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phidia
July 30th, 2008, 04:14 PM
I'm not going to put this out perfectly-but I'm curious about several somewhat complex laptop issues. I also think this might be useful to the community here because the question of what laptop to use with linux keeps coming up on the forums.

From being here and reading many laptop threads it appears that the consensus is that intel equipped laptops are the most trouble free and easily configured. By intel equipped I mean intel cpu, gpu, & wireless card. There are of course reports of problems with intel based laptops but generally they are easier to get fully functioning*. Fully functioning here means all of the features the laptop supports work.

To attempt to learn more I'm creating a poll. Basically linux, not necessarily Ubuntu & variants, has worked for you on a laptop and also honestly all the features of the laptop work or they don't. I know that there is a laptop testing page for Ubuntu but there is not enough specific info at that wiki IMO.

Once people, hopefully, vote on the poll I think it would be very useful if they also post comments with specific hardware that was a problem or worked well. Commenting about biases is fine too.

I have an older Apple Powerbook that I'm using right now-it just works. I also have a lot of open source on it and even ran linux on it through Apple's X11. My expectation was to get linux working on a laptop as well as my Powerbook works-trying to do just that with a HP Pavilion dv6707us it never happened.

sergiom99
July 30th, 2008, 05:25 PM
I voted "Linux works completely with my laptop-I will post my hardware specifics" b/c, AFAIK, the only thing that's not working is the MS card reader, but there's no kernel support for them yet, so everything is ok.

SpaceCowboyMA
July 30th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Dell Latitude 630 (Model PP18L - A06 BIOS)

Only issue I've found is WEP via network-manager, but WiFi hardware is fine (can do Open or WPA APs no problem).

Attached my dmesg, package and source lists...

jacobh
July 30th, 2008, 05:41 PM
-- linux works partially, posting specific problems --

ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 graphics card doesn't really work. It works if you completely turn off desktop effects, but otherwise you get flickering graphics in OpenGL applications I think.

Sound was extremely difficult to get working correctly, and I still have problems with it. Can't play sound in games and in Songbird simultaneously. Something about my particular motherboard that doesn't work too well with ALSA.

But despite this, I managed to get Linux working on a laptop without any prior experience or excessive computer skills, and I enjoy it much more than I did Windows. Performance is way up as well.. everything loads and closes much quicker. However, battery time took quite a drop (but I think it's just because I haven't installed any power-saving options or applications - any ideas?).

jimv
July 30th, 2008, 05:41 PM
Gateway MT3814

Problems that had to be resolved, but are fine now:

Wireless card is RTL8185, needs Ndiswrapper to work.
Brightness keys didn't work until I patched DSDT by replacing "Windows 2006" with "Linux"

stchman
July 30th, 2008, 05:44 PM
I have the Toshiba A205-S5859. Everything works.

aysiu
July 30th, 2008, 06:00 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.

Fire_Chief
July 30th, 2008, 06:08 PM
I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 with Hardy running strong on it. I have not configured the fingerprint scanner or the function hotkeys and don't use the IR port so I'm not sure if it works or not. Other than that, the system is fantastic!

adamogardner
July 30th, 2008, 06:11 PM
hi this is my first computer and everything works great! All the troubles I had setting up were due to my ignorance and nothing with the computer or operating system. It's a Pavillion DV6700. Very handsome machine too.

tamoneya
July 30th, 2008, 06:17 PM
problem free so far. Lenovo T61.

silkstone
July 30th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Acer 5612WLMi with Nvidia GeForce Go 7300. I've said it works perfectly but that's a slight exaggeration because the little media keys down the right hand side are not recognised, but I've never used them anyway.

steveneddy
July 30th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Works perfectly:

System76 Serval Performance Type 1 (18 months old)
Intel Core 2 Duo
Nvidia, DVD, USB, Firewire, Sd Card reader, Intel wireless, web cam, sound
PCM-CIA cards

everything but the dial up modem

Laptop is actually a compal EL80

LittleLORDevil
July 30th, 2008, 06:25 PM
No issues with the Dell E1505 and Ubuntu 8.04, previous versions have been hit or miss at times.

RiceMonster
July 30th, 2008, 06:30 PM
I'm using a dell inspron 1520 and everything works, even hibernate and suspend (I'm not sure about blue tooth though, because I've never even used it in Windows).

I'm pretty much running all intel stuff - sound, graphics and wireless.

natarnsco
July 30th, 2008, 06:58 PM
Mine has worked perfectly since I installed Ubuntu 7.10 last fall. I switched to Ubuntu after using OpenSuSE 10.something for about six months and never getting the sound to work right and having to reconfigure the wireless card after every reboot.

Sony VAIO VGN-FS715W - Intel wireless & sound card.

original_jamingrit
July 30th, 2008, 07:15 PM
It was also fully functional OOTB when I tried out the new Hardy release.

It's a three year old Toshiba MX40, Intel 915 compatible graphics card. For wireless, it uses the madwifi driver (the chipset isn't compatible with the new ath9k module Atheros recently released for free, and I haven't tried out ath5k yet). Flawless OOTB support for graphics, sound, touchpad, USB, etc, even in Slackware.

So, yeah, everything works. My next project for when I have time is getting the madwifi driver replaced with the free driver. I also still need to install the drivers for the onboard winmodem, but I haven't needed to use dial-up since forever. I also have a weird sort of infra-red thing on the side, but I don't even know what it's for.

billgoldberg
July 30th, 2008, 07:27 PM
My 1.5 year old hp pavilion dv4000 (17 inch widescreen), works out of the box.

Everything works. Most likely because it almost completely intel based.

Darkade
July 30th, 2008, 07:57 PM
In my Vaio laptop just the FN key don't work. anyway I worked around that and have other keyboard shortcuts like
SHIFT+ALT+UP instead of FN+F4 for volume up

desertboy
July 30th, 2008, 08:01 PM
My HP Pavillion DV9000 (I think) works perfectly, only issue was I had to get the broadcom firmware and copy on myself (Gutsy did it for you) as broadcom restricted who could distribute the firmware. Everything else worked OOTB (I should say I run open suse on it and my experience was identical to Hardy.)

I'll post the specs as soon as my Mother gets off the bloody thing.

My EEEPC works perfectly but I downloaded a Xubuntu with drivers included so that's probably cheating.

off the top of my head

AMD64, ATI mobility graphics, broadcom wireless, intel ethernet & intel pcimodem, some AC97 sound chipset (Does that even really matter any more).

klange
July 30th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Acer 5612WLMi with Nvidia GeForce Go 7300. I've said it works perfectly but that's a slight exaggeration because the little media keys down the right hand side are not recognised, but I've never used them anyway.

Have you tried using the acerhk kernel module? I have a 5610 and all of my keys are recognized and work thanks to it. It also lets you use some of the LEDs...

The only thing that fails to function on my laptop is the card reader outside of SD and MMC cards.
Acer Aspire 5610 (US model = no camera), Intel "Centrio" (Core Duo) 1.73GHz, 120GB HDD, Intel GMA 945 graphics, Intel wireless (3945, it's a pain in the !#$ with the iwl3945 drivers, but it works), fairly standard DVD burner. Intel "HDA" audio.

All keyboard functions work except one button because I haven't taken the time to link it to anything. Had to manually build a keymap for X to get two of my keys working (a € and $ above my arrow keys). All FN keys work (except possibly my 'Switch Output Mode' key as I've never had time to thoroughly test it). S-Video out works, VGA out works, suspend/resume works. Wireless killswitch works (though under Intrepid A3 NetworkManager doesn't detect when you disable the kill switch. Regressions are annoying.) Most LEDs work fine (Caps lock, num lock, Wifi, I/O activity, power, battery) though I do have two more for Bluetooth and some other radio, while the switch works (I get "key not registered" feedback from X), the lights appear to do nothing and I can't access them with the acerhk module. All of my various audio inputs and outputs work.

So, what's that? No xD or MemoryStick and two LEDs that I have no use for.

e: I have a keycode registered to the otherwise functionless 'e' button, and as my display output switch button registers an unknown key in the log, I think it's safe to assume that it's just not doing anything because it expects the OS to handle it. May look into mapping that to something special.

imronak
July 30th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Dell Vostro 1400. (No Nvidia)

With gutsy, wireless, sound (esp. mic) and sleep/wake required special tweaks.
Even after that sleep/wake didnt work

With Hardy and Intrpid, wireless and sound work very nicely and out of box.

Sleep still doesn work (why do i think, it is related to foxconn, the dedt tables interferring with the sleep process, this issues is around since ages.)

FuturePilot
July 30th, 2008, 08:21 PM
HP Pavilion dv6500t everything works except for a bug with ehci_hcd which causes it to hang on resume from suspend. But having it automatically unload ehci_hcd before suspend and reload it afterwards fixes it. Other than that it works perfectly.

My Dell Inspiron 8200 works perfectly except that I can't use CPU scaling with it because it causes freezes with the Nvidia driver. But disabling powernowd fixes that. Everything else works perfectly.

Altur
July 30th, 2008, 08:51 PM
My laptop (HP dv6604nr, AMD Athalon TK-55 processor, 1gb ram, nvidia integrated graphics, boradcom wireless) The laptop is useable right out of the box with hardy, using the Restricted drivers manager, I have both wireless and full working 3D acceleration. Pretty painless setup. However, b43 (Broadcom driver) doesn't work for me as well as going the ndiswrapper route, but thats barely another two minutes of work.

bks
July 30th, 2008, 08:54 PM
I checked that my laptop works partial, but it's really not that bad. The only thing that does not have full functionality is a set of four shortcut buttons located above the keyboard (web browser, email, help & user defined). I have a Gateway 400SD notebook (going on 6 years old!) so the support is pretty fantastic; I have no complaints. I just didn't want to say EVERYTHING works when technically it doesn't.

Jordanwb
July 30th, 2008, 09:37 PM
Kubuntu works perfectly on my IBM T21

IBM Thinkpad T21
Intel P3 @ 800Mhz
256MB SDRAM PC100
20 GB Hard drive
WPC54G wifi card
S3 Savage 4 video chip

gn2
July 30th, 2008, 11:10 PM
Asus F9E-2P045C (http://tinyurl.com/6s3x4h) requires a line of text added to a config file for sound, replace network-manager and nm-applet with WICD to get WPA working, but that's it.
Even the webcam works.


sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

add the following line to the end of this file:
options snd-hda-intel model=lenovo

save,and reboot.

jeremy1138
July 30th, 2008, 11:18 PM
Ubuntu works great on my laptop... I have an HP dv5020us with the 1.8 GHz, 64 bit AMD Turion processor. It has 1 GB of RAM, 128 MB of which is allocated to the onboard video card, an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M. Wireless has been working great; my laptop has a Broadcom wireless card. I have my laptop set up to dual boot with Windows XP.

miggols99
July 30th, 2008, 11:46 PM
The only problem I have is that Compiz and KDE 4's desktop effects don't work too well. Hoping for better Intel graphics drivers..

Naralas
July 30th, 2008, 11:49 PM
My MSI Wind. Works great. Webcam is choppier on Ubuntu (but, believe it or not, I swear its clearer) than on XP.

Wireless requires some config, and you need to be willing to pendrive it to install, but that's easy as pie. Wiki is here http://wiki.msiwind.net/index.php/Ubuntu_8.04_Hardy_Heron#Option_2:_Compiling_Driver s_for_the_Supplied_Wireless_Card

I suggest following Option 2 for wireless and Option 2 for getting the OS installed. Keep in mind you will need to have a spare ethernet cable to shove into your Wind to get WiFi working, so those of you who are 100% wireless might have to take a few extra steps.

MaxIBoy
July 31st, 2008, 12:00 AM
My only problem is that when I go into suspend, sound is disabled until I reboot. OpenGL is also glitchy as hell, but what do you expect with an Intel integrated chip?

Foster Grant
July 31st, 2008, 12:15 AM
Modem (stupid winmodem).

And ACPI has stopped working correctly --- had it working in Hardy, but I turned on the kernel- and system-load messages and since then my laptop doesn't wake from suspend. :mad:

Laplace's Daemon
July 31st, 2008, 12:26 AM
Mine is a Vostro 1400. Core 2 Duo, intel Wifi, Nvidia graphics. Everything works except the video-out, i.e., the laptop won't work with a projector. I once posted a thread about this, but it promptly recieved 0 replies.

grossaffe
July 31st, 2008, 01:13 AM
Everything works (that I've tried, at least) with my Dell Inspiron 1420. I bought it before they started offering an Ubuntu version.
anyways, i've got it decked out with the following:
Core2 duo T7500 2.2 GHz
nVidia Geforce 8400GS 128MB graphics card
2 GB ram
A/B/G/N Wireless card
Bluetooth

phidia
July 31st, 2008, 01:45 AM
I see some people even mentioned their winmodems. I wasn't trying to get that fussy when I put this up but sometimes people still do want those softmodems to work.

