[TAG] Linux on Sony Vaio PCG-FR315b
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Tue Mar 16 09:37:45 MSK 2004
On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 10:35:59PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Thomas Adam (thomas_adam16 at yahoo.com):
> > Ben is right, Adriano. You have failed to tell us anything useful. I
> > can confirm though that I helped setup Debian on the very model of
> > laptop you have there last week for a lecturer -- had no problems at
> > all.
> Adriano, here's a further tip: Even in cases where (as with your
> PCG-FR315B), http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/ doesn't have a link for
> your exact model, you can often find linked pages about extremely
> similar models. Have a look at the listings on that site for Sony VAIO
> models with nearby model numbers, and see if the description sounds
> similar to your problem child. If so, then the Linux tips for that
> other one will probably be useful for yours.
Though it's worth noting here that the Sony VAIo lapops are *worse*
about conforming to that particular rule than any other consumer
product in history... excpet maybe the DWL-650 and DWL-650'+' wireless
cards from D-Link.
Different OEM, different chipset, different packaging...
and of course the one I *bought* didn't work with Linux.
I'm quite happy, though, with my $51 SMC-2532W-B. 200mw, -91dbm sens,
dual antenna jacks, and a removable patch antenna.
Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
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