[PD] laptop linux

Ed Kelly morph_2016 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Nov 17 01:40:41 CET 2005

Hi Daniel,
  My problem was not really with problems running PD on an 'M', but with performance. I had an Athlon XP 2600 desktop which died. I borrowed some money, bought a Pentium M laptop (and anyway, I don't have a car, so I can do more gigs with this). It's supposed to do something like twice as many instructions per clock, partly due to bigger cache memory on the cpu, so I thought equivalent to a 3GHz P4, but the version of Linux I am using makes it a P3 at the raw clock speed (1.6GHz)... and that is a drag (although my optimistic developer self says "why don't you write more efficient patches") which I will. But.. I will persevere, and test the advice of Frank, Tim and Yves who say that this is a good computer, and "can do".
  If it is not, I will sell to a stupid stock-market city trader, and damn the interest rates going up!
  But now...I will sleep!

  daniel kosenko <zvuk at linuxmail.org> wrote:
  hi list

im on pentium M (855) too on demudi. no problems so far (unless i really want them). 
and when gfx acceleration is not done in CPU, a good GPU is always a better investment.

best regards
daniel .

----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Barknecht" 
To: pd-list at iem.at
Subject: Re: [PD] laptop linux
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 20:51:47 +0100

> Hallo,
> Ed Kelly hat gesagt: // Ed Kelly wrote:
> > This is kind of embarrasing, and [ot] - I should have trusted my
> > instincts rather than the web...(but which bit?)
> >
> > DON'T buy a Pentium M if you want to run PD under Linux (As I do).
> > If you want a Pentium III (3) you can get one cheaper, but Pentium
> > M under Linux is Pentium 3.
> >
> > I thought it would be nice if newbies could search and find
> > this...to avoid my mistake, and I should know better!
> >
> > Anyone want to buy a pentium M? No graphics accelleration? I am a
> > certified fool!...
> Huh? What does all that mean?
> I run a Pentium M 750 with great success under Linux and Pd. I think,
> it is a formidable platform. Oh, and graphics acceleration is not done
> in the CPU anyway.
> Ciao
> --
> Frank Barknecht _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__
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