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Linux and Alienware 18

nymira

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For the people who enjoy the linux enviroment.
I now have a dual boot win 7-PCLinuxOS AW-18 laptop.
The PCLinuxOS distro installed from a DVD or USB with no problems and everything worked out of the box.
Including-sound-wifi-and video.

I thought i would share this with the AW club,for us linux folks.;)

check out the link here http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,126892.0.html
 

Schrade

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Do you have hardware monitoring of any kind for Windows and for Linux?

My M17 seems to run HOTTER in 10.04 LTS, that in W7 RTM. (at least I think so, since the fans are running way more with 10.04 booted)

Should be the other way around...

???
 

nymira

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What video gpu are you using,im using a Nvidia chipset and i use the nvidia control panel to monitor the temp in linux

for windows there are apps availiable for temp even from nvidia themselves.
 
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Schrade

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What video gpu are you using,im using a Nvidia chipset and i use the nvidia control panel to monitor the temp in linux

for windows there are apps availiable for temp even from nvidia themselves.

ATI M R HD 3870 chip(s). Is that a problematic chipset?

Found a few web posts hinting that that could be the problem with running Linux on AW- not using correct driver module for graphics [FGLRX]...

You thinking the same thing there NY???

Haven't found anything besides.....................
 

nymira

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ATI M R HD 3870 chip(s). Is that a problematic chipset?

Found a few web posts hinting that that could be the problem with running Linux on AW- not using correct driver module for graphics [FGLRX]...

You thinking the same thing there NY???

Haven't found anything besides.....................

i dont think you need to worry,my other laptop runs an ati chipset in linux and and its fine.
and no ATI M R HD 3870 is not a bad chipset,for the price we pay for AW they wont build crap.:D
 
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