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    Default Dell Studio Hybrid system - OpenSuse compatible?

    Just wondering if anyone has had a chance to try installing OpenSuse on the new Dell Studio Hybrid systems? I'd like to get one but I like to know if there are any problems with installing it?

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    Default Re: Dell Studio Hybrid system - OpenSuse compatible?

    On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 17:46 +0000, adam hartling wrote:
    > Just wondering if anyone has had a chance to try installing OpenSuse on
    > the new Dell Studio Hybrid systems? I'd like to get one but I like to
    > know if there are any problems with installing it?


    Since that machine is brand spanking new (I doubt anyone has one except
    some people at/close to Dell)... might need to give this some time.



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    Default Re: Dell Studio Hybrid system - OpenSuse compatible?

    On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 17:46 +0000, adam hartling wrote:
    > Just wondering if anyone has had a chance to try installing OpenSuse on
    > the new Dell Studio Hybrid systems? I'd like to get one but I like to
    > know if there are any problems with installing it?
    >
    >


    I am curious. What is it about the Studio Hybrid that you like/need?
    I mean it's a pretty poor performer... typical of almost any of the
    ultra SFF computers out there.



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    Default Re: Dell Studio Hybrid system - OpenSuse compatible?

    I like that it's low power and the environmental considerations like recyclable materials. I'm also enamored by the bamboo case lol. I realize it's a low performance machine, but i've been using a 6 year old Dell Optiplex G260 for awhile so anything is an improvement.

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    Default Re: Dell Studio Hybrid system - OpenSuse compatible?

    adam hartling wrote:
    > I like that it's low power and the environmental considerations like
    > recyclable materials. I'm also enamored by the bamboo case lol. I
    > realize it's a low performance machine, but i've been using a 6 year
    > old Dell Optiplex G260 for awhile so anything is an improvement.


    I think they are cute... I think you'll actually be quite pleased
    with the performance BOOST in your case .

    I would think that they'd work just fine with openSUSE... but again,
    I doubt any have tried (??).

    IMHO, I think getting the 3 year warranty (with Complete Care if
    available) would be wise on those... just like what you'd want with
    any laptop.

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    Unhappy Re: Dell Studio Hybrid system - OpenSuse compatible?

    The short answer to your question is: Not Yet. I bought a Studio Hybrid for $350 at Best Buy and I'm trying to load OpenSUSE 11.1 on it. If I add x11failsafe to the boot options, it seems to work fine. I'm fairly inexperienced (haven't done a kernel build), and I'm not sure how to proceed further in achieving full functioning video. I see other computers with the Intel 965GM chipset have achieved compatibility, but the Studio Hybrid problem hasn't been cracked yet. Perhaps soon.

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    gsorian NNTP User

    Default Re: Dell Studio Hybrid system - OpenSuse compatible?

    I tried few week ago, 11.0 and 11.1, but it doesnt work with the video, I tried with Fedora 10 and 11 and have the same issue.

    I tried with Ubuntu 8.04 (is not my favorite distro :-S... but here it works, but after install this distro I used the 1024x768 prior to go to full resolution, first before to go to the full resolution, you need to upgrade to 8.10 and update your intel drivers... then you can work with all your monitor resolution...

    I'm waiting for news in OpenSUSE for new Intel drivers...

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