Which (modern) laptops work OK with Sabayon?

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Which brands of laptop work OK with Sabayon

Poll ended at Wed Dec 06, 2006 15:41

Acer
2
22%
Asus
1
11%
Dell
2
22%
Fujitsu Siemens
0
No votes
HP
2
22%
IBM
0
No votes
Lenovo
0
No votes
LG
1
11%
Sony
0
No votes
Toshiba
1
11%
 
Total votes: 9

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Which (modern) laptops work OK with Sabayon?

Post by Pjotrek » Wed Nov 29, 2006 13:34

I am retiring, so I will loose my company laptop and will have to get my own. Now is the big question:
Which modern (=sold now) laptop do you think is best with Sabayon?
Best meaning least trouble installing, most apps/utilities working, reasonable prestanda, maybe also available without a Windoze licence?
Please let me know your experiencies to help me decide!

If you are running Sabayon on a laptop with any success, please take the poll!

/PjK
Last edited by Pjotrek on Wed Nov 29, 2006 22:50, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by mars » Wed Nov 29, 2006 16:11

missing options:

promedion, gericom, et cetera

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Post by Pjotrek » Wed Nov 29, 2006 16:16

Can't enter more options in the poll. Give your opinion on other brands in a post!
(What is Gericom? -Something for VERY old people? :D )

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HP works

Post by Darksurf » Wed Nov 29, 2006 17:25

you need to do a few things though. like drivers and hdparm at live disc boot.

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Post by mars » Wed Nov 29, 2006 22:01

Pjotrek wrote:Can't enter more options in the poll. Give your opinion on other brands in a post!
(What is Gericom? -Something for VERY old people? :D )
Hahaha, well the model i have used for a while now is a bit fragile. It is a Gericom laptop, just a brand, and it runs good, but this model is a very basic one. Ive seen more interesting ones.

Ido not know what your budget is, but there are very yummy ones like the Toughbook with aluminum casing, and there are others with extremely good graphics cards.
When i would have to choose one for myself it would be one with an AMD X2 processor, an Nvidia card (until ati really open sources, lol) and 512 or rather 1024 Mb of RAM.

And about harddisks; 60 or 80 Gb would suffice for me, but i would prefer 7200 over 5400 for speed.
and er, i would prefer 5400 or even slower over 7200 to reduce power consumption, but you can use hdparm for powermanagement too. So you can always "slow" down a fast hdd, but never speed up a slow hdd. It all depends what you want them for. And now i come to think of it, modern laptop-harddrives are getting more and more battery-friendly nowadays. There are of course also solid state "disks", with terabyte capacity even. These are fastest, use the least energy.

I really don't have very deep insight in what the brands have to offer, but i know there are resellers that sell laptops without windows, and even with linux.
The Acer Aspire 3002NWLCi would have been put on the market in Asia with linux. In 2005. Don't know if it really happened. this might be a useful link for you, and maybe this too.

Kind regards
Mars

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Post by JTAL604622 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 23:46

Acer 3000 aspire.

Perfect with 3.2, wireless works, fast no drivers to setup.

5 star....

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Post by Dark_MaGe » Thu Nov 30, 2006 18:24

Asus a2k asus a6k works perfectly with every SL version

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Post by ed » Thu Nov 30, 2006 19:52

This poll is mutually inexclusive.

I have it working fine on a ECS laptop.

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Post by Norbert » Thu Nov 30, 2006 20:14

LG LS75 (-P555) Express
On 3.1 and 3.2:

Touchpad: working, scrolling = ok;
Screen resolution: detected correctly (1400x1050);
IrDa: ! not working - (SMC);
Net wired: working;
Wi-Fi: working;
Video: OpenGL/AIGLX = working (Nvidia 6600)
Firewire: not tested (may be later);
S-Video: not tested (may be later);
PCMCIA: not tested (may be later);
Epress card: not tested (may be later);
Volume keys: Gnome=ok, KDE=ok (by selecting Laptop/notebook Compaq (eg. Armada) Laptop Keyboard)

Sound: snd-hda-intel detected correctly (C-Media CMI-9880) but with problems
by default sound plays only from headphones jack.
On HD installed 3.1/3.2 this was solved with this lines in /etc/modules.d/alsa:

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options snd-hda-intel position_fix=1
options snd-hda-intel model=minimal
after that everything with sound is OK.

It is a pitty that in Sabayon Music Edition there is no normal sound with default kernel module parameters.

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Post by Pjotrek » Thu Dec 07, 2006 19:36

Anybody tried on a Sony Vaio?:twisted:

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