I've got a D400 on its way to me for my new work machine so I've been reading up a bit on putting Linux on it. I've seen the same comments made on the D400 page linked from linux-on-laptops.com.
I had zero problems getting my Sony Centrino to work with Linux, so I'm not liking what I hear about Dell. Come on guys, I *know* you can make a good product... the 1100?? unf.
There are several pages on linux-on-laptops.com about the 1100 so it should be doable. I'd start there and see what you can dig up.
Good luck and let me know how it goes. Once I get my D400 I'll let you know my experiences as well. Its going to be massive fun with an external cd-rom!
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