 GB, Atheros wireless (look that up...a well documented hive of creepy crawlies that one), UVC webcam. It was a challenge getting up, and I still can't get it to dual boot. Either GRUB wipes out the windows boot record or vice-versa. Tangent, oh well.

Some of the function keys (screen dimming) won't work, but they won't in windows either without installing the Samsung utilities that came with it. None available for linux that I know of, if it becomes an issue I'll solve that problem by brute force or attrition just like every other linux issue I've encountered.

arm-c
February 2nd, 2009, 08:55 AM
My computer is an Acer Travelmate C300 Tablet.

In general, all of the basic functions worked flawlessly, however, there are a few items that bear frustration.

a. My CAC Card Reader doesn't work. Doesn't appear to be a functional driver available for it. O2Micro card reader I believe. I have given up on getting it to work under Ubuntu. Any pointers?

b. The tablet buttons are not functioning correctly. The AcerHK program adds some functionality, but it just doesn't work perfectly. Some buttons aren't aligned properly (ie Web button launches email and vice versa). The Keytouch application provides some remedy, but under Ubuntu 8.04 that cause hang on shutdown. Also, the buttons to turn on/off wireless/bluetooth don't work properly. I have written a small utility to do that with a GUI (http://acerhkgui.sourceforge.net)

c. AcerHK and keytouch are not able to support the tablet specific buttons.

d. Tablet features require manual configuration. Would be nice to have a program that fixes that.

e. Screen Rotate and Auto Rotate don't function. Also, GDM/Compiz doesn't respond well to screen rotation.

With all that said, those functions are minor. I use a USB CAC Card Reader. I don't rotate screen (use landscape). and I wrote a small GUI to interact with AcerHK driver. I'd say it is in the 95% area and that because all of the LAPTOP specific functions worked out of box, I'm at 95%+ in usability and problem free.

andrewpmk
February 2nd, 2009, 09:30 AM
A few minor problems on my Toshiba Portege M800:

- Wireless does not resume after suspend/resume. See workaround (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1017306).
- Bluetooth does not work.

ramirabeau
February 2nd, 2009, 11:24 AM
Took a little forum hunting, but all is good. Finally got the webcam to work through Ekiga, but looking for a stand-alone webcam program that works now though. Even the SD media card reader works.
HP Pavilion DV6446us, Intel Core Duo 2GHz/2GB/160GB/Intel GM950 Video/Intel Pro Wireless

adamlau
February 2nd, 2009, 12:27 PM
No probs whatsoever on an IBM T42 2378-FZU and a Lenovo T60 6371-74U.

twodogsdad
February 2nd, 2009, 03:55 PM
Toshiba Satellite. My first laptop, $400.00 for Christmass off of Newegg!!! woo hoo. Dual booting Vista and Xubuntu.

I have two issues that have come up since my installs, first tried Kubuntu for the first time now have xubuntu running. The first is the common WEP issue where I can connect to some WEP networks when booted to ubuntu but not all, and sometimes I can get on the network with Vista but not Xubuntu boot. I said I don't know why in the poll because none of the work arounds in the threads seem to apply to my system.

The second is that my screen now does weird things when I switch my boot os. I mean that if I've been using Xubuntu and reboot to Vista the bottom 1/4 or so of my screen is distorted for a second or two before looking normal. My screen now flickers in Vista sometimes. And when I boot into Xubuntu the screen sometimes flickers on boot up.

quirks
February 6th, 2009, 08:13 PM
I use a HP Pavilion dv6730ec and almost everything works. I documented the details in the Ubuntu Wiki: https://wiki.edubuntu.org/LaptopTestingTeam/HPPavilionDV6730ec

HP Pavilion dvXXXXyy seem to be supported pretty well, in general. Also, they are very feature rich (fingerprint, webcam, card reader, remote control, multimedia keys, HDMI, ...) and shiny (see here: http://images.google.com/images?oe=UTF-8&q=hp%20pavilion%20dv6700&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi). I can only recommend one of those.

ibutho
February 6th, 2009, 08:34 PM
I use an HP G7000 and everything works out of the box for me. Ubuntu doesn't like the Atheros AR242x wireless card, but other other distros work out of the box.

thisllub
February 6th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Nearly 2 years later this still isn't fixed

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.15/+bug/37382

ACPI doesn't work either.
ACER Travelmate 5610.

I have been running PC-BSD for over 6 months and just switched to open Solaris.

JordyD
February 6th, 2009, 09:35 PM
Dell Latitude D610

Works perfectly.

Nicu Alecu
February 13th, 2009, 08:35 PM
DELL Inspiron 1501 // Turion 64X2
2Gb RAM // 120Gb HDD

Works perfectly on Gutsy (imagine that!) except for the largely debated issue of hibernation, which I don't use anyways.
It runs so well (yeah, I did spend about 4 weeks to fine tune it back then - Nov 2007 - with a lot of help from this amazing community, thanks) that I never even considered spoiling such a smoothly running machine. In our company, we do have other laptops & desktops running Hardy, so I had other machines to satisfy my curiosity, but I never touched my good ol' Gutsy, except for the usual updates.:popcorn:

That being said, I'm in the market for a new DELL XPS, I think I'll go with 9.04 when it comes out ...

richg
February 14th, 2009, 02:14 AM
Purchased the below laptop nearly four years ago from http://www.gigastrand.com/
Came configued from the seller with Linspire 5.1.427.Just upgraded to Mint 6. I went with Mint because the DVD application worked right out of the box. Wireless works very well also.I like green back ground rather than brown.

* AMD Mobile Sempron 2800 (black chassis)
* 15" XGA 1024x768 Display
* 1256MB DDR400 RAM DDR400 PC3200 DDR 200-pin SODIMM
* VIA K8N800 Chipset and Onboard VGA (AGP 8X, 3D Capable)
* CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
* 40GB Hard Drive
* 4 x USB 2.0
* Integrated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, 56k v.92 modem
* Linspire O/S + DVD Player
* Mini-PCI Wireless 802.11G
* Weight 7 lbs

Rich

crunchfighter
February 14th, 2009, 03:35 AM
Gateway M-6866
64 bit
4gb RAM
Everything works great

Ntacman
February 14th, 2009, 04:27 AM
My gift laptop, HP Pavilion N5425, No custom hardware*cept for the PCMIA Wireless card*everything worked off the live CD, and still works right now, reinstalled 2 times just to test, and kept working,except for effects...but That really doesnt matter to me.

not a pipe
February 14th, 2009, 04:30 AM
works great.

dell m1530
A07 bios
3gb ram
t7250 2ghz dual core
intel 4965 wireless
nvidia 8600M GT 512MB

thisllub
February 14th, 2009, 04:59 AM
Nearly 2 years later this still isn't fixed

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.15/+bug/37382

ACPI doesn't work either.
ACER Travelmate 5610.

I have been running PC-BSD for over 6 months and just switched to open Solaris.

