Been putting Gentoo on a refurb IBM ThinkPad T23 today... Overall, it's pretty cool--even the lame-ass winmodem is supported. But the one thing I figured would be a pain in the ass is rewarding me with exactly my expectation--wireless.
Five years ago, my silly PCMCIA wireless card barely worked in Linux because it was too new. Now it barely works because it's too old/unsupported.
And, as always, the "just buy a new one" strategy is fraught with peril, as manufacturers seem to be continuing their trend of changing chipsets willy-nilly without changing the model numbers of their products.
Grrrr!!! Snarl!!! Angry words!!!
- Mood: frustrated