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notebook PCG-691M
model: PCG-691M(model id: 1232)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
notebook
vendor:
Sony
architecture:
x86
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
no
can free operating systems be installed?
yes
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
not-specified
year of commercialization:
2003
compatibility with free software:
B-gold
tested on:
Trisquel 6.0 Toutatis
tested with the following kernel libre:
3.2.0-49-generic
video card model:
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 (works, but without 3D acceleration)
wifi model:
Intel Pro/Wireless 2100 3B MiniPCI Adapter (requires IPW2100, which is non-free) (it does not work)
webcam model:
(there is no webcam)
Description:
Works great with trisquel 6.0. A bit old but all basic functionality work, such as libreoffice, and internet surfing. It contains a Pentium M processor, clocked at 1600mhz. By default has 256/512MB ram. Can be upgraded to up to 2GB. WARNING: Bios is very restrictive. No advanced features. You can only change boot order, time, date, and animation, and set various passwords on bios and hardware. Non-working parts: Internal wireless card (I use PCMCIA) Never tested: Firewire (S400, I dont know about it) Dial up Sony proprietory Memory stick Works fine: Sound card and speakers (this laptop has really good ones) USB PCMCIA (I have a PCMCIA wireless card I use) Ethernet (works great with wicd, not tested with NetworkManager) CD drive External VGA Screen

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