RE: A Laptop where all hardware is perfectly supported
> From: fred basset [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 6:35 PM
> Hi All,
> I'll soon be able to spec. a new laptop for my new job. Can anyone
> recommend any systems that can run the latest Debian
> and support all the hardware out of the box? I prefer IBM and Dell
> laptops myself.
> It would be great to hear from anyone who's got a perfectly working
My older ThinkPad T40p works well with Lenny. The media keys work, as does
the screen brightness controls, etc. USB works, as does the wired Ethernet.
I haven't tried the modem, and it doesn't have a fingerprint scanner. ATI
video and sound work. Suspend to RAM and Hibernate work fine.
I swapped the Wi-Fi card for an Intel model, the existing Atheros-based one
wasn't working. I don't know if the card was bad, or just not well
supported, since I got the laptop used. But the new card works just fine.
Hope this helps!