[ubuntu-uk] SOT - Pre-installed Linux machine vendors

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 13 20:35:45 UTC 2012

On 13 October 2012 18:00, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm looking at the inevitable replacement of my 4 year old Toshiba Satellite
> laptop in the near future and am looking at purchasing a laptop
> pre-installed.
> I'm having grave difficulties finding any vendors in the UK other than Linux
> Emporium - are there any others?

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 Beta on a PC Specialist Genesis IV [0] (with a core i5
processor and onboard graphics) with only a few minor problems.  It is
not available with Ubuntu pre-installed but is available with no OS.
There is a problem with the screen brightness function keys [1] but
there is a workaround and a fix has been released.
The only other problem I have had is with the SD card reader [2] but
again the workaround works.

It is based on a Clevo laptop and reports itself as a
W240EU/W250EUQ/W270EUQ.  I believe that the System76 machines are also
based on Clevo units.


[0] http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/genesisIV/
[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/linux/+bug/806032
[2] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/udisks/+bug/971876

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