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RH on Laptops!

Post by byrdman » Fri May 30, 2003 6:49 am

Not sure how many times I have put RH on laptops here at my place of work, and then revert back to windoze for netadmin stuff, but lastnight I tried to add another notch to my wall. I started the install of RH9 because I have heard good things from it, esp from Void, who seems to like it. I noticed that it did not detect the USB keyboard and mouse from the very git-go, so I undocked the laptop and noticed it did not detect the touchpad but did detect the keyboard. It's a Dell D600 latitude with the Intel Centrino chip. It may be too new for RH's point but I wanted to put this out there to see if anyone else had this problem...
Haven't look at or asked dell yet...

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Post by Void Main » Fri May 30, 2003 7:32 am

Of course I don't have any new Dell junk (and probably never will unless I get it from wherever I might work next). It runs great on the older Latitudes which is what I have a couple of. Here are some links I just found for the D600 and RH9:

lhttp://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/~occ/laptop/
http://www.marlow.dk/tech/dell_latitude_d600.php
http://www.mikehardy.net/linux_latitude_d800/

That last one was for a D800 but it looked useful.

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Post by Linux Frank » Fri May 30, 2003 8:34 am

You should also be aware that there are issues with the Centrino systems, which stops them working properly, whether this has any bearing or not I don't know, but the chip is really still in Beta stage.

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Post by byrdman » Fri May 30, 2003 9:53 am

Yeah, I know :(

Don't rub it in.

Might try again here shortly once I finish my work. Those links above seem pretty good. Thanks Void

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