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    Default Recommendations for laptop that simply works with opensuse

    I just bought an Asus U31F with intel i3 chip, 8 GB ram, 500 GB HD and 8 cells, and too much fail under LInux so I've decided to return in.

    Any recommendations for replacement where openSUSE 11.4 simply works out of the box?

    (Complete specs: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Notebooks - ASUS U31F

    Trouble with U31F:
    * wifi (had to install drivers and recompile kernel. This took me about 3 days since I'm no linux wizard and had a hard time finding out how to install c++ dev-stuff. WIFI still drops connection now and then),
    * X freezes, sometimes I can switch to other terminals (F1, F2 etc) but can't kill X. Other times that doesn't work either. But the mouse still moves, I just can't click on anything.
    * fonts are not shown very well (sometimes pixels aren't shown other times ekstra pixels are shown/hangs around after the letter is deleted. For instance the letter i some times aren't shown at all and the letter n sometimes look like r and so forth),
    * hibernation and sleep doesn't work,
    * can't controll fan which is noisy when it runs at full speed,
    * Mousepad skips and jumps. I have to close the lid to make it work properly again.

    I could try to fix all this, but it would take me ages.

    So basically not a very suitable machine for linux. Hence I'm looking for something else. )

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    Default Re: Recommendations for laptop that simply works with opensuse

    hi, it depends where you' re from. Keynux and Clevo laptops are linux certified
    openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) KDE 4.8.5, Laptop: KEYNUX Ymax I7, RAM 4GB, HD 120GB SSD (OS) + 500GB, 64-bits Quad-core Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, Video 17" nVidia GeForce GTX 285M

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    Default Re: Recommendations for laptop that simply works with opensuse

    Thanks!

    I live in Norway. Doesn't seem like anyone sells them here, but perhaps I'll find a webshop that ships.

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    openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) KDE 4.8.5, Laptop: KEYNUX Ymax I7, RAM 4GB, HD 120GB SSD (OS) + 500GB, 64-bits Quad-core Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, Video 17" nVidia GeForce GTX 285M

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    Default Re: Recommendations for laptop that simply works with opensuse

    Acer in my experience though some people have had problems with some components on some Acers.

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    Ah, good.

    I had a look at Acer Timeline, seems there are some issues with it. But I'll see if I find some other model.

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    Default Re: Recommendations for laptop that simply works with opensuse

    I am NOT a full time user anymore.
    I still like it and keep it installed on an extra (removable) hard drive.

    I use a Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz
    Speed: 800.00 MHz

    Video is: Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset

    It is NOT the latest or greatest, but it has swappable hard drives and it it tough enough to survive field use.
    I like it and if a newbie like me can install and run OpenSuSE right out of the box, its quite an achievement.

    I replace this thing every couple of years, so I am about to get a new TOUGHBOOK with the i5 chip.

    I hope this helps!

    Thanks,

    Rr
    Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 - Intel(R) Duo Core CPU P8400 - 4 Gig Mem 250GB Drive - openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) - KDE

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    Default Re: Recommendations for laptop that simply works with opensuse

    Dell Latitude D630 works. I have used it on one before that had Intel 3945 wireless, I had no issues with anything using 11.4

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