IMO a laptop needs to be portable and that's why features like suspend/resume/hibernate are very appreciated. For instance I can close up my powerbook and pretty much be sure it will return to the state I left it when I open it.

The HP Pavilion dv6707us -TK57 1.9Athlon, 2GB ram 7150M nvidia & Atheros AR5007EG wireless-that I am selling-works partially in linux. I used ndiswrapper and later on madwifi to enable the wireless fussy to get working but not a big deal.

The big deal is that with ndiswrapper or madwifi resume fails. I spent a lot of time reading and tweaking-looked at /etc/default/acpi-support edits and other system files too but it never worked-always had to reboot after suspend.

Although it's a small thing muting of the main speakers when headphones were plugged in never worked either. That is mains were on with headphones-looked at jack sense but that never was resolved.

In opensuse muting of mains with headphones worked. Resume in opensuse would sometimes work but not predictably.

Paqman
July 31st, 2008, 02:06 AM
Acer Travelmate 2420 (to be exact: 2423WMXi, Celeron 1.5GHz, 512MB RAM, Intel 915)

Original Broadcom card swapped for an Intel 2200, which works perfectly. Thoroughly recommend doing the same.

Suspend works fine, but hibernate doesn't.

Kotjze
July 31st, 2008, 02:21 AM
I voted "Linux works completely with my laptop-I will post my hardware specifics"

Specs are in my sig. The graphics card and wireless card don't work out of the box, but since Hardy I no longer need to follow a confusing guide that usually won't work, because of the "Pilotes de périphériques"(I think "Hardware Drivers" in English?) in the Systeme -> Administration menu :P It identifies the hardware and it installs them and they work perfectly!

Kingsley
July 31st, 2008, 02:58 AM
Everything works perfectly on my HP 6000.

It has an Intel processor, Intel wireless, and an Nvidia graphics card.

Northsider
July 31st, 2008, 03:43 AM
Sony Vaio, PCGK45 As of Ubuntu 8.04 everything works flawlessly. I had trouble with my wireless for sometime, but after the upgrade it worked great! Currently using Kubuntu and Ubuntu 8.04

lisati
July 31st, 2008, 03:58 AM
Toshiba A100 mostly works.

7.04: needed installation of system updates for sound to work, usb mouse and usb keyboard would stop working after a while (workaround described here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=854684)), occasional phantom audio CD appearing on desktop (logs show hdc being "confused", haven't bothered fixing)
7.10: after upgrade to 7.10 sound stopped working, fixed by compiling & installing relevant ALSA modules (forget which for now), also the occasional phantom CD but still haven't bothered fixing.

Winmodem: Haven't had a need to test it or use it with Ubuntu, so not sure.

jimrz
July 31st, 2008, 04:40 AM
2 ThinkPads

- T42 w/ IBM a/b/g wifi & ATI Radeon mobility 9600 vid card

- 600x Netgear WG511T pcmia wifi card

both "just work" otb with the minor exception that the 600x, due to < year 2000 original bios date string (the currently installed bios do meet the >2000 cutoff date), requires "acpi=force" + "pci=noacpi" boot flags to get proper acpi function without losing the ability to use pcmia card slots.

InfinityCircuit
July 31st, 2008, 06:43 AM
Thinkpad X40. Everything works, from ethernet, to wireless, to special keys, to HDAPS hard disk head parking.


00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3580] (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3584] (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3585] (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device [8086:3582] (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device [8086:3582] (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24c2] (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24c4] (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:24c7] (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24cd] (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24cc] (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller [8086:24ca] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller [8086:24c3] (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24c5] (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:24c6] (rev 01)
02:00.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II [1180:0476] (rev 8d)
02:00.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 13)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82541GI Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8086:1077]
02:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection [8086:4220] (rev 05)

cdekter
July 31st, 2008, 10:24 AM
Dell Inspiron 1525 - works great! Only the occasional problem with not wanting to go into suspend (about 1 in 100 times).

aussiedini
July 31st, 2008, 10:27 AM
Toshiba L300, only issue was ethernet card, I ahd to disable it in bios to get the cd to boot and install. However wireless worked fine so I hvae no need of it.
Webcam even worked straight up. Fantastic.

hyper_ch
July 31st, 2008, 10:32 AM
well, my boss bought an axxiv notebook and I setup ubuntu for him. Everything works - except for the fingerprint reader... I have not tried to set it up at all as the whole systsem is fully encrypted anyway. Maybe I could get the fingerprint reader to work but I did not put any effort in it at all.

tom66
July 31st, 2008, 12:02 PM
Dell Inspiron 1300.

Perfect.

Intel Wireless - works out of the box
Intel Mobile Graphics - out of the box, but blur is slow
512 MB Ram - perfect for Ubuntu
Intel Pentium M 1.79GHZ works great

The only thing I see that is not working is the microphone port. But apart from that it is flawless.

Nepherte
July 31st, 2008, 12:18 PM
My laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61XN/C. Everything works except some fn-keys (sound fn-keys work though) and the fingerprint reader.

phidia
August 6th, 2008, 03:37 PM
From a run through of the thread right now it seems like the Dell Inspirons require the least set up from what's been posted so far.
Anyone else want to have a go at this??

deanet
August 7th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Got a brand new Dell 1525N from Dell direct with 4G memory, 250G HD
Out of the Box with supplied 7.10 software, did not have Ethernet, Wireless, or Sound (sound weak out of speakers, good sound from one headphone jack, other jack nothing)
Got no help from Dell support, one tech said hardware another said software, they finally agreed to send to me a box to return the laptop for repair. After 5 days of waiting for the box, I called Customer Service and said I wanted to return the laptop and get my money back, then they agreed to exchange my laptop for another.
While waiting for the new one I installed 8.04, and then the Ethernet worked, and so did the wireless, but the sound was still low. I followed the help on the Ubuntu forum and fixed the sound.
When I received the exchange laptop, I had the same problems with the ethernet and the wireless, but the sound worked good using supplied 7.10.
I upgraded the new one with 8.04, and had the same problems with the sound, which I fixed again using the forum.

doorknob60
August 7th, 2008, 07:04 PM
My laptop (old Presario 1600s) works perfectly, although there's not much that could go wrong with it :-P My parent's HP dv9008nr works perfect (except it doesn't work with the xD card reader, I believe there's no kernel support for it, and SD cards work fine). WIfi works on it with ndiswrapper, everything else (including the little remote that comes with it) works AFAIK. Sometimes when you unplug a USB device and plug it back in it won't work till you restart though, so I guess it's not perfect, but close.

geogur
August 7th, 2008, 07:16 PM
my hardware 2g ram in a 4g eeepc works so slick i get free internet everywhere i go . cost was 350.00 canadian and only 43.00 for the upgrade from 512mg ram to 2g ram . asus builds good rock solid hardware it fits in my ski bag and travels well when i pull it out people are shocked as what it can do .

Lord Xeb
August 7th, 2008, 07:25 PM
I have an IBM T43 and Linux works just fine. The only thing that I do not have working is the HDAPS (Hard Drive Active Protection System), but that isn't important.


Here are my specs:

Intel Pentium M 1.86GHz
1.5GB of RAM
ATI Radeon X300
40GB HD


Nearly everything works and it runs smoother than when I had windows :D

billgoldberg
August 7th, 2008, 07:48 PM
My only problem is that when I go into suspend, sound is disabled until I reboot. OpenGL is also glitchy as hell, but what do you expect with an Intel integrated chip?

I use an intel integrated chip and opengl and compiz fusion run perfectly together.

abgemacht
August 7th, 2008, 07:57 PM
I'm running Hardy on a T60p.

I was really happy when I got the fingerprint reader working.

What's left:

Sleep/Hibernate
Forward/Back Keys above arrow keys.

Other than that, it works great.

5m0k3
August 8th, 2008, 12:46 AM
The only issue I have on my Inspiron 1525 is that my AverMedia AverTV HC82 ExpressCard TV tuner is a lost cause on linux :(

Old_Grey_Wolf
August 8th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Linux works completely with my laptop - I will post my hardware specifics:

Inspiron 1420 - Intel® Pentium® Dual Core T2370 (1.73GHz/533Mhz FSB/1MB cache)
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
Glossy, high contrast, widescreen 14.1 inch display (1280x800)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
120GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
CD / DVD writer (DVD+/-RW Drive)
High Definition Audio 2.0
Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card
56Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)

isaacj87
August 8th, 2008, 01:41 AM
Hey,

My lappy is fully functional with Ubuntu (as far as I can see). You can see my specs in my signature. Admittedly, there's a couple things I have to tweak after a fresh install (for example, my wifi LED), but it's simple to get everything working.

K.Mandla
August 8th, 2008, 03:07 AM
My mother bought a 1420n from Dell and it works perfectly out of the box with both 7.10 (of course) and 8.04.

TwiceOver
August 8th, 2008, 03:43 AM
Dell Inspiron 1501
AMD x2 2ghz
2gb ram
120gb
15.1"

I said partial because I needed to us NDISWrapper for WiFi and also do the brightness keys adjustment found in the how-to forum.

Not a bad laptop for as cheap as it was.

Mr.Auer
August 8th, 2008, 12:09 PM
My laptop is an Asus Eee pc 701, 4GB model.
At first I had Xandros on it, but it really sucked, so I installed eee-Ubuntu on it. Right after install some things didnt work right, like the quick keys with Fn combo. I applied some fixes (like reducing disk writes, tmpfs for logs, etc..) and installed a custom built kernel that enabled all the features - inbuilt mic, webcam, wireless, Fn keys now work, volume controls work, suspend works, 3G usb modem works thru wvdial - even if I unplug the device and then reconnect. Also, CPU frequency scaling works, so I can easily downclock the cpu from a panel applet when running on battery. Have Compiz as well, working beautifully on it. I just love that lappie, been using it just as much as my main desktop boxes.

So I voted "works perfectly" :)

Skorzen
August 8th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Actually, the only thing that doesn't work out-of-the-box in my ASUS F3Sc laptop is the sound, but following somebody's tutorial out there in the forums, I made it work. You just got to add a line to a file (don't know names), restart and it's done.

meborc
August 8th, 2008, 02:13 PM
works perfectly:

inspiron 1520

c2d 2.0 GHz
2G ram
160G HDD
1680*1050 screen - :) i'm so digging this nice resolution
broadcom wifi (works with via jockey installed firmware)

BrokenKingpin
August 8th, 2008, 02:19 PM
Mine works perfectly:

Compaq Presario R3000
Ubuntu x64

AMD64 3000+
768 MB RAM
NVidia G0 320
60 GB HDD
LG DVD Drive
Broadcom BCM4306 --> worked out of the box when I enabled the driver (which used fwcutter), but I switched back to Ndiswrapper for a better connection.

blazercist
August 8th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Mine works perfectly now that I have a webcam driver, check my sig

Flyingjester
August 8th, 2008, 02:29 PM
Works excellently here
HP pavilion ze4900
celeron M 1.4 ghz processor
512 RAM
broadcom wireless
touchpad
everything works great.

