WYLUG Monthly Meeting: Monday 10th December 2007

Talk: “Why Linux doesn’t work on your laptop, and what to do about it” by Matthew Garrett

Laptops contain large quantities of weird hardware made by companies you’ve never heard of and assembled together with firmware written by a contractor in Taiwan. How can Linux deal with all this variation, and how can you help it work better.

Matthew has been a Debian developer since 2002. He is currently the leader of the laptop team at Ubuntu and is also a member of Ubuntu’s Core Development team and sits on their Technical Board.

His blog can be found at http://mjg59.livejournal.com/


  • Monday, 10 December 2007


  • 6:30 p.m. Tea and coffee and chat.
  • 7:00 p.m. Talk.
  • 8:00 p.m. (ish) Onwards – for food, drinks and more chat.


Active Learning Lab., (Level 9, near staircase 2)
E.C. Stoner Building (aka Physics/Admin)
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds UK


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