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Re: List Known Laptops that can support Linux Mint

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finnbakk wrote:Lenovo 3000 N 200
3 GB Ram
Intel® Celeron® Processor 550 2.00GHz , PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
120GB (Serial ATA. 15.4''
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Everything works OOB with Glori 7 (32b) , except the finger print reader, which there pt is no LInux software for.
Did you actually use the fingerprint reader when you had Windows :shock:
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HP dv7-1299es
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8600
HD: 2x320GB
4GB RAM
GeForce 9200M GS
17” WXGA High-Definition AG with BrightView Infinity Display (1440 x 900)

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icarrasco@riga ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 9200M GS (rev a1)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
06:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): JMicron Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller
06:00.1 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. SD/MMC Host Controller
06:00.2 SD Host controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Standard SD Host Controller
06:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. MS Host Controller
06:00.4 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. xD Host Controller
All working so far, but some issues found (and solved)

1.- Sound doesn't work out of the box (Intel card... so expected)

Solution --> add options snd-hda-intel model=hp-dv5 enable_msi=1 to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

2.- Only 3.1 GB RAM found in the system (cat /proc/meminfo)

I've installed 32bits version rather than 64 bits one, so probably 64bits one works out-of-the-box

Solution -->recompile kernel. Nothing bad at all, as i'm comfortable doing so (coming from gentoo, that's just a snack :D ) I changed a lot of options (not needed drivers etc etc) but the important is Processor Type and features --> High Memory Support = 64Gb (was set to 4)

After booting with the new kernel, i've got:

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icarrasco@riga ~ $ cat /proc/meminfo 
MemTotal:        4117328 kB
MemFree:         2557568 kB
Buffers:          194496 kB
Cached:           704664 kB
[...]
3.- Skype sound doesn't work

i know it shouldn't be here... but anyway... Go to Options --> Sound devices and change "Sound in", "Sound out" and "Ringing" to pulse

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Sager np2096

4096 MB Ram (DDR2)
2.66 Dual Core (Intel Centrino)
Wireless: Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Nvidia 9600M GT


Works like a charm ootb, including wireless. Just need to install the 173 driver for nvidia, not the 180, or you'll hang on boot randomly.

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This is an old one, but nevertheless:

Fujitsu Amilo M7400. (Running on Mint Gloria or Ubuntu 9.04)

This particular machine requires some tweaking. First off, the WiFi card does NOT work out of the box. You will have to install a module to get it working, namely: fsam7400-0.5.2. When downloaded and exctracted, see the "INSTALL" file for instructions on how to, well... install! If you have problems, contact me! I have turned into quite the expert on getting this module up and running.

The next thing you want to to is: Reverting the Jaunty Xorg intel driver to 2.4. If you do not, you will most likely experience really annoying freezes.

Once you have accomplished the steps above, your machine should work without problems. I even checked out the built-in card reader yesterday for the first time, and it works.

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My Lenovo 3000 N200 which worked perfectly with Mint 6 XFCE has multiple problems with Mint 7 KDE:

1) HIgh CPU usage by xorg. This is a known Jaunty issue. None of the usual fixes have worked for me.
2) Logout on suspend to RAM
3) USB mouse does not work on resume. This should be fixable by shutting down USB on sleep and restarting on resume, but that has to be done in a different way to what worked for 6 and I have not tried the new way yet.
4) Switch user gives blank screen and unresponsive.
5) Random X crash preceded by "cannot load kmserver" error message
6) Unpredictable sluggishness, sometimes leading to freeze.

All in all, either I am VERY unlucky or you should not run Mint (or Ubuntu Jaunty) on this.

I am also having some issues on a desktop PC with Mint 7 KDE as well, so maybe I am just unlucky.

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LENOVO Y510 Windows 7 and Linux Mint 8

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Toshiba NB205-N310 can run Win 7 ( after upgrade from Win XP Home.
I am running WinXP & Gloria 32 as dual boot.
I wonder whether it can run Gloroa 64.
It has Intel Atom N280 processor.
Any advice?

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dnmint wrote:Toshiba NB205-N310 can run Win 7 ( after upgrade from Win XP Home.
I am running WinXP & Gloria 32 as dual boot.
I wonder whether it can run Gloroa 64.
It has Intel Atom N280 processor.
Any advice?
Yes, stick with 32bit. It is more reliable, and you won't improve the speed.

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Dell Latitude D810 using wireless everything works "out of the box" Linux Mint 7 and 8.

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Asus F9E, everything works perfectly with Mint 8.

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Didn't even know this list was here. Advent 7039, works fine except the onboard wireless which would need a rubbishy piece of win32 to get the radio to turn on (BIOS has options "always off" or "last setting"; I accidentally switched it off from within Linux once and have never seen it again since the button on the laptop won't work without aforementioned win32 rubbish). Works well with Gloria, Helena.

