[Nottingham] Linux laptop

Peter Chang Peter.Chang at nottingham.ac.uk
Wed Nov 21 16:01:25 GMT 2007

On Wed, 21 Nov 2007, John Cremona wrote:

> Thanks Peter.  One advantage of the Linux Emporium source is that they
> set everything up so it works -- including the wireless, which has
> always been a problem for me.  (It used to work on my Acer laptop with
> a Belkin card in the slot, running debian etxh, but some kernel
> upgrade made it stop working...)
> On the other hand I might be going to Hong King for a conference
> sometime next year!
> John
> On 21/11/2007, Peter Chang <Peter.Chang at nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:
>> On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, John Cremona wrote:
>>> I was wondering the same thing, and had considered one of the Lenovo
>>> Thinkpads (was IBM) as supplied by the Linux Emporium with Ubuntu
>>> pre-installed.
>>> If anyone else has any experience with those it would be useful to hear!
>> I have a Thinkpad X60s running F7 (and ran FC6). It's very light (1.3kg)
>> and runs well over two hours on the standard battery. It's a Core Duo cpu
>> with Intel integrated graphics and Centrino wireless chipset. Everything
>> works apart the untested modem and there's issues with the newer iwlwifi
>> driver, NetworkManager and wpa-supplicant which I haven't need to sort out
>> as I can connect over wired ethernet. The latest model X61 has a Core 2
>> Duo cpu (for 64bits).
>> They are quite pricey but I got mine in the Far East. Check out
>> thinkwiki.org for more hardware details.
>> Peter
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