Sycron
August 8th, 2008, 02:46 PM
My eeepc 701 runs Ubuntu out of the box ok, except microphone,camera and Wifi... but this can be solved with adam's kernel.... or by manually installing drivers..

macogw
August 8th, 2008, 05:22 PM
My Gateway MX 6920 works perfectly, but it's 2 years old, so it's had a chance to catch up. My ZaReason UltraLap (Asus Z37E) has a non-functioning webcam & fingerprint reader, and I don't have an Express Card to test that slot with.

jgrabham
August 8th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Dell Vostro 1510, WPA issues, link in my sig.

atihimself
August 8th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Protsessor Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 1.83GHz 2MB cache
2GB DDR2 - 4GB
MB Intel GM965 + ICH8M
Intel GMA X3100, 384MB
Intel 3945ABG wifi, 10/100/1000 LAN, modem, 3xUSB,1 kaardilugeja (SD/MMC/MS)
DVDRW DL
250GB Samsung S-ATA 8MB

Only thing what doesn't work is this puny little integrated webcam,
otherwise out-of-the-box,

ahaslam
August 8th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Via K8M800, need I say more?

rldreams
August 9th, 2008, 03:17 AM
Fully Functioning laptop Lenovo Thinkpad R61i,Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz,1g ram, 80G HD (partitioned 35G Linux,10g Lenovo "thinkvantage" restore ,35G xp pro sp3 for those emergency situations where due to propriatary software I NEED windows of course winxpsp3 takes up 28 of the 35g I allowed it to keep). After I spent over 3 hrs updating windows as soon as I opened the box, I imediately spent 30 minutes and partitioned the HD and installed Gutsy and let it ubdate to Hefty (since I don't have Hefty on a disk yet ) Only issue to this point was when updating Lenovo Thinkvantage it flashed the BIOS and screwed up GRUB.Running Gutsy live cd and resetting GRUB fixed that in a matter of a couple minutes once I checked the forums here and found the fix.With the fix I now even have the ThinkVantage restore option on bootup which I did not have after the initial partitioning and install.
The only "issues" are with the system sounds ,but I have not addressed that problem yet.

vandorjw
August 9th, 2008, 03:25 AM
FULLY FUNCTIONING

Dell Inspiron 1520
-Bluetooth
-Wifi "N"
-Nvidia 8600GT
-Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 (Santa Rosa)
-2 GB RAM
-Front Media Buttons
-WIFI CATCHER!!

--------------------------------
Actually, I lied i guess, one thing does not work. BIOS Controlled Fans. Windows XP, temp = 40/60 Ubuntu = 60/85

That is idle/load in Celsius.

PS: I got ubuntu to drop using DellFand, however, it is very underdeveloped.
(I am going into my 2nd year Software Engineering and will look into making it run better.)

Windsurfer619
August 9th, 2008, 03:29 AM
Hardy on an inspiron 640m. Suspend is a bit flakey, and maximizing playing videos can crash the computer.

ssam
August 10th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Thinkpad x31 (£150 from ebay :-) )
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:X31

everything works, wireless, suspend, hibernate, CF card slot, special keys, keyboard light, sound, external VGA...

cetheriel
August 10th, 2008, 04:41 PM
acer extensa 5620z works almost flawlessly.
needed proprietary driver for wifi, bluetooth not there yet.
wrote a thread on it.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=868841

Aquaman420
August 10th, 2008, 05:31 PM
I acquired a Toshiba Satellite m-55 from my girlfriend. Everything seems to work including the built in wireless which is intel 2200, the sound which is intel ichr7 i think. and compiz with the intel 915 igp. I have not tried the card reader but probably will never use it anyway. Very pleased. Got 8.04 installed and tweaking in 1 hour. Hooray!

zithedragon
August 12th, 2008, 10:30 PM
other then needing to go thru steps to get the WLANBroadcom bcm43xx it works 300% better then with windows (even tho its duel boot with windows :lolflag: )

phidia
August 24th, 2008, 01:38 AM
The beauty of a poll and language is the each person gets to interpret it the way they want I guess.
Someone here said that they installed a custom kernel and yet voted their laptop works perfectly with linux.
I don't know if I posted about my hp pavilion here before so excuse me if I'm repeating myself. The pavilion doesn't resume, sound muting of mains with headphones plugged in doesn't work, flash/youtube playback mostly works but occasionally ff needs to be restarted-that's a small thing compared to resume though. I spent a lot of time with the resume issue and added scripts to /etc/default/acpi-support and other system locations to no avail. I found a thread on the sound muting issue that basically said I needed to build alsa from source.
So anyway, for me, it just doesn't work the way I expect a laptop to work.
The hp is going up for sale on craigs list or ebay soon.
I'm using an older powerbook with OS X now and if I find the right macbook pro I'll grab it.

epiphonygirl
August 24th, 2008, 02:12 AM
I have a Lenovo R61e Thinkpad, nearly everything worked. The only issue that I have since resolved was that it did not recognize my wireless. I went through several hoops to get it to work, specifics of the issue and its resolution are here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=873980). Now everything works well.

TheSlipstream
August 24th, 2008, 03:27 AM
Acer TravelMate 2400

Everything works just fine except the Broadcom Air Force One card, which has apparently been fixed in the latest kernel.

fwojciec
August 24th, 2008, 03:32 AM
Toshiba Satellite M35. Everything works, some things slightly hackishly but reliably, except for the SD card reader which is not supported in Linux at all.

damis648
August 24th, 2008, 03:42 AM
Dell XPS M1530. Running perfectly.
GeForce 8600M GT
Intel 4965agn
Intel T9300 Core 2 Duo
DVD +- RW
Card Reader
Webcam Built-In
Media Keys
Bluetooth
Sound Blaster Audigy HD
ALL WORKING!:popcorn:

seatex
August 24th, 2008, 04:01 AM
My Gateway MP8708 works great with 8.04.

Specs:
http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Q106/SonicC/1013924Rsp5.shtml

zmjjmz
August 24th, 2008, 04:01 AM
1st gen Macbook -- Everything works, but some of the Macbook specific "features" don't. (That is, where the Macbook relied on OSX to make up for it's lack of hardware)

nickgaydos
August 24th, 2008, 04:07 AM
Gateway ML3109
Ubuntu Ultimate 8.04.1 32 bit
Intel Celeron M 520 @ 1.60
ATI Radeon XPress 200M EnvyNG
Realtek 8185 Wireless (Ndiswrapper)

The only problem that I have is to activate Compiz Fusion, I need to change window managers in Compiz Fusion Icon...I think it's a Ultimate thing.

rokytnji
August 24th, 2008, 04:35 AM
Panasonic cf-48
PENTIUM M 1.6 ghz
512 mb 200 pin sdram
Internel intel pci wireless a/b/g
100 gig ide hardrive
Ibm cdrw/Floppy combo drive
Ubuntu 8.04 2.6.24-21

Amrel Rocky EX
900 mhz
256 mb sdram
100 gig hardrive
Dlink wna 1330 PCMCIA wireless g cardbus
Hot swappable ide hardrives
Hotswappable cdrom and cdrw
Hotswappable floppy
Xubuntu/Mandriva 2008 dual boot on 100 gig drive
Custom Nimble x on other swapable 20 gig drive

Both laptops fully funtional wireless and wired
Sound works
Amarok,Totem,Xine,Flash,External USB 2.0 Liteon EZDUB DVDRW,K3b,Braserio,Audacity,Iso master,Etc... all work

No need for ndiswrapper for any wireless connections. Madwifi worked just fine.

Lexmark Z645 printer that Ubuntu considers a boat anchor works now after using Lexmark Linux driver from manufacturers site on both laptops.

yipperzz
August 24th, 2008, 06:20 AM
Dell D600 and have no issues. Had to use ndiswrapper for my wireless card, but it's easy. I've had harder times on previous versions of Linux on my older machines.

crazyfuturamanoob
August 24th, 2008, 08:06 AM
Acer Aspire 7520g with an extended RAM up to 4GB. No any problems. And I just got the graphics card drivers working too. :)

rax_m
August 24th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Laptop works partially

Toshiba P100 with Nvidia 7600 Go
Laptop works great except for:
1. Suspend / hibernate is an issue
2. I believe that the GPU fans are constantly on at low settings, but never speed up. But I've not had any GPU overheating anyway.

Cheers

kirsis
August 24th, 2008, 01:45 PM
I have a HP Pavilion dv6698en

NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8400M GS - works great
DVD+- RW SuperMulti (Lightscribe burner) - works
Bluetooth - works
Infrared - works
Wifi - works
Webcam - works
Flash memory card reader - works
Suspend/resume - works
Remote control - works

Everything worked out of the box :) Havent tried hooking it up to a TV yet though, so dunno about that.

My previous laptop was also a pavilion. Gutsy ran great on it.

Pavilions seem to be a Linux friendly line of laptops.

pfdevil
August 24th, 2008, 01:51 PM
Works great from first install.

Acer Aspire 5673WLMi Model No. ZB1

bomanizer
August 24th, 2008, 02:08 PM
Thinkpad R50 + Hardy
--------------------

Problems:

- ultrabay device removal causes the system to freeze
- disk head parking is broken in the current kernel

insane_alien
August 24th, 2008, 02:50 PM
dell inspiron 1525 with 4GB RAM. works perfectly.

well, except for the wifi indicator LED. i'm sure there is a quick fix for it womewhere but it doesn't bother me too much and it works fine in intrepid.

xeth_delta
August 24th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Kubuntu Linux 8.04 with kernel 2.6.24-19-generic on a MacBook 2.1
All what is important seems to be working, including issues that used to be slightly problematic in previous releases.
Suspend, special keys, onboard isight camera, remote control, video-output, all work right now.
Atheros wireless card works with WPA after a short compilation of the madwifi driver.
Bluetooth was working in a previous release, I have not tried it yet under 8.04 since I upgraded. It will probably work.

Only issue (if it can even be called like that) is that the front LED does not light up when the screen is off to conserve power. LED does light up during suspend, however.

amattheson
August 24th, 2008, 03:25 PM
i have a c751nr and it has a ar5007 the only problem it has is it cant do wpa. the driver was modified to get the soft switch led to work and the modifier must have took something out so it cant do wep.

mintochris
August 24th, 2008, 04:07 PM
asus eee 900 here :), with a modified hardy install and an eee specific kernel.
The only thing that took a bit of sorting was that the boot process was knocking about 20% off the battery on every restart, but a bit of service tweaking solved that.

brons2
August 24th, 2008, 04:17 PM
I'm not going to put this out perfectly-but I'm curious about several somewhat complex laptop issues. I also think this might be useful to the community here because the question of what laptop to use with linux keeps coming up on the forums.


I have a Toshiba A205-S7442, Core2Duo T5250 1.5 Ghz/Centrino, all Intel parts, 15.4 widescreen. Worked with the 64 bit version of Ubuntu with absolutely no fiddling with the hardware, correct resolution, wireless works, etc. Better yet I got it on closeout for $525. I then got 4GB of RAM from NewEgg for $74 shipped.

jrev
August 24th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Hi, I cannot see anything wrong with my old laptop Toshiba Satellite with a 250 RAM on the 5.10, 6.06, 7.04 and 8.04 Ubuntu

Sysinfo indicates : Intel celeron CPU 2.93 GHz L2 cache 256KB, total memory 186Mib swap total 854 MiB

except that it's really slow on the last distribution.
I am waiting the first fault to throw it away.

But I am patient :)

kagashe
August 24th, 2008, 04:24 PM
except that it's really slow on the last distribution.
I am waiting the first fault to throw it away.

But I am patient :)Use lighter Desktop/WM like LXDE, Fluxbox, JWM, IceWM and it will fly.

kagashe

Twitch6000
August 24th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Everything works great except my webcam and I can get it to work on my acer 9410 aspire.

fadumpt
August 24th, 2008, 04:47 PM
Hi, I cannot see anything wrong with my old laptop Toshiba Satellite with a 250 RAM on the 5.10, 6.06, 7.04 and 8.04 Ubuntu

Sysinfo indicates : Intel celeron CPU 2.93 GHz L2 cache 256KB, total memory 186Mib swap total 854 MiB

except that it's really slow on the last distribution.
I am waiting the first fault to throw it away.

But I am patient :)
Doesn't looklike toobad of a system..give it a gig and it'll fly

davarse
August 25th, 2008, 05:20 AM
i use laptop acer aspire 5920G,,, it works fine but my touch pad doesn't seems like working properly, like the scroll on the edges and also the multimedia touch bottom (on the right side) dont do the proper job, it became scroll page instead of multimedia button... i still dont know how to figure the audio yet...
and i had another issue, it not response when i connected to the projector (benQ MP 511+), it can found any signal...
i wish some one could help me to solve my problem,,,:(
i really like linux anyway..

danbuter
August 25th, 2008, 05:35 PM
My Acer Aspire 3680 works perfectly with Intrepid. Wireless did not work on HH, unfortunately, thanks to that kernel.