Apart from filesystem compatibility issues Solaris is great.
Fast, reliable and acpi works perfectly.

mixtri
February 14th, 2009, 10:05 AM
Hello There. I have a HP Pavilion DV7. I'm havingproblems getting the correct drivers for my onboard wireless card. Does yours have one and if so which driver are u using? I also have a netgear router which comes with a usb wireless dongle. that won't work either. I would like to get the onboard card working first before begining to fix the usb key. Please help. I believe its an Atheros AR9280 802.11a/b/g/n and/or Atheros AR2425 802.11b/g not exactly sure which of them, but they are both listed in the user manual. i'm running ubuntu 8.10

dgray_from_dc
February 19th, 2009, 09:33 PM
As stated in the thread below, Linux saved one of my laptops from being scrapped.

Xubuntu Hardy on a Sony VAIO PCG-R505JL
Intel P3 733Mhz
128MB RAM
CD/DVD-ROM
60GB HDD

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=929793

degmic71
February 20th, 2009, 05:54 AM
Laptop.

Dell Inspiron 600m
Distro: Xubuntu

Fixed that did not initially work: volume + volume manager , function keys

Video: Using open source ATI driver. 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)

------------------------------------------------------------
rest of lspci output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
02:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection (rev 05)

----------------------------------------------------


Email me if you need help with any hardware on a 600m or any Dell.

degmic71
February 20th, 2009, 05:59 AM
Double post

degmic71
February 20th, 2009, 06:00 AM
Hello There. I have a HP Pavilion DV7. I'm havingproblems getting the correct drivers for my onboard wireless card. Does yours have one and if so which driver are u using? I also have a netgear router which comes with a usb wireless dongle. that won't work either. I would like to get the onboard card working first before begining to fix the usb key. Please help. I believe its an Atheros AR9280 802.11a/b/g/n and/or Atheros AR2425 802.11b/g not exactly sure which of them, but they are both listed in the user manual. i'm running ubuntu 8.10
Did you check your manufacter's website for linux drivers? Often if its a company like Intel , Atheros, or other, the actual webste (i.e.) Intel will have the linux driver. If not, check out this page:

http://www.atheros.com/news/linux.html

or more spec.:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/.


Nothing a 10 second google search will do you. ENJOY!

simonbanyard
February 20th, 2009, 05:52 PM
My signature says the spec. In general (and honestly not being a Dell shill!!!) they are the best for Ubuntu, or generally linux tbh, everything works. Obviously there are a few post install tweaks (I'm looking at you pulse audio and NVidia!). I've even had OpenSolaris singing without much tinkering...

A quick tip to anyone having Wifi issues. Enable the backports repository and try installing drivers that way, worked for me on the Acer Aspire One...

Kareeser
February 20th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Dell 700m. Working great!

Open source intel driver (I think), all function keys work. :)

Telekinesis
February 20th, 2009, 08:05 PM
HP zd8000. Everything works, though I've had to use some tweaks to get it exactly how I want it. Updated Compiz Fusion/sphere/effects = smooth. ATI drivers, wireless, etc. No problems that can't be resolved so far. This is with Hardy 8.04 LTS.

calrogman
February 20th, 2009, 11:26 PM
8.10+ have kernels incompatible with my USB wifi dongle, no Linux kernel drivers can turn on my laptops inbuilt wifi due to some evil kill switch that can only be flicked using Windows software (that doesn't work with WINE), there is one way to get it working which is to put a sliver of scotch tape over a pin on the wifi card, however this would A) void my warranty and B) involve me actually figuring out which pin:p.

dodle
February 21st, 2009, 12:39 AM
Averatec 3280
80gb HD
512mb Ram
1.6ghz AMD Mobile Sempron
VIA S3 Pro Unichrome video
Broadcom BCM4306 802.11b/g

Using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy

There are only two things that aren't fully functional. The VIA video drivers don't work very well, so I am using vesa (which I am very happy with for now). The other thing is my SD card reader.

The Broadcom wireless adapter was taken out of a Dell Inspiron. I think the model number was 1150.

Rotaj
February 21st, 2009, 03:11 PM
Acer Aspire One 110L using Linux4One.

Almost eerything works, except right card reader won't read xD cards.

r m h
February 21st, 2009, 09:30 PM
Over the years and through the woods from 1998 and beyond...

I've had excellent results (full functionality) from the following:

Dell Inspiron 7000 (300MHz, 386MB RAM) (RedHat)
Dell Inspiron 8100 (1.2GHz, 512MB RAM) (RedHat & Fedora)
ThinkPad T42p (2.0GHz, 2GB RAM) (RedHat, Fedora, and Ubuntu)
ThinkPad T61p (2.4GHz core 2 duo, 4GB RAM with WUXGA LCD) (Ubuntu)

My current laptop is the T61p, the backup is the T42p, the 8100 is falling apart in a bad way, and the 7000 is still rock-solid, but outdated.

I run Intrepid on the T61p, use the internal WiFi and an AT&T PCMCIA 3G card (Sierra Wireless 875) for wireless. All function keys are working. When I ran Hardy on the T61p, I did use the finger print reader, but do not at present.

mamamia88
February 21st, 2009, 09:40 PM
works great on my laptop only problem was wireless which was fixed by connecting to ethernet and downloading the broadcom driver

joker535
March 15th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Ned Dell Vostro 1510 C2D 1.8 / 3 Gigs DDR2/800 DVDRW/250G SATA HDD Intel ABG wireless / onboard video.

Everything works out of the box on 8.10. The wireless light flashes instead of being on solid but it doesn't hurt anything. Easy, smooth and simple. I have it dual booted with XP pro SP3 but have not had to use XP yet. If you are going to dual boot from a fresh reload, create an XP NTFS partition first, create an NTFS data partition to share files between the os', then install XP before you install ubuntu. This gives you a nice grub boot screen which will let you choose to go back to the windows boot screen, an NTFS data partition that will let you share files between the os' (via NTFS-3G), and good reliability as you can use either OS should one fail.

Good Luck

Bob

grogo
March 17th, 2009, 01:02 AM
2 HP laptops:

dv6627ca: 8.10 32bit almost everything works, minor hassles with the nvidia and broadcom wireless drivers in previous versions. had to specify hpet=disable in the grub options to get it to boot 8.10 properly, hibernate and suspend don't work currently on

dv4-1117ca: 8.10 64bit everything but the hp remote works, had to run the alsa update script and specify a couple of options in etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base to get the sound to work properly. Hibernate works properly, haven't tried suspend yet (haven't even had it a week yet)

Mehall
March 17th, 2009, 01:05 AM
I needed to use the proprietary drivers for nVidia and for my WiFi, but once I had done that, everything is fine.

One minor niggle (present in OpenSUSE latest and 8.10 derivatives too, but not present in 8.04, so I'm guessing it's weird kernel-ness) when i boot up, it freezes, but if I press keys, it'll boot fine. I either need to hold keys thought till gdm, or I can press the power button for a little bit, and it'll load right through.

mister_playboy
March 17th, 2009, 04:44 AM
Sony VGN-NR430E... no problems.

