Arch on a laptop

I have never tried to put Linux on a laptop so I figured it was time to give it a shot.  It was a smooth process.  The only hangup I ran into during installation was not being able use my wireless card for the net install.  My older Broadcom card’s firmware isn’t part of the default Arch install.  Once the installation process was finished I was able to install the B43 firmware from AUR.  The current version will work with kernel’s up to 3.2.  After 3.2 hits core a new version will hit AUR.  I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.

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