[PD] laptop for pd/gem

Martin Eckart imartron at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 18:20:24 CEST 2010

I have the a8js and it's great for ubuntu/pd/Gem.  I'd say the driver
killer is a pretty isolated incident and that you'll have a better time
getting a laptop with an nvidia chip.  If you liked the A8Js then maybe
it's time to get another ASUS?


On Thu, 2010-08-26 at 15:06 +0200, pierre wrote:
> Hi all
> I'm in the way to buy a laptop theses days and would know if someone could give me a good advice,
> I need to install a debian (or ubuntu) system on it.
> I'll use the laptop for audio/video liveshows with pd/gem, with many GEM objects so a good graphic card is needed
> I have a max ~900euros  budget.
> Short story :
> Some years ago a bought an asus a8js with 7700Go nvidia graphic card,
> very good performances and linux friendly, worked perfectly with all debian/ubuntu distros I've used and I've done a lot of lives and works with it...
> BUT !
> This card have burned and damaged all my motherboard ! This is due to a very bad graphic nvidia (proprietary) driver, explanations here :
> http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/warning-nvidia-19675-drivers-can-kill-your-graphics-card/7551
> Now a lots of laptop are shipped with ATI cards, so my questions are :
> - are ATI cards goods for pd/gem users ?
> - is someone here have any advice on a good laptop for pd/gem use
> Thanks in advance for any comment/ideas,
> pierre
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