Linux on Dell Latitude D630

I'm in the process of setting up Fedora 11 on my new Dell Latitude D630.  This post will document the process.

Going thru the optional packages in Fedora is always a pain, but after the required 30 minutes or so, I finished.  I reboot the machine and it came right up in Fedora, no problems.  I connected it to my local wifi network, installed the fastestmirror package, then began the 200M+ update.

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Laptop Names

I just got a new (to me) laptop -- my brother's old hand-me-down Dell Latitude D630.  (He went to the dark side and started using a proprietary operating system.)  I'm currently in the process of wiping off the XP install and installing Fedora 11 (12 doesn't come out for another month).  One of the first steps in any install is to choose a name for the new machine.  (For a fun aside be sure to see the now-crufty

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Fedora on Inspiron 6000

Quite a while ago, when I bought my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop, I knew I wanted to get Linux installed on it.  I am a Fedora guy, and at the time Core 4 was the current distro.

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