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    Default Acer Extensa

    Has anyone installed openSUSE 11 on a Acer Extensa 4420? I'm concerned about the wifi connectivity.

    Acer Extensa EX4420-5239 NoteBook AMD Mobile Athlon 64 X2 TK-57(1.90GHz) 14.1" Wide XGA 2GB Memory DDR2 667 120GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Radeon X1250 IGP

    Communication Modem, Gigabit LAN and WLAN

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    Default Re: Acer Extensa

    What Chipset does it have?
    Giz a Job
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    Default Re: Acer Extensa

    Chipset AMD M690G

    here's the link:
    Newegg.com - Acer Extensa EX4420-5239 NoteBook AMD Mobile Athlon 64 X2 TK-57(1.90GHz) 14.1" Wide XGA 2GB Memory DDR2 667 120GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Radeon X1250 IGP - Laptops / Notebooks

    I've used one in person. Even Vista runs fast on it. So you know how well Linux will work once its installed. For $449 it's the best laptop deal I've seen.

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    Default Re: Acer Extensa

    He meant "What wireless chipset?". The manufacturer's specs seldom say.

    Open a terminal and enter the following command '/sbin/lspci -nnv',
    find the section that describes the wireless, and post the first two
    lines from that section.

    Larry

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    Default Re: Acer Extensa

    I haven't bought it yet. I figure that openSUSE should be able to handle it. If not I would give Mint a try.

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    Default Re: Acer Extensa

    vinoman2 wrote:
    > I haven't bought it yet. I figure that openSUSE should be able to handle
    > it. If not I would give Mint a try.


    I don't know what Mint is, but if it is a Linux distro, the handling
    (or not) is a function of which kernel is included. If there is a
    driver for whatever version of the kernel that they use, it will work
    and vice versa.

    Larry

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    Default Re: Acer Extensa

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    He meant "What wireless chipset?". The manufacturer's specs seldom say.

    Open a terminal and enter the following command '/sbin/lspci -nnv',
    find the section that describes the wireless, and post the first two
    lines from that section.

    Larry
    I just ordered it. I'll get it next week.

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