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Re: AROS hardware info page

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I am using a stock Icaros Desktop 2.1 install, connecting via DHCP and WPA2

I'll try getting the nightly as you suggest and update as soon as possible

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Which version of Aros do you use ? Do you try with static IP, DNS and gateway ?

I use my WG111v3 with Icaros 2.2 Beta i386 and the last realtek8180.device from aros nighty i386, it's working with static IP and WPA2

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Re: AROS hardware info page

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Status update for the Elitebook ... I was able to get a NetGear WG111V3 but no luck. I can scan the wifi networks but there's no way to restart the bsdsocket stack / connect to the network. Insisting only calls for a visit of the GURU for a privilege violation (realtek8180.device).

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As for the Elitebook ... the Atheros cards from the Aspire ZG5s will not fit. The slot is half size. Having an MXM GPU card, it could be possible to swap the FirePro for a Quadro, but I doubt we would move away from VESA. Given I tend to stay away from nvidia and undocumented hardware, graphics will stay as is. Audio works. I will try to find a supported USB wifi dongle and report as soon as possible.

Sorry for the spammy thread, but I think it is useful to share experiences of (actually tested in person) hardware configurations

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Finally, the D820(s) work without issues (around 90-100 FPS on tunnel), cannot understand the difference for seemingly identical hardware.

If statistics count, I'd get the D820 as winner for the reference machine in the cheap, supported and expandable hardware with few surprises category.


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A second D530, native T7300 is much more temperamental: Wi-Fi is spotty and often it fails to restart the network stack (funnily, it detects the available networks correctly). Graphics wise, eglgears says it's using the gallium driver but Tunnel only reports 50 FPS. Again, WUXGA. Screen resolution switching and audio work as expected

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Reference OS: Icaros Desktop 2.1
The D830 has a T7600 (updated from a T2300, also working fine). Crestline Graphics, confirmed to be GM965. Mesa demos work. Taking Tunnel as a reference, it reports 115 FPS in its default window size . Screen switching, Audio, Wifi working (with Atheros 5K, writing on it right now). The updated panel, a WUXGA runs fine. Resolution switching is working too.

What to know:
- updating the LCD is quite easy if you get the WXGA or WSXGA+. you disassemble the front bezel, unscrew the panel, disconnect the old display and connect the new one. Job done.
- updating the CPU, if you get the Core Duo version, is painful. you have to disassemble the entire chassis as the CPU is located in the upper right corner of the motherboard but it's covered by a copper pipe connected to the fan. Is it worth it? Yes. Definitely. you get a 64 bit dual core CPU on a BIOS based machine: you can play with Aros 64 SMP too (warning: it's not ready for prime time)

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I think the only GMA X3x00 is the Elitebook, which running VESA does not support resolution switching under AROS yet.

The D530 came with a Core Duo, that I replaced with a Core 2 Duo. Out of 4 GB, it was only able to see 3.1 but this due to Icaros being 32Bit.

The D820 is definitely a 945GM. I actually have 2 of these babies. One had the LCD and CPU upgraded, the second came with a Core 2 Duo already.

Seem to remember that Crestline is 965GM (correct me if I am wrong). I also remember it was able to see a couple hundreds megabytes more than the D820.

This evening I will send better specs and BOM for the upgrades, as well as Confirmation for the 3D capabilities (if I left the mesa demos around).

Reason to prefer the D820/D830 over the D520/D530:
Wide screen, higher resolution. Both series have replaceable HD trays which come handy if you want to have an HD with AROS and one with Win/Lin

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IridiumFX: VESA is very boring. I'm supprised all the other laptops you mention run native gfx. Did not know that Intel GMA X3100 was supported native. I guess it might not work with hardware 3D? Have you tried Quake III or simelar. You could even go to extras:demos/mesa/ to test 3D accelleration.
Is D830 real 64-bit? My D520 is not 64-bit.

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Re: AROS hardware info page

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Here running native on:
Dell Latitute D820, D830
I gave away to my brother a fully working D530

the D820 had the display panel updated to 1920x1200 from 1650x1050
the D830 has a slightly updated chipset (crestline) and I updated the panel from 1280x800 to 1920x1200 too. Aros with thinpaz/xen on a WUXGA display is an absolute beauty

graphics acceleration supported on all of them.
for the wifi ... Atheros a5K

now the beast ... I tested Aros 64 SMP on an HP EliteBook 8560w mobile workstation with FirePro and sandy bridge quad i7. It works too (VESA) but I did not bother getting a wifi card. As soon as I find my USB test pen, Icaros powered, I will report about that one too (which is perfect as dev testbed).

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I have a page that been for supported AROS laptops but today I figured I make some info about AROS hardware in general.
With AROS 64 smp progresing I wanted to make a computer special for that version. I had a mobo lying around so I looked at the socket and got an Intel Q6600 quad core to fit in there. They cost like 10£ on ebay. I also had some atheros wifi cards lying around so I just needed an adapter to fit in the micro pci-express slots on the mobo. Also had supported Nvidia GF6200 so I can run native GFX. Tried Quake III and it ran way!!! fast (abi v.0). Can also report that AROS smp boot fine with native gfx but had problems with networking and sound. As most know AROS smp is alpha state.

If you run latest Icaros desktop everything will fly!

Have a look here for info about hardware.

https://sites.google.com/site/arosaspireone/about-aspire-one

Rendring demo running native with Q6600 AROS smp.
You can also see native resolutions to select from my Nvidia GF6200 card.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye2S_vnYpLU&feature=youtu.be



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Re: Aros 64

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When / if you have time, since you have the Ryzen setup, could you confirm wether or not it boots AROS native? If successful, please share the full bill of materials. that would truly help more people get onboard.

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Re: A week in AROS...

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Thanks for taking over the weekly update bulletin. That's actually the main reason why I am here (lurking)

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