My Laptop XIRIOS W701Public feed posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2012 by Alex
The Laptop with closed Lid on my Table.
I got a new Laatp for the my new Job. My old . I ordnerd i on mysn.de and it’s one of the best devices ever hold in hand ever. I have this one now for a while and I’m almost happy with it. Even with some bad start problems.
I did choose this one cause it’s fitting exactly to my work. The Order took around 5 weeks because the screen wasn’t on stock.
A little bit about the Devices:
It’s a XIRIOS W701 mobile Workstation and runs with:
- Intel I7 2820QM (2.30 Ghz) 8MB L3 Cache
- 8GB of Ram SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM 1333MHz
- AMD Readon 6900M Graphicard with 2048 Mb GDDR 5 Ram.
- 2x USB 2.0,2x USB 3.0 , 1 x eSATA,
- Non-Glare with LED 43,9cm (17.3″)
- 128 GB SSD, M4-CT128M4SSD2
- An addition HDD slot.
(The Left side, backside and the right side)
One great think compare to a lot of other laptop is that the DVI and HDMI are not blocking each other. So i’m able to plug in two monitors.
Before i come to the Linux part, the Bios did some nasty stuff .
For the fist month i was annoyd everyday by a to load fan! The Graficcard Fan start to drill all day long, without any reason. No real use of the Gcard made it loader then everythink else in the room.
I updated the Bios then and it did become better, but just so much. The ACPI sensor was bugged then as well, it detected a temperature of 100 C and so both fan start to run on max. This happen just time to time, but was also very annoying as well.
I found (lucky) that the maintainer push short after a new Bios-update out! This fix everything!
(My current desktop, Gentoo Gnome 2.30.2 and Linux kernel 3.2.1-gentoo)
The Linux driver support is quite good. The network driver was a little bit a problem in the beginning. I wasn’t able to use the jme driver stable before Linux 3.0.
To made the Wifi sys-kernel/linux-firmware are needed. Else the fn-keys can’t activaed the Wifi and the devices will not appear.
Intel Advanced-N 6230 iwlwifi
One mayor problem is the Suspend to Ram – it works very unstable. With the 3.2 it has become quite workable, but after every suspend, the xserver is blackout. I have to plugin a other monitor or using Ctrl + alt + Backspace to reset it.
More another time.
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