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post #21 of 28
Oh i was thinking it was 8800gt era... Oh well, guess im lucky
post #22 of 28
Yeah, that's one reason I prefer to stick with Nvidia. Almost always guaranteed to work. And I've got a hoard of 460's and 8800's, lol.
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I have no problems with AMD and Linux. Some people do remember the old days when ATI didn't work all that well with linux but that is ancient history. Now, about the laptop. I was in the same boat as you, looking for a laptop and basically I only do linux so..... was shopping around on the ebay and ran across an Asus eeepc 1215b. Dual core AMD e350 with hd 6310 graphics. HDMI and USB3! $300? OH YEAH! Picked up 4GB of Mushkin to slap in as well for $15 off of newegg. All I can say is I am a happy camper. Your mileage may vary but you need not break the bank at all to get something really nice.
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For what it's worth, the AMD drivers don't do well with my 5770's in Mint 12.
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post #25 of 28
Laptop graphics can be very hit and miss with Linux. I've even known some laptop OEMs rebrand graphics chipsets - thus they do not auto-detect correctly in Linux.

I don't really think there is a guaranteed recommendation beyond googling the laptop model and "Linux" to see if other people have raised complaints.
post #26 of 28
With a Nvidia CUDA capable GPU preferably, if you want to get into that kind of programming tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Or you can upgrade to Linux 12 and switch out the DE to one you like rolleyes.gif No reason to hinder your system from potential updates just because of not liking a newer versions DE which takes all of 1 minute to change.

It is Gnome 3 that is the problem, not the bunk DE that is on it right now.
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Originally Posted by z3r0_k00l75 View Post

I have no problems with AMD and Linux. Some people do remember the old days when ATI didn't work all that well with linux but that is ancient history. Now, about the laptop. I was in the same boat as you, looking for a laptop and basically I only do linux so..... was shopping around on the ebay and ran across an Asus eeepc 1215b. Dual core AMD e350 with hd 6310 graphics. HDMI and USB3! $300? OH YEAH! Picked up 4GB of Mushkin to slap in as well for $15 off of newegg. All I can say is I am a happy camper. Your mileage may vary but you need not break the bank at all to get something really nice.

I couldn't recommend an E-350 if you're gonna be compiling, Bobcat is pretty weedy...
If you really wanna go AMD, you should look at Llano A6/A8 chips, but the performance/price ratio is still a bit dismal vs. Sandy Bridge.
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