[SATLUG] What do you know about Acer Laptops?

Benjamin Temple temple_benjamin at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 11 19:29:56 CDT 2008


Hello,
I have one similar, and you can you b43 in ubuntu. When you run apt-get install b43-fwcutter, you get a prompt to download the proprietary firmware files. Say yes, and your wifi will work.



> Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 18:03:34 -0500> From: dkowis at shlrm.org> To: satlug at satlug.org> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] What do you know about Acer Laptops?> CC: xcssa at xcssa.org> > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----> Hash: SHA512> > David Kowis wrote:> | David Kowis wrote:> | | There's a real cheap one (<$400 after rebates) at office despot.> | | However, I don't know really anything about them. How do they hold up?> | | Would they stand being put through the punishment of a from-source> | | distro? Stuff works in linux?> | |> | | Just looking for more info before I go and make the purchase :)> | |> | | Thanks in advance :)> | |> | | (Cross-posted to get the most feedback :D )> |> | So heres a tarball with all the info commands I could think to run. I> | forgot lshw :(> |> |> | Unfortunately, it's got an evil Broadcom adaptor in it. So no bluetooth> | in linux, and I'd have to use ndiswrapper. Sux.> |> |> | So I need a linux friendly laptop for around $400 that doesn't suck.> |> > Doh. Silly mailing lists that don't allow attachments. This is why> PGP/MIME doesn't work and I have to use craptastic inline signatures.> > Anyways: http://shlrm.org/acerLaptopInfo.tar.bz2 works just as well.> > If you're interested in knowing what's really in the guts of that craptop.> > > - --> David Kowis> > www.ronpaul2008.com - Ron Paul for President!> www.sourcemage.org - SourceMage GNU/Linux> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----> Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)> Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org> > iQGcBAEBCgAGBQJIoMVFAAoJEMnf+vRw63ObaR0L/3M2mu0QnaU7Za2+kOQ5P4ua> FUMWGByYFAll3fvaq4RwSa3YXBYS9Fak2lcxvkFrroXop6dJJcDW5MXziwL+r5fy> wbXH/6tCoFGiQvTRlWRHKHRkfbg7/owZfrYx3FUXcG67ioKkDuQNHpiXsjcVDonR> tn8GbpNQukjy3OWi7KDSZlWaI4ST8emh0WiWQMiTvLqZq69EXNLmnBBl1I8XlCop> A0tQI6GCuOg6dg1GFAjkl8hcCtFf3JfaYK5VseNAPfl/u5+Tl12hb/MYfvMVwDQG> dtATAoIBITKWvYl8UDv4twRQ0k8Vhz5f1lJ3nsAEN+YkOlEXCNK8mxgia5ChPYH2> HUmG3j3n9t/LV/e8hX+KNnFtFUvz7NR32jv/VE+Og2bBZp190GlxZVabhpok+NJT> o+toQrt9SS+5dK/pkG6150uW2zRVM27njZR1ANyl7tyojRlIM46vzgEvl39ZUfGl> JOSedTHstbcJJYu1hsmWkXBp8lQkhFJaVUSpftgnMw==> =j9Ee> -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----> -- > _______________________________________________> SATLUG mailing list> SATLUG at satlug.org> http://alamo.satlug.org/mailman/listinfo/satlug to unsubscribe> Powered by Rackspace (www.rackspace.com)
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