Linked by h3rman on Thu 21st May 2009 11:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Few hardware vendors have not yet launched their own mini laptop (or, "netbook"). Most brands these days produce their own version of the same hardware, with Intel's i386-compatible Atom cpu's and Windows XP installed on a spinning hard drive or sometimes still a solid state disk. Some Linux models are still sold by some vendors, among whom Asus, which more or less started selling in this OLPC-inspired genre of laptops.
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Interesting wireless
by 3rdalbum on Thu 21st May 2009 12:32 UTC
3rdalbum
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2008-05-26

I find it interesting that the netbook uses a Realtek RTL8187 wireless device. That chipset has had problems in Ubuntu for years, and has been almost useless in the last two Ubuntu releases, unless you use a third-party driver that doesn't support WPA. I think I remember hearing Fedora users complaining about those problems too.

How on earth does Debian, or MIPS, get this chipset working to satisfaction?

Good review, BTW.

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RE: Interesting wireless
by h3rman on Thu 21st May 2009 13:53 in reply to "Interesting wireless"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

Good question.. in any case, it does support WPA because that's what I use.
FTR, it's USB connected (inside).

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