[LAU] questions about 'LENOVO 3000 N100'
peter.c.finnegan at comcast.net
Sat Aug 18 16:36:50 EDT 2007
On Sat, 2007-08-18 at 14:51 +0200, Dragan Noveski wrote:
> Peter Finnegan wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-08-17 at 17:20 +0200, Dragan Noveski wrote:
> >> hi list,
> >> finally i got to the point to convince my girlfriend to switch from win
> >> to linux, so i am looking now in the internet for a good-price-laptop
> >> for her.
> >> since i am on ibm here and very happy with this, we are looking now for
> >> 'lenovo 3000 n100' here:
> >> http://www.notebooksbilliger.de/product_info.php/lenovo_3000_n100_megaaktion_1024mb
> >> (sorry the link is in german).
> >> so the question i have is first about the processor:
> >> Intel Core™ Duo für Mobile
> >> T2450 2x 2,0 GHz
> > I have a Lenovo Thinkpad z61m (the bigger brother to the 3000 series)
> > running a core 2 duo. I have tried fedora and ubuntu, and both have
> > multi-processor support in their default kernels. The Core Duo runs
> > only in 32 bit mode, whereas the Core 2 duo can run 64 bits. You should
> > not have to do anything to get the processor working.
> >> does anyone can recommend this processor or is there someone who could
> >> say "don't get that!"
> >> i have a celeronM here and that works pretty good for me, but i do not
> >> have any experience in setting up linux for dual-technologies.
> >> another question is about the hd:
> >> there is not specified which hd is build in, but it only makes 5400rpm.
> >> should we expect any problems on a hd with that speed?
> > For day to day tasks it should work fine. I do stereo recording and
> > edit home movies with my built in drive (also 5400 rpm), and I haven't
> > had any problems.
> >> so in generally i would go for some hardware, where we can get ubuntu or
> >> sth similar installed, without too much problems. in the end the machine
> >> should be used for multimedia and some networking.
> >> i am really looking forward for some answers on this!
> >> cheers,
> >> doc
> > It looks like the 3000 series use intel video, which should work without
> > a hitch. Ubuntu handles the ipw3945 "out of the box".
> > PF
> hi peter and very much thanks for the response.
> listening to you, the things about n3000 does not sounds so bad!
> do you have any idea about the firewire problems, joshua wrote?
> i think that intel video and ipw3964 should be fine...
>From my experience with my thinkpad, firewire generally works fine. I
discovered that to get a clean sound with my presonus firebox, I had to
turn off the wireless radio, as they shared the same irq interrupt. I
have had no problems capturing video from my camcorder.
I do not know if the 3000 series have the same firewire chipset (Texas
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