Re: machine support
I have been happily using Debian in Sony Vaio for months. I have tried
Bo, Hamm and Slink and they work. Currently, the standard XFree package
supports the video chip nicely, before I had to take X server from SuSE.
One warning: kernel works unstably unless it does not contain APM
(advanced power management) support or if it is bzImage (must be zImage).
The standard kernel does not contain these features, there may be
special notebook kernel that works but I never tried that. It is
much nicer to have a custom kernel with all useless removed.
After these modifications, I have not had any problems with kernel.
CD-ROM and 3COM Ethernet cards work fine. So do modem and PPP
serial connections as well.
Oleg Krivosheev wrote:
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> I am totally new to debian and to this list. If anyone wants to redirect me
> to the right list for this question, please feel free to let me know.
> I just got a sony vaio 505G and I was wondering if I could install the
> debian dist linux on it (and get rid of Win98 for ever ;-). I heard that a
> couple of months ago, the neomagic drivers had been released to the open
> source community and I don't know if the drivers made it to the last
> version of the kernel. I know about some successful install of FreeBSD on
> this machine, so I believe there is hope to run linux on this machine.
> check www.redhat.com or www.suse.com or www.xfree86.org
> Thanks for letting me know about this.
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