laptop - any suggestions for a friend of mine?
Eric S. Johansson
esj at harvee.org
Thu Jun 23 19:53:58 BST 2005
> On 6/23/05, Steve Tripp <progressivepenguin at gmail.com> 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?
from what I can tell, both of these cards are miniPCI. Any suggestions
for straight PCMCIA models?
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