From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain wbtsystems.com)
Date: Wed 21 Apr 1999 - 11:27:41 IST
> specifically the 6030x model.
> the graphics card (not that i plan to run x much) is described like so:
> >The LCD operates with the Chips & Technologies 65550 VGA controller. The
> >controller supports Super VGA, uses a 64 bit accelerator and a PCI
> >interface. The LCD also supports VESA timing.
> xfree86 supports the chip (no mention of laptops like some of the other
> chips though).
> what's the deal with pcmcia, external cdroms, and ir ports? anyone
> got some good laptop links? issues to look for, etc.
Head to www.linux.org, and check the hardware link to the laptop page, it
has a list of all the machines that it runs on (and how to install it)...
PC cards: linux supports two different PC card interfaces, the Intel one
and another one, (and possibly a third)... it works better than NT's pc card
support, just make sure you get version 3.blah (there are loadsa links out
there), and build a new kernel and then build it, as it uses kernel modules.
Then it's just a question of putting the card in, and it goes beep, and
you have a network/modem connection :)
L. (Ir ports I haven't played with)
-- Liam Bedford System Administrator WBT Systems Phone: 01 4170153 Block 2, Harcourt St, Dublin 2
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