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Laptop installation problem

jack [rjmayfield at satx.rr.com]

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:57:47 -0500

I have a Dell Latitude 400 .... is there any Linux OS that will work on this laptop?

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Thomas Adam [thomas.adam22 at gmail.com]

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 18:21:14 +0100

On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:57:47 -0500 "jack" <rjmayfield@satx.rr.com> wrote:

> I have a Dell Latitude 400 .... is there any Linux OS that will work
> on this laptop?

I've never understood these sorts of questions since it's moot. Almost any distributioon will work on it, where they differ is how they've configured their stock kernels for hardware support, etc.

However, I don't know which "Latitude 400" you mean -- but here's a site that will help you:


-- Thomas Adam

"It was the cruelest game I've ever played and it's played inside my
head." -- "Hush The Warmth", Gorky's Zygotic Mynci.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:42:52 -0600

I have a Dell XPS 16 with the last Ubuntu version.

So far I have enjoyed it without any problem.

At first I wanted to install Suse 11.1. I try the Suse live but I had some problems with it.

Although I prefer Suse at my desktop I think Ubuntu is better on laptops. That's my opinion.

-- David Wilfredo Molina

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[sbisbee at computervip.com]

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 18:12:29 +0000

The only "laptop specific" hardware problem I have ever run into with *nix was special buttons on the case. Ex., to turn the wireless card on. However, this was easily defeated on the lenovo by flipping a boolean in the bios.

As long as you're fine with restricted/closed drivers you shouldn't have any problems.

Sam Bisbee

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