[Gllug] London laptop recommendations

Jason Clifford jason at ukfsn.org
Wed Jun 6 08:28:33 UTC 2007

On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Martin A. Brooks wrote:

> Indeed. With very very rare exceptions, if hardware won't work out of
> the box with a stock Debian (testing) kernel then I don't buy it.

It's not that simple though.

I bought a couple of PCI wireless cards last week and both are supported 
by the bcm34xx driver in the kernel (once you obtain and install the 
firmware) however the sad fact is that using that driver is not very 
practicle as the driver falls over under the slightest load.

In order to get a reliable connection I had to install ndiswrapper and use 
the windows drivers.

Even though I chose hardware that works with Linux it doesn't work well 
enough to be usable in real situations.

My experience is that it is only wireless hardware that I experience this 

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