Re: TrueMoble 1150 in Inspirons
- --- In email@example.com, "asdf39471"
>Most Inspirons share a motherboard with their similar-spec Latitude
> I'm in the market for a new laptop and want something with internal
> wireless that works with linux. Their webpage at
> says it is only for some Latitude models, but I called Dell and the
> sales guy said that it would work in an Inspiron, but I'd like to
> double check.
cousins. I guess Dell figures business will pony up the extra dough
for the Latitude name.
> A more general question: I've never owned a laptop with MiniPCI in it.MiniPCI is a specification for small-form-factor cards that implement
> Are MiniPCI cards as universal and standard as PCI cards in desktops,
> or are there compatibility problems to worry about?
a subset of the PCI bus. Anything bearing the MiniPCI name should pop
just fine into the slot on your laptop. Driver availability is a
whole different can of worms...
- I dual boot my 8500 w/ 1150, and under Linux it works fine. Windows seems to
realize a card is present, but won't do anything with it. It neither uses it
as a network device, and nor lets me upgrade it (the upgrade utility says "no
driver instaleld for device").
- On 07/31/03 21:18, asdf39471 wrote:
> Is anyone here using a TrueMoble 1150 MiniPCI 802.11b card in anI'm currently using an 1150 in my 8500; the only problem is that
one of the two internal aerial leads is a little too short to
reach the card, but it works fine with the one lead that does reach.
I dual boot WinXP and RedHat9 (with a custom 2.4.22 kernel), and I
have working wireless networking in both.
Frank Wales [frank@...]