Linux000
March 19th, 2009, 02:54 AM
Two Problems, Light Sensor on my Dell doesn't work, can't install libsmbios-bin, and back light jumps up to full brightness at about 30% then falls back, also gnome cd master won't recognize my cd drive.

inspired
March 19th, 2009, 09:32 AM
Running 8.10 on an HP Compaq nx7010
Video: ATI Radeon 9200, 1680 x 1050 @ 60.7
Audio: I82801DBICH4
Wireless: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)
Ethernet: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 20)
Ram: 2 GB ram

Everything works, including SD card reader, wireless, audio, etc. EXCEPT I am not able to Hibernate. Still trying to get to the bottom of that.:popcorn:
Suspend works so long as the wireless is turned off beforehand.

UPDATE: Decided to tackle this hiberation issue again.
Discovered the my swap was not loading right. My fstab uses the UUID for reference to the partitions, etc., and what I have discovered is that changing the Swap partition (it's size for instance) will cause it to get a new UUID. The fstab then needs updating to reflect this.
Sorted that out, but still no hiberation.
Next step was to add the following to my grub menu.lst file... to the end of the kernel line:
... rootflags=data=writeback resume=/dev/(swap partition goes here)

I am not sure if the rootflags bit was needed, but the person who reported that adding resume=... to this line, also had that on there, and I did not, so I added them both.
Now the computer hibernates and resumes perfectly. Beautiful.

How to change my vote? Oh well...

koleoptero
March 19th, 2009, 09:37 AM
I have a Toshiba satellite M70, everything works perfectly. It's a bit old so I'm not going to post specs since any laptop you might buy now will have nothing in common with it.

k2t0f12d
March 19th, 2009, 10:09 AM
Acer Aspire 5920 running Archlinux

jocheem67
March 19th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Dell Inspiron 9400

Probs:

* hibernation
* multimedia buttons

No biggie.

canoemoose
March 19th, 2009, 10:31 AM
HP Compaq nx6110.

Everything works.

Intel graphics, Broadcom BCM4318 wireless. Used to use ndiswrapper, however an update gave me a new native driver (b43-pci-bridge) which worked but broke ndiswrapper which broke my ethernet networking. Uninstalled ndiswrapper to try and get the wired networking working which fixed everything.

Suspend/resume is fine, hibernate would be if I could be bothered to increase the size of my swap.

Only thing is the BIOS is now dying and it doesn't always recognise the hard drive or optical drive at POST.

Hope this helps,
canoemoose

TVC15
March 22nd, 2009, 06:32 PM
Hello, I am running Ubuntu 8.10 on my Lenovo T61. All works very well except for one minor issue and that is the fingerprint scanner. This is not important for me.
More importantly: video (Nvidia), Wifi (Intel, sound, special keys, touch-pad, etc all work flawlessly and out of the box. No fiddling with drivers needed whatsoever.

Thanks a lot, Ubuntu

moopet
March 22nd, 2009, 06:49 PM
Dell D420 ultraportable, 3GB RAM, 80GB HDD, intel gfx, synaptics touchpad, intel audio, dell 360 bluetooth, intel 465 agn wifi.

No idea if the modem works, I pulled it out before installing.
Not tested with firewire.

The only problems I get are the same as I'd get on any system.

cfree220
March 22nd, 2009, 07:27 PM
Works Partially on the Dell XPS M1530.

One problem is the support for the integrated webcam and mic. I've followed several walk through solutions to getting this working (even for this specific model), and have not been able to get it to function properly with Skype. I am currently unable to get any input through the mic with any program... I think that's just a configuration problem though.

Occasionally I have a problem with the Compiz spherical desktop. It's a graphics error in which, instead of showing my skydome as a bacckground, it is thousands of instances of the 3D windows, which reproduce as you drag the sphere (an graphics error sometimes seen in Windows, pre-vista). I'm not sure if this is a problem with the graphics card (nVidia 8600M GT), with the video driver, or with Compiz itself. The other day I had another graphics problem where I was only getting like a frame a minute. I suspect these to be bugs in Compiz.

Another intermittent problem I have is with the sound. Occasionally, the output gets stuck on one frequency, which it emits in staccato-esque succession (almost like a beep, except you can tell the frequency came from the music you were listening too... hard to describe, really). I suspect this to be a problem with the audio driver. Unlike the graphics problems I sometimes have (this may further point to Compiz as the culprit), the error cannot be fixed by logging out and signing in again. The computer must be shut down, and the repetitive sound continues until about the halfway mark on the shutdown splash progress bar.

Another [minor] problem I have with sound is the output relative to the volume setting. When using the integrated speakers, sound becomes inaudible between 45-55%, depending on the sound file. Each jump is about twice as big as it should be, which makes fine tuning the volume difficult (annoying when trying to sleep or study).

When trying to eject a compact disk, I have to unmount the CD before I can eject it. I'm not sure if this is intentionally setup like this, but because the unmount button is right above the eject button, it makes the hardware eject button somewhat useless. This is more of an annoyance than a real issue. I'm still not convinced of the functionality of the hardware media controllers... They seem to work, but are not as responsive as they are in Windows.

Hibernation works ok, but is better if you remove any storage media from the card reader first.

Finally, I am not able to connect to my school's WPA2 encrypted secure network. Windows does this without a problem... Ubuntu will not. I tried downloading the keys and what not, and it just will not work. I believe this is either a problem with the school's specific network configuration (they only officially support Windows and Mac), or a problem with the WPA2 version (enterprise). At home, I am able to connect to a WPA2 personal network with no issues.

To be honest, I am really not that bothered by the shortcomings of Linux on this computer. Sure, it can be annoying when I have to reboot to fix a problem (I'm sure I'll eventually learn ways to fix these from command line without reboot, but either way, it boots so fast it isn't really an issue), but overall I don't feel like there are any reasons to not give it a go. My laptop dual boots Intrepid and Vista Ultimate. The only reason that I have it able to boot Windows at all was because I sometimes need to run Wiindows/Mac only programs for classes that just don't work under WINE. I recently started using VirtualBox; I have a VM for Vista Ultimate, the Windows 7 beta, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, and am working on setting one up for BackTrack3. The programs that I was using Windows for work fine in the virtualized environment. I can't even remember the last time I booted to the physical Vista partition on this computer. I feel like this shows just how great Ubuntu is that, despite the few bugs it has, I still prefer it over Windows.

To be honest, I don't think you're ever going to find a brand new computer that is going to run Ubuntu, or any other Linux distro, like a dream. The Linux community is smaller, and hardware manufacturers are going to prioritize in favor of the evil empire (I'm not talking Yankees fans). I have not tried Ubuntu on other laptops, but would definitely recommend the XPS M1530. It is a bit on the pricier side, and does run a little hot, but it's an outstanding performer. If you do need to dual boot, there's a great trick you can do using this laptop. Because dell ships some of its notebooks with an embedded, media playing OS (Dell Media Direct), the computer actually has two power buttons. On the CD that comes with the comp for reinstalling DMD, there is a program that lets you tell the Dell MBR which partition to boot depending on which button is pressed. This means that you have a hardware boot menu, instead of having to go through GRUB each time you start your system. For dual boot laptops, I'd say that the M1530 is king.

