Install Linux on Dell Inspiraon E1505/ 6400 laptop
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You should be able to install any distro on it as I don't think you'll have problems with your hardware. you will need to shrink the Windows partition to make space for a Linux one, though (or delete it entirely, obviously the choice is yours). When you say Red Hat, I hope you mean Red Hat Enterprise Linux, because if you mean Red Hat Linux 9.0 or older versions, then you shouldn't bother with those as they're old and unsupported now.
Intel have a driver for the 3945 cards. It's not part of the kernel (odd, as their drivers for the 2100 and 2200 cards are), but is available on their website here. So, I'd think you'd be able to get the wireless to work.
initially i had installed latest fedora core on my e1505, had problem with configuring wifi(had to recomplile kernal)
now i have shifted to ubuntu. it works great. everything works...
so i guess red hat might have similar problems with wifi and sound..