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I am looking for a good laptop that icaros supports 100% including WiFi! Does anybody know of a laptop that I can buy in eBay that works with icaros, even the new coming version 2.0 that supports WiFi?

Thanks in advance!
amigamia

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xboxown wrote:

I am looking for a good laptop that icaros supports 100% including WiFi! Does anybody know of a laptop that I can buy in eBay that works with icaros, even the new coming version 2.0 that supports WiFi?

Thanks in advance!


I don't know how current this is but take a look at this page: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Aros/Pla...System_HCL

Looks like the Satellite A200 may satisfy all components, including WiFi.
amigamia
Or

Aspire One
AOA110 (A110) (ZG5)
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@xboxown
In addition to what amigamiga suggested, be aware that even in the same model range, revisions of chips might have changed. Especially for wireless sometimes even the brand of used chips changed.

So, even though it seems you obtain the same hardware, (in the worst case scenario) things might differ that causes things to fail for AROS.

Best would be to to choose a laptop model that you can replace the wifi card or alternatively take into account having to add f.e. an wifi usb adapter as backup solution.

aspireos.com page here has some more info.

Alternatively you can peek at phoenikonsole's shop (or buy from). here is an example.
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THANK YOU GUYS ALL FOR EVERYTHING!! This is exactly what I need!! I do not care if the screen size is only 8" and the hardware is way outdated I just do not have the space anymore for a my AROS tower PC nor do I wish to be again upstairs in my bedroom to use it.

I really like to have the convenience to go anywhere to use it, heck I even like to watch movies on that machine on the bus and the small size 8" is perfect portability for that!

Now the only problem is finding the hardware! THANK YOU GUYS! I am going to use AROS 2.0 as my Amiga alternative :D AROS 2.0 is what AmigaOS 4.1 should have being, an x86 Amiga!

THANKS again guys for everything!
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I was wondering if anyone has tried one of the new HP Stream 11" laptops with ICAROS or any other AROS flavor... at $199.00, it seems like a good little AROS machine... Now, I am a complete AROS/ICAROS newbie... I am just starting to figure things out, so I don't know if the hardware in the laptop is compatible... Has anyone tried this?
amigamia

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slygon wrote:

I was wondering if anyone has tried one of the new HP Stream 11" laptops with ICAROS or any other AROS flavor... at $199.00, it seems like a good little AROS machine... Now, I am a complete AROS/ICAROS newbie... I am just starting to figure things out, so I don't know if the hardware in the laptop is compatible... Has anyone tried this?


It looks like a nifty little laptop but I think the video will only run in VESA mode since it is an Intel HD integrated type. I can't find what type of wireless and Ethernet card it has but those are your most important things to take in consideration IMO. A computer without network support is as good as doorstop in the modern era. You could always run Aros/Icaros in VIrtual Box/VMWare Player/Qemu on top of Windows/Linux and still have a great laptop on your hands.
amigamia
And by the way.. Welcome to AROS World! ;)

Ask/Post in here until your fingers hurt from typing :D
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Thanks!

I run Icaros in VMWare on my current laptop now... it works fine... but I would really like something native... just for fun!

I can't find what wireless it has either... It doesn't have a wired network card in it... I will keep digging on that one!

As for video, that was something I wasn't sure on... AROS/ICAROS doesn't support the Intel integrated video natively?

Thanks again!
amigamia
If you find out what kind of Intel video card it has, you can see if it is listed here

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Aros/Pla...86_support

There seems to be some Intel 2D and 3D support but doesn't state which type. It only says:

  • Intel 2D and 3D. 2D for many netbooks and motherboards. 3D for a few early netbooks and motherboards
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modern intel graphics chipsets are (currently) not supported.

Some other concerns about that specific laptop:
- Only a few wireless chipsets are supported. Even revision changes can cause AROS to fail. If you can replace the wireless card then ok, otherwise i would leave the laptop alone. Also because you say it has no wired connection.
- AROS seems to have problems with certain SSD setups, current status: unknown what causes it.
- The webcam will not work without writing a driver for it.

That's all i could think of atm.

fwiw: especially searching for a laptop that is 100% supported by AROS is a pita, and would probably end up in something like an older model eeepc or a netbook that has similar hardware.
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