EDIT: I don't remember the detailed specs off the top of my head, but here are some of the basics:
-Intel Core2Duo T8300 2.40 GHz processor
-4GB Ram (not sure on the actual hardware)
-nVidia 8600M GT GPU (512MB discrete video ram)
-320GB HDD (WD I think)

mpc350
March 22nd, 2009, 08:29 PM
Installed ubuntu on my Lenovo y530 and it mostly works great. Getting sound out of the subwoofer took a little bit of effort. The display brightness is in reverse but not really a problem. Webcam works perfectly. My only ongoing problem is making it suspend to ram. Have tried a few fixes but to no avail. Had an old toshiba satellite that wouldn't suspend either. Once I tried fedora and it suspended brilliantly.

Overall, am quite happy with how well it works.

BackwardsDown
March 22nd, 2009, 08:32 PM
I've got a dell latitude d830, it works completely. Except for the network-switch, but I don't use it anyways.

Onesimus
March 22nd, 2009, 08:32 PM
I have a Dell Inspiron 6400.

Everything works ! (Even suspend and hibernate)

The only issues were the load-cycle-count and the fans; which were both sorted.

mpc350
March 22nd, 2009, 08:43 PM
on my asus eee pc 900a, everything works perfectly using eeebuntu netbook remix. not a single glitch. i would like to see if I can clear out some unnecessary files from the installation. my tiny 4Gb SSD is nearly full. wouldn't mind if startup was a little faster.

I really like the UI for the netbook remix desktop. It makes the correct assumtion that netbooks are not for "serious" computing, but makes it easy to deal with the small handful of apps that I play with on the couch in front of the tv or while travelling. But I can work with the traditional desktop if I want to get serious with my $170 laptop.

Froodolt
March 22nd, 2009, 09:01 PM
Linux works completely with my laptop.


$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=intrepid
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 8.10"

$ sudo lshw
description: Notebook
product: Pavilion ze5500 (DP863E)
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
....
description: CPU
product: Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
....
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Radeon IGP 330M/340M/350M
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
....
etc...

the8thstar
March 22nd, 2009, 09:03 PM
In this version of Ubuntu (8.10 as I write), everything is working out of the box. The specs are in my signature below.

Daisuke_Aramaki
March 22nd, 2009, 09:12 PM
Lenovo3000N200
Dual boots FreeBSD7.1 and Lunar Linux. There are some acpi related issues with FreeBSD. But my Lunar Linux partition works great! Everything works, wireless, acpi, hotkeys, fingerprint reader, to name a few.

EEEPC1000H
Powered by Lunar Linux. No issues, after a lot of post configuration, almost all the features are recognized.

Delvien
March 22nd, 2009, 09:13 PM
Dell Latitude D820 1.67 ghz dual core, 2gb ram 667mhz, 80gb 7200 sata, hotplug cd/dvd. Everything works, minus IR, which I haven't tried to set up. No need :)

novafluxx
March 23rd, 2009, 05:58 AM
I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1318, only proprietary driver needed is BCM4312 for my wireless card. So far no disto (that I've tried [openSUSE, Fedora]) has included it besides Ubuntu.

wyliepops
March 23rd, 2009, 07:00 AM
Jilted by the Jaunty Jackalope!

As far as functioning goes, everything works on my Dell Inspiron 9400 with Intel everything, except for Network Manager with a D-Link wireless N router. I can connect to the University open network using wireless B without a hitch. Is it my Intel 4965AGN card, my driver (installing that in Intrepid only worked temporarily until an update killed the WIFI), or a bug in the Network Manager?

Oh, the joys of configuring Ubuntu 64! The Flash, the repositories, the Skype, the wireless! Practice makes perfect. ;)
There are also no plans for support (according to Creative Technologies) for drivers on 64-bit linux for my Creative Audio Soundcard either!:(

k2t0f12d
March 23rd, 2009, 07:44 AM
Fully functional Acer Aspire 5920:

--------------------------------------------------------
This is what will be sent to the Linux Counter if you
run the program with the -m switch. Now, NOTHING IS SENT
--------------------------------------------------------
From: k2t0f12d
To: machine-registration@counter.li.org
Subject: machine-update for ZEITGEIST

Mail program that sent this email: /usr/bin/mail
Perl version used to run machine-update: 5.010000

//MACHINE
accounts: 2
cpu_uname: i686
kcoresize: 931131392
kernel: 2.6.28-ARCH
key: 398515
mailer: postfix
method: machine-update version 0.31
name: ZEITGEIST
os: Linux
uptime_1: 19:41:48 up 3 days, 1:06, 2 users, load average: 0.16, 0.07, 0.02
uptime_2: runlevel (to lvl 3) Fri Mar 20 18:35 - 19:41 (3+01:06)
users: 0
//END
//FILE /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 2065780 kB
MemFree: 1378568 kB
Buffers: 36020 kB
Cached: 266080 kB
SwapCached: 29176 kB
Active: 292232 kB
Inactive: 277880 kB
Active(anon): 199648 kB
Inactive(anon): 79640 kB
Active(file): 92584 kB
Inactive(file): 198240 kB
Unevictable: 2260 kB
Mlocked: 80 kB
HighTotal: 1178440 kB
HighFree: 647020 kB
LowTotal: 887340 kB
LowFree: 731548 kB
SwapTotal: 2096472 kB
SwapFree: 1990044 kB
Dirty: 44 kB
Writeback: 0 kB
AnonPages: 267996 kB
Mapped: 77648 kB
Slab: 30412 kB
SReclaimable: 21864 kB
SUnreclaim: 8548 kB
PageTables: 3488 kB
NFS_Unstable: 0 kB
Bounce: 0 kB
WritebackTmp: 0 kB
CommitLimit: 3129360 kB
Committed_AS: 1020236 kB
VmallocTotal: 122880 kB
VmallocUsed: 9088 kB
VmallocChunk: 107992 kB
DirectMap4k: 90104 kB
DirectMap4M: 819200 kB
//EOF
//FILE /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.28-ARCH (root@T-POWA-LX) (gcc version 4.3.3 (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Mar 8 10:18:28 UTC 2009
//EOF
//FILE /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 15
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz
stepping : 13
cpu MHz : 1000.000
cache size : 2048 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 0
cpu cores : 2
apicid : 0
initial apicid : 0
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm
bogomips : 3668.73
clflush size : 64
power management:

processor : 1
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 15
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz
stepping : 13
cpu MHz : 1833.000
cache size : 2048 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id : 1
cpu cores : 2
apicid : 1
initial apicid : 1
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm
bogomips : 3668.78
clflush size : 64
power management:

//EOF

**CAVEAT: using cpu throttling, both cores are 1.83GHZ

mgw2008
March 23rd, 2009, 10:51 AM
I'm running on Lenovo T60. Speed and operability is much better than Windos.

