[Cialug] Re: Slightly OT: AMD-V enabled laptops

Tim Wilson tim_linux at wilson-home.com
Wed Oct 31 21:19:02 CDT 2007

Thanks for the info.  I'd heard bad things about Toshiba laptops.  I've had
pretty good luck with HP, and that's what I'm probably going to go with.
But, it's good to have confirmation that the Turion processors do support
hardware virtualization.

On 10/31/07, Nathan Stien <nathanism at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/31/07, Tim Wilson <tim_linux at wilson-home.com> wrote:
> > My question is, does anyone know definitively if the Turion supports
> > technology?
> I have two laptops with Turion x2s that both do hardware
> virtualization, which I have verified by running Win XP under kvm.
> <rant>
> But I'll warn ye, stay away from the Toshiba Satellite A215-S7437.  We
> just got one for my girlfriend the other day at Best Buy, and I've had
> no end of trouble getting stuff to work in Ubuntu Gutsy.
> It has a sticker on the outside that says "Realtek Wireless", but the
> driver from support.toshiba.com says Atheros and is Vista-only (so no
> ndiswrapper).  The PCI ID it reports under lspci turns up pretty much
> nothing on google.  "Unknown device".  Madwifi does not recognize it.
> I have considered trying to force the PCI ID into the source and
> rebuilding, if I get sufficiently desperate.
> The sound (SBx00 Azalia) doesn't work either, but I still have a
> couple things to try (such as trying latest alsa from source, blah).
> Suspend to RAM and hibernate do not work.  Crashville.  Sometimes the
> machine just stalls while I'm typing in a terminal and stays hung for
> minutes.  I've found that tapping the power button can sometimes wake
> it from its coma.
> I get a lot of odd dmesg spam about APIC errors.  I've been using
> irqpoll and noapic as kernel boot parameters, and this has cut it down
> a bit.  But the thing is still fairly flaky.
> </rant>
> The video is ATI X1200, which works well enough under ATI's
> proprietary driver.  That was a bright spot at least.
> Anyways, I mainly just had to vent my linux rage at a crowd who would
> know what I was talking about.   ;-)
> - Nathan
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