Re: Proposal: New mailing list debian-laptops
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- Subject: Re: Proposal: New mailing list debian-laptops
- From: Kevin Dalley <email@example.com>
- Date: 01 Dec 1998 02:26:41 -0800
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- In-reply-to: Manoj Srivastava's message of "28 Nov 1998 16:02:16 -0600"
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The mobile argument espoused by Kristoffer Rose is part of the
reason. There are certain items which should work differently on a
mobile, battery operated machine.
In addition, certain laptops are inherently more problematic than
non-laptops. My first laptop, a no-name machine, installed easily.
My second laptop, a Thinkpad 600, was perhaps my fourth Debian
installation. This was much more problematic, requiring zimage
kernel, and a modification to the kernel source code, not just
configuration. I'm still working on other, less important, problems.
There is often more marginally supported hardware on a laptop.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> writes:
> I am confused. I have a laptop running Debian, and I was
> unaware that that was such a feat. I can see a mini HOWTO being
> required for that, but a whole list? I think you would be better off
> asking for interested volunteers, and going offline and creating a
> HOWTO document. It not that hard to put Debian on a laptop. really.