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  1. #231
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    gateway LT

    the gat2eway LT2802u (it is a rebranded ACER laptop)
    10.4 LTS
    no sounds, no microphone.... no network menu... reverting to what worked with wubi.

    this is the atom n455, it worked very well w 9.04 off the box, audio, microphone (needed to select different hardware), skype worked, dimming almost worked, skype worked, wireless worked

  2. #232
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    La Quinta, CA

    Re: Laptop INCOMPATABILITY List.

    1)Ubuntu 11.04 64bit & 11.10 Beta 64 Bit
    2) Acer
    3) Aspire 5750-6431
    4) Have not found them all but...
    Dimming (fixed with bug report)
    No Touchpad tab in Mouse Settings
    Scrolling does not work


    I installed 11.10 64 bit on 9/15 and it fixed the problem of the no touchpad tab and now the scrolling works. I now need to find that bug report and fix the dimming issue. I hope this helps others...Larry
    Last edited by lqlarry; September 16th, 2011 at 03:05 AM. Reason: Update problems

  3. #233
    Join Date
    May 2011

    Re: Laptop INCOMPATABILITY List.

    1)Ubuntu 10.04 64bit

    2) MSI

    3) MSI VR440

    4) - Screen resolution incorrectly identified as 800x600 instead of 1280x800.
    - Created distorted and overblown display in graphical mode.
    Text seriously flickers in text mode, making it fully useless.

  4. #234
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Cheshire, UK
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: Laptop INCOMPATABILITY List.

    HP DV6-3180EA
    Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit

    Installation works OK to start with, but freezes on shutdown (from the very first restart). Only solution is to hold power button to turn off.
    Will start up OK, but restricted driver for ATI graphics card cannot be installed without freezing OS entirely (will not shut down; will not boot up properly).
    Mouse trackpad did not work properly on 1st Ubuntu install; did work on 2nd Ubuntu install - no idea why.
    Everything else seems to be OK...perhaps all the problems are down to the graphics cards?
    Fingerprint reader doesn't work, either. But I didn't really expect it to.
    Naturally it all works out of the box with Windows 7, but it was designed with that in mind (closed drivers etc.)

    = = = = =
    Mörgæs 2014-10-13: Later releases (14.04 and newer) are more suitable for the dv6, especially when using the radeon.dpm=1 boot option:
    Last edited by mörgæs; October 13th, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

  5. #235
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Re: Laptop INCOMPATABILITY List.

    Quote Originally Posted by mcstat View Post
    1) OS: Unbuntu 10.04 LTS (Ultimate Edition 2.7)
    2) Make: HP
    3) Model: 4530s
    4) Issue: There are no sound, graphic card, HD webcam and finger print reader drivers.
    Same laptop running ubuntu 11.04 same issues for me too.
    Fixed sound by updating the kernel, moving to kernel 3.1 rc 4 fixed webcam
    Video drivers still an issue, even in normal desktop use. Using made the it more usable and videos are working better still not much on 3d though

  6. #236
    Join Date
    Dec 2010

    Re: Laptop INCOMPATABILITY List.

    Ubuntu 11.04
    Aspire 5332

    when booting screen backlight fails to start
    never got beyond that

  7. #237
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Re: Laptop INCOMPATABILITY List.

    1)Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit
    2)Laptop Maker: Lenovo
    3)Laptop Model: S205 Ideapad
    4)Wifi doesn't work

  8. #238
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Re: Laptop INCOMPATABILITY List.

    Macbook 5,1 (aluminum)/ubuntu 11.04
    touchpad works very badly
    life battery is much shorter than on mac os x
    it gets very hot quite easily
    light coming from the screen can't be moduled
    webcam doesn't work
    cd/dvd burning works only sometimes (no problems in cd/dvd reading)

  9. #239
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Re: Laptop INCOMPATABILITY List.

    1. HP G70-250US Notebook PC
    2. Windows 7 32-bit Professional
    3. ubuntu 11.04

    Wireless adapter INOP. Works fine when switching back to Win 7 but not using ubuntu.

  10. #240
    Join Date
    Oct 2007

    Re: Laptop INCOMPATABILITY List.

    Please Only List
    1) 11.04 64bit
    2) HP
    3)Elitebook 8560W
    4) cannot boot the install ISO. modprobe pukes during boot.


    Also, the first line in the output of the kernel boot says

    BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000010

    I can get it to boot by disabling nouveau. When ubuntu install cd/iso is booting, hit ESC and go to the boot options.

    hit F6 to alter the boot options and add
    nouveau.modeset=0 to the end of the boot options line and then hit enter

    This disables nouveau from being modprobed at boot up.
    Last edited by hemna; September 28th, 2011 at 08:23 PM.

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