Notebooks and Distros
tkeenan79 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 16:52:04 UTC 2007
On Feisty, I didn't even get to any kind of environment. The CD only
spun for about 5 seconds after I selected Orca on the boot options
screen and continued booting.
On Edgy, it actually booted almost completely, but apparently it
couldn't start x-Windows. It said something like "unable to start
x-server. Gnome is possibly misconfigured." then something about video.
My system uses a Ge-Force 8400 chip which is fairly new, that's probably
Right now, barring some new info about this laptop, it's looking like I
might go with a Dell Inspiron 1501, which is the type with an AMD chip.
I've been reading on linux-laptops.net that it works well.
John Heim wrote:
> So just to be clear, you tried to boot from the ubuntu live CD and
> tried to get it to run orca? One thing you might try is to see if it
> will boot without speech. You can start speech after it boots into
> graphics mode. I don't know the exact key sequence but it's on the
> ubuntu web site. It's something like F2 to open a run-command window,
> type'gnome-terminal', that opens a command window. Then you type 'su
> -' to become root. Then you run orca by typeing 'orca'.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tim Keenan" <tkeenan79 at gmail.com>
> To: <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 12:04 AM
> Subject: Notebooks and Distros
>> Hi all,
>> First off, if there's a better spot to ask this, please let me know.
>> I just tried to install the Ubuntu Feisty Live CD without sighted
>> assistance on my Asus notebook.
>> I got a few seconds passed the accessibility selection and it stopped
>> cold. Someone told me the screen was completely blank.
>> Hah, did I hink that was going to be easy? Apparently Ubuntu doesn't
>> work well with Asus notebooks, especially the sound.
>> Does anyone know of notebooks that work particularly well with a
>> certain flavor of Linux, preferably one that's not too cumbersome to
>> set up?
>> I just bought this notebook a week ago, so it's not too late to
>> return it. Of course, I'd rather keep it if possible.
>> Thanks, all.
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