[PlanetCCRMA] new computer - hp spectre

Thomas Cipierre thomas.cipierre at hotmail.fr
Fri May 5 19:51:06 PDT 2017

Thanks a lot Oded for your feedback, that will help me for sure.

Graphic cards have always been a thorn in my side and as I told you before, I would rather stay with Intel HD graphics from now on. But HP was nice enough to provide you means of disabling the nvidia!
Regarding ultraportable, you always lack ports, and I would clearly miss the RJ45 for myself.

I hope everything will be fine with your new laptop and sound interface.
All the best,

2017-05-05 21:54 GMT+02:00 Oded Ben-Tal <obental at gmail.com<mailto:obental at gmail.com>>:
So, I finally got my new computer on Wednesday and I can give some preliminary report in case you are interested.
I got a 15" HP spectre with SSD HD.
Install Fedora was not a real problem (I made some mistakes along the way about partitioning but that is entirly my own fault. No damage just lost a few hours trying to sort the mess I created )
I tried getting the nvidia card to work but I couldn't get the akmod kernel to compile. I also see some acpi related errors, and yesterday it froze when I tried to shut it down. Many restarts were fine. I got the rt kernel installed and was able to get the sound interface (rme babyface as recommended here) working. It seems to be working better then on my older thinkpad. But only tested very briefly.
So I'm using the integrated graphic for now, not nvidia. The screen is large and very high resolution and I'm not sure the desktop environment (I've been using xfce, maybe I should have chose kde?) is designed for that. Still, after tweaking the settings, enlarging the fonts etc. I'm getting used to it.
On the plus side - it is very, very quiet which was one of the main reasons I opted for this one.
One other thing, though, it onlyl has one usb port. Which may be a limiting factor I have not considered carefully enough.

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