Most of these threads I've come across are over a year old, so I was hoping to get an updated perspective, especially with that new round of thinkpads seemingly disappointing a lot of people (trackpad is garbage, rumors of issues with newer dual band intel wireless chips, etc..).
I currently have a T420, which is a fantastic linux machine, but since then I've moved to Gentoo as the daily driver and am doing a lot of compiled development for work. I'm looking for excellent linux support out-of-the-box, a fast wireless chip, decent trackpad, newer-gen i7, and a price-tag that doesn't break the bank (ideally < $800). I have a couple SSDs and some laptop memory already, so I could save a few bucks there since I can replace a mechanical drive.
I was looking at a lenovo E540, but the trackpad and wireless chip are scaring me away. I also couldn't care less about touchscreen.
What do you guys think?submitted by TophatsArePreferred
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Me and a friend are developing a game, but his laptop broke and he doesn't have any money to repair it. We want to continue working, so he's working on an older computer with an integrated graphics card, and glxinfo tells me the opengl version is 1.4.
Since we use OpenGL shaders, this is way too old to be usable.
So my question is if there is either a way to install OpenGL version 3.0/4.0 driver for the integrated graphics card (lspci says it's a Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)), or if he can run the game on my computer and have it stream to his computer so he can test it and work on it. (it shouldn't involve taking control of my whole computer, since I need to work on it at the same time).submitted by StelarCF
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I recently switched from debian to fedora and I did encounter this problem when I want to ssh into my ubuntu server instance hosted by amazon:
ssh: connect to host xxxxxxx port 22: Connection timed out
I am a total newb and I understand that I maybe need to whitelist my servers IP on this machine but I have no clue how to achive this.
Thanks in advancesubmitted by agagagi
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Have you come across the problem where the laptop brightness adjustment happens in multiple steps?
Most laptops seem to exhibit this kind of behavior at least under Debian-based distros. It seems that there is multiple listeners to the adjustment event and they all perform the change.
There are some workarounds, but this mess really should be sorted out some day.submitted by jones_supa
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how close can a desktop environment get to OSX before apple kicks up a fuss.
aside from a long dark period in which mission-control had compulsory app-bundles - I think its' the best 'window-manager' out there now - the way it handles 'expose' with a desktop overview with horizontal arrangement, and the way it handles multiple monitors (independent fullscreen apps and desktop list, ability to drag desktops between them..) .. its' a shame apple got there first. Gnome shell gives me vertigo, and I've gone off unity.
how much of this can be replicated exactly in linux? ( I haven't tried gnome shell or unity lately, I've been using XFWM mostly).
is it possible for an environment to have options to behave exactly like OSX , just not configured by default?
Using a mac laptop, expose is far from a gimmick, because you can read the small print on a retina display. It lets a given physical area of pixels (and hence electricity to illuminate them) punch above its weight.submitted by dobkeratops
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