[CentOS] Any CentOS 6 Issues on Lenovo Y700?

Thu Apr 28 06:40:43 UTC 2016
Andreas Benzler <andreas at benzlerweb.de>

Hello Brain,

for such new software you go with Centos 7. The older version is more rocket stable,
but in case you use such new laptop the newer one is the better / best choice.

You need to upgrade the kernel, there is no  way out. Centos  deliver „only“ 
2.6 or 3.10.

http://elrepo.org/tiki/kernel-lt or http://elrepo.org/tiki/kernel-ml
can fix this.

- Totem and multimedia isn’t work fully. Gstreamer is cut down.

Yesterday I installed my laptop with new hardware and most of it  fully work,
but it was hard to go. Why ? Take a look at my private repo http://centos.cms4all.org/centos/7/
What it does? Update Kernel, Drivers, Mesa , GStreamer, Gutenprint (printers). I’m
liite bit of centos 7 and in this parts I’m on my own.

Don’t flame me - Ubuntu LTS 16.04 is on the way and this should work for you.

The new nvidia series 9 will come with kernel 4.5 as i know (open source part)



> Am 28.04.2016 um 05:47 schrieb Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>:
> On Wed, April 27, 2016 10:07 pm, Brian Bernard wrote:
>> Oh, I wouldn't flame you.
>> Hmm, I didn't think of using a virtual machine. The Lenovo has a NVidia
>> 960MX, so I wonder if it would fully work under a virtual machine.
> Probably not. Normally virtual machine does not have that level of
> possession of hardware. At least Sun-Oracle Virtual Box doesn't. Somebody
> may correct me if I'm wrong here. If I were to do it, I would choose as
> host system the system your software requiring OpenGL is available for.
> And add other systems you need in virtual machines. Laptops, though
> powerful these days, still not the best choice for virtual machines IMHO.
> Valeri
>> The reason why I ask is that I do systems adminstration with
>> meteorological
>> software that requires OpenGL 2.0 and at least 2GB of video ram.
>> Thank you for your reply, Mike.
>> Brian Bernard
>> On Apr 27, 2016 10:43 PM, "Mike Mohr" <akihana at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Don't flame me, but I really recommend using Ubuntu on laptops. If you
>>> really want CentOS, you should go with version 7. Many new laptops won't
>>> work well with that either though.
>>> CentOS 6 only works well these days on older hardware or on virtual
>>> machines.
>>> On Apr 27, 2016 7:27 PM, "Brian Bernard" <brian.brianbernard at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm looking at buying a Lenovo Y700 Notebook, and wondering if it would
>>> work with CentOS 6. Or if anyone has experience with using it under
>>> CentOS
>>> 6. I assume that the WiFi could be an issue as it uses an Intel 8260
>>> card.
>>> I want to make the correct decision.
>>> Thank you,
>>> Brian Bernard
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