Well the i810 shouldn't cause problems anyway ...
The one thing I'd be on the lookout for is APM / ACPI support ... ACPI under
linux is still in its infancy and YM_WD_V . There are a number of people
developing on the XE3 though, so with any luck you'll be able to get
something easily enough ... www.sourceforge.net/projects/acpi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oisin Kim [SMTP:oisin.kim at unison.ie]
> Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 11:20 AM
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: [ILUG] Info on putting Linux on a Hewlett Packard XE3 laptop
>> Hi All,
>> I hope you can help me with this, has anyone tried to put Linux
> (perferably Red Hat 7.3) on one of these laptops - a Hewlett Packard XE3
> laptop, if not, would anyone know where I can see/get info on it, I have
> tried googling with limited success, as you can see below.
>> I've been offered these at EUR1,149.00 (ex. VAT) which I think is a good
> price. If anyone else is interested in these I might see if I can get
> further discount by buying more than one!!!
>> The system specification is as follows;
> Celeron 1.06GHz system, 128MB SDRAM, 14.1" TFT Screen, 10GB HDD, 1.44MB
> FDD, 56K Modem, 10/100MB NIC, CDROM with onboard Sound, Win XP Home.
>> I found this: whist googling which is very very good,
>http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:3q5vzk8zyewC:www.math.u-bordeaux.fr> /~depouill/XE3/+linux++XE3+Depouilly&hl=en (google cache)
>> but it mentions -
>> "Video card works with frame buffer only (it's expected to work with
>> It also mentions this:
> Card -> i810
> Monitor -> Generic Laptop Display Panel 1024x768
> Video Memory -> 8 mb
> Video Modes -> 16 bits 1024x768
> Accept to quit with error for probing
> Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and replace
> Driver "i810"
> Driver "vesa"
>> I also add vga=791 in /etc/lilo.conf "
>> if anyone has any experience with this I'd appreciate it, will this
> video card work?
>> Thanks for any help with this,
>> Ps apologies for using windows/outlook to send this, work
> commitments...when I get myself a nice new laptop I won't need to use
> this $%^& anymore!
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