Issues remain with:
WiFi (ATH9K is a must!),
font resolution (I'm running now on "Segoe" for desktop font and "Linux Libertine" for serif font)and
hardware support (eg the ThinkPad's "Trackpoint").

In my opinion, the "dummy" end user will not be able to handle the installation of WiFi drivers (requires compilation), OO 3.0 (requires change of package source with an APT commandline that is mostly unknown) and fonts (needs deeper understanding of the concepts).

MGaddict2000
March 23rd, 2009, 11:22 AM
I have a Gateway M275 Tablet PC.

I think I had a bad install because the things I can't get working, other people with the same laptop have had no issues with. The tablet is the hardest thing to configure but in doing so you learn a lot about Linux and how Ubuntu works. Everything can be configured to work with the right scripts but several of those features, like screen rotation, I never use so have never bothered to set up. The screen calibration is something I can't get working correctly, but other M275 owners have not had this problem. Otherwise, this is an awesome laptop to install Ubuntu Linux on. It takes some work, and there are specific M275 HOW TO pages out there to step you through it. If you can get your hands on one of these and are wanting to learn Linux, I highly recommend it.

JackieChan
March 23rd, 2009, 12:26 PM
My previous laptop, which I've since given away worked perfectly with Ubuntu out-of-the-box. It was a Dell Inspiron 500m. The only thing I'll say is that when I bought it, it didn't have a wireless card inside. So I made sure to buy a Linux-compatible wireless card when I got one (Intel Pro Wireless 2200, thanks to recommendations from these forums).

I know run an Eee PC. Don't know if it counts as a laptop. It ran perfectly with Xandros as preconfigured by Asus. I installed eeeXubuntu on it, which included some Eee-specific tweaks, and it works almost perfectly, except that the boot time is now extremely slow, and resume from suspend doesn't work all the time any more.
This, only it was a different Laptop.

Dragonbite
March 23rd, 2009, 02:30 PM
I just tried Intrepid on my Dell D400 laptop and, as expected, everything works out of the box except the Wi-Fi which requires the proprietary drivers and cutter which Ubuntu makes the easiest to accomplish (I've tried with openSUSE and Fedora).

Also, my Microsoft webcam works with Cheese better than Fedora 10, which was the only other distro I could get it to work with. It even included more menu choices than Fedora's version. Hardy could never connect to it.

argie
March 23rd, 2009, 04:46 PM
Dell XPS M1330. Everything works, including Intel 4965 AGN wireless. Graphics are slower than expected on Hardy.

jelle_
March 23rd, 2009, 04:51 PM
sony vaio vng-nr38m

ubuntu runs well, exept my wireless card. now i have internet trough an usb-device

rolandrock
March 23rd, 2009, 05:47 PM
I have Asus eeepc 900 with 2G RAM running eeebuntu 2.0 (Intrepid) - everything works perfectly (as far as I can tell).
And, Acer 5920G 3G RAM running vanilla Hardy - works perfectly.

Irihapeti
March 23rd, 2009, 07:13 PM
I have an EeePC 900 running standard Ubuntu 8.04. I did a number of tweaks to get webcam, wireless and hotkeys to work. As far as I know, the only things that don't work are touchpad configuration and the onboard microphone. I get around the last one by using an external microphone. As I prefer to use a mouse rather than the touchpad, I've disabled the touchpad altogether, though I can turn it on manually if I need it.

Blou_Aap
March 24th, 2009, 09:34 AM
Toshiba Qosmio x300-11T
Everything works with some of the things you have to do little work a rounds and tweaks (Sound issues and BT).
With Blue-tooth I use external for now till that works.

The only things I wish that would work is the red lights on the top speakers and the strip of light above the Touch pad. Those lights make this lappy look really good.

Ferb
March 24th, 2009, 09:45 AM
I have a dell vostro 860. Everything works except the led when I connect with wireless. I had to compile the drivers for the wireless though. Everything else (card reader) works

White Rasta
April 9th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Dell Inspiron 1525 [name: Rita]
intel dual core t2370@1.79/533 [thinkin' about a t8300]
4gb 667 ddr2 [org 2gb]
500gb/3.0Gb/s scorpio blue [org 160gb/1.5Gb/s w/ vista home premiem]

everything works

rating:
Da'****! [SWEET!] OK Sucks!

vista would freeze, and explorer would crash frequently on this machine
issue w/ mouseover on some pages in internet explorer triggering a loop that would open "about blank" pages untill i killed the process
cd/dvd drive was flaky [burned a lot of coasters]

installed 8.10 almost a month ago

did i say everything works? [and stable]

it does everything i need it to do very well

in the past 6-7 yrs ago i tried several differnt distros on my desktops but couldn't produce a viable environment [my stoner brain couldn't handle the "command liney thing" when dealing with drivers and apps]

the apps i installed are impressive, and the fact that they are free blows my mind

it looks like the the commercial software companys will have a harder time of "farming the masses for wealth" with their "junk software"

ok, you got me

the revolution will not be televised, it will be on the internet

N_Nick
April 9th, 2009, 09:49 AM
Macbook Pro (Penryn i think)

It needed some tweaking but eventually everything works. Everything I tried that is - I never use some of the things like bluetooth etc, so I can't be sure.

Shadowclaw
April 9th, 2009, 03:22 PM
I had no problems installing and running 8.10 x64 on my laptop with kernel version 2.6.27-11

Compaq V6000
AMD Turion64 X2-TL60 2.0GHz
500GB WD HDD -- Dual Boot with Windows XP Pro SP3
nVidia Geforce GO 6150
2GB of RAM
Broadcom Wireless (works with no issues)
Bluetooth (works with no issues)

Jpardue
April 10th, 2009, 09:13 PM
I have a Sony vaio vgn-fz240e/b laptop and my volume button and pause on my laptop case are actually more functional in Ubuntu. When I have Windows installed an am using iTunes my iTunes window has to be focused for the volume and play/pause buttons to work. Though in Ubuntu using Rhythmbox my window does not have to be selected for my play/pause and volume buttons to work. Yay for more functionality in linux!

arkmundi
April 12th, 2009, 07:57 PM
Have Dell Inspiron 1525n - the version that came preloaded, worked great out of the box. I since upgraded to 8.04. That upgrade caused certain problems - notably sound issues - that I subsequently resolved (with Canonical help). I purchased the support package from Dell, which is from Canonical.

donovan1983
April 12th, 2009, 08:10 PM
I put that it works completely, although there are some minor issues on my Acer Aspire One AOD150 (the 10" model) with the Ubuntu 9.04 beta. The WiFi LED indicator doesn't work and neither does the switch. The brightness controls are wonky and every time my system boots it resets the brightness. The onscreen brightness control display is completely useless. But these are minor issues. Impressively everything that I really depend on works great, and Ubuntu is the only OS I have on here.

