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List Known Laptops that can support Linux Mint

Post by katasuka » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:10 pm

I think there should be a thread where people post laptops that support Linux Mint... so, here it is.

If you know a particular laptop supports running Linux Mint, let us know.

Try to give as much information as possible, like, model, company that makes it, link to where it can be purchased, what didn't work (if anything), etc.

Maybe this post will be useful to those looking for laptops to run Linux Mint..
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Post by katasuka » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:14 pm

Acer Aspire 9410
17" Widescreen
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2080

Everything apparently works with Linux Mint 3.1 "Celena" except for the built in Wireless Card.

The card in question "might" be:
Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi certified solution, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology

Where to get:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product. ... id=5969098

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Post by merlwiz79 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:29 pm

katasuka wrote:Acer Aspire 9410
17" Widescreen
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2080

Everything apparently works with Linux Mint 3.1 "Celena" except for the built in Wireless Card.

The card in question "might" be:
Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi certified solution, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology

Where to get:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product. ... id=5969098
Maybe that will get fixed by Ubuntu.
http://www.gadgetell.com/2007/08/acer-l ... installed/
You should be able to use ndiswrapper with InviLink, though.
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Post by red-e-made » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:38 pm

This should be helpful:

http://www.linux-laptop.net/

This site catalogues literally hundreds of different laptops, what Linux distros were tested on them, how compatible they were, and what tweaking, if any, was necessary to get Linux running on it.

Incidentally, I'm using a HP Compaq nx 7300. Mint worked practically out of the box - the only thing I needed to do was blacklist the bcm43xx wireless driver and install the HP wireless driver.

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Post by scorp123 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:30 am

red-e-made wrote:I'm using a HP Compaq nx 7300. Mint worked practically out of the box
Same here. HP Pavilion dv2108ea ... Linux more or less works out of the box, incl. hibernate, suspend, standby .... Only thing that doesn't work (and I really don't care) is the web cam in the laptop lid. But as I said: the rest I really care about works tip top.

- Intel(R) 'Centrino Duo' CPU T2050 @ 1.60GHz
- 1 GB RAM
- 100 GB SATA HD
- Dual-Layer DVD-writer with 'lightscribe'
- card reader
- Intel 3945 a,b,g WiFi
- Intel 'PRO/100 VE' Ethernet LAN
- Intel GMA 950 graphics with shared memory
- Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) HDA sound card
- remote control (some keys work 'out of the box' with Linux)

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Post by 900i » Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:43 am

This infomation has been in the wiki for ages, if people would only look there first. After all isn't that what the Community Portal is there for, so that us mere mortals can post Mint related info! Then again I could be wrong.
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Post by nelamvr6 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:30 am

I have Cassandra working wonderfully, including beryl with all the eye-candy and wireless, on my Acer Aspire 5630.

I had to fuss with it very little in fact.

This weekend I'll be installing Celena.


EDIT!

I was just reminded that this notebook has a web camera and a memory card reader. I've never used them, in windows or otherwise, so they completely slipped my mind.

Well I have not been able to get these two things working, and also the multimedia keyboard (the one that controls music players and has volume controls along the right side of the keyboard) doesn't work.

Apart from these exceptions everything else works fine.

I apologize for any confusion.
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Dell Inspiron 9300

Post by burdicda » Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:54 pm

I installed Mint on my best friends brand new Dell Inspiron 9300
the thing was a beast with like 2gig of ram
802.11g
Bluetooth
Winmodem to the max

The winmodem .deb format file was at Dell wow imagine that ?
worked perfectly....

Man now this is how Linux is supposed to be....

Go Dell
Go Mint
Go Linux

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Post by katasuka » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:10 pm

This infomation has been in the wiki for ages, if people would only look there first. After all isn't that what the Community Portal is there for, so that us mere mortals can post Mint related info! Then again I could be wrong.
well ive noticed most people dont use wiki's (except for wikipedia) just because a forum is easier to use and navigate.

i just checked out the laptop page on the wiki, yes it looks nice, but the list is small and i bet not many know how to edit the page to include new laptops that work. maybe if this was changed maybe more people would submit working laptops?

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Post by scorp123 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:35 am

katasuka wrote: well ive noticed most people dont use wiki's (except for wikipedia) just because a forum is easier to use and navigate.
Exactly. I hate wikis (really!) :twisted: Forumz rule :lol: (much easier to edit and to navigate than a wiki).

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Post by D-EJ915 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:03 am

My Sony T-250P worked perfectly the first time I booted mint on it, weird screen resolution, FN keys and all.

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Post by 900i » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:51 am

Well there you have it, Lets dump the wiki. All hail the Forum!
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Post by scorp123 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:44 am

900i wrote:Well there you have it, Lets dump the wiki.
I never quite saw the sense behind it anyway. Really. All the infos you would ever need are here in the forum. It's kind of redundant.

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Post by 900i » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:19 am

scorp123 wrote: All the infos you would ever need are here in the forum.
But on occasion can be very hard to locate!
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Post by scorp123 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:48 pm

900i wrote:But on occasion can be very hard to locate!
That's not a bug, it's a feature :lol: ... It makes using forums so much more 'interesting' ... "Hi, I wanted to ask ...... " "You there, use the search functions damn it!" :twisted:

Uhhhhm .... any similarities with any forum mods here are purely coincidental. No newbie was harmed, damaged, tortured or otherwise disposed of in any unpleasant manners in the making of this post ....

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Post by linuxviolin » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:23 pm

scorp123 wrote:It's kind of redundant.
Yes but at least nobody can say not to have found information if it is in several places. :lol:
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Post by jbaerbock » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:24 pm

HP zv6000

Fully works when Envy used for 3D Card and mintwifi used for Wireless Driver.

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Post by scorp123 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:33 pm

jbaerbock wrote:HP zv6000 -- Fully works when Envy used for 3D Card and mintwifi used for Wireless Driver.
What are the graphics chip and the WiFi chipset in there?

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Post by jbaerbock » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:49 pm

scorp123 wrote:
jbaerbock wrote:HP zv6000 -- Fully works when Envy used for 3D Card and mintwifi used for Wireless Driver.
What are the graphics chip and the WiFi chipset in there?
Graphics chip is an ATI 200M Xpress and wireless is a Broadcom Airforce. Graphics card does not work to 100% capacity but ATI is releasing drivers as open source now so it should improve. Note for anything but intense gaming it is still perfectly ok though.

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Post by Michael H » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:26 pm

My Compaq Presario X1000 runs Mint no problems.

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