BAD wrote:Personally I do not buy computers with Intel I prefer AMD also Lenovo laptops have standard specs for the price. I don't know how much you paid but I would guess you could have bought a comparable HP for close to the same price. Oh well maybe you can put a different DVD rom into your computer.
1. Intel chipsets are usually better supported in Linux than anything else with open source drivers, and I prefer Intel processors over AMD due to temperature issues..
2. The only thing I recommend about HP is their multimedia laptops speakers, nothing else is especially good about them: The BIOS is locked by default, you can't overclock or downclock the processor (ironically I wanted to downclock my overclocked AMD processor since it was reaching average temperatures of almost 60 degrees celsius, recommended is 40). In facy, BIOS is completely useless in HP, about the only thing you can do with it is change the boot order or run a HDD self test (which hdparm is quite capable of doing).
Also, Lenovo/IBM computers are generally pretty well supported in Linux, but you have to go for the Thinkpads, I think those are best supported..
As for the issue at hand, I feel your pain, I have a similar issue with my WLAN card, the driver can't handle /b networks properly, so I usually get louse speeds in Linux