Dragonbite
August 25th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Dell Latitude D400

Hibernate / Suspend does not work from my minimal testing.
Wireless card (Broadcomm 4309) works fine once firmware has been installed via "Hardware Drivers" utility.
Have not checked CPU scaling or anything else
Touchpad sucks, but good thing for the trackpointer which works great


**NOTE: except for the case of Wireless getting dropped and not re-established openSUSE is the only distribution that has successfully operated Suspend and Hibernate including on Lid Close and low battery triggers. Unfortunately I want my wireless network to be stable :). **

timcredible
August 25th, 2008, 07:01 PM
this works perfectly:



-- Vostro 1000 --
-- AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 Dual-Core processor TK-57 (1.9GHz/256KB)
-- [223-5529]
-----------------------
-- LCD Panel --
-- 15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Display with TrueLife
-- [320-5883]
-----------------------
-- Memory --
-- 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHZ, 2 Dimm
-- [311-7344]
-----------------------
-- Video Card --
-- ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory蒂 (integrated)
-- [320-5631]
-----------------------
-- Hard Drive --
-- 120GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
-- [341-4971]
-----------------------
-- Operating System --
-- Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
-- [420-7163]
-- [420-7291]
-- [420-7658]
-----------------------
-- Adobe Software --
-- Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
-- [410-1100]
-----------------------
-- Optical Drive --
-- 8X DVD+/-RW with double-layer DVD+R write capability, Cyberlink Power DVD
-- [313-5390]
-----------------------
-- Sound Card --
-- Integrated Audio
-- [313-5383]
-----------------------
-- Wireless Cards --
-- Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Wi-Fi Internal Card
-- [430-2733]
-----------------------
-- Productivity Software --
-- Microsoft® Works 9. Does NOT Include MS Word
-- [420-8046]
-----------------------
-- Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-Installed) --
-- No Pre-installed Anti-Virus/Security Software
-- [410-0982]
-----------------------
-- Primary Battery --
-- 53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
-- [312-0569]

illu45
August 25th, 2008, 07:09 PM
problem free so far. Lenovo T61.

Same for me... Although my printer (a lexmark c500n) works intermittently. That's not really a laptop-based problem though, and driver support for Lexmark printers has definitely improved significantly since I started using Ubuntu a few years ago.

mips
August 25th, 2008, 07:09 PM
I would not base my purchasing dicision on what works out of the box. I would go for hardware specs. durability etc.

Thinkpad all the way!!!!

PurposeOfReason
August 25th, 2008, 07:32 PM
I have an old Sony FS that is 100% working.

archer6
August 28th, 2008, 05:18 AM
ThinkPad T60 2007-73U

T2500(2GHz) 2GB RAM
100GB Main Hard Drive running Win XP SP3
120GB Second HD in Ultrabay Ubuntu 8.04.1
15in SXGA+ 1400x1050 IPS Flexview LCD
128MB ATI Radeon X1400
CDRW/DVD, Intel 802.11abg wireless
Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav
Secure chip, 6c Li-Ion battery

Ubuntu 8.04.1

Installed from DVD, everything operates perfectly.
No tweaks required.... simply outstanding!
I could not be happier!

Dragonbite
August 28th, 2008, 12:21 PM
UPDATE: Hibernate and Suspend work just not from the shutdown menu, but from right-clicking on the battery. I dunno why, but it does.

jezza43
August 28th, 2008, 02:26 PM
My sound doesn't work on my Aspire One.

Processor: Intel Atom N270 (1.6 GHz)
Chipset: Intel 82945GMS + Intel 82801GBM
Memory: 512 MB DDR2 RAM
Storage: 8 GB SSD
Wireless: 802.11b/g, Atheros AR5BXB63
and running Ubuntu Hardy 8.04.1.

After I installed Adobe's flash player plugin, the sound didn't work, so I did "sudo apt-get install libflashsupport"
Then it worked until the next time I booted Ubuntu.
I also tried this:

sudo apt-get install module-assistant
sudo m-a update
sudo m-a prepare
sudo m-a a-i alsa

but it didn't help. Neither did trying to configure the sound via alsamixer in the Terminal.

My Hibernate kinda works, but I only tried it to see if it would work or not. Closing the lid of the Aspire One to suspend is enough for me.

tdrusk
August 28th, 2008, 03:21 PM
My Acer Aspire 3680 works perfectly with Intrepid. Wireless did not work on HH, unfortunately, thanks to that kernel.
That's good to here. I know Mandriva found everything also.

saxuntu
August 28th, 2008, 03:39 PM
HP Pavilion dv2109nr - everything works out of the box.

zoomy942
August 28th, 2008, 04:00 PM
i have an HP 2710p. as a new linux user i am liking it so far. i am getting dicouraged but i will keep at it.

so far what doesnt work

1. Stylus
2. Embedded MC5720 data card
3. Guild Wars via Crossover Games - but i think this is due to intel drivers

aaaantoine
August 28th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Works partially. Compatibility review as of Gutsy posted here (http://www.ubuntuhcl.org/browse/product+acer_baspire_5050b5554?id=34).

I will post updated version as of the Hardy upgrade here. First, a description of the hardware in a nutshell:

Acer Aspire 5050-5554
Processor: AMD Turion 64 1.6GHz
RAM: 1GB DDR2 (Upgraded to 4GB, its max capacity)
Video: ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
Screen: 14.1" 1280x800 Glossy
Sound: ATI SB450 HDA Audio
Hard Drive: 120GB
Optical Drive: DVD+RW
Networking:
+ Ethernet: Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
+ Wireless: Broadcom BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g]
Other:
+ Acer OrbiCam
+ Card Reader (SD, xD, MMC, others)
+ PCMCIA slot

Issues:

1. Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
- Does not work out of the box; requires firmware installation. Installation requires firmware file on hand or a wired network connection.

2. Microdia OrbiCam (USB device 0c45:6260)
- Not supported as of Hardy. Drivers currently in development. Follow driver development here (http://groups.google.com/group/microdia).

3. Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB450 HDA Audio (rev 01)
- Laptop speakers are mapped to the "Surround" channel.
- Microphone does not work.
- Laptop speakers do not mute when headphones are plugged in.

4. VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS485 [Radeon Xpress 1100 IGP]
- Open source drivers offer limited function; Restricted drivers are improved but somewhat unstable.

General
- The custom Euro and Dollar keys above the directional keys do not function.
- Suspend works, but drops wifi functionality.
- Hibernation not tested since Gutsy.

Deinumite
August 28th, 2008, 05:29 PM
I have a thinkpad T61p, and as far as i know the only thing that doesn't work is the hibernation, but i think there are ways to get around to fixing that, but i have not yet. Wifi works out of the box, and pretty much everything else does too, except for installing binary nvidia drivers, which of course Ubuntu takes care of too.

conundrumx
August 28th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Lenovo T61p, everything but Suspend/Hibernate works.

And really, with a system that boots into a usable state in something like a minute, do I really need to shave more time off it?

Sycron
August 28th, 2008, 07:19 PM
HP Compaq 6720s working fine.

cl0ckwork
August 28th, 2008, 08:37 PM
works partially--
HP pavillion dv9000 series (9428nr)

had gutsy on my laptop initialy and had some issues with the broadcom card, graphics card, and the multimedia keys.
now since i upgraded to HH after a few different OS's, broadcom worked out of the box, as did nVidia. but still nothing for the multimedia keys.

i had them working at one point but after i uninstalled some KDE packages they stopped working, even though i am working form gnome. maby someone has gotten them working? please let me know

also suspend to disk/ram doesnt work but they havent worked in the 4 other linux distros i had either

Dragonbite
August 28th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Lenovo T61p, everything but Suspend/Hibernate works.

And really, with a system that boots into a usable state in something like a minute, do I really need to shave more time off it?
On my system it almost takes longer to restore the session from suspend/hibernate. I suspect it is partially due to only 512MB Ram available so if it is trying to store everything in RAM *and* run through the process it may be a bit much.

Best way to test that theory, though, is to max it out with 2GB of ram and see how it runs! :)

conundrumx
August 28th, 2008, 09:00 PM
On my system it almost takes longer to restore the session from suspend/hibernate. I suspect it is partially due to only 512MB Ram available so if it is trying to store everything in RAM *and* run through the process it may be a bit much.

Best way to test that theory, though, is to max it out with 2GB of ram and see how it runs! :)

I have 4gb of RAM, the thought never crossed my mind that I would rarely use more than 2gb at any given moment. :)

What part of CT? I work in the East Hartford area. :p

postmodernism
August 28th, 2008, 09:31 PM
Using a Dell 9300 everything works, as far as I can tell.

jespdj
August 28th, 2008, 09:51 PM
64-bit Ubuntu 8.04 works great on my Dell XPS M1530 (http://jesperdj.pbwiki.com/Ubuntu+on+the+Dell+XPS+M1530). Some minor fixes were necessary, but nothing really difficult.

mudguts
September 3rd, 2008, 02:53 AM
so many choices...
I had 7.04 on my IBM T23 worked like a charm
7.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1520 - worked 100% EXCEPT for the video codecs causing issues when trying to play a DVD
slowly getting around to installing 8.04 on my MSI Wind.. might run it off the USB key for awhile...

linux5uper
September 3rd, 2008, 03:14 AM
HP Compaq Presario F722CA, with AMD TK53, Nvidia 6100, BCM4311 rev2... with a bit of tweaking, everything is perfect in Gutsy + Hardy.

kavon89
September 3rd, 2008, 03:17 AM
Specs in sig, fully functioning. The built in webcam didn't work on Windows Vista fresh from the factory, yet it works fine in ubuntu. ThinkVantage doesn't work obviously but everything like the ThinkLight and volume buttons work. Mute button is a little funny but it works.

swoll1980
September 3rd, 2008, 03:22 AM
Dell latitude 100l works perfectly. It has the intel 855 chipset broadcom 440 network adapter broadcom v.92 fax modem

worx101
September 3rd, 2008, 03:24 AM
HP Compaq issued laptops :)

works well on all of them.

works great on my eeepc 701 too :P

hanzomon4
September 3rd, 2008, 03:30 AM
Any fully functional mac laptop. I'm just one issue away from getting mine working 100%. Suspend/hibernate it just refuses to work.

david_lynch
September 3rd, 2008, 05:15 AM
Product Name: Presario V6000 (RG390UA#ABA)
BIOS Information
Vendor: Hewlett-Packard
Version: F.05
Release Date: 10/02/2006
CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 430 @ 1.73GHz
Graphics: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS
Wireless: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
1024 MB RAM

Everything works, and no ndiswrapper needed.

wolfen69
September 3rd, 2008, 05:41 AM
i have an acer travelmate 2420 that works perfect. i have 512 ram.

wolfen69
September 3rd, 2008, 05:44 AM
Any fully functional mac laptop. I'm just one issue away from getting mine working 100%. Suspend/hibernate it just refuses to work.

that would not keep me from using linux full time. if you like something enough, you find a way.

Bragador
September 3rd, 2008, 06:05 AM
My laptop, and old thinkpad, works pretty well.The only problem is if I use the red dot on my keyboard (a kind of mouse/joystick), after a while the arrow gets crazy and opens tons of stuff.

So I simply use a normal usb mouse and everything is fine.

nvikram
September 3rd, 2008, 06:09 AM
Completely fine. Everything works (wi-fi, graphics, etc.)

Specs:
HP DV2600 Laptop
1.5GHz Core 2 Duo T5250
2GB RAM

Had Vista Preinstalled
Upgraded to XP
Upgraded to Ubuntu.

hanzomon4
September 3rd, 2008, 06:29 AM
that would not keep me from using linux full time. if you like something enough, you find a way.

Well I need something reliable

Sycron
September 3rd, 2008, 04:03 PM
that would not keep me from using linux full time. if you like something enough, you find a way.

This is true.

hardyn
September 3rd, 2008, 04:10 PM
Asus Z71vp Barebone notebook
i2915 wifi
nvidia 6600go
p-m 2.1ghz
i945p / ICH5

Its old though, i don't think you can get these things anymore.

VMan
September 3rd, 2008, 08:32 PM
Two laptops. Everything works fine:KS

Toshiba A135-S4467 (sound took a little bit of tinkering though)

EeePC 1000H Found all the information needed to have everything working perfectly with minimal tinkering at eeeusers.com. I am using a custom kernels and modules from another (adamm) user.

Daggo
September 3rd, 2008, 11:04 PM
HP Pavilion dv2845se

The only thing I needed to configure was to use ndiswrapper for the embedded wireless card. The documentation and support online was very easy to read and follow to get it fixed right up.

Other than that, I was absolutely astonished how well Ubuntu worked out-of-box!

RFScheer
September 3rd, 2008, 11:20 PM
New Dell Studio 1535 with pre-loaded Ubuntu 8.04 works perfectly ootb after one day testing.

spupy
September 4th, 2008, 12:30 AM
I voted "All works", although both Ubuntu and Debian fail to function properly with my TOUCHPAD more than 10 minutes. Only Gentoo works...

