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28454Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Dell E1705 and Dell B130 with Linux

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  • Chad Sutton
    Sep 22, 2006
      Ditto that. I am writing this on an Dell E1705 with SUSE 10.1. The only
      "downside" is the Broadcom wireless chip set that it uses. Its easy to get up
      and running with NDISWRAPPER however. I'm looking forward to the next release
      of SUSE because the newest Linux kernel version will have direct support for
      the Broadcom wireless chip sets.

      Its running with all the cool XGL eye candy. I did have to tweak the xorg.conf
      file a little bit to match the 1900x1200 resolution of the screen too, but
      that is easy stuff. Although ATI now has much better support under Linux, I'm
      still an NVIDIA fan boy. So I'm using the Nvidia graphics driver.

      If you get one and have troubles just give us a shout here and we'll help you

      On Monday 18 September 2006 7:39 pm, Chris Fox wrote:
      > christopher_thacker wrote:
      > >Dell E1705 and Dell B130 with Linux:
      > >
      > >I am thinking about getting one of these two laptops for my mom.
      > >Anyone have any experience running Linux on either (or both) of them?
      > >
      > >I use MEPIS 3.43 (kernal 2.6.15).
      > >
      > >I have heard that Dell laptops and Linux do not get along very well,
      > >so I joined this group to find out more information.
      > On the contrary, Linux gets along so well with Dell laptops that traffic
      > on this list has slowed to a crawl in the last year .. people are having
      > so few problems.
      > I have an old Latitude CPi with a 366 MHz PII processor maxed at 256 MB
      > and it runs Linux like a dream. And Windows version more recent than
      > W2K would be glacial on it. And everything works.

      Chad Sutton
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