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Moving to Ubuntu 6.10 from Fedora Core 5 on the IBM T41

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have two office systems. My main one is my IBM T41 workhorse laptop. It is the one I haul everywhere and do everything with, to, for , and on. it can't be down or I cry a lot . When it had to go away to get it's video fixed a while back I was bereft and alone, till it came back . So making major changes to it is not something I do lightly. My other office system is an old Dell that has a couple of disks, and is where I stash various things I have experimented with over the years like lab vmware images. Till last night, both systems ran Fedora Core 5. Today the laptop is Ubuntu 6.10. When I get a chance, I'll take the desktop to Fedora Core 6, so that I can maintain access to a Fedora system.

Talking to various people here today, I have just about decided that my FC6 guest performance problems might be tied to all the new goodies in the FC6 video subsystem, so I'll need FC6 to run first level to be sure. Who knows: this might help Evolution be workable.

Ubuntu may not have all the video goodies of FC6, but it is pretty hard to beat it for "Just Working" (tm). it was not all sweetness and light getting here though.

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Installing Ubuntu Edgy (6.10) on Dell Inspiron E1505 (6400)

I recently bought Dell Inspiron E1505 (it's Inspiron 6400 in small business section of dell website). Here goes my notes based on Ubuntu 6.10 (edgy) installation on it (as dual boot).

Most of the hardware was recognized automatically by the ubuntu installation. Audio was working great. Wireless and graphics required following steps. (I have yet to test bluetooth, so no notes on that yet)

Dell Wireless 1390 Card
Ubuntu edgy configures wireless card with bcm43xx driver, but I was not able to make it work with it. Your best option is to use windows driver on linux with the help of ndiswrapper .

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