[clug-talk] laptop recommendations
gustin at echostar.ca
Sun May 28 18:13:53 PDT 2006
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Mitchell Brown wrote:
> Hehe. Yeah you're probably right.
> I couldn't get wireless working though. The connection would randomely
> disconnect after about 60sec of being connected.
> And then you couldn't reconnect. There were "No wireless networks"
> supposedly :-/ You had to reboot to fix it again.
Under another OS perhaps, but unless you have a kernel panic, there is
likely no reason to reboot. Even with the ndiswrapper drivers, on the
rare occasion that I have problems, rmmod ndiswrapper && modprobe
ndiswrapper is all I need to do.
To bring this back to the original post, I really like my Compaq
presario V2000 (14" laptop). I also really hate ATI. I like the small
form factor, linux screams on this things (64bit Turion), but the card
reader does not work, and you need to jump through a couple of hoops to
get ndiswrapper working.
Having said that, I have a hard time recommending this laptop unless you
really want the small size.
> On 5/28/06, *Jon* <me at jonwatson.ca <mailto:me at jonwatson.ca>> wrote:
> - gpg control packet
> Mitchell Brown wrote:
>> DO NOT GO THE ACER ROUTE.
>> You will have nothing but headaches. Out of the box, my Acer 'top is
>> configured as such
> Laff..the first thing I did with my Dell is trash the partitions -
> recovery and all. I'm gonna go out on a limb and state that most of the
> users on this list probably don't give a rat's ass about any Windows
> recovery. I could be wrong though.
> I believe that Shawn bought an Acer recently, no? I think he got it up
> and running without much hubub with the exception of video resolution.
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