Toshiba Satellite A110
Atheros Wifi (used to be problematic on earlier ubuntus)
Realtek Ethernet
ATi X200M (fglrx and radeon both OK, compiz runs outta the box)
ALPS Touchpad <- only with Gentoo; Ubuntu won't
These are the only relevant devices.

ginnie6
September 4th, 2008, 02:31 AM
hp dv9610 and everything works perfectly. ad to do a few fixes (broadcom wireless card) but even the webcam works.

Tyler H
September 4th, 2008, 04:50 AM
Dell Vostro 1000. I've got more working hardware with Hardy than I do with the Windows Xp partition. It wasn't the easiest task to get everthing running like glass, but it was a good learning experience and we even managed to get a good Vostro 1000 tutorial written out of it.

toupeiro
September 4th, 2008, 07:02 AM
HP 8710w -- Ubuntu working 100%

Lenovo T60 - Ubuntu working 100%

tk03759
September 5th, 2008, 01:25 AM
I have an HP Pavillion dv500

The functions that haven't worked are:
-Resume from suspend (there is a workaround, but it must be done upon each resume)
-Quick Play Keys (only the Windows Media Center Key & DVD key don't work, the volume control and playback keys work fine)
-Resolution didn't work out of the box: I had to go into Visual Effects and select Extra. It then asked me to install nVidia -Restricted Drivers, which solved any other problems.
-Wireless Card (required ndiswrapper and the CORRECT drivers, since there are many HP Pavillion dv drivers, this was a toughy to install. once installed, wireless worked perfect)

The only problem of these three that bugs me were the wireless driver and the suspend.
Now that it's set up, it runs a lot more stable than Windows Vista does on the same box. Vista recently stopped working altogether and I have no idea why, seeing I don't log onto it more than once a month. I think it's jealous haha.

dlm4849
September 5th, 2008, 02:26 AM
a pretty much loaded lenovo R61 working 100%

aikata
September 5th, 2008, 04:36 AM
Dell XPS M1530 Nvidia 8400m gs intel HDA intel 4695 marvel nic creative webcam, upek fingerprint reader, ricoh SD card reader... even the top buttons work fine, just the windoze media direct button doesn't

SandersOnSite
September 5th, 2008, 05:40 PM
I have an Asus W7S. Ubuntu runs on it almost perfect (I guess I lied a little in m poll answer because it never effects me) - the picture from the webcam comes out upside down.

Since I never use the webcam its not really an issue for me.

Other then that - everything else worked perfectly out of the box.

Tindytim
September 5th, 2008, 05:55 PM
I have a Compaq Series PP1020 that works fine with Xubuntu

hackapelite
September 6th, 2008, 12:59 PM
[I'm sure I am allowed to revive this thread ;)]

My mum has an Acer Aspire 5720 lappy, I tried the LiveCD and everything seemed to work perfectly out-of-box - including wireless, LCD baclight brightness & other powersaving features.

I can't get the backlight adjustment on my own laptop, Presario C700, to work, though (dunno if there is a fix for it, haven't really been searcing around) and for the wireless I had to get madwifi installed which was a pain, other than that it works great.

EdThaSlayer
September 6th, 2008, 03:11 PM
I have an Asus F8 series
Specs:
Dual core T8100 2101 mhz
250 gb hard disk at 5400 rpm(not sure though...)
2 gb of ddr2 ram
14 inch wxga screen
DVD Sup.MTI
Wireless 802.11abgn+bluetooth
nVidia graphics card 9500m 512mb of vram

thats around it :)
oh, and the webcam also works(1.3 megapixel) with Cheese but not Cameroma.

EViLGiMp
September 9th, 2008, 12:25 AM
recently acquired a Toshiba A300 07G notebook, that has been a dream to get functioning under Hardy 8.04.1. the initial release of the distro did not wish to co-operate with both the wifi or the sata controller during the install. so my advise is, if you're going to install to this laptop, be sure to have the most current rev of the distro so as not to be faced with any installation issues. here is an lspci output for browsing, lol.

lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (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.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (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)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobilitiy Radeon HD 3650
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV635 Audio device [Radeon HD 3600 Series]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection (rev 61)
06:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
06:06.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
06:06.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
06:06.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
06:06.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)

archer6
September 9th, 2008, 12:43 AM
recently acquired a Toshiba A300 07G notebook, that has been a dream to get functioning under Hardy 8.04.1.

Ahhh yes, I have very fond memories of my Toshiba A300. In a moment of very bad judgment I sold it... the lure of $$$ when I was a college student, during the summer break. Now if only you would have provided us with more detail...:shock:...just kidding, the detail was (at least for me) educational.

Cheers!

mkarnicki
September 11th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Glad to say - works completely.

Model: HP tx1320us
Misc:
- webcam with r5u870 driver (something like that..)
- wi-fi with ndiswrapper
- touchscreen with evtouch driver

EDIT: yeah lol xD True Clanky (below), the mute button light doesn't work, but that's fine with me.

clanky
September 11th, 2008, 10:12 PM
I have an HP Pavillion 8000, Have had Ubuntu and Fedora working fine on it, but struggled to get there with both wireless internet (broadcom 4311) and 3D Graphics (ATI Radeon)

The only thing which doesn't work now is the light on the mute button, I think I can probably live with that.

saffagirl
September 19th, 2008, 09:31 AM
I'm a newbie Ubuntu user, I decided to bite the bullet when I got annoyed with VISTA. I'm still dual booting as there are a few too many problems to completely ditch it.

I've got a DELL VOSTRO 1310 w. realtek wired ethernet, dell wireless n 1505 (aka broadcom 4328 ), webcam, dvd writer.


What I've got fixed through the kind help of people on the forums:
wifi( using new beta driver which as long as open up net straight away is fine), sound, dvd writer (just installed codecs)....

What I still don't have working : webcam ... (occasionally restart needed when keyboard not responsive)

Other than that am enjoying ubuntu on the laptop, although has anyone else noticed a marked difference in the battery life compared to MS?

phoenix116
September 19th, 2008, 02:48 PM
I have recently bought my COMPAL JHL90 based notebook
I am running 64b hardy


Hardware:

C2D P9500
Nvidia M 9600 GT
4 GB ram
SD/MMC card reader
Intel Wifi Link 5300 wlan card
some kind of webcam and fingerprint reader

What does not work:

Graphics card works only with the driver from the Nvidia Homepage, although there is no official driver for it, it works with normal 9600 gt driver( no problem for me, but for my collegues at school much too difficult, would be great if this would be fixed with intrepid )

WLAN doesnt work at all, not even with compat-loaded drivers

fingerprint reader and webcam dont work, but i havent yet spent much time on getting them to work.

rbringh
September 19th, 2008, 03:38 PM
HP Pavillion DV9910US - 64 Bit Version. Works well except for Suspend/Hibenate on power. Everything works on battery. It did take some work to get the Brother MFC420 working, the network driver is also a pain, but all works.

cookieofdoom
September 19th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Works completely (well, basically)

Thinkpad X61
Intel Wireless (everything works)
Intel Network (everything works)
HDA Intel Sound (everything works)
Intel Video (everything except a few Compiz features work.. will be fixed soon, I'm sure)
2.00GHZ C2D processor
Standby/Hibernate work..

Let me know if you need more info... I don't remember all the specs off the top of my head.

PmDematagoda
September 19th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Compaq V3005TU that runs Fedora 9 perfectly on it aside from one very minor problem.

Specifications:-
1.6 Ghz Intel T2050 processor
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller
Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
60Gb Western Digital hard drive
1Gb Kingston RAM

The only problem? The QuickPlay media button doesn't get detected by Fedora.

Glucklich
September 19th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Mine is a Toshiba. At first I had a sound problem, but a BIOS upgrade did the trick (thanks Ubuntu Forums). Now it's completely functional.
There's no point on uploading the specifics since it's an outdated model apparently only sold on the Portuguese market.

archer6
September 20th, 2008, 12:56 AM
Mine is a Toshiba. At first I had a sound problem, but a BIOS upgrade did the trick (thanks Ubuntu Forums). Now it's completely functional.
There's no point on uploading the specifics since it's an outdated model apparently only sold on the Portuguese market.
This is the beauty of Ubuntu, and Linux in general, in my opinion. You don't have to have a new computer, as it will run on nearly any computer and do very well. I've helped my friends revive many old laptops, and and desktops with Linux and in the process it's been a great opportunity for me to learn, and a great result for them. The savings alone is simply stunning.

Great to hear yours is up and running!

Cheers

jimi_hendrix
September 20th, 2008, 01:01 AM
everything is fine except i cant use my printer or play most games...the printer i can probably fingure out but the games i cant...the screen flickers black when compiz is off

ARhere
September 23rd, 2008, 05:36 AM
HP/Compaq nx7000 w/1.6GHz CPU, ATI Mobility 9200, 512MB RAM, & 60GB HDD.

7.04, 7.10, and 8.04 works out-of-the-box. The [u]only[/i] issue was 8.04 lost the driver that allows Compiz to work with the ATI 9200 mobility. I have to install the Compiz icon and restart.

-AR

jpittack
September 23rd, 2008, 10:30 PM
Dell 1501
No C-states due to faulty programming in DSDT (PM if you would like to research a fix with me)
64-bit does not have dynticks working (may be fixed in 8.10, but haven't heard anything)
backlight doesn't change with later BIOS
wi-fi needs hardware driver and firmware from synaptic

AndyCooll
September 23rd, 2008, 10:56 PM
I have a couple of Dell Inspiron 6400's. They work perfectly out-of-the-box. I have been extremely pleased with them.

:cool:

powerpleb
September 23rd, 2008, 11:33 PM
I have an Acer Aspire 5315 running Arch (this is a PDF of the specs (www.acer.com.au/Acer/akc/rwpattach.nsf/PublicbySrc/ESS+-+AS5315-050508Mi.pdf/$file/ESS+-+AS5315-050508Mi.pdf)) and the main problems I have exist around hibernation and suspension.

Every time I try to suspend it says it failed then sends me to the HAL quirk site (http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/quirk/). I think it can probably be fixed, just that I haven't had the time to properly troubleshoot it yet.

Hibernate seems to work, but then when I wake it up the wireless connection doesn't work :confused:. So if I am to use the network I need to reboot anyway :(.

EDIT: When I ran Ubuntu I don't remember having these problems, which suggests that I just need to do some more setting up.

giosa
September 29th, 2008, 07:02 PM
recently acquired a Toshiba A300 07G notebook, that has been a dream to get functioning under Hardy 8.04.1. the initial release of the distro did not wish to co-operate with both the wifi or the sata controller during the install. so my advise is, if you're going to install to this laptop, be sure to have the most current rev of the distro so as not to be faced with any installation issues. here is an lspci output for browsing, lol.

lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (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.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (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)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobilitiy Radeon HD 3650
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV635 Audio device [Radeon HD 3600 Series]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection (rev 61)
06:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
06:06.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
06:06.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
06:06.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
06:06.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)

HI, could you please, look up what type or dedicated VRAM your A300-07G have DDR2 or DDR3? thanks

tdilworth
September 30th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Fairly problem free, except: S-video and Full functionality of UltraNav are my only problems so far

IBM R50 1830-56u
1.4GHz Centrino
1.5 Gb Ram
100 Gb HDD
Dual Boot XP

Karpah
September 30th, 2008, 03:25 PM
Linux works completely with my laptop - stock-standard Dell Inspiron 1525 (that didn't come with Ubuntu.... none of the Dell/Ubuntu products are offered in Australia :( )

Dragonbite
September 30th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Linux works completely with my laptop - stock-standard Dell Inspiron 1525 (that didn't come with Ubuntu.... none of the Dell/Ubuntu products are offered in Australia :( )

Imagine how much money Linux users could make if they could sell Windows CDs that come with their computer with the promise they'll never install it on the computer it came with?!

cl0ckwork
September 30th, 2008, 06:42 PM
Imagine how much money Linux users could make if they could sell Windows CDs that come with their computer with the promise they'll never install it on the computer it came with?!

well considering that they already paid for it with their computer, technically they would just get thier money back

Dragonbite
September 30th, 2008, 06:43 PM
well considering that they already paid for it with their computer, technically they would just get thier money back

Details.. details... :D

CrazyArcher
September 30th, 2008, 07:17 PM
IBM Thinkpad T42, works pretty well with exception of Compiz. Can't get all the effects working on its ATI Radeon 7500. :(

NoReflex
September 30th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Everything works : Dell Inspiron 1520.

rustybronco
September 30th, 2008, 07:58 PM
HP compaq nc6000 1.8 Ghz cpu... ubuntu 8.04

specs... http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11794_na/11794_na.HTML

Everything works except for the sd card reader (linux driver not available from the vender)

artir
September 30th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Works 100% on custom built (FTW) laptop; using SiS motherboard, graphic card and infrared. PIV @ 2,6 GHz yay! and 256 Mb RAM

keptile
October 6th, 2008, 10:50 PM
Everything works on my Dell XPS M1530 (not shipped with Ubuntu)
webcam, fingerprint reader, touchpad, mic, eject button, suspend, resume, hibernate, wireless, leds etc.

