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    Question Dell 1745 - Pre-emptive Check

    I've just purchased a Dell Studio 17 (1745) with the following specs:
    Intel Core 2 Duo T9600, 2.8GHz, 1066Mhz, 6M L2 Cache
    4GB, DDR3, 1066MHz
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4570 512MB
    500G 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
    8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
    Integrated High Definition Audio 2.2
    Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Half Mini Card
    56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

    I'm just wanting to know if there's anything from the above list that I might need a "heads-up" about. It should be arriving sometime in the coming week, and I intend to do a fresh install of Karmic on it. I've looked through the various Dell/Ubuntu posts in this forum, but haven't seen anything that seems to be directly related to my new machine. Does anyone see anything that might raise a red flag?

    TIA

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    Re: Dell 1745 - Pre-emptive Check

    The only issue i've ever had w/ ordering from dell is the Dell branded wifi cards, which are broadcom chipsets relabeled as "Dell 13xx". They sometimes can be a pain in the rear to get to work right away, though usually they have drivers already compiled into release kernels. I would recommend you try to seek out a Intel wifi card (5100 / 5300) if possible for the little extra it might cost you, it will save you headache's

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    Re: Dell 1745 - Pre-emptive Check

    I bought a Dell Studio with the specs you cite above last weekend and struggled with getting the sound working. The fix is to use Synaptic to download an install the sound backport drivers.

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