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Old 08-23-2006, 10:59 PM   #1
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Inspiron E1505


I recently bought a Dell Inspiron E1505 (Core Duo T2400 @ 1.83Ghz, ATI x1400,
1G DDR2 SDRAM) and would like to install Linux on it, I especially need the graphics card, wide screen resolution and Dell Wireless 5700 Mobile Broadband (CDMA EV-DO) Express card to work properly. Does anybody have this laptop that can suggest a good distro? I am leaning towards SuSE.

EDIT: Just realised there is a laptop forum, sorry.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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Try downloading a liveCD like Knoppix or Ubuntu and booting it. That'll give you a quick check to see how bad your problems will be.

Also, checkout tuxmobil and linux-on-laptops to see if anyone has successfully installed a distro on that particular model.
 
  


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