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Old 01-13-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
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Linux of compaq presario v2000

I was wondering if there a flavor of linux that will run the broadcom internal wireless network card right out of the box. The laptop that I have is a Compaq Presario V2000 I have 1024MB of ram and an AMD sempron 3100+.

Old 01-13-2007, 01:10 PM   #2
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You need to use ndiswrapper to get the wireless to work, so not quite "out of the box", but not too far removed from it either.

I am also making the assumption that by V2000 you can also mean the model V2575CA. The page I am about to link to lists both model numbers, but his specs sound the same as what you mentioned.

He used Fedora Core 4 although 5 was out. Now 6 is out. I would not install FC4, but rather 6. All the same solutions will work, just get the FC6 version of the software.

Also, check out to check for more reports of people installing linux to your machine.

First step in being a linuxer is becomming very familiar with your search engine!

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If anyone is wondernig there is a flavor of linux that will work with the compag presario v2000 series laptop. Freespire will detect the broadcom wireless network card and will run no problem. I tried using ndiswrapper on ubuntu but it would not work, wich is to back because I like Ubuntu.
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nevermind didnt read the q properly

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