Friday, April 06, 2001, 2:09:44 PM, you wrote:
NOB> AFAIR some of you have Dell Inspiron notebooks. Is everything Linux usable
NOB> e.g. built-in NIC, modem, sound, video ? Quick answers appreciated - I'd
NOB> like to order one today if I can and if it's suitable.
Hi, I have a Latitude C800, which is pretty-much identical to the new
Inspirons. Just about everything works fine. The built-in NIC is a
3com 3c556 I think - 3c59x.o works fine with it anyway.
The sound chip is an ESS Maestro 3, which I think is supported in
2.2.19 (I'm on 2.2.18 at the moment, using the latest alsa drivers)
video is an ATI mobility M4 which is supported. I found a modeline
on the 'net for 1400x1050 and it looks great. I haven't used the
pcmcia slots yet, but Vincent has them working fine (using a Xircom
combo card). The built-in modem (it's part of the 3com mini PCI card)
is a winmodem I think, I haven't tried it out yet. :)
That which does not kill me... should have tried harder.
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