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Re: How to know correct hardware options for compiling 2.4.23 kernel


Did Dell have the information down to the chipsets that were used?
I have yet to find that information... perhaps it's as simple as "all the chipsets that were used at Dell were made at Dell", but I haven't seen that statement made yet, so I didn't know for sure... For example, the kernel setup program includes information about IDE drives (floppy and CDROMs) that work through the parallel port, as the machine has, and it mentions a few manufacturers of such solutions, but never Dell... That makes me suspect that the Parallel port - IDE solution was not manufactured by, but purchased by Dell for use in its laptops. On the other hand, it could be as simple as Dell's solution isn't mentioned because it works without needing additional parallel port - IDE drivers...

Perhaps I'm being too obsessive about this, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to read any information that is already out there specific to Latitudes and exactly what kind of hardware "makes them tick."

Kenward Vaughan wrote:

On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 10:49:29AM -0600, J N wrote:
... I'm noticing that I appear to need to know more specific technical information than I currently have access to for my laptop: Dell Latitude CPI-A 366XT. Can anyone point me to a FAQ that would tell me what kind of chipsets were in the machine (such as FLASH chipsets), or the type of IDE controller that was in use, etc? I've read the online help, which would be most helpful if I knew what was under the hood...

http://www.dell.com ???  They still had my old 486 on site...


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