Experience with Dell Latitude D620?

Eric Anderson anderson at centtech.com
Thu Oct 26 03:39:58 UTC 2006

On 10/25/06 22:22, Daniel Eischen wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Oct 2006, Eric Anderson wrote:
>> On 10/25/06 13:19, Doug Barton wrote:
>>> After a long (and sometimes ugly) ordeal with a few other manufacturers, I 
>>> finally decided on a Dell Latitude D620, which is sitting here next to me. 
>>> It has the new Core 2 Duo, and lots of other exciting bells and whistles. 
>>> :) The only negative so far is the 3945 wireless, but I have an atheros 
>>> pccard to use in the meantime.
>>> I'm wondering what experiences people have with this, gotchas for FreeBSD, 
>>> etc. I am planning to dual boot windows and -current. I am particularly 
>>> interested in being able to suspend/resume in freebsd, so if anyone has got 
>>> that working, please share the secrets. Also, has anyone with a core 2 duo 
>>> tried running the 64 bit freebsd?
>> Doug - my coworker has lots of Atheros mini-pci express wifi cards that he's 
>> been selling for cheap.  I have been using it instead of the included card, 
>> and am very happy.  You can email him at kramer at centtech.com if you want.
> Are you sure they are mini-pci express, not mini-pci?  I couldn't
> find any Atheros-based mini-pci express cards when I looked just
> a few months ago.
> I'd love to get my hands on one of these if they are express.

Yea, definitely mini pci express.  I actually meant to send this only to 
Doug, so sorry to send this to the list.

The D620's and D820's both take the same cards, and these cards work 
fine in them.  Using one right now. :)


Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
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