[MVLUG] Dell and ATI OH NOE!
Jonathan A. Lindsey
jlindsey at 3drc.com
Thu May 31 13:05:04 MDT 2007
Unfortunately IBM's notebook section is now owned by Lenovo. They are
in china, and where I work it would not be a good thing. China is still
the enemy you know.
Samat Jain wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 May 2007 07:15:36 am Jonathan A. Lindsey wrote:
>> So I'm trying to decide on which laptop I should get to replace the one
>> I just sold. The one I've been thinking about is a DELL 6400.
>> Unfortunately they changed the video card in this one just recently and
>> I can no longer get the nvidia chipset video card, it's the ati x1400.
>> I am wondering if anyone has a better suggestion for a laptop. I know
>> that Shaun has this laptop and had problems getting the video card to
>> work. I found some information that may help him I'd like to hear his
>> if you wanna test those x settings out, if the proprietary driver does
>> work, then maybe it's not such a bad idea after all. On the other hand
>> I could get a macbook, the 13incher but I'm not so sure I want such a
>> small screen for the same price I could buy a 15 inch screen.
> My IBM ThinkPad T42p works *great* with Ubuntu GNU/Linux--I've got Beryl
> support with the open-source radeon driver, working suspend and resume
> (suspends are slower than I'd like, but resumes are < 2s), and reasonably
> good wireless support via madwifi and the IBM-branded WiFi adapters.
> I'm not sure how well the newer ThinkPads work, but I'm going to assume it's
> similar... The newly-released ThinkPad T61 series offer NVIDIA discrete
> graphics, but supposedly the Intel X3100 integrated graphics work pretty well
> with the available open-source drivers as long as you aren't doing hardcore
> I don't know how well Linux runs on MacBooks, but last year I was working with
> Chris Blizzard of Redhat and he did not like his MacBook much--there were
> many hardware bugs and little nuances, and it did not work well with Fedora.
> The situation may have since improved.
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