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Re: Second hand laptop

On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 11:28:17AM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> 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 that if
they were remotely popular you're bound to find endless
resources on the net telling you what those settings are,
and even often giving you full config files.

I have such a laptop, and my XF86Config was entirely found
on the net... 


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