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My Ubuntu laptop

After a marathon to get a new laptop and set it up and make it work…

I am finally working with my new HP laptop [Laptop HP 15-d014sv (i5-3230M/4GB/500GB) E8P35EA ].

But the machine I hold with the one I bought is quite different since I did two major changes:

  1. replaced the disk with this one: Solid State Drive (SSD) Intel 530 Series 180GB 2,5″ SATA3 and
  2. didn’t used the Windows 8 it was coming with, but installed the new Ubuntu LTS 14.04.

So, I now got a super speed laptop (thanks to the SSD disk), but a not free of problems machine.

Ubuntu 14.04 is a quite new version and WiFi drivers weren’t available, so my bro installed them manually. WiFi worked but it’s performance is pathetic…. less than 50-100 Kb/s from the 3Mb/s it should be.

The local community suggested some tests and some settings adjustments, they helped just a little bit.

So until Ubuntu Community releases a significant update of it, I’ll have to keep working with Ethernet.

Hope they do something quickly!

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Anna Krassa

I am an educator specialised in distance education, living and working from Greece. I have been working with HRDNZ for long time, since I completed my Moodle Teacher Certificate in 2007. My key role is to manage Moodle Educator Certificate program for HRDNZ.

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  • I love the fact you updated to an SSD (so much faster) and installed Ubuntu Linux !
    I’ve had problems over the years with modems and WiFi drivers for PC’s running linux, but you can always get is sorted out in the end. I actually got a tiny USB WiFi device for a PC, which worked instantly as soon as it was plugged in, even though the inbuilt WiFi never did 😉


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