model: PCG-691M(model id: 1232)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
can free operating systems be installed?
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
year of commercialization:
compatibility with free software:
Trisquel 6.0 Toutatis
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 (works, but without 3D acceleration)
Intel Pro/Wireless 2100 3B MiniPCI Adapter (requires IPW2100, which is non-free) (it does not work)
(there is no webcam)
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.
Internal wireless card (I use PCMCIA)
Firewire (S400, I dont know about it)
Sony proprietory Memory stick
Sound card and speakers (this laptop has really good ones)
PCMCIA (I have a PCMCIA wireless card I use)
Ethernet (works great with wicd, not tested with NetworkManager)
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