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On (07/01/04 11:04), Gavin McCullagh didst pronounce:
>> Yeah, I have/had this problem (though it wasn't a Dell) as my current mobo
> is an i845GE. It's not that much hassle once you know it's coming.
> Assuming you don't want to run sid you'll need a backport of the
> xserver-xfree86 and associated packages to get it working.
>I found a backport of this on people.debian.org/~mmagallo but that site
seems to have disappeared and he doesn't seem to have the package on
http://www.vis.uni-stuttgart.de/~magallon/ (which is where the search
for mmagallo on people.debian.org pointed me).
> Another potential stumbler is the network card. Some Dell machines come
> with the e1000/e100 intel NICs onboard. If this is one, you'll need a
> driver on disk to perform the network installation and then if you upgrade
> the kernel you'll need to compile the driver by hand (until the 2.4.20
> which finally includes it).
>The e100 module is the intel driver for the card (presuming it's the
same as the one in my laptop). That isn't included in either of the
kernels, but AFAIR the eepro100 module is in the 2.4.18 kernel on the
debian install disks. The eepro100 module is the open source driver for
that card (assuming it's the same as the card in my laptop -- Intel
Pro/100 ethernet card).
Chat ya later,
BOFH excuse #97: Small animal kamikaze attack on power supplies
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