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

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Wed Jul 12 16:09:10 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-07-10 at 19:03 +0530, chanka perera wrote:
> On 7/9/06, Martin A. Brooks <martin at hinterlands.org> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Any suggestions for such a distro?
> >
> I would say go for Live CD installation where you could able to check
> about HW support before you actually install the OS and with limited
> time you can have up and running system which ready to use. you can
> try Ubuntu ,ProMepis, Knoppix, or even Gentoo Live CD installer.

Problem with live distros is they often don't have the firmware on them
required to make funky things like the broadcom wireless work.

So someone might go away with the impression that the broadcom wireless
doesn't work when in fact it does, it just needs a few minutes of work.


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