Some WLAN chips can create a lot of trouble, e.g. because the manufacturer doesn't want to release the hardware specs so that the kernel people (Linus Torvalds & his buddies of kernel hackers) could write proper drivers for those devices. I have read postings from other people that suggest that Acer TravelMate laptops use an unsupported (in Linux) WLAN chipset. It may depend on the model. I suggest you really really find out what WLAN chipset is in that laptop or you may get stuck with non-working WLAN.red-e-made wrote: It uses Wireless LAN
scorp123 wrote:Also check this page: http://www.linux-laptop.net/
It has a nice database of laptops brands & models that are known to work with Linux.
Yes, it apparently uses its own soundcard or something like that. Pretty weird. It did not work under OpenSUSE 10.2 but it works on newer Debian-based distros.poision wrote: are you able to use headphone jack.
Usually yes. Especially if it is a newer version of the same distro or "related" one. So if e.g. one laptop works with Ubuntu 5.04 than it should also work with later versions 6.06, 6.10 and 7.04; it should therefore also work with e.g. Linux Mint 3.0 (which is based on Ubuntu 7.04) and Debian 4.0 (on which Ubuntu is based).red-e-made wrote: am I to assume that a model of laptop that has worked with one distro (e.g., Ubuntu 5.04 on an Acer Aspire 1524WLMi), should work with any other Linux distro?
The package format has nothing to do with this ... It's rather a question of which kernel version is shipped with the distro, which kind of WLAN driver, which version of it, which type of sound driver, how the kernel is configured per default, and and and.poision wrote: other like fedora open suse mandriva are rpm based distro.
scorp123 wrote:Usually yes. Especially if it is a newer version of the same distro or "related" one. So if e.g. one laptop works with Ubuntu 5.04 than it should also work with later versions 6.06, 6.10 and 7.04; it should therefore also work with e.g. Linux Mint 3.0 (which is based on Ubuntu 7.04) and Debian 4.0 (on which Ubuntu is based).
scorp123 wrote:There are some very rare occasions where this isn't true, but that usually has to be some really exotic piece of hardware (like my Sony VAIO C1vfk sub-notebook which is a real b***ch when it comes to Linux ...)
Unless you have one of those exotic laptops (e.g. like mine with its non-standard resolution of 1024 x 480 and other proprietary extras) your assumption should be right.
Exactly. Pretty weird.poision wrote: but main speakers not disconnecting when i plugged in earphones.Means i m getting sound from main laptop speakers as well as from earplug.
Sorry, I have no experience with that.poision wrote: i installed bcm43xx with ndswrapper
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