What is you computer model, does it work with the OS

Here you can post about your various experiences with PC hardware. You can also post about hardware that is not compatible with the linux kernel or not recommended for use with Porteus.
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Re: What is you computer model, does it work with the OS

Post#16 by francois » 13 Aug 2011, 18:17

Thanks. This is a very good report :D
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Post#17 by tikbalang » 16 Aug 2011, 15:32

1) p3 1133ghz, 512mb ram
2) porteus v1.0 32bit
3) 3Com 3C905B-TX Fast EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI Adapter, nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64 3D Accelerator
4) no link
5) this is my main pc at home, multi-boots winxp, small linux distros. used for internet, retro gaming and some multimedia. porteus, slitaz, pmagic and similar linux are installed on an SD cards with a usb adapter for portable computing. sdcards are also used on other devices so i have to stick with fat32. i have other computers which i also enjoy using but this one runs DOS with audio.

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i prefer portable computing, literally.

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Re: What is you computer model, does it work with the OS

Post#18 by francois » 21 Aug 2011, 13:02

This photo of yours is an elegant and very convincing demonstration of portability. :Bravo:

Posted after 2 days 9 hours 51 minute 44 seconds:
This post is needed since Porteus v 1.0 came out. Everything worked more than fine with porteus v.0.9 32-bit, the only version available at the time. See the above post on hp pavilion 2713ca laptop.

1) hp pavilion 2713ca
2) remix09 32bit
3) Graphic card and wifi card as provided by lspci are:
root@slax:~# lspci
...
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C67 [GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M] (rev a2)
...
...
04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03)
root@slax:~#
4) Specifications can be found in the following link:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/docu ... ct=3650146

Porteus v 1.0 64 bit is really a nice OS. The tools provided are a great improvement over the v 0.9 32-bit edition. However, in terms of compatibility it does not match v 0.9 32-bit edition for my laptop. The problems are :
1) the wifi is no more functioning for the BCM4328:
faq.php?sid=4adaba6866066aed4fc974312a39c3f0
2) I have been yet not able to get printing to work for my brother hl2170w, although beny has achieved to do it with its brother printer:
http://porteus.org/forum/viewtopic.php? ... 8&start=10

Gusterrapolis printmodule was really a great universal solution under slax. However, this module is no more compatible under porteus v 1.0:
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=632

However, I should add that printing problems should not be an issue for hp printers. Blablotin came out with a solution for its HP Deskjet 930C:
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=632
In my case with a hplaserjet 3030, I managed to function with ponce's compat drivers from 32-bit under 64-bit and the 32-bit hplip module. Here is wread's solution thru hplip for the 32-bit version and ponce's compat libraries:
faq.php?sid=4adaba6866066aed4fc974312a39c3f0
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=134
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