View Full Version : most compatible note book (core duo)

24th March 2006, 06:36 PM
I am planning to buy a notebook that is compatible with the most of the Fedora core and othere ditro of linux.

There are two options.

(1) HP Pavilion based on Nividia 7400 and core duo


(2) Dell core duo with intel graphics.

I see in the forum there are lots of problems with FC5 on nividia gpu.

Does FC3 work find on aobe both configurations. Please suggest eh most compatible notebook


24th March 2006, 08:20 PM
is far as i know i don't think core duo is compatibe; its new based on the 945 chipset
and i know there's support in the kernel for the 945 chipset
.. but don't let that stop you from buyin a duo, also check out duo laptops from ASUS
FC5 currently has video issues with graphics in kernel and xorg
-- once you get your laptop you could try installing FC5
the duo will get picked up as a generic 86 processor and there's no way to change that unless you recompile the kernel
and i'd guess that for power saving it may be picked up as a centrino
but the duo 945 chipset, umm can't tell ya, maybe itl be picked up under the centrino 915 chipset but im doubting it
id just wait a bit to install FC5 on a duo. you could see if intel has linux drivers for the chipset and custom compile your own kernel with intel's proprietary linux chipset drivers

30th March 2006, 11:28 PM
i have the new asus w5f with core duo and intel 945gm.

the problem is, the 945-graphic only works with vesa, not with the i810-driver
therefor you cannot watch videos at the moment, cause vesa is too slow to handle this.

5th April 2006, 11:05 AM
According to this thread on nvidia forums: Nvidia Go 7400 Works On Linux (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=67307)
The Nvidia 7400 is working with the latest nvidia driver and my impression is that a nvidia gfx card is to prefer (se laptop section where I posted a poll) : NVidia vs. ATI (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=102931)

I don't know about the intel..

I have ordered a LG M1 yesterday and I will post my experience when I got it..


5th April 2006, 01:36 PM
Check out http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/

They usually have some good stuff there.

Personally, I recommend IBM laptops for linux.