Calmatory
October 6th, 2008, 11:31 PM
Works very well, except for the wifi. This particular laptop has BCM4311 chip handling the wifi, and configuring working drivers for it seems completely impossible task(even though many have succeeded!).

Then, there are same laptops with Intel wifi controller which have been working out-of-the-box fashion since Hardy. :)

laffinet
October 7th, 2008, 12:32 AM
Lenove Thinkpad R61i.

Main thing not working is the internal microphone. Tried all kinds of stuff and eventually gave up. Kind of annoying.

ruisu
October 7th, 2008, 02:22 AM
Acer Aspire 5510
What doesn't work:

B43 module has to be activated once loged in, it fails while booting.
Bison Camera.


everything else is fine :)

richg
October 7th, 2008, 03:15 AM
I bought this one configured with Linspire 5.1.427 about three years ago. Downside now is only about 30 minutes on battery, though I use it on mains power now. It also weighs about 4 kilograms. I maxed out the RAM.

Elitegroup 536

* AMD Mobile Sempron 2800 (black chassis)
* 15" XGA 1024x768 Display
* 256MB 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
I will upgrade it to Ubuntu if I can ever get it to connect with wireless using Live CD. I have tried with 8.04 but no joy using wireless.
If next Ubuntu does not come with a working DVD player for movies I rent, this laptop will stay with Linspire.
Definitely old stuff.
I now use my Asus EEE 4G wireless laptop for traveling.

I have a desktop running Ubuntu 8.04 for heavy duty work.

Rich

Kuroyume
October 7th, 2008, 03:39 AM
Sony Vaio VGN-C240FE

Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Intel 945GM Chipset
Intel 3945ABG wireless

lspci:


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 16)
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
0a:03.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
0a:03.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
0a:03.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)


Works flawlessly out of the box with 8.10. 8.04 required booting with the AC adapter unpluged or removing the "quiet" option from GRUB due to an ACPI issue on the stock kernel. A kernel upgrade got rid of the issue.

Volume Fn keys worked on 8.04 but brightness did not. 8.10 made brightness keys back.

reg4c
October 7th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Hey,
I have Acer Aspire 5920G and I am using the last beta of Intrepid Ibex.

Everything seems to work, even the card reader.
I have not tried a couple of things though:
HDMI port
Second monitor
PCMCIA Slot

Specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz
Nvidia 8600
2GB Ram
160GB Drive
Intel 3945BG, works completely, but had to d/l the microcode manually
Acer Crystal Eye Webcam
Dual microphones with directional recording
The launchkeys: Browser, Email, BT, Keyboard Shortcuts, help, sleep, hibernate, mute

Things that don't work:
Media Touch Keys: For this there is a tutorial for Hardy but I don't want to try it since Intrepid recognizes the touchpads correctly
Directional Microphone: The mics work, its just that there isn't the "directional" thing
Am having some problems with Skype, but I can talk and hear and see and be seen
Hibernate

Things did not try:
Suspend/Sleep
IRDA
HDMI
PCMCIA
TV/OUT

L815
October 7th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Sony Vaio laptop VGN-FZ240E.

Everything works with the exception of a few things.

1. SD card reader is detected, but doesn't auto mount nor give me a directory in which to manually mount.

2. Brightness is an issue. I can't lower it and it causes my battery life to cut in half when not plugged in.

3. Webcam doesn't work (i haven't really tried yet)

4. (Haven't tried with Intrepid yet) but when I plug into S-Video, nothing happens.

So far that's about it. The compiz problems with videos have been fixed with my intelgm965 which is awesome. Other than that, everything has been running great.

Using Ubuntu Intrepid Beta


PS: My WLAN light finally works now, but it flashes when it's used. Hopefully it will be changed so it just is on or off. The flashing distracts me haha.

herbr
October 19th, 2008, 02:21 AM
Dell Inspiron 1720.
Had a little "blip" with the Nvidia driver and had to use the Nvidia binary to get dual monitor support. Even upgraded to an Atheros wireless-N card and had no trouble.
I do run VMware and WinXP as a guest OS for potential Windows contract work (yeuch).

Herb

Capt. Mac
October 19th, 2008, 02:27 AM
I bought one of these and Ubuntu works 100% (as you would expect with a name like LinuxCertified)

http://linuxcertified.com/linux-laptop-lc2100s.html

It's the first laptop I've owned, also the first time I've really used Linux for an extended period of time. Love it.

Edit: Even Compiz-Fusion works perfectly, despite the graphics card being on their blacklist.

MasterNetra
October 19th, 2008, 02:36 AM
My specs are in my signature. Although on fresh install of 8.04 it doesn't have any drivers for my wireless but with the new kernal it works perfectly now. (there was a set at first you got with the previous kernel that you had to download that worked moderately but meh it works well now.) However the Kernal does panic occasionally but it doesn't do it often...And hasn't lately...prehaps a few updates passed fixed that...idk anywho so its not 100% perfect but around 95%-99% i'd say. :P

archer6
October 19th, 2008, 04:52 AM
I bought one of these and Ubuntu works 100% (as you would expect with a name like LinuxCertified)

http://linuxcertified.com/linux-laptop-lc2100s.html

It's the first laptop I've owned, also the first time I've really used Linux for an extended period of time. Love it.

Edit: Even Compiz-Fusion works perfectly, despite the graphics card being on their blacklist.
Congratulations on your new laptop!

Thanks for the link, very interesting.

Cheers

t0p
October 19th, 2008, 04:58 AM
Working perfectly: my Asus Eee PC 701 4G (7 inch LCD, 4GB SSD). Perfection is due to these tweaks (http://wiki.eeeuser.com/getting_ubuntu_8.04_to_work_perfectly?s=ubuntu%20e ee%20riceeey).

archer6
October 19th, 2008, 05:05 AM
Working perfectly: my Asus Eee PC 701 4G (7 inch LCD, 4GB SSD). Perfection is due to these tweaks (http://wiki.eeeuser.com/getting_ubuntu_8.04_to_work_perfectly?s=ubuntu%20e ee%20riceeey).
Nice Work!

Thanks for the link, I just picked up a 701 today.....:)

Dragonbite
October 19th, 2008, 05:17 AM
While troubleshooting my laptop I tried throwing my Ubuntu LiveCD into my Thinkpad T61 from work. Everything seemed to work nicely; wireless, etc. I didn't bother downloading the Nvidia drivers but htey were listed in the Restricted Hardware Drivers.

It also worked alright from the LiveCD 8.10 beta I put on my USB thumb drive.

Since it's been so easy and supported I've been tempted to install Ubuntu dual-boot on the laptop more and more (except I kinda like my job, or at least having one..)

archer6
October 19th, 2008, 05:26 AM
I have had nothing but good luck with Ubuntu 8.04 installs on my ThinkPads. I've also done a few for friends and the results (on ThinkPads) are simply stellar. I could not be happier.

dracule
October 19th, 2008, 06:11 AM
8.04 worked w/ everything on my laptop. just the b43 driver was super slow in my room (my old room had good wifi coverage so the speed difference from windows to linux was nominal)

Compaq presario v3000


but now with 8.10, the 'wl' driver which was supposed to speed things up doesnt work. :(

jangari
October 19th, 2008, 06:32 AM
HP Pavilion dv1000 running Intrepid beta.

I recently bit the bullet and upgraded to Intrepid because I was due for a clean installation. Hardy was slowing down due to my being a bit apt-get trigger happy and certain things were beginning to not work, and other background processes were chewing up 95% of my CPU. In fact, for the last 3 months, I couldn't even initialise a console (via ctrl+alt+F1, F2, F3, etc.).

This time, the only problem I've come across is support for an external LCD monitor, an acer 22". If I try to enable parallel desktops using the screen resolution settings, it forces me to enable virtual resolution settings, whereas under Hardy, it at least supported my external monitor's resolution (1680x1050). At the moment I'm stuck using 1024x768 on a 22" widescreen!! I've detailed the problem - but haven't received any reply - over here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=949997). But basically, the parallel desktop looks as though it works in principle - my mouse can be seen going between the two desktops - but the graphics card can't seem to handle it - everything's just random vertical coloured stripes, besides the mouse.

I might just try taking a screenshot.

bigbrovar
October 19th, 2008, 08:14 AM
i got a dell ubuntu xps m1330 couple of days ago and when i powered it on and the OS that came with it installed . everything worked out of the box. including mp3 and dvds. however that stuff that amazed me the must is the finger print reader which allows to use my finger print during
GDM session login
Screensaver unlock
Sudo and gksudo prompts
PolicyKit authorization

never knew sudoing could be soo damn easy.

however i didnt like the fact that dell didnt allow me to set my partition tables the way i wanted. so i wiped off the preinstalled ubuntu and installed ubuntu.8.04.1 but when i did this the finger print and the wifi led indicator stopped working. no sweat i installed think finger following this guide . https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ThinkFinger and the finger print worked just like before .. then i installed backport modules for my kernel version which fixed the wifi LED issue.

umattu
October 20th, 2008, 04:15 AM
kubuntu 8.04 runs perfectly on my:
Thinkpad t-40
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1300MHz
768 MB RAM
Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
Belkin 802.11 a/b/g (Atheros inc. AR5001-0000-0000)
80GB Fujitsu HDD

Haven't had any problems with ubuntu on this machine.

gersoid
October 20th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Dell Latitude 1520 - V pleased with it. Dual boot ubuntu / vista. Everything works fine except modem - don't care - and that does not work under Vista either!

motang
October 20th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Well I voted for "Linux works completely with my laptop-I will post my hardware specifics"
Since Ubuntu 7.10 I had really good luck. 8.04 has been the best so far as I can suspend and hibernate on my laptop and 8.10 just takes the experience ever further with the new Linux kernel. I have an HP dv5000z (about two and a half years old) the specs is:

15.4"
AMD Turion 64 ML-32
1 gig of RAM
ATi Radeon Xpress 200M
80gig Toshiba 5400 RPM drive

Compiz works, wireless works (just a couple of clicks in the hardware driver manager), all the function buttons work, media buttons work, sound works like it suppose to, multi card reader works like a charm, and the touch pad works with the scrolling, right click and left click (all on the touch pad) work!

archer6
October 20th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Dell Latitude 1520 - V pleased with it. Dual boot ubuntu / vista. Everything works fine except modem - don't care - and that does not work under Vista either!
What size is your hard drive and how did much space did you allocate for Ubuntu, and Vista?

Thanks

derekr44
October 20th, 2008, 05:02 PM
I've got Arch running on my old Toshiba Satellite 1415 S-173. Everything runs very well, including nVidia drivers on the GeForce 420. The hard part was actually fixing a stupid configuration that Toshiba did for the screen. I had to make a custom edid.bin file to force the screen to 1024x768 because of the way the hardware itself is made.

Other than that, it runs great!

ArdentMoth
October 20th, 2008, 06:18 PM
I use an Acer Aspire 5610.

I cannot get my onboard Intel Core 2 Duo T2050, GMA 950 Graphics to work.

Xorg Intel drivers are, as of this morning, still a no-go. They don't fix what i've come to know as the "My OpenGL and DirectX both seem to think that my 3D support is nil" error.

OpenGL for some reason is disabled. I don't have a problem with that for the most part, but I can't find a graphics driver for my Intel onboard sh-t, so, therefore, I can't find a driver for OpenGL that will work either. Doubly so with DirectX.

Help?
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I also am experiencing the common "my specialty-programmed keys aren't working" error. The volume buttons, the mail/internet/Acer "e" buttons, and my built-in bluetooth seem to be lost causes.
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So, I voted "It works partially, and I don't have a clue why the broken stuff doesn't work."

Thoughts?

