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LG E500 JAP30

Miguel Gil Martínez

miguelgilmartinez _at_ gmail.com

Introduction

Works with Kubuntu 9.10
Bad laptop. Noisy, hardware unstable and built in weak plastics. Touchpad multitouch. Average quality screen. Two hours battery long.

Specifications

LG E500 JAP30
Intel Core2 Duo T5500
15“
2 Gb
250 Gb 5400
DVD SuperMulti Tray
ATI 2400HD
WIFI b/g, Ethernet Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes If you hace troubles with 'old' Linux Kernels (Ubuntu 8.04) then ACPI=off or disable multicore
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYesDid not work with old Ubuntu Releases (8.04)
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraYes

Notes

Every device works fine in Kubuntu 9.10. ATI drivers (9.12) are not stable enough. Liquid cooling system is not quiet as I expected when I purchased it. The worst: Screen hinges break!!!! Screen hinges are not strong enough and plastic cover breaks in one year long.
Frame is very weak. When I hold laptop, it seems as if every piece is detached.

Summary

Kubuntu 8XX gave me a lot of problems with cpu multicore and ACPI. It was fixed in Kubuntu 9XX. ATI drivers are easy to install but every time I “dist-upgrade” I have to check compatibility and stability. Ethernet did not work until Kubuntu 9.04

NOTE: My memory may fail: Versions and dates may vary :-D


Discussion

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