[ltp] T41 opinions please
Mon, 10 May 2010 16:15:42 +0300
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On Sun, May 09, 2010 at 09:52:50AM -0700, Jay Brooks wrote:
> T41 had a graphics chip overheat issue. Not a big deal if you add a
> heatsink to it. Would I buy one ... no. Its a old system and the
> radion 7500 m has the worst support in linux. I have a t30 and it uses
> the same gpu.
Interesting you say that. I had a T42 with Radeon Mobility 7500, which
had working 3D accel years ago with the open-source driver. My main
issue was that the 3D engine was limited to 2048x2048 textures, which
meant no Compiz on a dual-head 1024x768 + 1280x1024 screen.
There were two problems with my T42:
* USB 2.0 didn't work. I could plug in any USB 1.0 device and it was
fine, but USB 2.0 stopped working at some point. I suspect a
badly-made no-name USB-to-IrDA dongle that made the machine reset as
soon as I plugged it in.
* the machine died soon after I gave it away to a coworker. I'm not
sure what happened there -- hairline crack in the motherboard?
something with the video card? IIRC flexing the bevel even slightly
caused garbage to appear on the screen and the machine froze up.
I code in vi because I don't want to learn another OS. :)
-- Robert Love
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