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    Which laptop?

    I have a Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173 which accepted linux very well. Wireless was the only thing I had really to work on. And the Linuxant driverwrapper took care of that.
    What other laptops seem to work well with linux out of the box?
    Also, for the newbies check out Linux on Laptops
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    Out of the box???

    No, but my Toshiba 1555-CDS runs gentoo with a little tweaking.

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    Out of the box???
    There are quite a few distros and laptops that work well together these days.
    Like the Mepis I put on the Toshiba, installed and rebooted without any problems ( I resized the WinXP partition using the Mepis disk). I haven't used the built-in modem at all so that may be a sticking point but the built-in ethernet worked at first boot.
    Last edited by hard candy; 03-01-2004 at 10:53 AM.
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    I have to say, Fedora Core 1 on my Dell Inspiron 600m worked with no tweaking. Besides the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 (centrino) card...but as with HC, the Linuxant driverloader got that working also.

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    Slackware 9.1 on a Sony Vaio PCG FX804 seems to run well, the only thing that causes problems is the ATI Rage Mobility-M1 graphics. I'm running it in 2D with the generic ati driver as i have been unsuccessful with the drivers going about on the internet, haven't really put much effort into though, being truthful. Everything else seems to be okay, including the modem which works great with the linuxant driver.

    Cheers

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    I installed Slack 9.1 on a Dell Inspiron 5000 where all I had to do was change the display driver from vesa to ati.

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    i am running slackware 9.1 on my thinkpad a22m
    everything worked from the first install no real problems at all

    also ran slackware on a winbook X1 for awhile
    x needed a bit of tweaking but other that that it worked beautifully too


    the thinkpad worked great on most of the other distros i tried too

    debian
    mandrake
    knoppix
    immunix
    freebsd 5.1

    not so great with yoper but that was an early version and could not seem to find my NIC
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    my laptop

    is an IBM T40, 1.6Ghz PM w/ 1GB ram.

    I run Slack 9.1 like some others have mentioned and this is the best and favorite setup I have ever run.

    I use the dual display option occasionally

    USB mice work great

    CDRW/DVD is "A OK"

    the high res display is a beaut.

    my wireless linksys card works great

    gigabit ehternet card is fully functional

    I have some things I want to tweak but they are not "compatibility" related

    I like this thing 10x better than my Ti PowerBook

    This is just one serious tool.

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    I have installed Mandrake 9.2 and Fedora Core 1 on my IBM Thinkpad a30 without any problems at all.

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    Pavilion N3210

    I installed Slackware 9.1 on an old HP Pavilion N3210. Everything works even with a pcmcia orinico wireless card. But when i recompiled my kernel to 2.6.4, everything went crazy and nothing worked right.

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    Gentoo Linux runs so-so on my Compaq Presario X1050. Some things to note: I use ndiswrapper to get my Centrino working. And my touchpad only works with 2.4.x kernels.

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    YDL on ibook 300 works perfectly (even suspend to ram) albeit slowly

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    I have just installed Slackware 9.1 on my new (well new for me!) Dell Lattitude CPx 500.

    Only problem is the sound, but after a bit of google-ing around I have found that I just need the ALSA driver for it - that's a job for next weekend!

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    i am using debian right now on my gateway solo 5300. Nothing special to get everything working. Most of it just works except for the modem, but a simple pcmcia modem card works great tho in place of it.

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    The iBook G3 900Mhz I have works perfectly with it.

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