laptop - any suggestions for a friend of mine?

Erik Bågfors zindar at
Thu Jun 23 06:36:50 UTC 2005

> I use a Dell Latitude D610, which is the current version of D600.
> I cannot recommend it totally: Although ubuntu installed correctly and
> recognized all the important hardware the default kernel does _not_
> run stable on this machine (frequent lock-up where everything stops,
> no logs or error messages are generated, and only a hard reset helps).
> Upgrading to the latest kernel from breezy (2.6.12-1-686) made the
> system usable, but it still locks up now and again.
> Thus, although D610 is a very fine notebook it's not ideal for use
> with the current ubuntu version.

A wild guess. I don't know what kind of graphics card you have in that
laptop.  But try to turn hardware acceleration off.  I've had that
help other distributions on laptops before.


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