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Recommended hardware

Last updated on 2 months ago
AMIGASYSTEMAMIGASYSTEMDistro Maintainer
Posted 7 months ago
I tested some laptops that they gave me that I have at home and do not use because they have various problems, but which nevertheless served for testing!

Samsung R522 NP-R522H
USB Boot = Ok
Video = Ok -> VESA
Video = ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 1024 -> Only 4 Color
WiFi = OK -> Alteros AR5007EG
Lan Network = No Tested -> Gigabit PCI-E Marvel Yukon 88E8057
Audio = Ok -> AC97

Aspire 5920
USB Boot = NO (AROS-20201110-2 YES)
Video = Ok -> VESA
Video = NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS -> NO
WiFi = NO -> Wi-Fi 802.11a/g/n
Lan Network = No Tested -> Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000
Audio = NO -> Realtek

Sony Vaio VGN FZ21M
USB Boot = No D7 ->AFS Error -6 on Bloc o
USB Boot = Ok Build Jul-02-2023
Video = Ok -> VESA
Video = NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT -> Only 4 Color
WiFi = No -> Intel Wireless WiFi link 4965AGN
Audio = No -> HD Audio

HP Compact NC 6120
USB Boot = No
Install DVD = Ok
Video Native = Ok > Mobile Intel 915GM/910GML
Audio = Ok -> SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio
WiFi = Intel Wireless 2200BG (No Tested)
Lan network = 1394 Net Adapter (No Tested)

CDC (Old Rare Laptop Italian Dual Video Cards)
USB Boot = Ok
Video Native = Only 4 Color -> NVIDEA NV43M (GeForce Go 6600, Old Builds were supported)
Video Native = Ok ->Intel GMA Mobile 915GM/GMS 910GML ()
Audio = Ok
WiFi = No Drivers -> InProComm Inc. IPN 2220 802.11g
Lan Network = No Tested ->Realtek 8169
Audio = Ok - Intel 82801FB/BM/FR/FW/FRW

HP Pavilion zt3000
USB Boot = Ok
Video = Ok -> VESA
Video = No -> ATI MOBILITY Graphics -> Only 4 Color
WiFi = No ->Intel PRO
Lan Network = No Tested ->Realtek RTL8139

Packard Bell R1932
cpu = Intel Celeron M model 370 1,5Ghz
USB Boot = No
WiFi = No Tested ->Intel PRO
Lan Network = No Tested ->Via Rhine II
Audio = No Tested ->realtek AC 97
Video = No Tested ->S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
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deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 7 months ago
FYI, recommended hardware section is now live on AROS HCL: https://en.wikibo...d_hardware

I also tested Gigabyte GA-MA770 UD3. It's a good board but simply too old and not available enough to be placed as recommended. Since I have it and I will use it for testing, I placed it in legacy hardware section with EOL within 3 years.
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deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 7 months ago
An update from me:

1) Based on feedback on the forums, I added Dell Latitude D520 do list of supported hardware. Right now one active user has this hardware
2) I purchased and tested on the the boards mentioned earlier: Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H. It meets the criteria of hardware availability and support and has been added as recommended hardware.
3) There is one more motherboard being considered right now, ASUS P8Z68-V LX. It is already purchased and tested by one user and I'm waiting for my board to arrive as well.
4) @amigamia, @Jeff1138 - my list shows that you both have Dell Wyse 7010. Have you been able to test the latest versions (D07, RC1) on this machine?

You can see the full list here:
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Aros/Platforms/x86_Complete_System_HCL#Recommended_hardware
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 7 months ago
many thanksSmile
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 7 months ago
deadwood I bought an acer aspire one A110 this has a larger hd and is replaceable with an ssd than the normal ZG5
amigamiaamigamiaAdmin
Posted 7 months ago
@deadwood

Quote

4) @amigamia, @Jeff1138 - my list shows that you both have Dell Wyse 7010. Have you been able to test the latest versions (D07, RC1) on this machine?


Hi deadwood, I have had very little time to play these past few weeks. I should have some time this coming week end. I did try it a while ago and I could not get it to boot at all but I wasn't using the 'noacpi' setting in the grub entry. Looks like even on theLatitude D520 I need to use this option now. Wasn't the case with older versions of AROS. Just letting you know.
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Jeff1138Junior Member
Posted 7 months ago
Hi,

Sorry, still setting up a machine with virtualbox as my previous laptop had everything setup before it failed.
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deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 7 months ago
@amigamia, @Jeff1138

Thanks for replying and no worries - there is no rush. Once you tested the hardware, then we can decided whether to add it to recommended or not

About 'noacpi' - AROS kernel has been updated in recent years by Kalamatee to support more recent hardware. This sometimes makes older hardware fail. If I have the hardware, I will debug and resolve that at some point.

