As regards VMware, I have a fuzzy recollection that it is broken
since 2.4.0-test5. I am not certain whether it is test 5, but a change to
/proc/cpuinfo in one of the recent 2.4.0-test series has broken VMware.
As regards pcmcia stuff, you have a choice. In 2.4.0-testx, lots of pcmcia
drivers are now in the kernel source tree, but they are still a bit unstable,
and may prove difficult to compile and/or get working. The other option is not
to compile the kernel drivers ( but DO specify pcmcia support ), and compile
the pcmcia-cs package to provide pcmcia drivers. ( Hope I remember
the package name correctly, there is a project site at sourceforge ). I have
used the kernel drivers in test8 & test10
with no problems for my hardware, but that's not much use for you as regards
I had CD working OK for Win98 using a 2.2.14-15mdk kernel ( but no DVD yet ).
>From: "Wynne, Conor" <Conor.Wynne at compaq.com>
>To: "'Jimmy O'Regan'" <jimregan at lit.compsoc.com>,
>Ben Edwards <lostit at videonetwork.org>
>Cc: ilug at linux.ie>Subject: RE: [ILUG] Mandrake 7.2 / W2k
>Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 10:52:02 -0000
>I run VMware on my RH7 laptop for access to exchange mail (Outlook is still
>the best mail client - no arguments) (celeron 433 160MB)
>I also run VM on my WINNT desktop pIII 600 with 128MB
>Which will have netware and SCO etc etc in little windows - nice
>And guess which is faster? The lowly laptop.
>>I have a question... due to a kernel bug or a vmware bug or something, I
>have no cdrom access under win98 with 2.2.16-22 (the default rh7)
>>So it suggested upgrading (or downgrading), as I am new to this laptop
>malarkey, I only know how to use compile pcmcia cards with a 2.4 kernel.
>But vmware did not like 2.4 - it gave me an error - could not get a
>"timestamp for your processor" in other words.... www.goodluckcity.com
>>Finally my question:
>Which pre-2.4 kernel has direct support - modular or otherwise - for
>ps: of the 2.4's, I have tried 2.4.0-test1 and 2.4.0-test11 (the first and
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