[Gllug] desktop distro with "will just work" 54g support

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Sun Jul 9 12:53:46 UTC 2006

On Sun, Jul 09, 2006 at 12:16:40PM +0100, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> A friend of mine, who is in no way technically minded, has asked me to 
> suggest a desktop linux distro that will "just work" with his notebook.  
> Most of the clicky distros will suit him, but I'm wondering which would 
> make his built-in broadcom 54g wireless NIC work without any fiddling.

This is going to largely depend on whether it is supported by the
kernel, not really a distro problem.  I know that built-in vs USB
makes some difference, but FWIW I had a huge amount of difficulty
finding any USB 802.11g device which would work reliably, and in the
end I'm using a USB 802.11b device which is fine.


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