@Amiwell79

Thanks, I updated my notes.
serk118ukserk118ukSoftware Dev
Posted 7 months ago
Hi ppl,

I have 2x acer aspire one D150
Sound,WiFi works out of the box

1x acer aspire one D255, sound,graphics WiFi works out of the box.

1.with icaros
2.aros one
3.aros68k


Since nikos's aspireOS I stayed with acer , all works well. D255 used to fail to boot but boots ok now...
Edited by serk118uk on 07-12-2023 12:29, 7 months ago
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 7 months ago
I did a search the acer aspire one d150 also has a compatible graphics processor Gl
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d0wzJunior Member
Posted 7 months ago
Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

Boot = Harddisk/Cdrom (USB boot issue) : Works (NOACPI parameter)
Video = Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller : Works (Native)
Audio = Intel 82801 FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller : Works
Ethernet = Marvell 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller : No Driver
Wireless = Intel Pro 2915ABG [Calexico 2] Network Connection : No Driver
IDE = Works
SATA = Works (Might be under IDE emulation [requires aftermarket adaptor])
Power Off = Tap Power Switch

USB boot work around = copy/replace /Devs/USBHardware/pciusb.device, from Icaros Desktop to Aros-20211128-RC1.
Edited by d0wz on 06-12-2023 20:09, 7 months ago
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d0wzJunior Member
Posted 7 months ago
Panasonic Toughbook CF-18

Boot = Harddisk (USB boot issue) : Works (NOACPI parameter)
Video = Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller : Works (Native)
Audio = Intel 82801 FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller : Works
Ethernet = Realtek RTL-8100/8181L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet : Works
Wireless = Intel Pro 2915ABG [Calexico 2] Network Connection : No Driver
IDE = Works
Power Off = Tap Power Switch

Note: Laptop has no Cd-rom. There is a USB boot issue. I had to install Aros to the harddisk, from on another machine. Both CF-18 and 29 boot from USB, with 2018 Aros.

USB boot work around = copy/replace /Devs/USBHardware/pciusb.device, from Icaros Desktop to Aros-20211128-RC1.
Edited by d0wz on 06-12-2023 20:08, 7 months ago
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 7 months ago
the pecuriality of the acer aspire A110 is that in addition to having a larger HD it can accommodate a very long battery life the same goes for the base model ZG5 and I think D150, having a laptop with a long battery life is not to be underestimated
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deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 7 months ago
@d0wz

Is the problem with USB only during boot? I mean when you install AROS RC1 using the workaround and then restore pciusb.device to RC1 version, does USB work in AROS booted from HDD?
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deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 7 months ago
The Aspire One's are nice compact machines, but they are 32-bit unfortunately. They will become obsolete once we migrate to 64-bit AROS. Sad
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 7 months ago
I had an acer aspire 5630 pity about the battery otherwise it works fine and is 64-bit even

Processor
32-64 bit
Graphics
Nvidia 128 Mb Geforce 7300 GO Unfortunately no ADoom 3
Wifi
Atheros Compatible
Audio
HD-AUDIO
Connectors
USB 2.0-Parallel-Serial-External VGA
Battery
New 1:30 Hours
Edited by Amiwell79 on 08-12-2023 12:41, 7 months ago
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Amiwell79Distro Maintainer
Posted 7 months ago
I'll see if I can buy one now because it costs about 30/40 shipped.
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d0wzJunior Member
Posted 7 months ago
@deadwood

No. The USB device is detected, and associated with the mass storage driver (pop-up notification). But the drive never mounts (No drive Icon on the screen [Tested with Fat32 and Aros formated drives]).

This is the machine(s) with the USB hand-off issue. Potentially, there is a USB disk geometry issue (can't remember, I have a hand full of machines like that). I don't actually know if either issue is the culprit.
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deadwoodAROS Dev
Posted 7 months ago
@d0wz, @AMIGASYSTEM, @Amiwell79

I have a question with regards to ZG5 you own.

Do you have in it a SATA HDD or IDE SSD? There seems to be two models on the market.
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d0wzJunior Member
Posted 7 months ago
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