CentOS on Laptops
This page brings together all information regarding CentOS on Laptops. If you own a laptop and you consider putting CentOS on it, please write down your experience and add it to this list.
If you want to add information for your model, navigate your browser to http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Manufacturer/Model replacing Manufacturer and Model with the information for your Laptop, for example http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Panasonic/XF850T.
This will prompt you for adding a new page. Please choose LaptopTemplate for the new page and fill out the information in that template. After that please link to your page on this page here.
- Repartition your harddisk
- Backup your Master Boot Record (MBR)
- Modifying your bootloader
Making Wireless work -- wireless drivers, etc. Go here first before attempting to configure Network Manager or wpa_supplicant.
Enabling wpa_supplicant -- Simple wpa_supplicant on-boot configuration without using NetworkManager
Enabling 3D desktop (CentOS-5 or higher)
Enabling multimedia playback (mp3, mpg, avi, ...)
There are a few websites that list information about laptops. If you have added a page here, feel free to put a link to your document on these pages.
ThinkWiki - information about Linux and Thinkpads
Linux on Laptops - general information and models
TuxMobil - general information and models