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Re: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M



I have the Latitude E6400 and it is pretty nice. I'm using it right now with Fedora 11. I'm using the 160M video card:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Quadro NVS 160M (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: Dell Device 0233
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    Memory at f5000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at f2000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
    I/O ports at df00 [size=128]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at f4000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel modules: nouveau

I also use this same computer with Fedora 10. I have two hard drives and I swap these in a lot depending on which OS I want to use.

Good points about the E6400:

it is pretty fast if you get a processor with a lot of L2 and plenty of RAM (I have 4 Gb).
It can drive a 24" monitor at 1900 x 1200 resolution.
It is not too heavy but a netbook is less weight. In fact a netbook might be a better choice if you just want to surf the web and send email and develop on the Arduino platform.
The built-in webcam works great in Fedora!

Bad points about the E6400:

the keyboard backlight feature doesn't work well
It is difficult to get the plastic protector out of the SD card slot
the Intel 5300 agn wireless card does not seem to work well in Microsoft Windows, but is okay in Fedora! In fact the 5300 on my unit constantly drops connections when used in Microsoft Windows, to the point where I either connect a network cable to it or disable the wireless and use a USB wireless module.

Bob




On 05/21/2009 05:15 PM, François Patte wrote:
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Bonsoir,

I am going to buy a Dell laptop (Latitude E6400) with nvidia graphic
card Quadro NVS 160M, 256MB With PC-Card


Is this card working under fedora 10?

Does anybody have experienced this laptop?

Thanks for any answer.

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François Patte
UFR de mathématiques et informatique
Université Paris Descartes
45, rue des Saints Pères
F-75270 Paris Cedex 06
Tél. +33 (0)1 4286 2145
http://www.math-info.univ-paris5.fr/~patte
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