Re: running debian on a laptop
From: "Andre Berger" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> * Derek Broughton <email@example.com>, 2002-11-04 08:00 -0500:
> > hmmm. I'm running 2.4.19. I know it worked fine with 2.4.9, and 2.4.16 -
> > but I actually don't have a use for it anymore (I live in an off-grid
> > where I have to use a serial port cell-modem) so I can't guarantee it's
> > on 2.4.19. I loaded the ltmodem sources and then use the debian build
> > to build the ltmodem*.deb for each kernel upgrade.
> She's using 2.4.18-686 from woody. It works neither with
> self-compiled sources nor with pre-built .debs. From what I've read
> this might be related to a BIOS issue: Her version A07 might not be
> compatible with auto-assigning IRQs as required by ltmodem?
> But it's good know that at least it works at all.
Could be. I think my first compile was with BIOS A10 - at least I'm sure it was
later than A07. So you could try upgrading the BIOS. I haven't seen any
problems introduced by later BIOSes (unless A07 is APM compatible, in which case
you'll lose that and gain less than stellar ACPI support).