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Old 01-28-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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Compaq Presario laptops

Has anyone installed Linux on a LATE MODEL Compaq Presario laptop? If so what problems did you encounter?
Old 01-28-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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Yes I have installed Redhat8 Redhat 9 and Mandrake 9.1 on my Compaq Presario 14XL250

I was not able to get the modem to work, but everything else worked Ok. I use an external ethernet card (SMC) and that works fine...I dont know about the built in one. The Synaptics mouse also works. The sound works. I did not run any games on it so I dont know how good the video card works..but the video card that comes with it is cheap anyways.


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