[CentOS] Best laptop for CentOS

Count Of Dracula countofdracula at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 17:01:09 UTC 2007

On Nov 10, 2007 1:48 PM, Ern jura <exjura at gmail.com> wrote:
> Which is the best laptop to run centos on and where can I buy one
> without  Windows Vista pre loaded cause I will uninstall it any way.
> Please tell me the best sites that ship worldwide.

 Toshiba P105-S6207

Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)

Works out-of-box including for WPA/EAP networks.

Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Works out-of-the-box.  Performance seems REALLY good.

Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics

Works out-of-the-box.

Flash Card Reader
Card reader in front of laptop is a "Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia
Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)".  This doesn't work of of the box on
openSUSE 10.2 as they don't include the modules in the default kernel;
this supposedly will change with openSUSE 10.3.  But sussing out the
required incantation and getting it up and running took only a few

Go to http://developer.berlios.de/projects/tifmxx
Get tifm-0.6b.tar.bz2
tar xjvf tifm-0.6b.tar.bz2
make install

To start it immediately -
modprobe tifm_core
modprobe tifm_7xx1
modprobe mmc_core
modprobe mmc_block
modprobe fm_sd

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