[brlug-general] OS Poll Time.
pietu at weblizards.net
Thu Aug 28 19:58:01 CDT 2008
It is ThinkPad Z60t (Probably one of the last models before changing the
sticker into Lenovo)
Internal wifi is well supported Atheros Chipset, however I suspect the
IBM signature in it screwed up some things. For instance when I tried
with Ubuntu 8.10, and many other distros within the past few years, I
can see all the wireless networks, but not connect to them. (encrypted
or not, made no difference....)
And yes, one can replace the built in wireless. I already considered
replacing the built in wireless with intel wifi (some models come with
intel by default), but then I tried Mandriva 2008, and Voila.....
Everything worked out of the box. Overall, I have been quite satisfied
with Mandriva. Especially since I know, the perfect distro for me does
not exist yet.
> Oh no, what kind of thinkpad is that? Can you replace the wireless? I've
> gotten so used to built in wifi that I'd hate to go back to pcimcia or
> I use Debian for it's freedom and will avoid a laptop that won't work with
> free software. It's easier for me and rewards good hardware companies.
> On Thursday 28 August 2008, Petri Laihonen wrote:
>> (The only distro I have found where my ThinkPad integrated wireless
>> works correctly)
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