Originally Posted by bigtrouble77
Stuff kinda unique to laptops:
3. (built-in) flash card readers
5. pcmcia devices
6. (crappy) integrated audio
That's about it. If you can get those devices working then you're golden.
1. intel and atheros cards have native support. even native broadcom drivers are in very early stages of developement. for everything esle, there is ndiswrapper (i personally hate it, its very unstable, at least under ubuntu)
2. BT - have no linux + BT experience. sorry.
3. these hardly, if ever work. but i heard Daper is a step forward. haven't had a chance to try it yet, but its ok. hardly ever use this feature anyway
4. webcams. most usb cams work great. very few lappys have built-in cams
5. crappy audio is mostly supported by alsa and the latest kernel, so you should be solid.