Re: Debian 2. -- Only rudimentary support for Laptops?
On Thu, Oct 15, 1998 at 02:40:38PM -0500, Alexander Kushnirenko wrote:
> > I have an IBM ThinkPad 380XD. I have found that 2.0.x kernels just don't
> > work properly, my machine will crash or shutdown during boot. I believe that
> > the best thing that can be done to support laptops is to create boot disks
> > with 2.1.125 kernels. 2.1.125 works well on my laptop in every way and has
> > fixed the problems with RAM disks that older 2.1.x kernels had.
> Sorry to jump into discussion... Well, I ABSOLUTELYU agree with Russel. I
> also installed linux on IBM ThinkPad 380XD. It's my 6-th Debian installation
> around and definitly the most embarrasing one. I DO agree that ThinkPad 380XD
> is quite new piece of hardware, and don't want to blame anyone or anything,
> but perhaps we may pay closer attention to Laptop instalation problems.
> 1. Official booting disketes - DOES NOT work (tecra also!)
> 2. Official kernel 2.0.34 - DOES NOT work (constant reboot)
> The only thing that work was loadlin thru Win95 :(
To identify the bug (and try to fix it) a little bit of info is needed.
At which step is the system crashing? Before displaying the "boot:"
prompt? Before displaying the "Color or Monochrome" dialog? Elsewhere?
It looks like a kernel-related problem, and not one that applies to any
Enrique Zanardi firstname.lastname@example.org