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Re: Compatible laptops




On Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:23:46 +0000 dekkzz78@xxxxxxxxx sent:

> On 11/12, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >On Sunday, November 12, 2017 02:39:22 AM dekks herton wrote:  
> >> in general - any modern laptop will run debian fine [with any DE
> >> you choose] with IMO the following caveats
> >>
> >> 1) Avoid ones with hybrid dual graphics ie intel/nvidia aka optimus
> >> 2) Avoid anything realtek  
> >
> >I'd add, "avoid Broadcom if you want to use WiFi"--it requires some
> >extra steps for installation (and is even more of a pain until you
> >realize that is what you need to do)"  
> 
> Until the last 18 months i would have agreed but they hired one of
> the leading kernal gfx hackers and now forced by the Pi market are
> supporting newer stuff. Enough to come off my black list, however i'm
> keeping an eye on them to see if they relapse.
> 

	After contemplation, my reply is:

On an older Toshiba laptop I was given, mine starting to show signs of
faults after 10 years work. I had a bit of trouble getting Broadcom
WI-FI to work and had to take a couple of runs at it to get the desired
result. That could have been because my expectation was, it would be
straight forward. So probably my fault.

Charlie