[sclug] Recommendation for Laptop for Linux

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sat Dec 13 14:49:21 UTC 2014

On 11/12/14 23:33, Ian Park wrote:

> I've done reasonably well with a high-end (when I bought it - 2.6GHz 
> dual core Intel processor, 4GB RAM, 512MB nvidia graphics driving 1920 x 
> 1200 screen, 200GB HDD, ...) laptop from PC Specialist. I run Linux Mint 
> (currently on 17); the only problem I've had is that with the latest 
> nvidia driver (340.8) it freezes about half a minute after logon; I had 
> to boot with a live DVD, chroot into the installed system and remove the 
> version 340 nvidia driver. Probably worth having a look at PC Specialist 
> and configuring what you want to see how much they ask for it...
> Ian

Thanks I will have a look, although such use of chroot is a bit
outside my current ability, so that would not be good news. Would the
drivers have soon got into the (Ubuntu) updates anyway, or was the
particular nvidia graphics so meshed into the (Windows) gaming scene
that you really had no choice but  to get serious....

alan cocks

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