Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 5th Nov 2004 01:55 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems San Jose-based sent us one of their best-selling laptops, the LC2430. We've used it for more than a month with four different distributions and here's what we think about it.
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"linux certified" - yeah, right!
by anon et. al on Fri 5th Nov 2004 16:23 UTC

How can a laptop without proper ACPI support get sold as "Linux certified"?

The main reason someone would buy a laptop from is that features that does'nt work elsewere, actually _work_! ACPI-sleep is a great example of such a feature. I run Linux on a compaq EVO - and yes, it's always able to get out off acpi-sleep, however somtimes, the graphics adapter gets confused after waking up. The *big* issue (as documented in recent kernels") is that graphics cards normally require a properitary piece of code to get out of sleep (properly).

I would EXPECT that someone selling "linux-certified" laptops actually dug up the documentation and wrote the necessary pieces of code. I guess these lazy-ass, guys are only interested in profiting on the linux hype.

Hell, even my old CPQ seems to be more certified than this crap.

BTW, does anyone have any experiences with HP's new Linux laptop?