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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:10 pm

Serious reply to your question. Thinkpads - R or T series and possible other series but spend the extra and get an intel wireless card.

I have tried dells and acers and other anonymous laptops and they all have issues with any linux it seems like. all of the thinkpads i have ever used esp. for Mint just work! Period.

I looked at a lot of the heavies in the linux development core group and they all seem to have thinkpads as of a few years ago when i explored this facet. If I had the money I'd get another thinkpad today. The new one I bought for my wife works great! the other 2 that i used to have worked great too. Hope this helps.
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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby igorzwx on Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:30 pm

QUOTE: "all of the thinkpads i have ever used esp. for Mint just work! "

It is not true, of course.
What is more, Ubuntu 9.10 and Mint 8 are going to be problematic.
Many video drivers seem to be removed, or they are buggy.
And PulseAudio is irremovable.
There are already unlucky users with Ubuntu 9.10 and without sound on Russian forums.
They simply upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 and sound disappeared.
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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:52 pm

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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:07 pm

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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby igorzwx on Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:56 pm

I have one: ThinkPad R40 (1GB RAM).
It does not work well with Ubuntu 9.04
The Brown Screen of Death, time after time.

EDIT: The same ThinkPad R40 worked well with Ubuntu 6.10
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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby igorzwx on Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:12 pm

Hi GrayWizardLinux!

It was not my intention to annoy you in any way.
I am really intrigued to hear you opinion about this report:
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~jmulesa/?p=72

What could we expect from Mint 8 then?
Imagine newbies with Mint 8 and problems on this forum.
Just imagine.
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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:36 pm

edit: removed another post because of this Igor guys ridiculous off the wall comments that have nothing to do with the related posts and comments. especially this post that he asked me to comment on. he just goes back to pulse aduio blah blah blah as he did in a few others i just saw and one he posted in the new help section for someone with keyboard issues.....


pulse audio and GNOME
blah blah blah...

he has his own agenda here and that is disruptive to a great forum.

talking about mInt and he is off talking about ubuntu and the negative aspects of Mint 8. Does he really know anything about Mint 8? Is he in the developers group here and In The KNOW?

confused??????

personally I refuse to deal with this character ever again around here. Never felt that way in all of these years here.
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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby igorzwx on Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:48 pm

Today newbies can remove PulseAudio, and this solves 95% of problems.
Look how many users read the howto for the last few days.
Very soon this howto will be outdated.
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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby richyrich on Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:35 pm

personally I refuse to deal with this character ever again around here. Never felt that way in all of these years here.

ditto !

igor, can you see yourself in this scenario ?

(just tryin' to point out the obvious! :) )
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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby richyrich on Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:48 pm

and igor, I've posted this previously for you . . . again . .

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=58017
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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby vie et mort on Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:38 pm

I have installed Mint 7 within windows vista on the Acer Aspire 5517 and everything seems to be working fine. I got wireless working (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1286503) easily and am about to do a full partition/install and enjoy. Also, haven't tried this yet but someone sent me a link to get the wired working (http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.p ... 44898.html). I don't use wired so I didn't think to try this yet.
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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby vie et mort on Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:08 pm

So sound with this laptop worked for a couple of days and then stopped.

Quick solution 1:
sudo killall pulseaudio
sudo alsa force-reload

(viewtopic.php?f=48&t=33575)

Solution 2 (I'm fooling around with this currently):

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Removal of PulseAudio and Installation of ESound
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sudo killall pulseaudio

cp /etc/X11/Xsession.d/70pulseaudio ~/

sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio

sudo apt-get install -y esound esound-clients esound-common libesd-alsa0

sudo reboot

(viewtopic.php?f=48&t=32725)
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Re: Best Laptop for Mint

Postby Brian Windorski on Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:30 pm

I have Linux Mint running on an ASUS G50Vt-X5. Every thing works.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=376685

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