"Another SalixOS user has reported the exact same problem with
the newer HP Mini 210 netbook. Both of these systems have Broadcom
4312 wireless chipsets which are incompatible with the b43 kernel
module and the ssb module on which b43 depends. It appears that the
wireless chipset as implemented in these netbooks conflicts with
the ssb module, causing the system to freeze. This problem may
exist in other systems using the same wireless chip or similar
"As you might expect, the Ubuntu installer does not have this
problem on the HP Mini 110 and the correct driver is offered for
installation automatically. There are definite advantages to having
worked with the vendor on a preloaded version of a distribution. In
fairness I should add that Ubuntu, in general, does an excellent
job with hardware detection."
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