[svlug] Suggestions for a Linux laptop?
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Fri Mar 21 21:00:34 PST 2008
On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 9:45 PM, James Sparenberg <james at linuxrebel.org> wrote:
> One thing I noticed the video chip on one of them is a 915GM from Intel.
> Surely there must be a way to expand resolution when going to a screen that
> has a higher ability.
We ran across this situation at last Cabal. It seems you need a
package 915resolution to adjust the screen res.
It's in the debian and ubuntu repositories.
> On Wednesday 19 March 2008 19:54:37 Akkana Peck wrote:
> > James Sparenberg writes:
> > > The ultimate in light and cheap would be the EeePC from Asus. It can run
> > > OOo and it does output to a larger CRT monitor/LCD monitor/projector.
> > I've been told (by an Eee owner, but he had only had it a few days)
> > that although it will send a signal to a projector, it will only
> > send native resolution (800x480). But I've heard other people claim
> > otherwise. Anyone with firsthand experience either way?
> > Aside from that it looks like a terrific machine. MicroCenter has one
> > on display, though you often have to wait in line to play with it.
> > > I've seen it convert 3 diehard windows people in my office
> > I know several Windows users who rave about their Eees.
> > It's definitely converting some people to Linux, or at least to
> > the realization that you can do a lot without needing Windows.
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