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Re: laptop

Rino Mardo wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 11, 2000 at 09:38:25PM +0100 or thereabouts, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 11, 2000 at 09:01:30AM +0400, Rino Mardo wrote:
> > >
> > > debian is the most laptop-friendly distro i've encountered.
> >
> > I'd have to question that, even in my recent-Debian-convert fervour.
> > Slackware comes with a whole range of kernels - low power, apm etc.
> > When I installed Debian on my work laptop I had to compile a new kernel
> > with APM and then compile pcmcia from source to match.  Nothing taxing
> > but I wouldn't choose Debian to install on the old laptops I get hold of
> > for personal use - definitely not on the 4mb RAM/170mb disk/pcmcia
> > floppy machine I spooned Slackware into.
> that's sad.  i've never recompiled anything just to get pcmcia to work.
> they just work!

i just installed debian 2.2r0 on an ibm thinkpad 600 today, debian
didn't even detect pcmcia _at all_ on the thing. luckily i don't have
anything pcmcia so its not a headache yet, ethernet is thru USB which
works great but it doesnt like to suspend when the driver is loaded.

btw the thinkpad 600 is "supposed" to be very well supported in linux
there are dozens of webpages that document how to get it workin. so i
thought it was odd that debian thought i had no pcmcia support.

now i could be wrong, maybe debian doesn't try to detect pcmcia properly
or something, maybe i could of gotten it working, but it did say that it
didnt find pcmcia support and prompted to remove the related packages
(mandrake 7.1 worked fine)


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