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Linux and Centrino

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by srhoades, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. srhoades

    srhoades

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    Just bought a new laptop w centrino, it hasn't arrive yet but if possible I plan on running Slackware 10.1 on it. I can't find anything difinitive (suprise suprise its linux documentation) on whether the newer kernels will support it out of the box or if I am going to have to load seperate modules to get the integrated wireless and power management to work. Anyone have a clue?
     
  2. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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    http://news.com.com/Intel+lets+Linux+into+Centrino+camp/2100-7344_3-5542514.html "Although Linux can run on existing Centrino notebooks, Intel until now wouldn't permit companies to sell Linux laptops using the Centrino logo. The reason for the change: With the release of the 2.6.8 Linux kernel, the open-source operating system's power management abilities now meet Intel's requirements for Centrino notebook battery life, said Karen Regis, manager of mobile programs and promotions at the chipmaker."
     

  3. srhoades

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    Well aren't you just a wealth of information :) Thanks a lot.
     
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    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    I highly agree but I wish he would post his thoughts in one post.

    I guess he is trying to become GT's most prolific poster?