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Old 07-31-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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Laptop Upgrade


Still looking to upgrade my laptop. The most recent one on my radar is a Toshiba Satelite. According to Windows it has a RTL8188 Wireless Card. Does anyone know if that will give me any problems? I would probably be installing Fedora.

Thanks in advance, TH
 
Old 07-31-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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Hi,

The best/better way is to spin a live CD on that thing and see what happens. Of course, you could gloss over the HCL too...

Thor
 
Old 07-31-2011, 03:34 PM   #3
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It's Bestbuy, they won't let me.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 03:48 PM   #4
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Ehm...I'm confused...a live CD does not affect the hard drive...it's safe to try. I use that all the time for systems that dont boot up...
 
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The laptop is still in the store, most sellers don't allow this.

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Old 07-31-2011, 04:21 PM   #6
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The laptop is still in the store, most sellers don't allow this.
Ehhh, sorry, I did'nt get that distilled from the thread...only that Bestbuy wont let him use a Live CD...

Okay, maybe here's an answer...I hope

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:43 PM   #7
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I know this is an old thread. I have a Toshiba Satellite and it has the RTL8188CE Wifi adaptor and it works fine. Drivers installed automatically and everything. Since Fedora 14. I'm on Fedora 16 now.
 
  


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