Please note that I haven't finished adding the individual how-to's. This is online so that you at least know if it does / does not work.
This is the first cut of my howto for getting Linux working on a Dell Inspiron 9100. I use gentoo (http://www.gentoo.org)
but these principles you will be able to use on almost any
distribution. So far I have all the major components working
well, with the exception of the Infra-red port (haven't had time), and bluetooth (didn't
order the option).The latest version of this document should be available at http://iaindb.customer.netspace.net.au/linux-9100.html.
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