Re: XFree86 on Albook 15"? (Modified by Ryan Verner)
* Ryan Verner (2003-12-15) writes:
> On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:41:06 +0100, Ralf Angeli wrote
>> As I said before I am in course of deciding wether to buy an AlBook
>> or not. It would be nice if you could say something about what is
>> working and what is not to help me with this decision. (c; The
>> following would be especially interesting:
>> * Modem
> No idea; haven't had to use this yet, and don't forsee myself needing to.
Hm, I will need it for a dial-up connection at home. If it is a
Conexant modem it shouldn't be a problem to make it work with a driver
>> * WLAN (I suppose this isn't working because of the proprietary stuff
>> by Broadcom in Airport Extreme; maybe there is a possibility to use
>> an alternative Mini-PCI card?)
> Unfortunately not, the card is indeed unsupported. I'll probably be using my
> Orinoco card though, which should work no problems (it's PCMCIA).
I will buy a PowerBook without the Airport Extreme card so this might
be an option for later if I decide to buy a WLAN router.
In the Gentoo forums I found a quite interesting thread regarding the
15" AlBook, maybe this is useful for you, too. Here is the link:
<URL:http://tinyurl.com/zbr6>. AFAICS sound is working as well.
So I guess I will have to go to the store to get one of these nice
machines although everybody around here is sceptical. (c: