Was wondering if there were any Netbooks that openSUSE works well on out-of-the-box?
I understand that some of them require one form of tweaking or another (wireless wrappers, manual configs, etc.) and maybe all of them require some form of tweaking which would presumably be done by the OEM if they were to sell a Netbook with openSUSE pre-installed.
So if none of the Netbooks are out-of-the-box working then which one has the fewest or easiest tweaks?
Curious just to know of any advantages one Netbook has over the others. I know most of them can handle a Linux distro of one form or another with enough tweaking unless it comes installed.
I’m more curious about openSUSE specifically on these things.
I have an Asus Eee PC 1000. Everything worked right off the 11.1 install disk with no problems. When first starting up the screen looks a little crazy at times but fixes itself.
I noticed a little lag with the display and it was having an issue not brining the screen on after a restart. After the 0803 BIOS update and the 126.96.36.199-3 kernel update it seems to be working great!!! A lot faster and more responsive then after the initial install.
I also have a Kohjinsha S130BG (Asia specs.) much nicer than the US model. Not a whole lot worked with this one: no wireless, no GPS, no web cam, no T-DMB TV.
The touchscreen worked slightly but needs calibrated badly and the display looked alright. Hard drive works good in 11.1, The 11.0 does not detect it.
I have not really started tinkering with this one yet though.
I have also been tinkering with the Fujitsu Lifebook U1010 (Asia Specs) I was able to get most things working on this with the exception of the touchscreen (BIOS related problem,) camera and special buttons. The sound quality of the built in speaker is very nice and very very loud compared to the Asus and the Kohjinsha.
The Asus is my favorite right now, because everything works great with no problems. If everything worked on the Kohjinsha though it would be at the top, hands down.
On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 19:06 +0000, dragonbite wrote:
> Was wondering if there were any Netbooks that openSUSE works well on
HP Elitebook 2530p works pretty well out of the box. BUT, it’s NOT a
netbook. It’s a full tilt powerhouse in a teeney tiny package.
Supports up to 8GB of memory, it’s the size of a piece of letter
sized paper (if that’s not too big). HAS a built-in DVD-RW.
Plays full 1080p video. You can choose between a 3 cell, 6 cell
and 9 cell battery. I know you can get over 3 hours off the
6 cell (but I haven’t measured the exact amount).
Web cam works… but maybe not supported with all packages.
The fingerprint reader DOES NOT work.
I have tested 1Gb network, WiFi (WPA), dual monitors (it has
a VGA out port) and several USB items. Suspend to disk works
fine… but not suspend to ram.
I have not tested the microphone yet.
Netbooks are cute, they just aren’t terribly powerful… which
is why I like the 2530p.
I done it step by step…the chrome9 driver i get from the build service with the 1click installation…
but when i run the command:
“sax2 -r -m 0=via”
i get the answer: “your current configuration will not be read in”
“Sax: no X-Server is running”
“Sax: will start own server if needed”
so i tip in the rest of the commands:
init 5 && exit (but i get no answer)
I had no idea haw to get out of the terminal…so i finali push the button and the system shut normally down…
after starting second time the pc…i wanted to look if the 3d or the 2d is working…but when i start sax in yast it changes into the console modus for a short time and when i tip something it gets back to gnome…whats this??