Originally Posted by cascade9
badlandsghost, the good news is that you haven't missed anything. The bad news is that this site only allows PMs after you have reached 150 posts.
Ah, ok, thanks, I do feel somewhat less dumb
unfortunately, at the rate I post (at least about new stuff), I'll hit that somewhere about 30 mins after they put me in the ground, lol.
for lack of option, I'll throw my other question out this way (apologies for mixing topics): I've also got a toshiba satellite LT that the power buttons crapped out on. Found a replacement online, but my solder skills are basic, and I've never cracked a laptop. any idea how hard replacement would be? And another I just thought of, without having a huge cache of hardware knowledge, is there a resource out there to figure out if a laptop can be modified in any meaningful way?
And on the original q, I just got my second attempt on knoppix dl'd, the first was a german language version ( didn't realize that the mirrors might have different versions...again, see previous noob coments. We'll see how this does,