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Re: [opensuse] HP nx6125
  • From: Hans du Plooy <koffiejunkielistlurker@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 20:33:38 +0200
  • Message-id: <1146508418.19390.65.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 18:10 +0200, Andre Truter wrote:
> Same model (PY416EA) Mine has a #ABB after the number. Not sure if
> it makes a difference.
Exactly what I have.

> > Mine works too, it's just from time to time something seems to lock the
> > device, and skype's incoming sound just won't work reliably.
>
> I don't have problems with locking of the sound device, and I have
> only tried Skype voice once and I could not hear the other person.
> Sound breaks up. I blamed my network, but it might be the sound
> system. I'll give it a go on my workstation.
> You might have something here..
I don't think it's a hardware problem, or a driver problem as such. I
just think the sound system needs some extra TLC. The sound works good
both ways, but after a short while (sometimes 5 seconds, some times a
minute, on rare occasions 10 minutes) it starts breaking up on my side.
I've ruled out bandwidth - it *always* works right on my desktop.

> I was never too keen on all the ATI stuff in the mobo, but it was the
> only laptop with the capabilities close to what I wanted available in
> SA, so I did not have much of a choice.
Same - this was the only one I could find with both an AMD CPU and more
than 1024x768 resolution with semi decent graphics, except for the
expensive Acer Ferrari. The other one I was considering was the Dell
Inspiron 6000 (Pentium-M) - it was pretty good value for money at the
time, in it's basic form, although the "upgrades" (DVDRW instead of
DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo, Radeon gfx with dedicated memory instead of onboard
Intel, etc.) was quite expensive, and for the same spec level it ended
up being quite a bit more expensive than the HP, although I had good
linux report on it, and not on the HP, and in general I'm not too
impressed with HP notebooks (I'm still not). But what sold me on the HP
was that I could pick it up the same day, while the Dell was build on
order, 14 working days waiting time, and this was before the holidays.

> But, for my needs it is fine. I don't use Skype much for voice as I
> am generally on networks that is much too congested to allow that.
> (due to our "wonderful" telecomms infrastructure here in SA....)
Yeah, well, have you ever tried holding a conversation overseas on
CellC?

Hans


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