Dell Laptops

Jeff Bankston [Ubuntu List] ubuntu at
Tue Apr 27 17:37:38 UTC 2010

Fred A. Miller wrote:
> On 04/26/2010 02:09 AM, Francesco Bolzoni wrote:
>> On Sun, 2010-04-25 at 16:38 -0700, Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
>>>>  Hi,
>>>>  what are the supported laptops of Dell running ubuntu ?
>> Hi.
>> I'm writing on a DELL Studio 1749.
>> Except minor trouble, all run fine here.
>> The trouble are: wifi cart (dell mini with broadcom chipset, need some
>> work) and, if u keep dual boot, DATASAFE software (under windows).
>> DataSafe soft, has the strange idea to rewrite constantly the mbr, so
>> mess up grub. Just delete it from windows and all works fine.
> I've not had any problem with any Dells as long as you get one with
> Intel or nVidia video, and a REAL Intel wifi - NOT the Dell wifi with
> Intel chipset. Everything else just works. Broadcom is junk and I
> avoid them like the plague!
> Fred

I've been running Karmic on my Dell M4400 laptop for about 2 months just 
fine, even recognized my AT&T broadband chipset. The NVidia drivers are 
a cool touch as well.


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