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RE: A Laptop where all hardware is perfectly supported

> From: fred basset [mailto:fredbasset1000@gmail.com]
> 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
> machine.
> Thanks,
> Fred

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!
-- Kevin

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