On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 16:49:38 +0100
Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie> wrote:
> Selling this on behalf of a friend - from what I can see it's working
> fine, with the exception of the battery - this notebook is 3+ years
> old and the battery life reflects that - it doesn't last much more
> than 15 minutes, if that.
Replacement compaq batteries are easy to get ( and work well :-)
>> Compaq Armada M700 notebook - PIII 700 MHz, 32/256 KB L1/L2 cache,
> 64MB RAM, 12GB HDD, DVD drive, floppy drive (use one or other
> internally - other can be used in external carrier), 56K modem (which
> is some kind of Winmodem - I read Lucent somewhere) and 10/100 LAN, 1
> USB slot, 2 PCMCIA slots.
Works nicely ( was my workhorse for 3 years ) - no major complaints.
Keyboards tended to be annoying ( first one had a G that popped off
all the time ), second one had an arrow key ( right ) that kept
popping off . Third one was fine.
>> I booted up MandrakeMove on it, which worked fine (with a USB mouse -
> it didn't see the built in nipple mouse) and Knoppix V3.4 2004-05-17
> which also worked fine and also didn't see the built in nipple mouse.
> There's a lot of information about using this notebook with Linux on
> the net, so I imagine getting the nipple to work is just a question of
Never had a problem with the nipple ( always worked first time )
It has 3 mouse buttons below the nipple ( which I now miss, as the
current laptop has only 2 :-(
The internal modem and IRDA works happily as well, screen is 1024x768.
>> some magic incantation to XF86. Note that the nipple hardware does
> work fine, as the currently installed OS shows.
>> Note that for each of these bootable CD tests I had installed an extra
>> 128MB of RAM which I had handy, but this is NOT for sale with the
> notebook (it's my RAM, but it's not my notebook - 128MB of RAM for the
>> M700 costs EUR 51 from shop4memory.co.uk inc. VAT and delivery - 256M
> costs EUR 127. The M700 has two available memory slots).
It also has 64Mb on board
>> For sale to the best offer - having a look on ebay, I guess it's worth
> something in the 300-400 EUR range.
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