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Request help for laptops, netbooks, minibooks, or any of the other smaller portable computers running Linux

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Linux Laptop Links

    I thought since we were creeating a new section for laptops I'd post a sticky for links relative to linux laptop issues. I will add to this list as...

    Started by flw, 12-02-2003
    • Replies: 9
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  1. $100 laptop to run Linux...

    See the article at USA Today here.

    Started by Dapper Dan, 02-07-2006
    • Replies: 3
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    02-08-2006 Go to last post
  2. <fnc>+F4 monitor cycling not working

    Compaq Armada m700. I can't seem to get the function f4 key to cycle through the monitor settings. It's supposed to be LCD -> LCD/CRT -> CRT. When I...

    Started by jeremy1701, 08-19-2004
    • Replies: 1
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  3. "Failed to start the x server ..."

    * Knowns: Laptop Compaq 6910p, graphic ATI Radeon. Dual OS: XP and CentOS5_X86_64 (based on RedHat). ** Problem: runlevel 5 does not work!...

    Started by ruhollah, 11-15-2007
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  4. "Failed to start the X server" error

    Ok, i just installed the SUSE Linux 10.0 Gnome version and when i boot up my computer i get an error message that says "Failed to start the X server"...

    Started by pittsr1818, 01-16-2006
    • Replies: 3
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    01-17-2006 Go to last post
  5. "New" Idea: maybe belongs in programming forum...

    Alright, I've got this idea that really only applies to laptops (I believe). AND, in particular to laptops like my old Dell Inspiron 6400 with a...

    Started by polypagan, 08-15-2011
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,211
    08-18-2011 Go to last post
  6. Smile "No package" message in rpm package

    I downloaded Oracle application. i have Fedora 8 installed and when I try to install it using yum. I get a "No package " message. It also happened...

    Started by collo, 07-25-2008
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 771
    07-26-2008 Go to last post
  7. "On no! something has gone wrong. A problem has occurred and the syste

    Hai friends., Yesderday I installed youtube downloader helper through mozila firefox Add-on's and i installed clamav...

    Started by saravanang86, 07-04-2012
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 825
    07-06-2012 Go to last post
  8. "Standard" install

    Scenario: I install a Linux distro on my Core I-7 laptop with Ralink WiFi and Nvidia graphics. I get it all setup, configured and running well. ...

    Started by NGIB, 06-11-2014
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 327
    06-12-2014 Go to last post
  9. (FC3)says "modem is busy" always

    Hi, I have Agree system AC'97 inbuilt modem in my laptop and when I try to connect to internet throught that, the connection wizard(KPP) says the...

    Started by shankarrajus, 12-24-2004
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,791
    12-25-2004 Go to last post
  10. ***DANGER*** pcmcia-wireless newbie

    Where to begin? Please help. The hardware. This laptop didn't come with any documentation. It has an empty pcmcia socket. It has a switch like an...

    Started by xxosix, 03-17-2005
    • Replies: 4
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  11. *Nix'es -- minimal performance and hardware requirements

    i want to install *Nix'es -- FreeBSD, Mandriva, Fedora, ... -- onto a laptop (and to install a C++ compiler and its ancillaries, such as emacs) and i...

    Started by nweissma, 11-28-2009
    • Replies: 1
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  12. *Nix'es on Laptops

    Which laptops/notebooks/.., which can be used for Fedora, FreeBSD, Open Solaris, and Mandriva and which cannot; and why not? My main purpose is to...

    Started by nweissma, 01-01-2010
    • Replies: 9
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    03-18-2010 Go to last post
  13. Talking *NOOB* Seeking Distro for FAST BOOT Dual Booting HP Touchsmart TX2z

    Greetings! I'm trying to set up a dual boot for my tx2. I have to keep Vista (for school programs, they only support Windows), and would like to have...

    Started by stevenjl619, 09-16-2009
    • Replies: 6
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  14. /dev/dsp can`t be opened on Compaq Armada 1750 Labtop

    Hi, Pretty sad but not desperate. :? Conflict: Error while initializing the sound driver Consequences: No sound, no music, no portishead....

    Started by janus, 03-14-2005
    • Replies: 1
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    10-26-2006 Go to last post
  15. /proc/acpi/battery update interval

    Hi, Is there any way to decrease the refresh interval of stats produced in /proc/acpi/battery ? I find that stats update currently every 15...

    Started by vnambood, 04-30-2007
    • Replies: 1
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    05-01-2007 Go to last post
  16. 1/4 inch black strip on Toshiba

    I posted this on a different forum with no response I think this is a common problem so I will try it here. I have a Toshiba 5105-S501 I...

    Started by adrenaline, 09-29-2004
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,470
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  17. Lightbulb 100 MHz or 200 MHz laptop as a Linux router?

    I have a few old systems that I think would make nice routers. Unfortunately, the specs aren't very impressive. I'm basically looking for a dial-up...

    Started by soloking, 07-19-2008
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,777
    07-20-2008 Go to last post
  18. 128MB vs. 256MB Grapics Card

    I am looking at a DELL XPS 1530 preloaded with Ubuntu. I am going with the Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 processor ( This is 64 bit according to Intel...

    Started by MikeH30, 10-08-2008
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,569
    10-08-2008 Go to last post
  19. 1st time user. youtube?!?!

    I just had linux installed on my laptop, I tried to watch youtube videos, but I cannot. I also cannot find an option to actually download a...

    Started by fkachinski, 10-04-2009
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 739
    10-04-2009 Go to last post
  20. 3D games unplayable when fan kicks into high gear

    I recently bought a laptop based on the Asus Z71V platform. It has a PCI-E GeForce Go 6600 NVidia card. I discovered to my dismay that many games...

    Started by jgreen, 05-25-2005
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,263
    05-25-2005 Go to last post

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