LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat
User Name
Password
Red Hat This forum is for the discussion of Red Hat Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-29-2003, 09:20 PM   #1
bigredgiant1
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Redhat since 5.2, Gentoo
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
Toshiba Satellite


(I posted this message in Linux - Laptops, but I thought it might also be appropriate in this forum.)

Hi.

I just bought a Toshiba Satellite A25-S207, and I had a few questions. I want to run it as entirely a linux system. I was curious about how supportive Redhat 9 would be of this laptop. It has Wi-Fi, which I would like to utilize. I would like it to be supported by all features, I was also wondering if it would have programs to take the place of MS Word, Dreamweaver MX, Fireworks MX, and some personal scheduling software. If anyone could reply with information on how to get my laptop up and running with these features and Redhat 9 being the only OS on the system, I would much appreciate it. Thankyou.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 09:41 PM   #2
MasterC
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 64
Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

In the future, if you have a problem on where the thread was originally placed, or you think it would do better elsewhere, feel free to contact the Moderator(s) of the forum where you posted, and ask them if they will move it to a more appropriate forum for you.

Thank you

I'll contact the Moderator of the Laptop forum and ask them to close that thread, as it seems more appropriate here.

Cool
 
Old 08-29-2003, 09:43 PM   #3
bigredgiant1
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Redhat since 5.2, Gentoo
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Sorry about that, I won't do it next time.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 09:47 PM   #4
MasterC
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 64
No problem, I figured it was just a need to mention it so you'd know

For the most part, your distro will come packed with all kinds of software. You can pick and choose what you want. Check out:
www.freshmeat.net

To find packages that meet your requirements (Search for things like HTML editor, not "Dreamweaver" ) that are linux equivilents.

What are the specs on the WiFi?

Cool
 
Old 08-29-2003, 09:50 PM   #5
bigredgiant1
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Redhat since 5.2, Gentoo
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
The Wi-Fi is an Agere Wi-Fi™ (802.11b) .
 
Old 08-29-2003, 10:19 PM   #6
bigredgiant1
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Redhat since 5.2, Gentoo
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I found this as a possible replacement for Dreamweaver MX.

http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/

The only thing I really use Dreamweaver for is the feature it has to automatically upload a file to the server upon save. Has anyone had experience with Bluefish? Does it have this feature? I could not find it on the site.

Last edited by bigredgiant1; 08-29-2003 at 10:20 PM.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 01:43 AM   #7
windowsrefund
Red Hat Ambassador
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: NYC
Distribution: Debian, Redhat
Posts: 73

Rep: Reputation: 15
My Toshiba Portege came with a Lucent/Agere (firmware version 8.10) integrated 802.11b that doesn't work with the Orinoco drivers. I wish you the best, but believe you'll just end up doing what I did, which was buy a pcmcia wi-fi card. I got the Orinoco Gold and its working perfectly.

Also, check linux-on-laptops.net frequentley since someone may post their experience with the same hardware.

Best,
Adam
 
Old 08-30-2003, 02:00 AM   #8
rmartine
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 618

Rep: Reputation: 30
If you're feeling ambitious, several people have had success using Dreamweaver MX under wine.

And if you're absolutely hard up on using MS Word instead of OpenOffice or StarOffice, Codeweaver's Crossover Office plugin can run MS Office
 
Old 09-02-2003, 09:11 PM   #9
bigredgiant1
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Redhat since 5.2, Gentoo
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
The wireless LAN card is an Agere 802.11b integrated PCMCIA card. Once again I am running redhat 9. I would greatly appreciate any help w/ getting this to work. Thanks.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux on Toshiba Satellite devit Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 12-02-2005 03:51 PM
Touchpad on Toshiba Satellite trebek Linux - Laptop and Netbook 4 05-29-2005 04:25 PM
Toshiba Satellite bigredgiant1 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 08-29-2003 09:44 PM
Toshiba Satellite teamstatic84 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 07-21-2003 04:50 AM
RH 7.2 on Toshiba Satellite 1805 itimoteo Linux - Newbie 1 03-24-2002 06:02 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration