[PLUG] Mandriva on laptop
knura at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 22 05:15:04 PDT 2008
On Monday 22 Sep 2008, Ranjit Bhonsle wrote:
> Hello all,
> Today had the opportunity to show off to a Windows user.
> He has a AMD Toshiba laptop with Vista Enterprise and
Lappies are strange beasts. Unlike desktops all components are tightly
integrated by the OEM and certified with an **OEM** version of Windows.
Install Windows from retail discs and you will most likely run into
I have an AMD Turion 64 HP notebook (ATI 200M GPU, Broadcom WiFi) and
each of the Linux distros have some quirks.
1. Ubuntu 8.04.1 - offers to install proprietary drivers for ATI 200M
for accel. 3D graphics and firmware for WiFi. WiFi works but the prop.
ATI drivers does not! Suspend and Hibernate do *not* work.
2. Mandriva 2008.1, Suspend and Hibernate *work*. Have not investigated
installing prop. drivers/firmware for ATI/Broadcom resp.
3. Fedora 9 - get 3D accel. graphics out of box but not WiFi.
Suspend/Hibernate does not work.
I have ended up using Mandriva 2008.1 as suspend/hibernate is high on my
For laptops the best combo is to go with Intel chip sets.
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