laptop - any suggestions for a friend of mine?

Jack Jackson jackson.linux at
Thu Jun 23 16:55:42 UTC 2005

IPW2200 does NOT work out of the box in Hoary, but does  work and work 
well after you upgrade the driver. Hoary ships with v0.92 of the 2200 
driver. How to upgrade the driver is at

Jewel wrote:
> On 6/23/05, Steve Tripp <progressivepenguin at> wrote:
>>I have had many flavors of linux on a few different types of laptops and I
>>am wondering if maybe a better question to ask is:
>> What laptop models are not good for linux and Ubuntu specifically?
>> Steve Tripp
> Avoid anything with a broadcom-based or atheros wifi card.  I think
> that limits you to ones that have the Intel 2100 (b) or Intel 2200
> (b/g).  Just about everyone else puts a broadcom chip in their
> wireless cards.  Broadcom works somewhat, but you have to load the
> windows drivers via ndiswrapper.  Atheros works if you install the
> binary drivers from 'restricted'.  I think the two intel cards just
> work in hoary.  Anyone had any experience with them?
> Jewel

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