High resolution Linux Laptop?

High resolution Linux Laptop?

Post by Jim » Tue, 06 Sep 2005 09:13:33



<snip>

I've got a Dell Latitude C840 (P4 2.0/1GB RAM/Dell Mobile Geforce 4
MX440/15" XGA 1600x1200) running Knoppix/Debian.

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Jim http://www.yqcomputer.com/

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion, It is by the beans of
Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shaking, the shaking
becomes a warning, it is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
 
 
 

High resolution Linux Laptop?

Post by Kelly Pric » Tue, 06 Sep 2005 09:26:51

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Has anyone found a good high-res (1600x1024 or greater) "desktop killer"
laptop... which runs Linux (even after reinstall)? I'm intrested to see
who else has one.


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High resolution Linux Laptop?

Post by General Sc » Tue, 06 Sep 2005 22:19:03


I have a Compaq R3000z, AMD64 3400+, 1680x1050 display. I have FC3 and
CentOS4.1 on it.
 
 
 

High resolution Linux Laptop?

Post by Chris Co » Wed, 07 Sep 2005 02:25:38


Dell M70 (1920x1200) running SUSE 9.3.
 
 
 

High resolution Linux Laptop?

Post by robertharv » Wed, 07 Sep 2005 04:32:37


I run both Mandrake 10.1 and Suse 9.2 on one of they. The only
non-functioning bit is the lid switch. Close the lid and you loose the
picture for ever...
 
 
 

High resolution Linux Laptop?

Post by Jim » Wed, 07 Sep 2005 16:31:32


there's a problem with the ACPI on a lot of Dell laptops. Best I've
managed to do is disable ACPI in the BIOS then use the lid event to turn
off the backlight. Gives an extra 30 minutes on the battery - which, for
a 6 hour battery on the 840, isn't to be sneezed at. :)

--
Cheers, http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Jim http://www.yqcomputer.com/

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion, It is by the beans of
Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shaking, the shaking
becomes a warning, it is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
 
 
 

High resolution Linux Laptop?

Post by Paul Rubi » Thu, 15 Sep 2005 17:33:49

Marek Williams < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

Those machines seem to be discontinued and all the replacement models
have some evil video chip that only has closed-source drivers.
 
 
 

High resolution Linux Laptop?

Post by Kelly Pric » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 11:39:13

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On 14 Sep 2005 01:33:49 -0700, Paul Rubin
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I don't mind the NVidia chipset -- my main rig has a NVidia card.

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High resolution Linux Laptop?

Post by General Sc » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 21:08:40


The problem is that the replacements are using ATI chipsets which aren't
as well supported as Nvidia. The R3000 had Nvidia graphics which worked
fine.
 
 
 

High resolution Linux Laptop?

Post by robertharv » Wed, 21 Sep 2005 21:12:32


I remain very impressed by the C840 under Suse, but the design is
appalling apart from the brilliant screen. close the lid and the keys
press on that lovely screen and have permenantly scared the surface. I
have had endless problems with the plug-in CD?DVD combo drive, and
resting the palms on the case as recommended for RSI avoidance - and as
shown in the original Dell flyer - causes the touchpad thingy to
generate random cursor movements or inhibit keyboard input till you
lift your wrists up. It cost a lot of money and has been nothing but
trouble.

But Suse/Mandrake/Ubuntu have been no bother at all on it, apart from
Suse deferring loading the modem driver until the first time I dialled
up!
 
 
 

High resolution Linux Laptop?

Post by Jim » Thu, 22 Sep 2005 11:15:47


ok, this might (or not) seem a bit obvious, but use a sheet of OHP film
trimmed to size fit over the screen, that'll prevent further damage by
the keyboard.
As for the touchpad, that's usually caused by grit. Clean and reseat the
touchpad (will involve removal of a couple of the case screws!), seal
with a very thin bead of silicon sealant.
Which form is the drive? If it's the built-in one, you can replace that
with a bog standard DVD/CDRW unit for around 5 (or 65 for a
DVD+/-RW). For a module bay drive, you can again use a standard one and
pick up a module casing for around 5-0.

--
Cheers, http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Jim http://www.yqcomputer.com/

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion, It is by the beans of
Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shaking, the shaking
becomes a warning, it is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.