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Just a followup: I managed to run X 4.3.0 on my thinkpad 560E, by
changing the driver from "trident" to "vesa".
There appear to be trident issues with 4.3.0 , and the newer trident
driver and server I tried (built from CVS), did not fix the problem.
On a side note, running Redhat 9 and Mandrake 9.1 was so painfully
slow, I reverted back to Redhat 7.1 on the machine. It may be possible
to trim down those newer dists to run "decently" on a 133MHz/40MB RAM
machine, but after several hours of whittling, I could not gain significant
It appears that LINUX is bloating a bit in newer dists, so if you have an
"old" machine like my 560E, do yourself a favor, and use an older dist!
(I use a 2.4.9-12 kernel though, which supports bpck6/pcd)
Per your last message I see that you too have a pcd working with your box.
I would like to know if you have a printer chained to your BackPack (as I do), and in this case if you have gone through the problem of not being able to mount the CD, or to reach a reasonable transfer rate, after printing something. In my case it seems that there is a conflict in the parallel port access...