I’m not worried if it will take some work to get it up and running, I just don’t want to buy into a laptop that will never be wireless. SlimXero , Mar 19, Ibought this computer about a year ago and The keyboard keys are breaking. Your name or email address: Can anybody help me find a replacement. If you want to get a Gateway laptop working, you’ll have to use a lot of ugly hacks and workarounds which will most likely affect the stability of your system. I had the same sound driver problems where it wouldn’t appear in the System Device Manager when i tried the real tek instal trick, wouldn’t work with reboots and every single attempt without updating.
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So, after 3 minutes of work, it was working fine.
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You can try dl from Gateway this audio driver: I was wondering if anyone has had experience with Gateway laptops and Ubuntu specifically how well the wireless cards work. TANWare Sep 20, Tried to manually install and everytime it says “This file does not contain information about your hardware.
I guess I could always buy a card too, anyone know which cards are linux-friendly? Ideal linux-friendly vendors are Lenovo, System76 of courseDell, and I believe the fujitsu computers are linux-friendly as well.
It just depends on how easy the initial setup will be. SlimXeroMar 19, I’ve downloaded every sound driver from every similiar gateway laptop and no dice.
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If you want to get a Gateway laptop working, you’ll have to use a lot of ugly hacks and workarounds which will most likely affect the stability of your system.
I’ve had no problems with the wireless, excellant connection to our westell at feet away.
Log in or Sign up. I definitely want to support that effort, just kind of need a laptop now and don’t have time to set up everything and wait for delivery. If it doesn’t work let me know. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Anywho, i’ve rolled back to XP and can’t get the sound drivers to install no matter what i do. You’ll be able to get it running.
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Can anybody help me find a replacement. I’m not worried if it will take some work to get it up and running, I just don’t want to buy into a laptop that will never be wireless. Gateway for Linux is really awful. Not all Gateways have the same skund cards.
Thanks to everyone for your input, I’ll probably end up going with another system, I’ll let you know how it works out. My Gateway MX works great with Ubuntu! No, create ggateway account now. There are many ways to get any card to work from ndiswrapper to a builtin module.
Post the wireless card specs of the laptop and it can quickly be found whether there will be any bumps along the road with wireless setups. I’m running a Gateway mx 1 my laptop sleeps and wakes up but the screen is blank 2 internal sound card doesn’t work, I don’t have sound: I exchanged some emails with Gateway customer service when Gatewwy was looking at one of their computers, and their outlook towards Linux was basically “We don’t care”.
Do you already have an account? If anyone has this particular model and has had experience with it it would be great to hear from you.
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I’m gzteway to do some digging a little later on the wireless chipset it’s using Gateway’s site doesn’t seem to list it. Your name or email address: I need to replace the keyboard but I can’t find the right one. Also, I don’t have any accurate information about the time frame but I have been told that Dell will soon be retailing their systems out of WalMart, so keep your eyes open.