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Re: [K12OSN] System76



I ordered a new computer from the local shop last week. I went all
Intel specifically because the drivers were in the kernel and I
wouldn't have to mess around with anything. I gave the tech a list of
specific, well-supported chips.

I picked it up last night, went to install Ubuntu 7.04, and found he'd
slipped a crap Marvel wireless card in instead of the Intel Pro I had
ordered.

Sometimes, even when you research and plan, you still can't get things to work.

Dan

On 5/8/07, Jason Neiffer <neiffer gmail com> wrote:
I have had great luck with the nVidia drivers, too, especially in Ubuntu.
With the new closed-source driver install system in Ubuntu 7.04, it was
literally three clicks to install.

jn


 On 5/7/07, James P. Kinney III <jkinney localnetsolutions com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-05-07 at 21:03 -0400, "Terrell Prudé Jr." wrote:
> > I'd ditch the nVidious graphics if at all possible and go for laptops
> > that have Intel video.  If anything, that should make it cost *less*.
> > You're right; purchase price cannot be the only determining factor.
> > You've also got to ask yourself how much it's going to cost you in
> > time to make some nVidious or Broadcom crap actually work with
> > GNU/Linux.  That time expenditure can, as I found, be very significant
> > indeed.
> >
> NVdia graphics chips always work with Linux. They (NVidia) may not have
> an open source driver, but the driver they have is top notch. The
> disaster with laptop video happens with the use of shared RAM. All of
> the Intel video I have ever seen in a laptop use shared RAM. It is
> possible to get dedicated graphics RAM with NVidia chips in laptops.
>
> Making a laptop work with Linux is no easy matter. The overall quantity
> of no-driver hardware on the systems is frustrating. The only advantage
> of Dell joining the fray on supplying laptops with Linux is it _may_
> help push some stubborn manufacturers into writing drivers for Linux or
> opening up their specs so someone else can.
>
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> > Timothy Hart wrote:
> > > The prices on system76 don't seem that crazy. Maybe I just haven't
> > > compared enough, but looks pretty good to me. Built in camera,
> > > nVidia 256MB graphics, non broadcom wireless. I didn't think I was
> > > crazy when I thought Dell wasn't doing it yet. I did have a D610
> > > running Mepis and a couple other distros. Took me a while to get the
> > > wireless going but it worked eventually.
> > >
> > > Paul, I have no problem with a company making a profit. Far from it.
> > > I just like it when companies embrace open source as a business
> > > model. Yes, Dell is "finally" getting on board. I don't want to get
> > > hosed on price, but it isn't the only thing I am looking for. That
> > > is why I am wondering about what others think.
> > >
> > > Tim
> > >
> > > On 5/7/07, Jonathan Carter < jonathan ubuntu com> wrote:
> > >         Hi Timothy
> > >
> > >         Timothy Hart wrote:
> > >         > Has anyone ever used any of the laptops from system76
> > >         > (http://system76.com). I need a new Linux laptop and heard
> > >         about them on
> > >         > the Linux Action Show. Wondering if anyone has had some
> > >         first hand (or
> > >         > second or third) knowledge about them. Thanks.
> > >
> > >         I've met quite a few System76 laptop users this week (here
> > >         at the Ubuntu
> > >         developers summit in Spain), and everyone I've met who has
> > >         one is quite
> > >         happy with their system. The hardware really doesn't look
> > >         too bad
> > >         either, compared to other decent laptop brands.
> > >
> > >         -Jonathan
> > >
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