Re: [SLUG] Dell Laptop with Potato
Bill, I got one these for work yesterday and now have a happy Debian system. The only issue I know of and haven't tried to get working yet is that Potato does not have support for the audio chipset - Maestro 3 - and a few months ago on a previous model I could not get sound working. I'm kinda hoping this has changed, I'll find out soon enough.
As you've emailed both debian-laptop and SLUG I'm assuming you're in Sydney. On Saturday, 10th March (ie: tomorrow) we're holding an install fest, I'd recommend coming along - details are at http://www.slug.org.au/ .
One of the benefits of this will be having many able hands around. I brought my partly functional C600 to the Debian stand at Linux Expo last night and while I was evangelising Debian to hapless passer-by's a few people jumped on my laptop and finished tweaking XFree 4 and other various things I hadn't got around to making work properly.
Thus spake Bill Shui (email@example.com):
> Hi there,
> I am thinking of buying a laptop for work/uni, etc.
> I came across the Dell Latitude C600 series.
> With some modification such as 256MB RAM, PIII850, 20GB IDE HDD,
> I was just wandering if anyone has bought a Dell laptop similar to the
> spec above. If so, how smooth does debian potato run on these machines?
> Your reply would be much appreciated.
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