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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Headset/microphone single socket: how many poles?

    I am considering a 15.6" Initia AKA Clevo NL51RU. It has a single "Headphone-out/ MIC-in phone jack", but there is no specification of how many poles are needed. Presumably this is one of the TRRS standards. All my headsets have separate microphone and headphone connectors, so I will need to buy...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Does it run Linux?

    Sad to hear that. I would be surprised if your "music kit" could not be made to work with linux, but it might have taken a bit of work. Linux has superb sound support, but utterly ridiculously poor documentation. The underlying ALSA system is actually excellent, but has totally confused...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Laptop for Linux

    You would have to provide far more detail before anyone could even begin to advise on which model to select. Most of these laptops are Clevo designs. As a rule linux will run on most, if not all, but you may have to make a few small configuration tweaks. If you have some experience with linux...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Does Initia 14" notebook come with a backlit keyboard

    I have just noticed this thread. Form what others have said, it does sound as if you simply don't have a backlight. But a simple search in the /sys/class/ directory will often help in this sort of situation. Something like $ find /sys/class/ -name "*light*" may reveal something relevant...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST NOVA 15" - Unable to change the screen brightness (Possible fix)

    Good to hear. Meanwhile, I forgot to ask: has anyone looked in /sys/class/backlight/? I would expect the kernel to know about the backlight and expose it somewhere like that. I hope that doesn't go via the bios, but I suppose that it could do.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST NOVA 15" - Unable to change the screen brightness (Possible fix)

    Does anyone know if PCS are shipping new machines with the latest bios, or is it still left to the customer to reflash?
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Nova and linux

    Thanks for those replies. I have only just seen them :-( {Watch was set without email notification.. } Very glad to hear that CUDA works Ok. I hope with the nouveau driver. I like to be able to compile my own custom kernels, and it used to be the case that the native nvidia drivers were always...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST NOVA - Rzyen9 3900's Review with Linux Installed

    As others had said, thanks for the review. Two quick questions: were you using the closed source nvidia driver, or nouveau for the RTX2060? And have you tried to get cuda working? Under linux, of course.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Nova and linux

    I am intending to buy a high end NOVA laptop for linux, but there seems to be little available information. I noticed https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/forums/threads/nova-15-bios-and-booting-from-usb-key.72377/ which suggests that PCspecialist sends out systems polluted with Windoze, and that I...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Trouble with USB 3 port

    I run Debian testing and regularly use external usb drives via an USB 3 port. What mount command did you use? The fact that you had a message about the UUID sounds as if something (not hideous systemd, I hope) was guessing which drive to use and getting it wrong. To debug , I would start as...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Nova 15.6 Battery life

    I notice that you had "no operating system". The nvidia GPUs are especially power hungry and the device drivers need to do a lot of work to keep the power consumption down. Are you by any chance using Linux? If so, are you using the closed source nvidia drivers, or nouveau? If nouveau, there...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Ryzen laptops

    I have just seen the Nova! I should have checked first. This might be the same thing.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Ryzen laptops

    I see that Clevo now have Ryzen laptops at long last on the clevo.com website . Unfortunately most if not all of the seem to have nvidia graphics, but perhaps that will change as further models are designed. When will PCSpecialist be offering Ryzen laptops, presumably from this range? Of...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Lafité ethernet??

    Well, I have designed hardware in the past, and sharing bandwidth on a single connector is less than optimal. However, I had a quick look at the thunderbolt 3 specification, and it does seem to support multiple high bandwidth channels, so I guess this won't be an issue here. As for the -u...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Lafité ethernet??

    Hmm. I have been looking at usb to ethernet adapters since posting. I don't really like losing some of the bandwidth by cramming more streams through a single port. I would much prefer a stick and sturdy portable with decent thermal management rather than the current fashion for silly extremes...
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