I would love to completely switch to linux (I have installed linux many times in dual boot situations, all of which I found that I used windows more and ended up deleting the linux partition.)
I have an inspiron 5100 and have used fedora 5 and got most of the hardware running. My one problem is that I use this laptop in the car as both a navigation system and media player. I hook the laptop up to my car stereo through usb to a XA300 (its a input adapter for my head unit that accepts usb) This works fine in windows, but not plug and play in windows. That normally wouldn't be a problem, but I cannot find any help on this subject while searching.
I can use this in windows which means that there must be a driver for it (installs something when I plug it in). I have used ndiswrapper for a windows driver before, but is that only for network adapters? Is there a better way to get this working? Or am I doomed to run windows for this