avilella
April 13th, 2009, 03:02 PM
http://linux-hybrid-graphics.blogspot.com/

If you have access to any of the laptops below and have tried to run Linux, please take a moment to provide the DSDT information for the laptop in this link:

http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/312756

Sony Vaio Z-series (intel/nvidia)
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo XI 3650 (intel/nvidia)
BenQ Joybook S42 (intel/nvidia)
ASUS N10J (intel/nvidia)
Dell Studio XPS 13 (nvidia/nvidia)
ASUS Intros G71Gx (?/nvidia GeForce 260M)
MSI GT628 (?/nvidia GeForce 160M)
LG Xnote P510 Laptop (?/nvidia GeForce GT 130M)
HP HDX 18t (?/nvidia GeForce GT 130M)
Dell XPS M1730 (nvidia/nvidia)
MSI EX630 (nvidia/nvidia -- )
Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q706/Q708 (nvidia/nvidia -- 9400m + 2x9800m GTS)
Acer Aspire 7530 (nvidia/nvidia -- 9100M G + GeForce 9300M GS)
ASUS X83Vm-X1 (?/nvidia)
+ Clevo M860TU (?/nvidia GeForce 9800M GTS)
+ Acer Aspire 8930G (?/nvidia GeForce 9700M GT)
+ Asus G50V (?/nvidia GeForce 9700M GT)
+ Zepto Mythos A15 (?/nvidia)
+ Asus M70VN (?/nvidia GeForce 9650M GT)
Lenovo ThinkPad T500 (intel/ati)
Lenovo ThinkPad T400 (intel/ati)
ASUS M51Ta (intel/ati)
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Sa 3650 (intel/ati)
MSI PX211 12'' (intel/ati)
HP Pavilion tx2500 (intel/ati)

To compile your DSDT information, install if you haven't already the acpidump and iasl tools:
sudo apt-get install acpidump iasl # on Debian-based systems

Then run the following commands:

sudo acpidump > acpidump.txt
sudo acpixtract acpidump.txt
iasl -d DSDT.dat

This will create a DSDT.dsl file that you can attach to the bug report. This information will allow the developers to fully implement the hybrid graphics features for Linux.

franklynb
April 15th, 2009, 01:40 PM
Apple 12" G4 Powerbook, running Gutsy.. It just works, including OpenGL acceleration.

--frankb

Desktop: HP X4000 P4-2800 x 2, 2gB rdram, ATI FireGL-X256, 7.10 <Gutsy>
Laptop, Daily Driver: Apple 12" Powerbook, 1.25gB SDRAM, 7.10 <Gutsy>

tom66
April 15th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Dell Studio 15 with ATI Mobility Radeon 3450 HD (requires proprietary fglrx). Everything works AFAIK.

ponchojuan
April 15th, 2009, 07:24 PM
I'm also running a D630 but with A13 bios. I had no trouble with ver.8.10 install. WEP worked out of the box. No problems yet. The partitioning is always tricky, the partioner is terrible...I usually use another piece of software or manually through Gparted booted off the CD.

My Old Thinkpad 240 was another thing all together........

m3topaz
April 15th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Dell Inspiron 6400 with Bluetooth and WiFI
It's really, seriously good

0per4t0r
April 15th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Ubuntu works fine on my laptop.

Using Compaq Presario CQ50 Notebook
Ubuntu 8.10 and Vista Home Premium Dual-boot
AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core Processor
Nvidia Graphics
Built-in wifi

Statik
April 19th, 2009, 10:57 AM
Installed Intrepid on two HP Pavillion laptops with AMD Turion 64, NVidia GO 7160 (I think thats the number) Graphics, Lightscribe DVD-RW. Everything works out of the box. Even the media keys are recognized . . . just not connected to any program.

One is a DV2310CA - 14.1" the other is a DV9005CA - 17"

I love these beautiful machines. Flawless installation process and work awesome. As a matter of fact, my experience with the DV2310CA is what convinced me to search for another DV series for my wife's PC. She gets the 17". :)

Statik

Carl Hamlin
April 19th, 2009, 11:11 AM
Ubuntu has worked beautifully on my Acer Extensa 5620 through three upgrades now, and the only issue I've had (and still have) is that the microphone doesn't pickup.

lindis
April 19th, 2009, 12:34 PM
i have an fs 1425 laptop modell g , and it works just great,install was easy as pie,and all works just fine with compiz.
:D

WhiskyChris
April 19th, 2009, 12:40 PM
I've got ubuntu (intrepid and now jaunty) installed on a Dell Inspiron 6400 and it mostly works fine. It does however complain and give bad performance with opengl stuff (I think) - opengl screensavers are slow, applications with any sort of opengl animation flicker etc. I believe the culprit is the Intel 945GM integrated graphics controller and I've not found any fixes yet (though I have found plently of similar problems on google/the forums which all have this or a similar chipset in common).

dmm1983
April 19th, 2009, 01:08 PM
Acer Travelmate 2410 series
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.50GHz
2.GB DDR2 RAM
15.4" wXGA Wide TFT LCD
DVD-R Burner
802.11b/g wireless LAN

USB PRODUCTS
Telstra Pre-Paid Wireless Broadband
Pinnacle PCTV Dual DVB-T Diversity Stick

teh603
April 19th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Acer Aspire One, with the obligatory card reader and sound issues.

alienchickenpie
May 8th, 2009, 04:48 PM
I use an HP Pavilion 9750ej.
Wireless networking, Bluetooth and Ethernet worked perfectly out of the box.
The sound card works, but it's very messy when it comes to recognizing and respecting headphones.
The video card worked out of the box, but I added an official Nvidia driver to make everything as smooth as it should be.
The touchpad works, but needs some adjusting to make it less click-happy.
The touch buttons don't seem to work, except for the volume slider and mute button.
The touch buttons don't seem to work, except for mute and the volume bar. Amarok recognizes the rest when setting up keyboard shortcuts, but they don't work after that.

perpetualcacophany
May 8th, 2009, 05:03 PM
I use a MacBook 4.1 and it works great with Ubuntu. I'm also in the process of making it work with a Gentoo install which is taking a bit more work, but it still isn't too hard.

It's actually nice using Linux on a MacBook because any other owner can answer the question since they all have the same hardware configuration.

gerowen
May 8th, 2009, 05:13 PM
Just thought I'd update this, I recently bought a new computer. It's a Toshiba Satellite L355D with the following specs. All of the hardware worked out of the box, to include the built-in webcam. Only thing was I had to choose to use the proprietary video driver, it defaulted to the open source ATI driver.

Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7829
256 MB ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics
2.1 Ghz AMD Turion X2 64
4GB DDR2 RAM
Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty 64 bit

tonsai
May 8th, 2009, 05:19 PM
hp nc6320, works like a charm, apart from the buiilt in Texas Instruments card reader, this may help: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=797031&referrerid=830476

Rackstar
May 8th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Everything working on my Acer Aspire 9420.

Since 9.04 fully working bluetooth, which was impossible in the past. Great job!
Everything else always has worked out of the box.

