laptop - any suggestions for a friend of mine?

Eric S. Johansson esj at
Thu Jun 23 18:53:58 UTC 2005

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?

from what I can tell, both of these cards are miniPCI.  Any suggestions 
for straight PCMCIA models?


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