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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    This thread is a fantastic resource.

    There is another resources that makes used of automated test submissions; Ubuntu Friendly

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Ubuntu 11.10
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    T61 laptop

    Successful install and use (except for some niggles- see below)

    1. Used gparted to create a partition to be mounted as / and one for a swap
    2. Then did the install from the live cd. no problems
    3. Have been using the ubuntu interface (selected once, at logon)
    4. Used update mgr to update my installation
    5. Setup wireless access to my LAN (Netgear WiFi router/modem) and the internet
    6. Setup my email client and access to the printer shared from an XP pc on my LAN
    7. Went to "System settings" and clicked on "Additional Drivers", in the "Hardware" section to download and install latest driver for my video card (nvidia nvs quadro 140m). I ended up installing the last one in the list that has "(version-current-updates)" at the end of its title.
    8. To configure the nvidia driver go to the Dash/More Apps icon and click on the NVIDIA X server-settings. In here, click on "X Server Display Configuration"
    9. Had difficulty configuring the proprietary driver. I have an external LCD monitor (vga signal from the video card) and I like to be able to make my external monitor my main monitor and to be able to move open windows between monitors at will. I have only succeeded in this by not using Xinerama and configuring for TwinView.

    The other difficulty I have yet to understand and fix is to do with seeing the XP pc but not being able to access its shared drives. I keep getting the message "Unable to mount location"/"Failed to retrieve share list from server" Otherwise all seems good, although I'm not a power-user and so have not tested my installation as deeply as others might.


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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Acer aspire one model 522 netbook with AMD dual core C50 works great with Lubuntu.I have a sound card glitch with the OS selecting the HDMI instead of the ATI sound.Fixed with ALSA Mixer....I'm using Lubuntu 12.04 64 bit.
    Last edited by helmut0; March 26th, 2012 at 05:48 PM.

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    were you ever able to try installation on the toshiba satellite-750? their website on the current model quotes the following specs:

    Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM processor
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), SP1
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz memory
    750GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
    1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M with NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology

    I am looking to purchase a laptop new, mainly for scientific computing (use of 64-bit matlab in particular), will set up to dual boot with ubuntu and windows. I am looking for the specs above and laptop reliability, mainly. Most of my internet search shows toshiba scoring consistently well. I am using a dell studio17 now, about 2yrs old, only problem thus far is that the wifi card died. Both dell and hp appear to be getting bad marks for reliability.

    any thoughts on
    1) your success with the toshiba satP750 (particularly in terms of ease of installation, given the nvidea graphics card; it seems that this doesn't always work due to proprietary graphics card, but i am not sure)
    2) whether toshiba brand clearly more reliable in terms of longevity compared to say dell or hp?

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Quote Originally Posted by devxdev View Post
    Laptop Set 1
    • Ubuntu 10.04LTS & 11.10 x86 & x64
    • Toshiba Qosmio X500-S1801/S1811/S1812/S1812X
    • Intel Core i5/7
    • nVidia Geforce GTS 3 M Series tested, Issues on some 10.04LTS platforms.
    • 4/6/8Gb RAM
    • GRUB command -nomodeset


    Laptop Set 2
    • Ubuntu 10.04LTS & 11.10 x86 & x64
    • Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898
    • Toshiba Qosmio X505-SP8016L (models through) SP8195R
    • Intel Core i5/7
    • nVidia Geforce 2 Series, GT/GTS 3 M Series, GT/GTX 4 M Series.
    • 4/6/8Gb RAM
    • GRUB command -nomodeset


    Laptop Set 3
    • Ubuntu 10.04LTS & 11.10 x86 & x64
    • Sony Vaio EB (will update later with more info on the model)
    • Core i5
    • Integrated graphics controller
    • 4Gb RAM
    • GRUB command -nomodeset


    Next month I'll be testing the 750 and 770 series. then I'll be trying out 775's when they release
    It should also be noted that Ubuntu is usable on Qosmio X3 series, but I do not have spec sheets on those laptops in front of me. Look at it this way degrade them by month and year.. e.g. the last X3xx had the best processor and gfx, the first had the worst.
    sorry my immediate prior post regards this message

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Ubuntu Version: Lubuntu 11.10 (LXDE)
    Laptop Maker: HP Compaq
    Laptop Model: Presario B1900

    Everything works perfectly ... only thing I had to configure was the wireless. Installed b43-fwcutter & firmware-b43-installer to get that going.

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Ubuntu 11.10
    Acer Aspire One 722
    AMD c50 processor * 2 / 4GB memory
    ATI-video
    Broadcom BCM4313
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    Installed-dual boot with Win 7. Wireless works well, sound is very good with VLC Player. However, after the first install I added the Addtional Drivers for the ATI/AMD FGLRX graphics driver. BIG mistake. I had display problems after that and re-installed Ubuntu. I left the video as is and so far know big problem except for a cursor freeze up. Not sure if ATI is a good idea with Linux.

    Hmmm....may have to buy a System76 laptop..someday.

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Lubuntu 11.10
    Dell
    Inspiron 8500

    very fine even on 512 Mb RAM.

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    Re: Laptop COMPATABILITY List.

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerøye View Post
    Toshiba Satellite L650D-15G

    only with ubuntu 10.04

    Toshiba Satellite L650D-15G

    Works with later ubuntus as well, but BIOS have to be updated. The current version is 1.80, and it works for me under ubuntu 12.04.

    Windows is needed for BIOS update (I used Windows 7)
    Last edited by mathiaho; March 26th, 2012 at 04:05 PM. Reason: more info

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    Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    We bought the Acer Aspire 5250 from linucity.com. Everything worked out of the box.
    Operating system was ubuntu 11.10.


    David.

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