Re: [linux-dell-laptops] wot distro for 5150
- I have a DELL Latitude D500 on which I tried several distros and finally settled on SUSE 9.1. I got the wireless also to work using ndiswrapper.
So I would suggest Suse.
The only issue is FN+F8 to switch to an external monitor. I am working perfecting this.
Haedn Thorn <lordhaedn@...> wrote ..
> --- tristan_kaden <tristan_kaden@...> wrote:
> > first day, first post.. I have an inspirion 5150
> > 3ghz with 1300
> > builtin wireless. I am looking for a nice linux
> > distro to start on.. I
> > am just treading water with linux so nothing too
> > deep and i need the
> > wireless working..
> > Have tried Mepis and had prob with mouse pointer not
> > displaying and
> > then trying to install nvidia driver. I liked to
> > basic install of pkgs
> > but gaveup on the mouse/video issue. Never made it
> > to try wireless
> > install. Gave up.
> > Tried knoppix 3.6 too much installed. Wireless
> > install just wouldn't
> > happen.
> > Am i a lost cause and should keep on with windows or
> > is there hopoe
> > yet ;-)
> Never look back! I'm a Slackware man, myself, but for
> beginners, I think Mandrake is pretty simple. It's
> what my kids use (they're 8 and 9) ... They like the
> "edutainment" package it comes with. ... I don't know
> about wireless on Mandrake. I run Slack on my 600m and
> I have the Intel 2200BG. Works great with the ipw2200
> drivers from Source Forge. ... Someone with the 1300
> could probably tell you better, but I believe
> ndiswrapper is what you have to use for that one.
> You'll still need to keep the winblows driver handy,
> as ndiswrapper just gives a connection between the
> windoze driver and linux. X should run under the frame
> buffer with the default install on your nVidia chip,
> but the drivers from nVidia are a must if you plan to
> play any 3D games. All my desktops are nVidia, but in
> my laptop I ended up with ATi ... nVidia has SO MUCH
> better linux support .... Next time I won't
> comprimise... I was trying to save a few (hundred)
> bucks [I was looking at the 600m and 8600] ....
> Anyhow, welcome to the group and feel free to ask for
> help along the way.
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