A bit of an update on the SONY VAIO XG series. I installed RH 6.2 on an XG-19 for someone today. All went well except for modem config, which I was unable to resolve before I quit for the day. Talked to SONY and was told that for the specific unit I was working with, the modem is a Rockwell HCF56K PCI internal, RH56LD-PCI chipset. I might have been tired, thus screwed up the config, but have a nagging suspicion that the HCF designation would imply it's a winmodem. I'll let you know what I find out tomorrorow, but thought it's something you might want to be aware of. SONY would tell you they only use one particular part throughout the production cycle of a particular model, but have switched midstream before. Be a shame if a $4000 plus notebook had a winmodem.
Also..take noe that the XG's have no legacy ports, so if you want to use any serial, parallel or PS2 devices you'll need the docking station ($350 US.)
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