[Techtalk] Dell Inspiron 6000

Mike cj at 4x4specialty.com
Thu Feb 3 04:52:05 EST 2005

Here is my two cents worth. I have a Toshiba satelite and I run Slackware
10 exclusively. I have a onrinoco silver pcmcia wireless card; worked
great out of the box with no extra configs. My recommendation is to get a
laptop without integrated wireless and buying a pcmcia card. That way you
can get a card with provisions for an external antenna if needed, and it
won't conflict with the onboard. I have found the cards that use the
orinoco drivers to work the best. Mine has a provision for an external
antenna and makes it easy to catch a bad signal. One more thing I find it
better to have the wireless card in the pcmcia slot while installing the
Good Luck,

>> Hi!
>> I'm thinking of buying a Dell laptop, the Inspiron 6000.
>> Does anyone know how the Linux compatibility is for this
>> chipset:
>> Intel® CentrinoTM  Mobile Technology: Intel®
> Pentium® M
>> Processor 770 (2,13GHz, 2MB L2-cache, 533MHz front side
>> bus) and Intel®  Pro/Wireless 2100 (802.11b) wlan or
>> Mobile Intel® Celeron® M Processor 350 (1,30GHz, 1MB
>> L2-cache, 400MHz front side bus) and Intel®  915PM- or
>> 915GM-chipset
>> Does anyone have any other recommendations?
>> /Tiera
> I've got (well, mostly, in for repairs of the fan) a
> centrino laptop, the in-kernel support covered everything
> except the wireless (http://ipw2100.sf.net does that, it's
> not in-kernel yet, and is still beta).
> if you don't need wireless or can risk it not working right,
> then you shouldn't have issues.
> note that it's probably a different chipset that i have, but
> the kernel config has options for different version above
> and below, so i expect what yours has will be supported too
> (play around with the kernel config program to see what it
> covers if you like)
> Adam
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