kcmanny at gmail.com
Sat Feb 19 15:58:19 UTC 2005
Cool! Thanks for the help. Well, more than likely I'll bounce back in
here if I have anymore questions or need some assistance on getting
this notebook configured properly. I appreciate the heads up on the
wireless piece and I'll let you know how that goes. As for the ATI,
I've been to several forums and so far everyone says that they've had
no issues with ATI on FC3.
I did see the eMachines one, and you're right they are the same like
HP and Compaq. But the only difference was that the Gateway has more
of the complete package that I'm looking for.
Oh! One last thing that I did forget to ask you. Do you have it
config'd for dual-boot as well? If so, did you have any problems with
the install? And is there any special things that I'll need to do
during the install?
On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 02:31:47 -0600, Jonathan Berry <berryja at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 02:09:55 -0600, Emmanuel Mejias <kcmanny at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm looking to replace my desktop with the Gateway 7422GX. Here are the specs.
> > AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 1600MHz system bus with HyperTransport
> > Technology, 1.0GB PC2700 DDR, 64MB ATI Mobility RADEON 9550/9600,
> > built-in wireless LAN with 125HMS technology. DVD+ - RW/CD-RW
> Not bad :). I've definitely replaced my desktop with my laptop :).
> Looks like a similarly configured Compaq is going to run you about the
> same. The Radeon 9550 is going to be a little better card for 3D in
> Windows than the 440Go in the Compaq, but I don't know where ATi's
> Linux support is, especially when it comes to 64-bit. General 2D
> should work fine in either case with open-source drivers. The
> wireless may be an interesting experience. Any idea what chipset it
> is? If it is Broadcom (BCM4306), you can use ndiswrapper with the
> 64-bit Windows drivers. The page I found didn't say, but it also
> didn't say anything about the 125 HMS. It's a K8T800 chipset mboard,
> so it's different from my nForce3, but I think it should work fine. I
> have a VIA K8*800 based desktop at work and SuSE 9.0 x86_64 works just
> fine on it. eMachines is another choice for AMD64 laptops (I think
> they are basically Gateway now, though, like Compaq is HP). My choice
> was between the Compaq and the eMachine (which had an ATi card) and I
> opted for the Compaq with the nVidia 440Go. Another plus is that I
> got to customize my laptop.
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