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$ inxi -F
System:    Host my-laptop Kernel 2.6.31-14-generic i686 (32 bit) Distro Linux Mint 8 Helena - Main Edition
CPU:       Single core AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (UP) cache 1024 KB flags (sse2 nx lm) bmips 3589.69 clocked at 1800.00 MHz 
Graphics:  Card ATI RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10] X.Org 1.6.4 Res: 1024x768@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer Mesa DRI R300 (RV350 4E50) 20090101 AGP 8x x86/MMX+/3DNow!+/SSE2 TCL GLX Version 1.5 Mesa 7.6 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio:     Card VIA VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller driver VIA 82xx Audio at port 1400 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.20
Network:   Card-1 Intersil ISL3890 [Prism GT/Prism Duette]/ISL3886 [Prism Javelin/Prism Xbow] driver p54pci
           Card-2 Broadcom BCM4401 100Base-T driver b44 v: 2.0
Disks:     HDD Total Size: 40.0GB (26.2% used) 1: /dev/sda IC25N040ATMR04-0 40.0GB 
Partition: ID:/ size: 7.9G used: 5.2G (70%) fs: ext4 ID:/home size: 28G used: 4.6G (18%) fs: ext4 
           ID:swap-1 size: 1.40GB used: 0.03GB (2%) fs: swap 
Info:      Processes 149 Uptime 58 min Memory 412.2/748.8MB Client Shell inxi 1.2.6 

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dnmint wrote:
I wonder whether it can run Gloroa 64.
It has Intel Atom N280 processor.
Any advice?
That CPU is 32-bit only, so 64-bit is not possible.

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Linux Mint 8 and 7
Compaq Presario CQ60
2gb RAM
Nvidia graphics card
AMD Semperon 64bit
15.6" Screen w/ built in numberpad on side
Lightscribe
Works good, and low cost computer, bought it at Fry's Electronics in Texas
There is a HP laptop that i have seen that looks the same, but usualy has an intel processor.
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Gateway LT3110h
AMD Athlon 64 bit ( I use 32 bit O/S's)
ATI radeon Graphics card
150GB HDD
2GB RAM

Everything works out of the box using Ubuntu 9.10 and Linuxmint 8 except the built in mic next to the built in cam on the lid. It's easy enough to plug in a mic when using Skype. The built in Cam works really well and I like these new ultrabright screens. I had a compaq presario 1200 the lcd screen was terrible could only get Xubuntu to work on it and that was Slow. Gave it to Wifey installed Win2000 on it for her, still fairly slow but she uses it to remotely access her WinXP Desktop. She is happy & I got a few brownie points :D
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MSI A6000 also known as the CR-600 all works right out of the box.

Processor 2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz
GeForce 8200M G/PCI/SSE2
Nvidia HDMI HD-audio codec
Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter

Dual boot with Windows 7.

Very fast with MINT 8!

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Acer Extensa 5630EZ

*Everything* works out of the box with Mint 8 Main Edition. From bluetooth, to wireless, to the webcam, to desktop effects! No closed drivers required.

I wrote a full review on my blog: http://drsjlazar.blogspot.com/2009/12/a ... eview.html

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HP dv6904ca 8)

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MSI 600 aka Epower EN660
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7100 @ 1.80GHz
4GB RAM Installed
Intel Mobile 965GM/GL960 Integrated Graphic Controller
Intel PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN

I posted when I was running Mint 7x64. Mint 7 ran good on this box. There were some minor issues I was unable to resolve. I used Mint 7 when I was running on batteries or away from the house and running my Broadband card.
Mint 7 gains about 10-15 minutes of battery time vs Windows 7 at a comparable setting.

Now I'm running Windows 7 Home x64 and Mint 8 x64.
Mint 8 x64 is great. Runs on my laptop with no issues. Installed with no issues. Recognized the wireless keyboard and mouse. Recognized my ancient Verizon/Sierra PCMCIA Broadband card. Mint 8 just works.

I'm now using Mint 8 for most of my computer use save for two programs that are not available for Linux. Does everything Windoze does in a third of the drive space.
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MSI GT735

AMD Dual-Core Turion

ATI Radeon HD 3850 Video Card

Colors: Black and Red

Linux Mint 8 64-bit

Everything works out of the box. Wireless works with Airport Express wireless router. Sound works. Canon PIXMA iP3300 printer works after Canon iP3100 printer driver was installed. Old Canon scanner works. DO NOT INSTALL THE SOFTWARE MODEM DRIVER. You will lose sound. The proprietary ATI video driver is installed and works fine. I'm still speechless that I can watch the quicktime trailers on Apple's website. I can even watch a movie on DVD. Linux has come a long way since I experimented with Suse 9.1, Suse 9.3, and Xandros 3.0.2 on an old Compaq Presario 1215 laptop.

The keyboard on this laptop is awful. An Apple wired USB keyboard works. Just plug it in.

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Dell Inspiron 1545 Core 2 Duo T6400 3GB RAM Broadcom Wireless. Felicia 32bit worked out of the box. Helena 64bit had to enable restricted wireless driver. No brainer to ditch Vista as shipped. :D

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