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Re: Tosh 490CDT (was: Which laptop tu buy)

On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 11:01:51AM -0700, Jim Richardson wrote:
> > 
> > I use Toshiba (an old 490CDT, admittedly).  I prefer the mouse button-stick
> > (what's the proper term for these things?) over the touchpads.  It's
> > something to think about if you're buying your first laptop.
> > 
> I know someone having trouble with one of these (trying to convert from
> windows, at least for some things) is there anything special you had to
> do to get X running? PCMCIA?

The laptop has an S3ViRGE/MX video chip, but the proper s3virge driver isn't
quite working properly (under XFree86 v4).  It tends to lock up when exiting
from X back to console.  So I'm using the generic vesa driver instead for
the time being.  The mouse works fine as /dev/psaux or whatever it is.

I've had no problems with pcmcia. I recompile pcmcia-modules myself to fit
my own kernel.

Sound was a bit tricky, but I think it's easier to setup in the 2.4 kernel
now than it was under 2.2.


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