Only the kill bluetooth/wireless buttons don't work, but that's ok.

will1911a1
May 9th, 2009, 12:56 AM
Running Arch on an Asus Eee PC 701 flawlessly.

pastalavista
May 9th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Everything's working to my satisfaction. My graphics aren't as strong as they used to be with 3D rendering, but I never use that anyway.

Acer Aspire laptop - AMD Sempron 1.6Ghz - 1 GB Ram ATI Xpress 200M

markusf21
May 9th, 2009, 01:33 AM
I have a dell studio 1735. everything works except the fingerprint reader. not important to me, so I have not even tried to get it working

some_random_noob
May 9th, 2009, 03:25 AM
Look up "ThinkPad SL500" on the forums here if you want a good mid-range laptop where it works out of the box with almost no problems. I've wrote about it already, and it's listed on the laptop testing team page.

wirepuller134
May 9th, 2009, 04:38 AM
IBM 2611(1400) yes that's the 300mhz one, Dell cpx. Both with xircom wired ethernet, Cisco wireless, and zurotech analog capture card work flawlessly. They both dual boot Windows 2k and Debian. Dell inspiron pp04pl (something like that), dual boots Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04 with no problems at all. The inspiron uses the built in wired ethernet, with a Cisco wireless card, same analog capture card.

dimxanthis
May 10th, 2009, 11:00 PM
I have a dual boot (vista-ubuntu) clevo m765tu (rebranded as turbo-x something) and I have constant problems with my nvidia 9300m gs (when I aply the nvidia drivers) since ubuntu 8.04 (I have no idea before that). No matter how many drivers I have changed-no matter how many times I asked for help both in greek and official forums-no matter the pain, I still work with VESA drivers. When I try to use the nvidia drivers the next button I shall push is the reset button and that's the standard procedure. Anything else works just fine.

(btw do you know that "clevo"(κλέβω) means "to steal" in greek? As time goes by, more and more I tend to believe I was mugged by those clevo guys when I bought this machine)

If you happen to know the solution to my problem-except the obvious like:change computer or something- please pm me

Dimitris , Greece

starcannon
May 11th, 2009, 12:07 AM
Works Perfectly:

Dell Inspiron | 5100
HP dv2600 w/Nvidia 8400m GS option
Dell 1420n w/Nvidia 8400m GS option
Dell Mini 9n
MSi Wind w/2gb and Intel 3495 Pro WiFi upgrades
Asus Eee 701 4g w/2gb RAM and 16gb SDHC MMC upgrades
Asus Eee 702 8g w/2gb RAM and 16gb SDHC MMC upgrades
Asus Eee 700 2g w/8gb SDHC MMC upgrade.

Works with issues:
Everex Cloudbook

rpwdh
May 11th, 2009, 12:18 AM
"Linux (Jaunty) works completely with my laptop-I will post my hardware specifics"

Compaq Presario V5000T (3 years old)

Intel Celeron M processor

2GB RAM

Intel integrated graphics

Broadcom Wireless

CD/DVD Writer

Everything works GREAT!

JC Cheloven
May 11th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Jaunty 9.04 works ok in three popular mini-notebooks I've tried. I dropped a brief report here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1123926).

Note.- Recording from internal mic doesn't work in any case with jaunty. Only Dell mini 9 with the factory preinstalled hardy 8.04 LTS makes it to work.

edhayden
May 19th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Wireless does not work on my HP dv5000 (dv5215us). It has a Broadcom BCM4318 Modem [Airforce One 54g], 802.11g Wireless Controller (rev 02)). I've looked at all of the posts on how to fix the problem but it's way over my head.

I've come to the conclusion that Linux is not for non DOS/Terminal folks.

Oh well, another PC to add to the pile in the basement as there is apparently no way to get the machine back to Windows. Sigh.

Dragonbite
May 19th, 2009, 02:54 PM
Wireless does not work on my HP dv5000 (dv5215us). It has a Broadcom BCM4318 Modem [Airforce One 54g], 802.11g Wireless Controller (rev 02)). I've looked at all of the posts on how to fix the problem but it's way over my head.

I've come to the conclusion that Linux is not for non DOS/Terminal folks.

Oh well, another PC to add to the pile in the basement as there is apparently no way to get the machine back to Windows. Sigh.

You're giving up on a laptop because you cannot get wireless working? There is a good thread in the forums for getting Broadcomm working and my Dell D400 has a Broadcomm wireless card.

Also, not all distributions are created equal and neither is their documentation. Look around Fedora and openSUSE. There are times when one will install completely and others will not on systems (plus that changes from version to version).

edhayden
May 19th, 2009, 10:55 PM
I had posted a comment regarding difficulty getting the wireless card in my HP Pavilion dv5000 to work. I found that by connecting with an ethernet cable and running the hardware tool in Ubuntu 9.04 it found the software I needed and installed it with no pain.

MGaddict2000
May 19th, 2009, 11:54 PM
You have a few options, 2 are listed directly under your link. If you really want to get it back to windows, you have two routs...

1) If you have you original restore disks, boot to a live CD such as those that came with Ubuntu, turn off swap (a quick search will show you how to do this) delete your partitions and then use your restore disk.

2) IF you have a full windows CD you'll need to wipe the disk first. I use Ultimate Boot CD. It's a bootable CD with loads of apps for formating, partitioning, and wiping out hard drives. There is a program called, Boot and Nuke. It will clear the hard drive back to a clean state with absolutely nothing on it. This will remove anything and everything on it. Back up all personal data before use. After running it, reinstall windows like it's a new computer.

One suggestion you received was to try connecting to without the wireless just use a lan cable. This is a good idea anytime you're installing and setting up a new OS because no install CD has drivers or configurations for every possible wireless card and just connecting a system to a lan while installing fixes most issues since it will go online and find anything it's missing.

Good luck, hope this helped. Just remember, Boot and Nuke wipes out everything on the Hard Drive and the program it's self will warn you about this a few times before it starts. There also may be other options, but I find these work the easiest for me.

Also, public notice, you should always run a wipe tool on a hard drive before getting rid of it. You have no idea how many computer's I've found which people threw out that had tons of personal data. DELETE doesn't get rid of anything.

archer6
May 20th, 2009, 11:47 PM
Wireless does not work on my HP dv5000 (dv5215us). It has a Broadcom BCM4318 Modem [Airforce One 54g], 802.11g Wireless Controller (rev 02)). I've looked at all of the posts on how to fix the problem but it's way over my head.

I've come to the conclusion that Linux is not for non DOS/Terminal folks.

Oh well, another PC to add to the pile in the basement as there is apparently no way to get the machine back to Windows. Sigh.
Linux is no different than Windows from one very important standpoint...

We first had to learn how to use Windows, and now if we want to use Linux we must do the same thing... learn how to use it.

Windows should not be compared to Linux as they are completely different. If they were the same there would be little reason to use one over the other.

