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Re: I'm going to buy a new notebook

On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 06:46:26PM +0100, Ottavio Campana wrote:
> I'm looking for a new notebook, for  the one I used untill some days ago
> is now broken and it costs too much to repair.
> So I need to find a new one which can run debian on it.
> I'm interested  on a centrino based  notebook, for everyone says  that I
> can get  a longer autonomy.  On the other side  I wouldn't give  out too
> much money for a notebook.
> I've seen two notebook: asus M2410C and acer 291LCi.

During my last job my employer provided an Asus M2400N (~1200EUR).
The sarge netinst installed like charm and I had up to 6h of battery

> does  anyone  of you  have  got  one of  these  laptop?  Are they  fully
> supported by linux? I can ignore the  winmodem, I don't need it. And for
> the network  adapter I can use  ndiswrapper and wait for  te driver that
> intel is developing.

The e100 driver works, for WLAN you have to use the NDISwrapper but I
never tried it.

> I'd like to know one thing about  the built in wifi card: can linux turn
> it off? I mean, if I don't use  the wireless network, can I shut it down
> so that it doesn't comsume the battery?

No experience on this, 6 hours are good enough for me :)

Sorry, I didn't investigate further, I just bought a Vaio PCG-Z1RMP
(1400x1050, keyboard fitting my fingers).

. Siggy

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