Has the problem with the Realtek RTL8187b wireless card not working in Linux been definitively solved? I am about to buy a Toshiba L300, which has that card, and I've spent days searching the net about this. The most recent info I saw was that the new Linux kernel fixes the problem. But then I saw posts saying, no, even with the new kernel, the wireless still doesn't work, or works badly, or the device is detected but they still can't connect.
Can anyone tell me whether this problem has been solved, or will be solved in the very near future? This laptop is the clear choice for my needs IF I can use the wireless. I am a total Linux newbie planning to move to Linux with this laptop so I want to be confident that it will be able to run wireless and run it to its full capabilities, at least in the very near future. Thanks for any help. Sorry I don't have time to read every thread about this issue--I've read dozens, and I'm still confused.