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RE: Progeny on Vaio Z505NR (aka Z600RE)

Thanks, Heather, for the comments and advice. I have been looking up some of
the links. Just need to roll up my sleeves and get onto it. Was kind of
hoping that someone would be running Debian on a similar model so we could
exchange notes (or rather, someone I could receive notes from ;-) ). My
1-year goal is to switch over completely from Win to Debian. Just cannot
keep up with the hardware and resource requirements of each new version of
Win. Will be pretty tough since I have used nothing BUT Win since v3.1 but
with good advice and a prod in the right direction, I think I should make


 ->>  -----Original Message-----
 ->>  From: Heather [mailto:star@starshine.org]
 ->>  Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 6:51 AM
 ->>  To: Wong, Aaron
 ->>  Cc: Debian-Laptop (E-mail)
 ->>  Subject: Re: Progeny on Vaio Z505NR (aka Z600RE)
 ->>  > Hello.
 ->>  > I'm a newbie and took a giant leap into the unknown by 
 ->>  "upgrading" my
 ->>  > original Debian install to the Progeny distro 
 ->>  (http://www.progeny.com). I
 ->>  > will be starting my first compilation exercise to get 
 ->>  the USB working, as
 ->>  > well as the jog-dial. Has anyone on this list used 
 ->>  Progeny, and have you any
 ->>  > advice on what to watch out for?
 ->>  > Thanks in advance,
 ->>  > Aaron
 ->>  USB working should be pretty painless - when you make 
 ->>  your kernel, make all
 ->>  the USB related modules, and they will only load when you 
 ->>  need them.
 ->>  (It's the making a kernel the first time that's less than 
 ->>  simple.  I'm a 
 ->>  *big* fan of make menuconfig.)
 ->>  A thread went by here just last month about the jogdial.  
 ->>  One of the apps
 ->>  available to make it work is a userland app;  check the 
 ->>  archives on 
 ->>  http://lists.debian.org  of the debian-laptops list for 
 ->>  "jogdial" and it 
 ->>  should come right up.
 ->>  Neither of these, however, is a progeny related answer.
 ->>  I have progeny going on a desktop machine, and other than 
 ->>  needing to go
 ->>  back and uninstall the "progeny-blahblah-task" packages 
 ->>  before I could
 ->>  mix and match most things, it was okay.  (I made it easy 
 ->>  on myself; capt
 ->>  is your friend.)
 ->>  I've been extremely careful about gnome parts, as (under 
 ->>  other environments
 ->>  than progeny) they've been rather fragile.  Progeny's 
 ->>  packaging of them 
 ->>  appears to have been cool so far though.  I would *not* 
 ->>  touch any other gnome
 ->>  based debs at the same time.
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