[conspire] Linux laptop vendors

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Wed Jun 20 16:45:28 PDT 2007

begin Rick Moen quotation of Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 11:49:23AM -0700:

> Hmm, I believe I have a few sketchy, vague notes about the T60p.  Ah,
> here:

>   Take careful note (for many distros' installers) of the need to force
>   installation of a uniprocessor kernel, and put the SATA chip into
>   "Compatibility" mode in the motherboard BIOS Setup.

I have a T60 with the  T2400 1.83GHz processor as
my work machine -- the kernels shipped with Ubuntu
"Dapper" and "Feisty" do support the hyperthreading
and the SATA (shows up as "/dev/sda", not "/dev/hda").

>   Suspend/resume tends not to work with default vendor kernels.

My T60 does suspend and resume with the Ubuntu
default kernel.  OTOH, I don't have the fingerprint
scanner or the hdaps sensor working yet.

> > The two vendors I'm aware of are Emperor Linux and Los Alamos
> > computers.  Any experience with either?
> No.  However, add to that mix "LinuxCertified", on the cheap end.

I have experience with EmperorLinux -- they do good
work, if you want to eliminate all the "fun stuff"
of tweaking your kernel to get all the suspend/resume,
power savings, and drivers for recent hardware right.
They can also get many ThinkPad models _without_
the "Microsoft Tax" if you're interested in sending
Lenovo a customer demand message.

Don Marti                    
dmarti at zgp.org

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