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Old 03-03-2007, 08:41 AM   #1
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Migrate with a Gateway MT3705 NB and some other goodies


Hello,
NooB here (well sort of, I used to run RedHat 5)
I just bought a Gateway MT3705. I REALLY need to migrate away from M$.
Can the HW in this notebook be supported by either Fedora or RedHat?
I also need a few ext. HW items to work.
1.) Treo 700WX ( Win Mobile 5)
2.) Sirius S50 radio
3.) Delorme Street Atlas With a GPS reciever.
I have made the switch over to other warez that are Linux friendly.

I have searched a bit and found nada.
So if anyone can point me in a direction to learn a bit more on what I wish to do, I would be greatful
 
Old 03-04-2007, 12:06 PM   #2
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I got Fedora installed
seems like it is running ok,
Just having a problem with getting the wireless (built in) NIC up and running.

any help
it is a RealTek 8185
 
Old 03-11-2007, 01:15 PM   #3
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I just got Suse 10.2 installed on mine. I would appreciate any help on the getting the wireless card going as well.
 
Old 06-13-2007, 10:20 PM   #4
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Try NDISwrapper with the RealTek's win2000 drivers (ftp://61.56.69.18/cn/wlan/rtlwlan-8185(1094).zip). hat's how I got mine working. You HAVE to recompile your kernel with 8K stack, then compile NDISwrapper from source, or the kernel will freeze.
 
Old 09-08-2007, 08:23 AM   #5
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I suggest using simplyMepis linux myself.

I recently installed the beta for 7.0 and am thrilled with how well my wireless works:

I no longer need to dual boot windows for wireless on the road. (It worked in previous versions but connecting to random open access points when mobile was next to impossible.)

Note that I have HAD wireless working for some time- but never as easily and thoroughly as it is with Mepis 7 beta. (No other beta-related issues noted yet either.)

One thing some folks might not like is the fact that Mepis uses Kde- some prefer gnome. I suspect the newest version of Ubuntu would take care of the issue for most if you prefer gnome to Kde.

I now have just one application keeping windows on my laptop, and I am furiously searching for solutions.
 
  


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