[lug] VA laptop question
jafo at tummy.com
Wed Nov 10 20:01:05 MST 1999
On Wed, Nov 10, 1999 at 07:16:56PM -0700, Charles Morrison wrote:
>At the moment there is nothing, in fact we are currently using Sony and IBM
>laptops ourselves (with Linux loaded of course :o). There are rumblings of a
I've been very happy with the IBM laptops I've had for running Linux
through. Though there ALWAYS seem to be issues. Finding a XC86Config
file for your display/adapter (which is invariably slightly different
than the versions had by the people with the same-named laptop who
contributed files to the Laptop page)... Getting the appropriate APM
settings... Figuring out sound... Getting suspend/resume to work
correctly... Those are the common ones.
These days also expect problems with PCMCIA floppy and/or CD drives.
If you aren't trying to do anything fancy with APM, and don't mind that
there may be sound issues (or that the built-in modem doesn't work because
it's a win-modem), then most laptops will work fine.
I'm currently lusting after the ThinkPad 570. :-)
Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
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