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Old 07-10-2008, 10:53 PM   #1
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Question Drivers on a Dell Latitude 110 L

Anybody know/has experience with putting Linux on a Dell Latitude 110L laptop? We are going to use Open SUSE 11, anybody know whether it will find all the drivers, particularly the wireless? These laptops are approximately 5 years old. I would guess they would be ok, but will they need anything such as firmware for the wireless to work?

All help is greatly appreciated,
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I have archlinux running nicely on a latitude C600, a bit older than what you have. Very happy with the way the old brick runs, even got direct rendering of graphics. (Dual booting with WinXP which is a pig, nearly ready to ditch it.)

Wireless? Well that depends upon the chipset, do a google and see what you find. If the worst comes to the worst you can always get a usb wireless interface - cheap and handy.

Try looking at linux-laptop
for more info on your model.

Suse? ... hmmm maybe a little bloated for an 5yo box.

EDIT out of curiosity I had a look here and here and found that your wireless chipset should be well supported

Last edited by Greenfuse; 07-11-2008 at 03:50 AM. Reason: checked wireless chipset
Old 07-11-2008, 11:22 AM   #3
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Thanks, I am trying it now to see if it works.


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