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Re: List Known Laptops that can support Linux Mint

Post by rokytnji »

Samsung RV510. Everthing works out of the box.
Machine specs:

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: MATE 1.4.2  Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine:   Mobo: SAMSUNG model: RV410/RV510/S3510/E3510 Bios: Phoenix version: 02UC.P026.20100916.LX date: 09/16/2010
CPU:       Dual core Pentium CPU T4500 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 9177.46 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1200.00 MHz 2: 1200.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0.3 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2 ver: 1.30 port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (5.5% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HM321HI size: 320.1GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 18G used: 4.1G (25%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 163G used: 13G (8%) fs: btrfs 
           ID: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: 43.0C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 158 Uptime: 2:13 Memory: 617.8/3887.8MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.37) inxi: 1.9.7 
Webcam works

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$ dmesg | grep video
[    0.296158] pci 0000:00:02.0: >Boot video device
[   11.049765] samsung_laptop: Backlight controlled by ACPI video driver
[   11.464509] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[   11.522292] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device WebCam SCB-0355N (2232:1006)
[   11.523543] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
Wireless works

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$ inxi -N
Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k 
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2 
No problems with this Samsung Laptop.
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Re: List Known Laptops that can support Linux Mint

Post by 3fRI »

I've never had a problem installing and booting Mint on either my old MacBook or on my iMac. That said, I'd recommend checking out laptops made specifically for Linux. See:

FWIW, I have a System76 pangolin laptop and I've run several Linux distros, including Mint, on it. :mrgreen:
System 76 Pangolin: 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Manjaro 15.12 Capella Xfce/Cinnamon 64-bit
iMac 21.5: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz, Mac OS 10.11

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Re: List Known Laptops that can support Linux Mint

Post by scorpi05 »

My old HP Pavilion tx1000 seem to work with Linux Mint 13 (Maya) xfce 32-bit. I do however have to manually install the wireless driver to get the laptop connected to the network.

Try installing Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) Cinnamon 32-bit on the same laptop but no success. After installation Olivia would not launch not sure if my HP Pavilion tx1000 is not supported or if it's just not strong enough?

HP Pavilion tx1000
cpu: AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology TL-56 / 1.8 GHz (Dual Core)
Hard Drive: 160.0 GB HDD / 5400.0 rpm
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Re: List Known Laptops that can support Linux Mint

Post by xc1427 »

Linux Mint 13 64bit Cinnamon runs on ASUS A42JE, almost perfectly. There is very few issues, but you can easily do some workaround.
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Re: List Known Laptops that can support Linux Mint

Post by dlaval »

newfie wrote:
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My laptop (HP Pavilion Dv2700 series) is ideal if you want to run a GNU/Linux distro out of the box. Vista didn't work properly, so what I intended to be a dual boot quickly became Ubuntu-only, then Mint. I highly recommend it if you want a truly Linux-compatible laptop. Great for new users, because the major distros work 100% out of the box. Ubuntu, Mint and Fedora work outstandingly well.


-Wolvix - Keys like volume control etc need to be set manually

-Ubuntu - I try to avoid this one. It works without any problem in the least. I just dislike how it's starting to "become" Linux, if you know what I mean. Over publicized.

-Mint - I am currently using this as my main OS; it's THE most out-of-the-box experience I have ever had with an OS. As soon as I installed it, I could use it however I wanted without needing to install extras. Comparable to my Mac experience.



-OpenSUSE - Drivers are a b!tch to install. RPM system is hell. Works flawlessly though, as in no problems when you install everything you need.. which can be a lot.

-Fedora - Everything works, but some stuff needs tweaking to work properly; you know Fedora.

-OpenSolaris - surprised that a non-linux OS works out of the box on a laptop! Not lightweight at all though.


CentOS (no wireless)
Mepis (Refused to even boot)
Chakra (wireless, graphics)
Vector (wireless)
Debian (wireless)

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Newbee I am and surprised to see that it worked out of the box. I did not do it here sorry to say. After numerous tries, I got it to work in a sort of complimentary mode, after having added the nomodeset before the splash in the grub file. When I boot normally, I get numerous screens displayed and can not do anything other than going back to the nomodeset set-up

thank you for any help
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Re: List Known Laptops that can support Linux Mint

Post by lsemmens »

Can't recall if I've posted here, and am not up to reading a gazillion posts.

System: HP-ProBook-470-G2
Kernel: 4.15.0-45-generic x86_64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Runs perfectly OOB!
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Re: List Known Laptops that can support Linux Mint

Post by karlchen »

<moderator on>
A thread, started more than 11 years ago. Most of the recommended notebooks, which may have run all the now obsolete historical Linux Mint releases absolutely fine, will not be among us any longer. And those that are will not be first choice for any recent Linux distribution. I.e. 99% of the advice given in this thread has become obsolete in the course of time.
Time to close this thread. Anybody is free to open a corresponding fresh new thread.
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