Re: Please tell your success story
On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, Dieter Ebner wrote:
>Who has recently bought a laptop and was able to install LINUX?
>Could you please tell me the exact type of your laptop + how you have solved
>I am particularly interested in laptops of the higher class:
I've got a Thinkpad 600E, Celery 400, 192M, 10G.
>USB, serial, parallel
Never had access to any USB devices. Serial works fine. Parallel worked
fine on my last Thinkpad and I don't expect any problems there.
>DVD instead of CD
I didn't get a DVD. I wouldn't really be able to do anything with it in
1024x768x16bpp. The screen could do 24bpp, but 16 is slow enough when using
the frame buffer.
>external wheel mouse possible
3 button track-point is built in. I expect that I could just plug in an
external 3 button mouse.
cs4232 sound module is loaded and working. I have to reload it after every
>modem and/or Ethernet included
Every modem or Ethernet PC-card I plug in works. There is a built-in
win-modem, but there aren't enough free IRQs left to run it even if I had
drivers (it needs 2 IRQs). No built in Ethernet.
My current location - X marks the spot.