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Old 04-14-2004, 08:43 AM   #1
alaios
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check this laptop


I am thinking of bying this second-hand laptop. Do u know if the latest distros are supporting the laptop's hardware?
Thx

* Intel Celeron 333MHz
* 160mb RAM
* 4GB HDD
* 24x CDROM
* 12.1in LCD screen
o resolution: 800x600(SVGA)
o 16M colours in LCD and CRT
* ESS Maestro 2E Technologies Sound Blaster pro compatible,
o 16-bit stereo codec
o Full duplex support
o 3D sound
o Built-in mono microphone and stereo speakers
o Hardware volume control
* ATI RAGE LT PRO AGP 2X
o 4MB VRAM
o 32-bit PCI bus VGA controller with Graphic Accelerator
o LCD/CRT simultaneous display capability
o 1024x768 resolution for CRT
* Internal 56KBps Modem (V90 & K56Flex) (HSP56 MicroModem)
* Texas Instrument PCI 1225 PC Card Controller
o Two Type II PCMCIA or One Type III slot (Zoom Video Support)
* System Soft BIOS
* 10x cell Ni-MH( 3500mAH/cell)
* 2.7-3.2A/22-18V Mains Adapter


as you can see this laptop has no ethernet card available.
I want to buy a new one. Do u know what kind of ethernet devices are supported?


I think that this info may help you

PCMCIA socket Texas Instrument PCI-1225 CardBus Controller Hardware Version 001
Manufacturer : Texas Instruments
Provider : Microsoft
Driver Date 11-9-1999
 
Old 04-14-2004, 09:38 AM   #2
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Just about every PCMCIA ethernet card is supported - my preference, is the SMC Compact USB ethernet adapter, for which support was added into the kernel @ around 2.4........

FYI - module is rtl8150.o.......
 
Old 04-14-2004, 10:48 AM   #3
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Thx for answering. The reason for asking is that a new pcmcia ethernet card requires pcmcia version 2 and i don't know if this feauture is supported by the laptop described above
 
Old 04-14-2004, 10:51 AM   #4
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I would think any distro would work fine.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 12:22 PM   #5
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"I would think any distro would work fine."
You mean that any distro will work with the pcmcia hardware?
 
Old 04-14-2004, 12:25 PM   #6
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I have a 1994 laptop running Slackware 9.1 with a Cisco 340 and the NetGear ethernet adapter card.

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