Re: Please tell your success story
On Mar 15, 2000, Dieter Ebner wrote:
> Who has recently bought a laptop and was able to install LINUX?
If no one else has suggested it, may I recommend the Linux on Laptops
page? They won't all be Debian-specific (which I imagine is what you
were interested in, given the mailing list you chose), but it should
give you some information.
> Could you please tell me the exact type of your laptop + how you have solved
My weapon of choice was a Toshiba Portege 7020CT. It's one of the ones
that needs the 'tecra' boot disks.
> I am particularly interested in laptops of the higher class:
> 6-15 GB HD
> 64-128 MB RAM
> USB, serial, parallel
Check, check and check, though I can't confirm actual functionality of
USB. The serial and parallel ports are on a separate port expander.
External, but works like a charm.
> DVD instead of CD
The Portege has a separate docking station, which can be had with a CD
or DVD drive. I have neither, but the DVD docking station has been
reported to work.
> 14" color
14.1" IIRC, at 1024x768. I have it running at 8-bit, but 24 is reported
to work. You'll need X 3.3.5 or later to support the video chip, IIRC.
> external wheel mouse possible
(shrug) I can neither confirm nor deny.
ESS Maestro 2e; no luck so far. :-( (And yes, I know about Zach Brown's
driver; that's what I've been having no luck with...)
> modem and/or Ethernet included
Has a Winmodem; the Lucent driver is reported to work. The docking
station has an Ethernet interface that is reported to work. Myself, I
use a 3Com PCMCIA Ethernet/modem combo card.