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HP Pavilion dv6186eu with linux .. Wireless issue?
I am planning on being portable again and getting the HP Pavilion dv6186eu..
Here are some of the laptop specs..
Processor type : AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56
Standard memory : 1024 MB
HDD: 120 GB SATA
Wireless technologies : 802.11a/b/g WLAN
Video adapter : NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 7200
I did abit of searching and found out that there are a few issues with wireless ... The specs sheet doesn't mension the type of wireless modem thats on the system so am not sure if its the same as the broadcom people have been struggling with ...
Any insite on this system should I go for it?
I haven't tried AMD or 64bit processors before so am so excited...
Will apprecaite any feedback ..
The output of
lspci | grep -i network
If not, simply look at
lspci"To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."
It's not a wireless modem - its a wireless lan card. Follow antidrugue's advice to find out what chipset it is (if you can - take a LiveCD into the shop with you if you have to).
If its a broadcom chipset, you'll be pleased to know that mine worked almost out of the box on FC6 on my HP laptop - I just needed the firmware from the windows drivers (the fw-cutter tool was available in the repository).Linux user #126863 - see http://linuxcounter.net/