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Old 11-01-2004, 06:04 AM   #16
pranij
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i am using dell d600 latitude and have dell truemobile 1150. suse 9.1 pro. seems to have installed it. it detects wireless when its around but i am not able to connect and browse the web through it eventhough i have entered the operational mode, network key, etc. and i dont know why.
besides this, everything is smooth and fine. no problems. better than windows.

Last edited by pranij; 11-01-2004 at 06:10 AM.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:31 AM   #17
wildweaselmi
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I also have the Dell Latitude C640 and running SuSE 9.1 without a hitch. Easy to install and use. My built-in wireless works as well as my usb mouse, IP printer, and anything else I hook up to it.

WARNING: The Gnome desktop in SuSE 9.1 doesn't work worth a crap.. stay KDE if you go the SuSE route. It works marvelously...
 
Old 12-15-2006, 06:46 PM   #18
jeo92168
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Choosing a distro

I have a Dell Inspiron 1200 laptop and I left xp for ubuntu. My wireless runs well and I can run my hp 3-in-1 inkjet printer with no problems.

I think that with any distro you choose, you have to do a little tweaking to make it yours.

Have fun.

John
 
Old 12-18-2006, 07:33 AM   #19
tombest
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linux on VMWare

Quote:
Originally Posted by patfat
Why don't you try buying a copy of VMWare and run Linux in the VM for a while. There is a big learning curve here and you'll need internet access to help you resolve problems. Just my .02 cents
I just installed Enterprise Linux on a VMWare VM. Easy. Looks like a real machine.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 08:56 AM   #20
madmantm
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ubuntu runs fine on my dell xps m170
 
Old 12-18-2006, 05:36 PM   #21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lenard Spencer
I installed Mandrake 10.0 on my Inspiron 5000 with absolutely NO trouble except for my wireless card (no LInux support yet for a D-Link DWL-G630 ) At least I still have my ehternet card to fall back on.

I had a MINOR irritation with MDK 9.x in that if I installed with an external mouse plugged in I couldn't use the touchpad, and vice versa. With 10.0 they seem to have solved that....

Did you even try using the NDIDwrapper?
 
  


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