System 76 laptops and Mint?

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System 76 laptops and Mint?

Post by MurphCID » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:07 am

System 76 laptops come with Ubuntu, so should be no problem installing meant 18.2 on one of their laptop. Everything should work as it is supposed to work?

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Re: System 76 laptops and Mint?

Post by JeremyB » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:12 am

I would look at the repositories/PPA's used to see if System 76 has their own repository or PPA in case Linux Mint doesn't work as well

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Re: System 76 laptops and Mint?

Post by MurphCID » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:14 pm

Could you just add the PPAs to the Mint or Ubuntu PPAs? Or make them visible so you could use them since Mint is Ubuntu based?

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Re: System 76 laptops and Mint?

Post by syg00 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:52 pm

I see they just announced they are splitting from Ubuntu - they're not really, just forking. All because Ubuntu dropped Unity.

Frankly, I don't think they see Mint users as their demographic.

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Re: System 76 laptops and Mint?

Post by blockhead47 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:20 pm

I have a System76 desktop. No special drivers are required to run Mint 18.2 on it.
There is a System76 driver for their laptops. But I believe you can point Mint to their PPA and load it. I have done so with my desktop but it is pointless as their System76 driver is currently for laptops only.

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Re: System 76 laptops and Mint?

Post by MurphCID » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:11 pm

Thanks, I am looking at the Lemur as a possible system to get a new linux laptop. I think that being able to use a laptop that is linux ready is a great thing. I can finally retire this macbook pro as my only laptop. My daughter wants it anyway.

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Re: System 76 laptops and Mint?

Post by JosephM » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:14 pm

I have an Oryx Pro and it runs Mint great. If you need the system76 drivers for that particular laptop there is no issues with adding the ppa and installing them as per the instructions on their site.
When I give opinions, they are my own. Not necessarily those of any other Linux Mint developer or the Linux Mint project as a whole.

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Re: System 76 laptops and Mint?

Post by solostian » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:07 am

I have a Kudu and Gazelle, both running great on Cinnamon Mint.

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Re: System 76 laptops and Mint?

Post by MurphCID » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:29 pm

The new Oryx Pro looks really nice, almost like an MSI gaming machine. https://system76.com/laptops/oryx

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Re: System 76 laptops and Mint?

Post by MurphCID » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:19 am

I have started saving the coins for an Oryx Pro, and by the end of the year, I should have enough money to get one. I will switch to Mint instead of Ubuntu, and then use it as a linux gaming machine.

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