[clug] Linux/UNIX laptop?

Rob Weir rweir at ertius.org
Thu Jan 6 02:15:26 GMT 2005

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 12:53:35AM +1100, Francis Whittle said
> On Thu, 2005-01-06 at 00:44 +1100, Rob Weir wrote:
> > Note you can just run the linux PPC port...both Debian and Ubuntu (and
> > I'm sure others) work wonderfully.  If you do go with linux, the main
> > issue is that airport extreme isn't support at all, but sleep/resume
> > should work on everything aside from new nvidia-based machines (I
> > think).
> You need to patch the kernel, but it doesn't hurt much (Except the USB
> subsystem will cause a kernel panic if you change its state while it's
> asleep).

oh, yes, good point.

> Also, no 3D acceleration under Linux (as yet), for the newer ATI *or*
> nVidia machines.

hm, the new ibooks and powerbooks have radeon 9200's, iirc, which do
have 3d acceleration with the Free drivers.


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