755c Thinkpad issues
> I'm afraid I won't be of much help as our situations are very
> different. My 755 runs ONLY Debian. No DOS, no Windows, no emulators,
> just Debian.
Mine is supposedly just debian. But I would like the hibernate to
work, which needs a dos partition. I originally formatted without room
for this, then added it when I found out that the hardware would
hibernate (dump ram & state to hard disk) after an hour of sleep
> I haven't worried about APM much. The main use for the Thinkpad has
> been when I'm sitting in a Motel room and want to check email or do
> some light work, so, when I need to use it it's almost always plugged
Mine will rarely (at most :) be used other than plugged in. It's there
so that I can X into my machine at night.
> Plus, we've had this 755 for a couple of years now and I think the
> battery has quit accepting a charge. Even when it's powered down the
> battery will not recharge. The battery status LED is always solid
> orange and the battery charging LED never comes on.
Mine quit taking charges soon as I stripped the Gates virus off of
it . . . but continued to work off the old charge for a while. But
since it's position will be on my lap, the charge would be nice for
when the cord gets knocked out :)
> | 2) if you still have the dark side, how big should the thinkpad
> | directory be? mine is just shy of 1.4M, or 97% of a dos floppy.
> | however, I get errors reporting missing windows, and most of the dos
> | versions of utilities seem to be missing.
> I'm afraid you've lost me on this one. I don't even know what the
> "dark side" is, other than a powerful evil force permeating our
> universe? :)
oops, wrong list for that reference :) The gates virus, aka windows,
was my reference.
> | 3) is there anything funny about ppp I should know?
> This depends on the modem you use. We use a MegaHertz combo
> Ethernet/Modem card. It is well supported by the PCMCIA stuff and I
> didn't have any problem at all setting it up to run SLIP or PPP.
a compaq pcmcia. no problem with minicom, but i just haven't been able
to get PPP to work.
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