Sounds like you have an idea of where you want to go. That's a huge head-start.
Welcome n' shit.
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Congrats lucid! you have been talking about this for a while (jelous of the RAM)Thanks! I know, I never thought I'd get a laptop with that much RAM. When I first bought the thing I had planned on eventually installing more RAM since it would be cheap, instead of spending an extra 2 or 3 hundred dollars on a laptop that came with more. Turns out, I didn't need to do either. I can't believe it still. That site DEFINITELY said 4gb mem. Amazing.
You'd be surprised how often connectivity issues just... work themselves out btw.
Congrats Lucid, I know how much this means to youHehe I edited after you posted.You and I just can't help it with the edit button it seems. Yes, I'm fairly confident that it's mostly isolated to Debian flavors. Shit, maybe it's even isolated to just Kali. I've seen that happen before. I'll find out for sure tommorrow. I remember when I first got my Asus I had the same damn problem. One day, it just simply went away. I still to this day have no clue why that was happening, or why the problem magically fixed itself.
Drivers are a strange thing.
EDIT: Also, I should thank you again proxx. Your advice is what most helped me find this gem. I'll be sure to treat it right in your honor
It, in this case, is a Lenovo T420s. It's sleeker then I imagined, and so far it seems oh so perfect. Well I'll just post teh specs:
It only cost around $400, and on the website it said it only had 4gb of RAM. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that it has double that! This thing was $200 less then my Asus which many of you have been hearing so much about, and it has double the RAM and a faster processor. Not to mention the fact that it's a Lenovo, so it's solid. I think my favorite part about it is that the network chipsets are all Intel. No fucking Realtek or Broadcom. Honestly didn't think that was possible. I checked online before placing the order, it's been confirmed that this laptop is quite linux compatible as per this link: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201102-7326/
Sure that's just Ubuntu but it is obviously linux compatible. One thing I did observe however, is that when I fire up a live Kali usb on it(Ihaven't installed a real *nix on it yet) it frequently disconnects from the internet and then reconnects within a few seconds. I am not entirely worried about it however. I've experienced problems like this before with NetworkManager as well as wicd. So I expect that when I install Linux on it and just use netctl or wpa_supplicant to connect that it'll do just fine. I hope so at least...
It came installed with Windows 7 professional, but I intend to wipe that completely in favor of linux. No dual-boot since I already have another laptop with a dual-boot. I'm thinking Slackware since I also already have an Arch box.
EDIT: Eh, unfortunately it seems that there has been a fair few who experience the same disconnect problem with the same wifi card. Bummer, however I'm still not all that worried. Seems just about everyone is running some Debian flavor, and almost all of these people are using Wicd or NetworkManager. I hate both these utilities and don't intend on using them. I'm hoping the issue won't be there when I install Slackware and use netctl. If it does persist, there's sure to be a patch out there I can use. I won't let a little wifi trouble get in the way. This laptop is too badass.
« on: April 09, 2014, 03:49:13 am »
For those of you Arch users they've pushed out the fixed openssl.
None of you guys even bothered to recognize the sheer talent that it takes to be able to execute BBcode ninjary such as that. You shouldn't be so rude to someone of his standing. I can only look at his post in awe and fear of such tremendous poise and intellect.
You sir, BBcode ninja, I welcome you to the highest ranks of our forum. It's been 10,000 years since someone such as yourself has graced us with your presence. Perhaps it is finally here.... the return of the one.
« on: April 06, 2014, 03:10:22 am »
That's what those links under your profile on the top right are for.
Sounds to me like your BIOS might be infected, if you say you reinstalled and the virus still persists. Unfortunately for you all I'm going to tell you is learn how to use linux. You won't have silly problems like this. I'm not all that skilled at advanced malware diagnosis and removal. Don't use Windows enough to know about all that.
Welcome to EZ.Hhahahahaha I don't think I've ever seen you joke like that Deque.
Damn, computers are so sensitive.
Glad you got your problem solved. I'm quite the novice when it comes to hardware tinkering, and I'm afraid that poking around too much in there will fuck it up. Since this is a rather nice laptop(screen issues notwithstanding) I'm hoping that I can keep it working. Once I get my Lenovo then I'll have two nice laptops. That's the idea anyway. Guess I just have to grow some balls and open this bitch up
I'd just like to update here that for the past three days I've been using this laptop quite a bit, and there has been literally zero incident. Which actually kind of sucks because I'm sure the problem didn't just disappear(although I'm hoping as hard as I can that it did), and when I finally let my guard down the problem is going to come back full force.
I'm fairly confident that the problem is not that my video card is just fucked, and that it's a loose solder or something along those lines. If it is a problem with a surface mount chip, loose solder connection, or whatever, is it normal for the problem to go away for days at a time? Maybe the good lord of darkness saw fit to smile down upon me and just this once, make my problems just go away....
But I doubt it.