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Lastly, If I were to build a top-o-da-line computer, I suppose it would be wise to look at the Ubuntu compatibile hardware lists that have been generated by succesful users over at whaterverthesiteis.com (ubuntuwhc orsomething?) anyway..... that's a different topic...

And having a white russian in the morning instead of a coffee is wonderful.

ZankerH
October 20th, 2008, 06:27 PM
I've got two laptops right now, both run Linux and Linux only. Pretty much everything worked out of the box on both of them.

1. Compal FL71
-CPU: Intel C2D, 2.6GHz
-RAM: 2GB, DDR2
-HDD: 160GB
-Graphics: Nvidia 8800GT
-Display: 15.4" widescreen, 1280*800
-Distros: Ubuntu 8.04.1, Debian Lenny testing

2. Asus Eee PC 901
-CPU: Intel Atom, 1.6 GHz
-Ram: 1GB
-Storage: 20GB SSD
-Graphics: Intel GMA950 integrated graphics
-Display: 8.9" widescreen, 1024*600
-Distros: Debian Etch, Mandriva 2009.0

mogwai
October 20th, 2008, 10:39 PM
I voted "Linux works partially with my laptop-I will post the specific problem(s)".
I have a recent Thinkpad R61/R61i (about 8 months old).
Ubuntu has been really good on this. First my WLAN light didn't work in gutsy, again in hardy. But I did notice it now works in Intrepid Beta.
Almost everything has worked out-of-the-box.
I have had problems with my audio (Conexant CX20549 Venice). Playback works but the microphone is dead.
Also, have had issues with my graphics (Intel GM965 w/ GMA X3100), not playing some 3D apps nicely (games in particular). But seeing I am not an avid gamer, this hasn't stopped my completely wiping Vista and replacing it with Ubuntu.
Haven't really tested the card-reader, but it works (out-of-the-box) with SD cards.

specs:
Lenovo/IBM Thinkpad R61 8932-A28
Intel GMA X3100 Graphics
Intel Wireless 4965AGN
2GB RAM
Conexant CX20549 (Venice) ICH8 Intel HDA Audio

cpetercarter
October 20th, 2008, 10:48 PM
I have a Packard-Bell E4715 running Hardy. No problems at all.

tezer
October 22nd, 2008, 12:03 AM
Everything works (had some problem with sound): ASUS A6F

geofreitag
October 22nd, 2008, 09:49 AM
ubuntu mostly works for me. Polywell something running XP and Gutsy.
Pentium M 2.13 GHz; 1GB ram; NVidia 6600; Intel 2200 wireless; card reader.

pretty sure i remember the card reader working from the get-go (dont use it much)
WiFi and 3D cards functioned right off, but needed tweaking for their full potential (although something about my wifi doesnt like it when i use any kind of encryption, it intermittently drops or wont make a connection, weird)
Hibernate/ suspend didnt work and i havent tried using them in months
multimedia keys (specifically the wireless on/off switch) dont work, nor does FN (was actually looking for a fix for those when i found this. does anyone know of a way to map the various keys and buttons to write scripts for them?)

oddly enough, my touchpad became more functional with ubuntu (i didnt know it had a side slider and couldnt figure out why it would spaz until a friend figured it out)

xpod
October 22nd, 2008, 10:12 AM
Theres 4 laptops floating around here at the moment and Linux works just fine on them all.Mostly *buntu of course but they`ve all had umpteen Distro`s tried on them at one point or another.
Theres two Sony Vaio`s(PCG-GRX316MP & PCG-GRV516G) with Ubuntu & Ubuntu/XP respectively,one Dell Inspiron 6000 with Ubuntu and an ECS Elitegroup A530 with Puppy.

eentonig
October 22nd, 2008, 10:29 AM
HP Pavillion dv9540eb

So far, everything seems to work flawlessly. Suspend, Hibernate, Camera, Sound, touch buttons, ...

FutanariKitty
October 22nd, 2008, 10:31 AM
-Linux works completely with my laptop-I will post my hardware specifics-

I own a Dell Latitude D820, and every single component works out of the box, with the possible exception of the IR and maybe the EC slot, simply because I haven't actually tested either of these (and have little need to do so). Video works perfectly with the NVidia drivers with full acceleration, sound is perfect, wifi and wired are completely functioning, etc.

Dell Latitude D820-
Core 2 Duo T5500 @ 1.66GHz
2Gb RAM
100Gb SATA HDD
NVidia Quadro NVS 110M

wannadumpwindows
October 22nd, 2008, 10:38 AM
I have a Toshiba A105-S2236. It works perfectly except for one thing.

Wireless. I know, shocker. It has the infamous AR242x chipset. I got it working easily with Madwifi, but it didn't work out of the box.

I also have an Asus Eee PC 701. It works really well after running the Riceeey script for it. But on first boot after install, it was a nightmare. But I love it now.

elefantcrossing
October 22nd, 2008, 02:04 PM
my dell xps m1530 works great with ubuntu 8.04.
bluetooth, camera, wifi, sound, standby, ir-remotecontrol, fn- and multimedia-keys worked out of the box.
fingerprint reader and nvidia drivers were easy to install.
backports-modules are only needed to get the wifi led going.

the only thing not working all of the time is touchpad scrolling

all in all the best linux on laptop experience i've had so far

specs:
intel core 2 duo cpu t9300
nvidia geforce 8600m gt
seiko wuxga (1920x1200) display
intel 4965agn wifi

roelpeeters
October 22nd, 2008, 02:16 PM
Another happy Dell XPS m1530 user. Everything except fingerprint reader works out of the box with ubuntu 8.04.1. The only things that are not so smooth are:


adding i8042.nomux=1 as kernel parameter for the touchpad not to go crazy.
installing backports to get the wifi-led working (mind you, wifi works out of the box with WPA2)


For the rest I am a happy camper!

specs:
Dell XPS m1530
T9300, 2.53 Ghz, 6Mb L2
4 Gb
NVidia 8600M GT, 256Mb
400Gb HDD
15.4" 1680x1050 WSXGA screen
Intel AGN 4965 WIFI

Roel

johskar
October 22nd, 2008, 03:38 PM
Works perfectly out of the box with Ubuntu 8.04 for me :)

Dell Lattitude D610
Intel Pentium M 1.86GHz
1.5GB Ram
60GB 5400rpm pata hdd
1400x1050 display

lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)
03:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI6515 Cardbus Controller
03:01.5 Communication controller: Texas Instruments PCI6515 SmartCard Controller
03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)

rzrgenesys187
October 22nd, 2008, 03:45 PM
I have a Satellite P105-S6177 and it runs ubuntu very well now. In the past I've always had sound problems but with each release it gets easier and easier to get sound working. The only problem I have is that I don't get sound when resuming from suspend. Otherwise everything works great

au-steve
October 23rd, 2008, 08:05 AM
I have a acer 5630, the problems i have are with the graphics card (Geforce Go 7300) not being able to use an external monitor or dual screens, and a wireless issue with the Intel Pro 3945ABG which is known about with a few people but i am yet to gain the expertise to fix the issue.
Other than that im extreamly happy with 8.04 and have just changed over from dual boot XP to stand alone ubuntu.

FutanariKitty
October 23rd, 2008, 10:41 AM
I have a acer 5630, the problems i have are with the graphics card (Geforce Go 7300) not being able to use an external monitor or dual screens, and a wireless issue with the Intel Pro 3945ABG which is known about with a few people but i am yet to gain the expertise to fix the issue.
Other than that im extreamly happy with 8.04 and have just changed over from dual boot XP to stand alone ubuntu.

That's odd...I have exactly the same network card and it's fully functioning for me...

Good luck though! Ubuntu had out-of-the-box support for the wireless for me without a hitch.

SyCo123
October 23rd, 2008, 10:05 PM
HP DV5215us laptop with a broadcom 4318 wireless card. I still wake up at night in cold sweats thinking about it.

Thanks to the good people here at UbuntuForums.org it is all working great (pointless spinny cube and everything) and has been for over a year now.

I have to confess I went back to a windows partition because of netflix. Dam you netflix.

Actually that does raise something I've been meaning top post about. Ubuntu went on first over the old Win Media Edition wiping it. Then I had to move Ubuntu off the start of the drive because poor old windows just has to be first. Now kernel updates kill my grub script and I have to manually edit it each time. Bit of a pain but no problem for me. I would imagine it would be beyond a total noob and there PC would effectively be bricked until the can boot it. Maybe I should start a post about it? Yes, I think I will.

Edit: and so I did
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6020960#post6020960

ryan
October 23rd, 2008, 10:23 PM
Dell Vostro 1400- Everything works

Intel Core 2 Duo 1.60GHz
14.1 inch WXGA+ TFT display Works, 1440 x 900
256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
2GB DDR2 SDRAM, 667MHz, 2 DIMMs
120G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
56k softmodem, part of Intel audio card Not tested. BIOS reports: Conexant HDA D330 M
8X CD/DVD Burner
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Wi-Fi Mini Card
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Battery
Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
Keyboard volume controls Works
S-video TV-out Not tested
Firewire IEEE I394a port Not tested
ExpressCard slot Not tested
8-in-1 memory card controller Not tested

Vadi
October 23rd, 2008, 10:34 PM
My linux came with my laptop... system76 serval 3 here.

Hardware info: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/84880/hardinfo_report.html

bazu
October 23rd, 2008, 10:50 PM
i`m with fujitsu siemens amilo p 3553 and dosen`t work buttons for brightness and for wirewess and to start music player, silent mode. i hope to help me. 10x

rienk
October 23rd, 2008, 10:56 PM
Ubuntu 8.10 64-bit

compaq nw8440
ATI Mobility Fire GL V5200
Processor Intel Duo 2 Core T7600, 2.33 GHz
RAM 2048 MB (667 MHz) DDR2 (1 DIMM/Module, 1 slot available)
Hard Drive SATA 100 GB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive HP MBII SuperMulti (DL) DVD+/-RW Drive, Details
Display 15.4-inch TFT WUXGA WVA display with 1920 x 1200 max resolution
Video Card ATI Mobility Fire GL V5200 w/ 256MB of RAM
Network Cards 10/100/1000 Wired, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g Wireless, Bluetooth
USB Three USB 2.0 ports

-fingerprint sensor not working.
-ATI fglrx proprietary video driver not working since upgrade to 8.10

/Rienk

zerubbabel
October 23rd, 2008, 11:35 PM
Ubuntu 8.04 32-bit running on Dell Latitude D830 2G RAM 160G HD Bluetooth

pirattrev
October 24th, 2008, 12:02 AM
Thinkpad T61
Nvidia 140M Graphics Card
120gb HD
Intel a/b/g wireless
Intel turbo memory <--- doesn't work
2gb RAM

deftone32
October 24th, 2008, 01:47 AM
Installed 8.10 Intrepid on a Gateway M-6750. Two problems.
1. Wireless (Marvell TopDog) had to be installed using
ndisgtk. Not a problem as I knew this would probably
not work out of the box. Hopefully Ubuntu will add
support to this hardware.
2. Intel GM965 video is BLACKLISTED! This blew me away
considering there's a ton of notebooks with this
chipset. I'm praying when Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10 finally
goes live they have a fix for this. I would really like
to use Compiz-Fusion and open this baby up!

Overall I love this OS. I will keep my dual boot of Vista and
Ubuntu until Ubuntu can fix this big problem with the Intel GM965.

kleo skywalker
October 29th, 2008, 12:30 PM
I voted I'm interested in using linux on a laptop but haven't found the right laptop.

I am trying to decide between the Dell Vostro A860 (best matches requirements and budget but new model; comes with Ubuntu pre-installed), the Dell Inspiron 1525 (concerned about overheating problems; comes with DOS), and the Lenovo Thinkpad R61i (have had a very poor experience with Lenovo; comes with DOS).

I have a thread running about this here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=897384&page=3). Advice is very welcome.

Dragonbite
October 29th, 2008, 01:45 PM
My laptop has been functional for a while, running 8.04 except now the wireless card seems to have gone kaput.

In testing that my router was up and running (and thus ensuring the issue was on my laptop's end) I ran my work laptop (Thinkpad T61) under 8.04 live cd and wireless was found to work "out of the box" (though the nVidia graphics card needs proprietary drivers).

