Parts manufacturers you fucking hate thread.
Pic fucking related. Fuck broadcom
unusable without microcode updates and built in blobs with no options for removal is the future!
INTEL JESUS FUCKING CHRIST. I bought this for on the go use and it's a torrential waste of money. I could maybe use it for spreadsheets, but after I'm done working it has basically no value for entertainment whatsoever.
I hope their stock doesn't recover
>purchase lenovo y50
>wireless doesn't work
>install broadcom-sta, nonfree firmware/driver
>only way it works
>update kernel to 4.1
>buy new wireless card
>buy new wireless card
>Intel 7260 branded by Lenovo
>no injection support
>buy new wireless card
why even live
They used Intel HD Integrated Graphics 4400, and the Intel Core i7-4510U was pretty much a piece of shit if you're running anything above XP, let alone Windows 8.1
>using Linux on modern locked down hardware
Just stick to older enterprise models if you want things to actually work. It's only going to get harder to use Linux on modern locked down consumer shit
It mostly works though. As of right now the only things that don't work is packet injection and writing battery charge thresholds since it's in the BIOS. Optimus was the most annoying to set up but it works. I dual-boot with Windows 8.1/Classic Shell for gayms so I can't complain too much.
rather use GNU/Linux on older hardware where I can have a free bios and good hardware choices/support. If I need it for anything in the real world, chances are it's on a remote/local VM anyway.
hmm pretty much just like surface pro 3, dell xps 13, toshiba portege z30, and Acer Aspire S7-392-9404 ?
Would you blame Intel if Lenovo put an Atom in their laptop? Or better yet a Galileo or a Pentium 4? It's really the fault of the laptop maker.
Aside from Gigabyte, Asus is the only motherboards I've really ever used. 95% of all my builds have had an Asus board. The current one however (Sabretooth) has turned me very sour on them. It's not a fucking horrible board, but it's not the Asus I've been a fanboy of at all.
Honestly, anything that isn't an Asus gaymer board is guaranteed to be at least a solid-enough mobo, if only because they don't use garbage like the Killer NIC, hacky USB 3.0 drivers that change the polling rate as unstably as possible, and shit like GAMING-GRADE CAPS AND MOSFETS, which is almost always a codename for shit quality
I used an EVO Phenom II board for 5 years, and I've been on this Z97-A for about a year with no issues. This adage is probably true for ANY mobo manufacturer, since gamer boards tend to look really cheap compared to a quality not-gamer board
That's not a terrible processor, but you know what you fucking bought, it's an Ultra-low-voltage SKU, they're designed for battery life above everything else.
Time to readjust your expectations, anon.
Don't you mean Avago
But seriously, I work in firmware on switches n' routers n' the like, and the culture of shit support and closed secrets leaks all the way into their documentation, SDKs, and field engineers. Truly try to avoid projects involving broadcom parts.
I am going to jump on the broadcom hate train. I just had to uninstall the broadcom driver on my lenovo e11 thinkpad. With the broadcom driver the wifi would turn just lose connection randomly, ever 4 to 6 seconds. Uninstall them, wifi is stable.... fuck broadcom, I want their driver department to DIAF.
Ffffuck HP. I swear two in every three laptops I fix is HP and they're all the same shit too. Why do people buy this crap.
Then they break within a year and theyre barely too expensive to get a new one out right, so they put them on repair
I dont trust Acer for shit, but none of their shit comes to repair ever because theyre so cheap they can just get a new one
While I hate the super-proprietary attitude of Broadcom, when their Wi-Fi hardware is actually functional it tends to work better than most anything else. I've got multiple Wi-Fi cards from Intel, Atheros, Realtek, and Broadcom and when tested the Broadcom cards end up providing the best and most consistent connectivity as well as throughput, sometimes almost twice what the other cards are pulling from the same access point.
Just my experience with them, but yes they're a bitch to make use of sometimes, especially the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo cards which don't have a single driver set: you have to load Wi-Fi drivers as well as Broadcom's proprietary Bluetooth stack to get shit working right and the drivers are never distributed together so you have to spend more effort tracking both sets down.
Fucking bitch of a thing, really.
This far in the thread and nobody mentioned Allwinner or MediaTek?
Cheap-ass Chinese chipsets with horrifying errata to drive a bit-banging driver-writing kernel geek insane; an absolutely ignorant attitude to working drivers, let alone running on mainline kernels or the GPL.
Broadcom are bad, but they've never been this bad. And Allwinner aren't any better after joining the Linux Foundation, they're just paying to try to not get sued by busybox again. As far as they're concerned, everyone who doesn't speak Chinese can go fuck themselves.
Fuck those guys, and fuck their shitty hardware.
>back inna day
>building new pc
>can't handle full ram speed AND full ram capacity
>dies again about a month later
>no more warranty! GIBS!
and that's the story of how a guy who builds pcs, htpcs, and servers for himself and friends and family hasnt bought or recommended asus in over 10 fucking years.