Linux Laptop Advice
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 10, 2010
I'm going to university soon. That means leaving my desktop computer at home and buying a laptop for general computer use.
Overall, I'm a fan of Ubuntu and open-source; it would be great to use it on my laptop. However, there seem to be a few key problems I've found in my as yet brief research.
Almost all new laptops come with Windows 7 pre-installed. If I plan on (almost) exclusively using Ubuntu, the money spent on this license, the 'Windows Tax', is a waste.A small proportion of laptops are sold with Linux pre-installed. However, these seem to be primarily low-end, while I would prefer a mid-range laptop to suit general needs.Due to the limited variety, the best (most critically acclaimed) laptops are often absent.
The only solution I can see - to get rid of the existing, expensive OS and install Ubuntu - seems irrational for a beginner/intermediate user like me, in spite of the virtues of Linux and open source.
I understand that by posting this on a Linux for
[SOLVED] Debian vs Arch linux for my needs on a laptop advice requested
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 1, 2012
Hello LQ users, I just have a couple of questions.
I recently got a new laptop, and I'm finally intent on running GNU/Linux properly on it, (I've mainly used virtual machines in the past).
My friend recommended Arch Linux to me, and I say that it's intriguing, yet I only have one main issue with it: pacman.
I'm just used to apt-get, and to me, it is much more user friendly, as well as more powerful (in terms of number of commands/options, from a first glance anyway).
So I've had experience with Fedora, Ubuntu and Kubuntu (as well as Xubuntu). I've decided that most likely I'll try GNOME 3, thus my reasoning for instead of Arch, maybe trying a more Debian-based derivative. So now I'm thinking, I don't need a Debian based derivative, maybe I should just try Debian itself!
I'm mainly wondering which one to pick, Debian or Arch. I'm fine with suggestions, but I'd rather distros that are at least fairly well known, and not the really obscure ones.
I want to be able to try
Optimus in linux laptop
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 10, 2012
Any working solution for Optimus in linux laptop?
Have Clevo W150HRM and opensuse 12.1.
Trying to SSH into my Arch Linux Laptop, and this message pops up
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 24, 2011
@ WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! @
IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING NASTY!
Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)!
It is also possible that a host key has just been changed.
The fingerprint for the RSA key sent by the remote host is
********************************************************* (I'm not sure if I should expose it or not)
Please contact your system administrator.
Add correct host key in /home/theif519/.ssh/known_hosts to get rid of this message.
Offending RSA key in /home/theif519/.ssh/known_hosts:5
remove with: ssh-keygen -f "/home/theif519/.ssh/known_hosts" -R 192.168.1.7
RSA host key for 192.168.1.7 has changed and you have requested strict checking.
Host key verification failed.
I followed this guide...
And it got it workin
VNC Over SSH | Linux laptop > Linux SSH Server > Windows VNC Server
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 27, 2009
I would like to do be able to tunnel VNC over SSH from my Linux laptop, through my Linux SSH server on the inside of my network, to my Windows VNC server.
linuxcompatible minimum notebook/laptop advice
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 18, 2011
I'm afraid a few things have been misinterpreted by either my registration or my presence at the "newbie" forum. I am a retired computer engineer, not a unix newbie. However, I *am* a unix-notebook/laptop newbie, but I am looking to cut the cord, so to speak.
The number of you who have more knowledge than I about unix-compatible computers is probably legion. All I seek is a comprehensive summary of what you know, so I may buy the *proper* laptop without any effort or knowledge on my part.
I am not a gamer or an over-clocker (two of my kids are; I'm not sure of their kids), and I haven't moved to HD recording (yet). I not only don't do Windows, I don't do gnome or kde or even X as a general rule. I actually *like* the command line--*so* much less overhead. I neither need nor want a cutting-edge system. I plan to use the laptop only to get lame-compressed music from one of my desktops (using 10Base-x) and play it (digital usb out to stereo), then stand-by for user input (
Adding linux laptop into a windows domain environment.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 25, 2008
I just started learning about Ubuntu Linux and i am wondering how can i add the laptop into our domain in my company. if is possible, what would be some of cons or pros in proceeding this process.
Linux PVR advice
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 18, 2004
Hey im thinking of making a linux PVR with an old pc, but im unsure how fast a pc I will need to encode and decode video and which tv cards are a good choice. Some come with chips to decode and encode so surely then I could get away with a slower pc? Thanks for the help, Kzar
secure linux laptop for business
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 2, 2011
Hi folks, I need to set myself up with a laptop which must be reliable and also secure enough to hold clients' financial data. I would be the only user but the laptop would come out and about with me so there's always the remote possibility that it might get lost or stolen. I'm reasonably familiar with ubuntu and have setup and used ubuntu, xubuntu, lubuntu and kubuntu on a few computers over the last five years or so, but although I'm competent I'm no pro.
I'm considering going with either a lenovo or a dell as I believe these machines are well reputed in terms of linux compatibility? I'm thinking I'll buy a small SSD drive for better shock protection and battery life and then install a fully encrypted k/ubuntu64 10.04LTS system from the alternate CD. I'm hoping the speed of the SSD might counter some of the system overhead from running an encrypted fs.
So... anyone see any flaws in this plan? Are there any issues with encrypted file systems and SSD drives? Would it be reason
Can I upgrade my Linux laptop to 802.11N by buying a Mini PCI card ?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 12, 2009
I have a (few years old) Acer Ferrari 4005WLMi laptop. It has a Mini PCI slot, which contained a Broadcom card. I replaced it from day one, with my trusty Atheros 802.11g. It works great with the open-source ath5k driver.
For other reasons, I recently bought two 5 GHz Netgear WNHDE111 devices, configured as an access point and as a bridge (respectively).
What I want, is to upgrade my laptop so that it can connect to the 5 GHz 802.11N access point. I'm asking for advice as I know that only few 802.11N devices have a native Linux driver.
Solutions (by decreasing order of preference):
- Mini PCI card
- Cardbus adapter (physically smaller than USB)
- USB adapter
My question is: "Have I found the miracle ?"
MikroTik Interface Card R52N
- Is it really suitable for my laptop ? (AFAIK it supports Mini PCI, not Mini PCIE)
- Is it decently compatible with the integrated antennas in my laptop ? My current Mini PCI Atheros has two tiny antenna connector
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