Re: Second hand laptop
Hi! Thanks for all the reply. I have googled for a
laptop. I read an IBM thinkpad has the most standard
components,is this true? Would you recommend this
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> On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 11:28:17AM +1000, Russell
> > Also note that on laptops made before 2000 most of
the hardware was "ISA". In
> > many cases the only way of determining the
hardware settings was through a
> > Windows utility program. So you need the
customised version of Windows for
> > the laptop (almost impossible to obtain) or a
pre-existing Linux installation
> > if you want to discover the settings.
> One good thing about such old laptops though, is
> they were remotely popular you're bound to find
> resources on the net telling you what those settings
> and even often giving you full config files.
> I have such a laptop, and my XF86Config was entirely
> on the net...
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