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Old 05-24-2005, 04:18 AM   #1
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buying new notebook.

Hi there. I plan to buy a new Dell Inspiron 510m laptop and before doing anything stupid, i think i should post here to ask about your guys opinions. Is this laptop is supported under Linux? (preferably Slackware Linux). Any idea is greatly appreciated.
Old 05-24-2005, 06:48 AM   #2
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Go there and check
Old 05-24-2005, 07:03 AM   #3
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Check this thread:
And please look at this bit of LQ archived material:

Also Google provided some more information, things I encountered were issues with getting the maximum resolution ouf of the Intel Graphics chipset and having Wireless:

This website in particular seems to have a lot of useful information:

So it doesn't look impossible!

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Old 05-25-2005, 12:16 AM   #4
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thanks for all the replies. Im looking forward to get one.
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So did you get that notebook computer? How did it work out for you?
Old 11-16-2005, 07:58 PM   #6
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Re: Results

Originally posted by fortezza
So did you get that notebook computer? How did it work out for you?
I will get one to may in DEC. or Jan.06 laptop computer.

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