Here's a link to a great article that puts one in the right frame of mind for working with Linux.
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

If you read this, then ask for help here on the forum. You will find that your problem may be much easier to solve than you think at the present moment.

I highly encourage you to be patient and give it a try, you've gone this far, why not get it up and running. Once you do, you will find how enjoyable and usable Ubuntu Linux is. I started with no clue about Linux and now I find it far better than Windows for 95% of what I use my computer for. The 5% remaining is on applications that are proprietary windows apps, and that's why I have a few dual boot ThinkPads, just for that purpose. If not for work I would use Ubuntu 100%, it's that good.

Cheers...

richg
May 21st, 2009, 12:45 AM
Just received my new Acer 5515 laptop that comes with Vista Basic. Got it off ebay for $325.00, free shipping. Still in original packing like the one my stepson bought from Walmart for $348, plus sales tax.

In searching the 'Net for this laptop, I have been finding out some people are buying from their source and re-selling it on the 'Net or ebay.
The seller had good specs. I could have bid on it but chose "Buy It Now".
No, I did not need it. I wanted it.

The Acer box it came in looks like it came directly out of the "factory".

I am so remembering how difficult Windows can be. Been almost five years.

I have been running it on Live CD using wireless. Mint 6 & Mint 7 both like wireless. Not using it right now though. Will consider dual boot.
Still not sure if I want to keep Vista. In a way, I hate to throw something away that might prove useful at some time. WAG. Yes, I have wandered onto the dark side.

Cheers

Rich

pookiebear
May 21st, 2009, 01:39 AM
Dell Latitude C610 (ebay special)
Fully working. Didn't have to load 1 driver.
PIII 1ghz
512 megs of Ram
20 gb hard drive.
CD
Cisco aironet 350 pcmcia wireless card. (no wpa support in the card)

running xubuntu 9.04


Only thing I need is to speed up Firefox 3.... (will be searching for that answer next)

Install took about 20 minutes.
Touchpad on the laptop is not working. But doesn't work with any OS I think it is dead. I use a cheap little old optical usb mouse.

oh yea first post!

djdarrin91
May 21st, 2009, 01:52 AM
I have a HP NC6000 and everything works fine out of the box:) bluetooth,wifi,etc..

utnubuuser
May 21st, 2009, 02:36 AM
Thinkpad X31 1gb ram --

Ceiber Boy
May 21st, 2009, 02:42 AM
HP Pavilion ZE2000 NO CHANCE!

mamamia88
May 21st, 2009, 02:44 AM
dv9000 and mint 6 working great

starcannon
May 21st, 2009, 02:48 AM
starcannon
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mhpathfinder
May 21st, 2009, 03:05 AM
HP L2005US Special Edition, Turion 64 1.6ghz, 2 gb RAM, 15.4 WXGA screen, 80Gb HDD, three USB2.0 and one SD card slot, ALSA sound, Synaptics Touchpad. BroadCom BCM4328 wireless

Gateway E4100 Intel Pentium4 2.8ghz, 4gb RAM, ethernet, Vison 19-inch flat panel diaplay, NVidia 128 mg video. Intel onboard sound.

Gateway E2100 Intel Pentium4 2.8ghz, 2gb RAM, ethernet, Acer 19-inch flat panel display, NVidia 128 mg video. Intel onboard sound.


Running Jaunty 9.04 smoothly on all three machines. Had two post-install glitches on my HP Special Edition laptop. Broadcom wasn't recognized or installed. Had to reinstall Jaunty with wired ethernet connection, then Jaunty recognized, provided option for installing Broadcom proprietary drivers and activated. OK. Next, Synaptics touchpad--jumping cursor whenever typing, not related to palm contact with touchpad. I added a line of code to one of the touchpad .conf files via a suggestion from another forum member. Problem solved.

I have one more of our 5 home/business systems to de-Microsoft, when my wife feels brave enough to learn another operating system for her laptop. Until that time, I have the Gateway E2100 set up with a full Jaunty system and copied all of her documents to it, so she could experience the joy for herself.

Amen.
MH Pathfinder

Mason Whitaker
May 21st, 2009, 04:29 AM
Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

I swear, Ubuntu is the only distro that has completely worked "out of the box" on this machine! :D

Dragonbite
May 21st, 2009, 05:20 AM
Quick update. Dell Latitude D400 with Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope works 99% out of the box.

Only caveat is the Broadcomm wireless card, which the Hardware Drivers fixed with just a couple of clicks.

Took me less than an hour and that includes bootup time.

It took me a night with Windows and it still wasn't perfect (and didn't include any software)! Was a royal pain until I found the CD of drivers specific for this laptop and even then it had issues.

meganox
May 21st, 2009, 10:35 AM
Advent 6001 with Intel bits.

Cannot burn CDs, can't find an answer why, very frustrated, not a total noob but don't know where to start with this and can't find anything but static on google or the forums, and no-one ever answers me on irc.

Bluetooth doesn't work, nothing shows up in lspci / lsmod / lsusb, don't know where to start with that either, not that I would use it much but I'd still like to have the option.

Haven't tried using the card reader but I know that shows up at least.

Pretty sure internal microphone doesn't work.

But not being able to burn CDs, that's just so embarrasing. Help appreciated.

JC Cheloven
May 24th, 2009, 12:15 AM
Advent 6001 with Intel bits.

Cannot burn CDs, can't find an answer why, very frustrated, not a total noob but don't know where to start with this and can't find anything but static on google or the forums, and no-one ever answers me on irc.

...

But not being able to burn CDs, that's just so embarrasing. Help appreciated.
I had problems with brasero in the past. Solved using cd/dvd creator (you'll find it under the places menu, and also right clicking on a copy-able media). Or using k3b instead.

eerror
May 24th, 2009, 09:34 AM
Toshiba Satellite L300D-044 is great.
AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4GB RAM, 250GB hd, ATI Radeon 3100, Atheros 9280 wireless.
9.04 detected all the hardware correctly. Webcam and wireless worked right away. Minor tweaking was required to get find the right settings for the microphone.
If you're not hungry for Compiz eyecandy then this laptop works just fine. I say that because the ATI driver did cause me grief and I had to remove it.

Cheers everyone!

Zeronline
May 24th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Everything works fine except my graphics drivers. Ever since I upgraded to 9.04, Jaunty Jackalope, my ATI drivers were removed and can no longer be installed.

The video card I've got on this laptop is an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600.

When I try to install the ATI drivers manually it spits back that the current version of XORG on the machine isn't supported as their drivers support up to xorg 1.7, and Jaunty currently has xorg 1.8 built into it (haha...).

I haven't really had too much problems with the builtin default gfx driver with Jaunty. It's the first ready-to-go GUI system where i didn't have to install 3rd party drivers to get compiz to work, but some minor graphic bugs are noticable.

Dragonbite
May 26th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Is it me, or does Jaunty have some wireless issues? I keep loosing my connection and this is in places where I should be able to maintain the connection!

Ultimately I had to sit right next to the router to be connected (about 2 feet away = 90% strength?!)