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Old 10-20-2003, 10:38 PM   #16
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i wish i knew what that was still wrestling to get shit working on my emachines m5310
Old 10-25-2003, 08:49 AM   #17
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That in-house app will likely run using Win4lin...
Old 10-25-2003, 12:54 PM   #18
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I cannot get my pccard slots to work with SuSE 8.2, so I use an external usb reader. Now I can finally use my Toshiba 2GB card and use it between my laptop and desktop.

One day I will have to learn how to recompile the kernel........

On the other hand, the amazing changes, updates, bug fixes and so on that I have noticed between SuSE 8.0 and 8.2 are really a tribute to SuSE.

I don't think I would buy another HP though. They proclaim in ads they support Linux, but as a user I haven't noticed. I use to own a Toshiba years ago, and from waht I have read on this forum about laptops I would defintely consider them. I would consider Paceblade also. The small Sony looks brilliant too, apart from the cost!

However that said, I love Linux on my Omnibook. Shisen-Su great game. Internet and email. Its all there and it is much faster than my previos windows setup. I will never dual boot on this laptop.

I like very much the Archive Web Page option in Konqueror.
Old 10-25-2003, 09:54 PM   #19
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Hey cuzzle, did you try Wine?
Old 10-30-2003, 03:13 PM   #20
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Originally posted by jglen490
Yep, Linux a laptop is a wonderful thing!!
I gave up dual booting a couple of years ago, and while other members of the household run Windoze, they do admire my little machine.
dell inspiron penitium iii, 500 mhz, 512 mb, 12.5 gig, 8 mg ATI Rage-M.... ....mandrake 9.0 ! (dual boot with windoze)

i feel for you man!

Linux - Breathing New Life into Old Machines for the First time!

- perry

Last edited by perry; 10-30-2003 at 03:16 PM.
Old 10-31-2003, 11:57 PM   #21
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I actually found my Dell Latitude 500MHz PIII easier to setup than my Compaq Presario desktop(700MHz), I think mabey because the hardware is older, I still have yet to get the correct kernel for the Compaq that has AC97 sound support and install. My laptop is now my pride and joy, there nothing better than being able to demonstrate how cool Linux is then by whipping out my Slackware 8.1 machine, named Aladium...


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