laptop - any suggestions for a friend of mine?

Charles Yao yaocharlesc at
Thu Jun 23 06:47:00 UTC 2005

I did not have anyproblems with our Dell2650, except that when I put
an lcd projector it does not display properly at all. However, our HP
notebooks run Ubuntu and they absolutly have no problem running it at
all. I guess Dell is a little harder to use linux ith than HP's.

On 6/23/05, Erik Bågfors <zindar at> wrote:
> > 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.
> /Erik
> --
> ubuntu-users mailing list
> ubuntu-users at

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list