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Old 05-13-2003, 05:58 PM   #1
jasenr
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Presario 2100


Has anyone gotten this series to work with Linux yet? I have tried RH 9.0 and it allows me to get to the media inspection box, but will not let me go past. It acts as though it does not recognize the keyboard, but I can press enter at the initial boot menu.
 
Old 06-20-2003, 12:26 AM   #2
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I got Redhat 9 to work

The trick to getting the keyboard to work is to tap the caps lock key while the cdrom is booting. Just keep tapping it untill you see the first GUI screen. Keyboard will work for the reset of the setup.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 10:53 PM   #3
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Dude! you are a life saver! it was driving me nuts, i even hooked up an external keyboard and it did not work....so keep pressing CAPS
 
Old 06-24-2003, 12:43 AM   #4
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It's a wacky work around. I figured it out by tapping the caps key trying to figure out when it was loosing the keyboard. If you get RH9 in, you'll pobably have some trouble getting the modem to work if you use the internal. If you do, go to www.linuxant.com and download thier HSF modem drivers. I had a little trouble getting X and the touchpad to work as well, but I think that was because I had a external modem and mouse hooked up when I install.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 12:55 AM   #5
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well i have just got this new notebook and i kept getting this "i8253 count too high! resetting" error when loading the pcmcia, so i enter interactive startup and press "N" when it comes to pcmcia,...the problem now, could not start X,...i have no idea what to do i have just started using Linux 3 days ago and i am still struggling to get it to work on my desktop...any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 07-24-2003, 05:39 PM   #6
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Turning off backwards USB Compatibility

Redhat 9 installs fine on this laptop if you turn off backwards USB Compatibility in you Bios and use the VESA driver for X.

I have a webpage with information on installing Linux on this model of laptop
http://lisonbee.freeshell.org/linux/...ario_2100.html


-todd
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:15 PM   #7
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video 2100 series

I'm using the ATI Radeon Mobility drivers
monitor set to Compaq TFT Flat panel

It's working ok so far, but isn't perfect. The Radeon Mobility drivers work better than the generic vesa drivers.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 04:25 PM   #8
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thanx all for ur answers, i have returned the presario to the vendor becauseit just was not doing what i would like it to do with Linux. I am also taking a break from Linux-I'll get back on it when i have time, most probably I will be using Mandrake or SuSe. again, thnk you for the help, peace!
 
Old 08-08-2003, 05:41 AM   #9
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Hey! it works....Tried to install RH 9.0 in my Compaq Presario 2100.... Keyboard just hangs... after feverishly pressing the caps key... IT WORKS!!!!...
Thnks ...
 
Old 11-08-2003, 10:59 PM   #10
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I had no problems with keyboard. Had to made some changes for the video driver. My problem now is that if my network cable is connected at startup it will hang on PCMCIA...
With the cable unplugged it will start with no problem. All I have to do is to manually activate the network card. I need to find a way around this. I think the builtin network card is part of the PCMCIA devices? Any suggestions?

cheers
 
Old 12-26-2005, 05:56 PM   #11
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I've installed Fedora Core 4 on my laptop. Most everything is well and good, except it doesn't recognize the monitor. It works, but my resolution is stuck at 800x600. I've tried googling somewhere to get drivers...

any help would be appreciated.
 
  


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