So I'm looking at getting the Intel wireless mini-PCI card for my laptop to replace the Broadcom one that is dead. If all goes well then my laptop will be fully Ubuntu compatible "out of the box" :guitar:

uncibex
October 29th, 2008, 11:29 PM
I think I'd call mine an almost fully functioning linux laptop. I run ubuntu 8.10 on dual boot with windows vista (which is the reason I have linux in the first place). I have an HP DV2000 laptop and aside from HP's own hardware issues, I have very few problems running linux.

The only problems that I frequently run into are with my wireless connection. I never have any trouble connecting, but I often run into problems sustaining the connection. My connection seems to drop far more easily and more frequently than those around me running windows.

The second wireless problem I have is that I haven't been able to connect to the internet with a manual connection, only roaming mode.

No major problems though, there are ways to work around both of these things.

2j4ez
November 4th, 2008, 10:17 AM
It was not at first

When I installed ubuntu 8.04.1 nothing worked apart from the ethernet socket

Now every thing works

Wireless
DVD Burner
Graphics
USB
Bluetooth
Suspend
Sound

I'm yet to find anything that does not work on my system

thomasboleyn
November 4th, 2008, 11:14 AM
My Sony Vaio pcg-k215z (specs here http://www0.dealtime.co.uk/xPF-Sony-Vaio-K215Z) will only run normally
without any issues on feisty, which I am using currently. I have had Gutsy, Hardy and Intrepid on it in the past,
but have had to use the boot option 'acpi=off', which annoyingly stops my atheros wireless card working, and doesn't allow the
laptop to shutdown. I have managed to compile the latest builds of AWN, Pidgin, Transmission, and a few other programs that I miss
using, so it is not too bad, plus compiz seems to run A LOT faster on feisty that Gutsy onwards (had to use a backport as it is not enabled by default on feisty).

Another user on here messaged me recently to say that he had the same laptop as me and had managed to get xubutu hardy working with wireless by using the boot parameters 'nohz=off' and 'highres=off', though when I tried this it
didn't work for me. He then suggested adding 'xforcevesa' in addition to those two, which worked, but meant I would be permanently stuck with a tiny resolution screen, and no special effects whatsoever (rubbish, and not something I was willing to sacrafice just to get wireless working on the latest distro).

To be honest I am totally happy with feisty, it's just frustrating that there seems to be no way to get anything newer working on my laptop.:KS

borfil
November 4th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Hi I think I desagree with your comment about Intel base Laptop.
I have 6 laptop working for my organization and a number of over 20 desktop.
We just migrated to Linux about 2 month ago. We order both Kubuntu and Ubuntu 8.04 from conical I downloaded a copy from the net and loaded and old laptop which my daugther was using at the house and I could not load XP so it was still using 98.
Well 35 minutes later I was happy as hell. not only did it work but all functions of the laptop were performing great and to boost it actually increase the performance of the pc. I then proceded to order both version mention earlier and now we have all our pc running, to my sorprise, all my AMD base laptop and desktop, work perfectly from moment one, nothing to do other than minor adjustment , but all my 4 PC Pentium D Dual Core 3ghz had troublew dealing with linux. I needed to bring in my programer to spend 6 days to make them work, Even a new Neo laptop which has lots stuff not normally found on any pc, work like a charm.

What we did was do a complete clean install on the intel one we use a split drive to keep windows capabilities just in case. but it work perfect and the transfer of data was like a charm. the only issue has been with the use of 4 pc that are connected to our server and the net via Dkink DWL-G122 Rev C1 uSB adpaters, which have been hard to connect, linux recognize them but they don't comunicate with the router, we just located the linux driver at Dlink Philippines server so we are now fully functional.
But the Intel Base PC were a Pain in the A--- to deal with. we are very happy and it will save use a little over $5000 in licensing fee to MS, and other upgrades from other companies.
We would not have to hire an outsider to work on the pc, for we are sending 3 of our own to take linux clases. the only headache we have now is deciding which version to keep, Ubuntu or Kubuntu, I'm more incline toward Ubuntu, it is much faster and cleaner than the kubuntu version. But that is my personal opinion, but the fact is that ubuntu perform much faster than kubuntu and as a business man, as long as I can do more and just dress the desktop some, I dont care, all that matter is the bottom line, and ubuntu just put 5 big one back in my pocket this year. I wish I had discover it a few year back I could had buy a BMW now. HE HE HE.

thanks:KS:KS :p ):P

zgornel
November 4th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Compaq 6820s - Core2 T7250, 4GB Ram, 250GB 7200rpm HDD, Intel 965PM Chipset - i3945ABG wireless, Intel E10/100MB Ehternet, ATI X1350 128MB (open source 'radeon' driver), Bluetooth, cardreader, 3xUSB -Everything works out of the box with Ubuntu 8.10 [x86-64].

Toshiba L20 - 102 - Pentium-M 740, 2GB Ram, 160GB HDD, Intel 915GM, i2200BG wireless, Realtek 8139C 10/100MB Ehternet, 3xUSB - Everything works out of the box with Kubuntu 8.04.1 [i686].

tliotis
November 4th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Hello i have acer 5021wlmi and sometimes the pc "FREEZES" and the only that works is control alt printscreen B or the shutdown button.i think its my ram problem :/
i will buy in the future new with intel graphics e.t.c.!
linux owns :D

schmolch
November 4th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Without control over the powersaving modes from wireless cards, there is no such thing as a fully functioning linux laptop.

thomasboleyn
November 4th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Without control over the powersaving modes from wireless cards, there is no such thing as a fully functioning linux laptop.

Do you think this what is causing the issue with Gutsy onwards then?

mrm48
November 4th, 2008, 06:24 PM
HP Pavilion zv6000 w/ ubuntu 8.10 64-bit version (GNOME)

-Previous-
ubuntu 7.10 (GNOME)
xubuntu 8.04 (XFCE)
ubuntu 8.04 (GNOME)

Few problems so far, but those were easily solved.

"Problems"
-Broadcom wireless card was hard to get working in 7.10, but easy since 8.04

-Conflicts between NetworkManager and my university's wireless network (uses PEAP, was hard to authenticate until I figured out the proper settings)

-Flash player is flaky

-Browsing samba shares on the home network with xubuntu was a pain (had to restart fuse for every session, otherwise the shares would not show up in Thundar)

-Volume buttons below touchpad broken as of 8.10

TwiceOver
November 4th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Just an update to my previous post somewhere back there...

Dell Inspiron 1501 Fully Functioning under 8.10 Intrepid.

Viranh
November 4th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Mine is fully functioning. I have a System 76 Serval Performance.
Specs:
2.5 GHZ Core Two Duo
4 Gb RAM
Nvidia 8600M GT 512
Intel 4965 a/g/n wireless
Broadcom gigabit ethernet
webcam
bluetooth
fingerprint reader (sort of)

I guess it's a bit of a given that mine works out of the box since I bought it pre-loaded with Ubuntu.

archer6
November 4th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Mine is fully functioning. I have a System 76 Serval Performance. I guess it's a bit of a given that mine works out of the box since I bought it pre-loaded with Ubuntu.
Nonetheless, Celebrate! You got what you paid for which is more than some "Linux Laptop Companies" provide.

I have personal experience with that. 18 months ago, when my work schedule was relentless & I had to time no deal with an install and setup of Linux myself, I caved in a spent a boat load of money on a Linux ThinkPad from Emperor Linux (http://www.emperorlinux.com/). Wow, what a mistake that was. It's what happens when one is in a hurry as I didn't consider others, just went with Emperor. Besides being horribly over priced, they have terrible service. The web site looks great, it's all warm and fuzzy about how they appreciate and take care of their customers. But buy one from them and the slap of reality is they are arrogant, hard to reach, and their proprietary Linux software load of any distro they offer is hard to deal with. They failed to test the setup, and when I received it hardly anything worked properly, including your basic boot process. They took it back, "repaired it" and returned it to me. Still fraught with issues. After shipping it back three times at my expense it was still not right. Result: I wrote off the $2800.00 expense. A total waste of money.

This time around, having the time, I did it myself with Ubuntu 8.04 and could not be happier. I've installed it on four of my ThinkPads all of which have turned out great. I could not be happier.

swisscow
November 4th, 2008, 08:16 PM
eee pc 901 running mandriva 2009

Everything works, well everything that I've tried. And out of the box too


Come to think of it the original xandros linux on it "worked" out of the box, just not very well at times.

spawn.
November 4th, 2008, 08:21 PM
ThinkPad T61p - Nvidia 256MB OpenGL 570M, 2GB RAM, 2.6GHz Core2Duo, Ubuntu 8.04 (32 bit)

Once you get the necessary packages, updates, and programs to do your stuff, you are good to go. I can do everything I need to do.

moviemaniac
November 4th, 2008, 08:55 PM
IBM T40 and everything works in hardy - including 3D acceleration with the open-source radeon driver :D
Not planning on updating to 8.10, though - never change a running system ;)

archer6
November 4th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Not planning on updating to 8.10, though - never change a running system ;)
Very wise advice...You and I are on the same page. I have 8.04.1 running well on my ThinkPads and I'm not about to mess with a good thing...;)

Dragonbite
November 4th, 2008, 09:30 PM
IBM T40 and everything works in hardy - including 3D acceleration with the open-source radeon driver :D
Not planning on updating to 8.10, though - never change a running system ;)

Me too.. I'm not rushing to update to Intrepid though I did install it on a 2nd hard drive to fool around with it and there are some nice touches but nothing really driving me to upgrade.

Jaunty is supposed to have some really nice improvements (like boot time) so maybe I'll try then.

I also have to consider that right now my wife is using Ubuntu on my laptop and she's not highly technical so I best not rock-the-boat, she's just getting used to it right now :)

T-AA
November 4th, 2008, 09:31 PM
Works perfectly on my old acer aspire 3610

donec
November 4th, 2008, 10:07 PM
I'm running an 8Gb SSD for root and a 16Gb SDHC for home AAO (Acer Aspire One) with Mandriva 2009 Gnome. The only thing I have found that doesn't work right is suspend. I don't have a desire to use it and never have so it is unimportant to me except that if the option is available it should work. (Almost no OS will support suspend or hibernate correctly on every computer)

I have several computers and they run both Linux and Windows. The AAO runs better than all the rest it has better eye candy and more things work than any other Linux distro or Windows on the other computers.

moviemaniac
November 4th, 2008, 10:42 PM
Me too.. I'm not rushing to update to Intrepid though I did install it on a 2nd hard drive to fool around with it and there are some nice touches but nothing really driving me to upgrade.

Jaunty is supposed to have some really nice improvements (like boot time) so maybe I'll try then.

I also have to consider that right now my wife is using Ubuntu on my laptop and she's not highly technical so I best not rock-the-boat, she's just getting used to it right now :)

Actually I wanted to upgrade to Intrepid on my T40. But I use 8.10 it on my main workstation and experience many regressions compared to hardy with applications I daily use that I'm actually glad having 8.04.1 as a backup-system that "just works" on my notebook. I guess I won't replace it until support for hardy runs out and by then it'll be time to get a new notebook :D


Very wise advice...You and I are on the same page. I have 8.04.1 running well on my ThinkPads and I'm not about to mess with a good thing...;)
Good to see more guys using Thinkpads - here at university most guys think you're nuts when you buy such an expensive notebook. Personally, I'll choose T-series thinkpads again and again and again. They don't look fancy (which I really like), are well made and very reliable, sturdy machines. I frequently get asked to have a look at cheap notebooks when they break down - a Thinkpad has never been amongst them. Or when guys experience issues connecting cheaper machines to the beamers when they do presentations - most of these machines (running Windows) have troubles connecting to the beamers, need restarting and changing of settings. I plug the beamer in, fire up my T40 running Ubuntu and it just works :D

archer6
November 4th, 2008, 10:49 PM
The only thing I have found that doesn't work right is suspend. I don't have a desire to use it and never have so it is unimportant to me. (Almost no OS will support suspend or hibernate correctly on every computer)
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....;)

Bölvaður
November 4th, 2008, 10:50 PM
My screen resolution is way too little or way too big. I havent been using it much so I havent checked what driver it is using. But it was working perfectly on 7.10

zoomy942
November 4th, 2008, 10:50 PM
after some hand holding, everything works great - PC in sig

mkrahmeh
November 4th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Acer aspire 4920
intel core2 duo T7300 with 1 GB DDR2
intel graphics media accelerator x3100

as far as i notice, i still have some suspend issues, but its not a big deal anyway..
but i still suffer from not being able to connect through my wireless card to the net (actually its completely my fault coz i ddnt attempt to tackle this particular issue yet :redface:)