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Old 09-22-2003, 12:05 PM   #1
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Is 115-s103 toshiba Linux Compatiable?


Is this model compatiable with any Linux verison.

I know that is alot to ask and most will probably so go research it but I was hopping someone owns one.

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Old 09-22-2003, 08:12 PM   #2
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You mean a 1115-s103?

http://home.gagme.com/greg/linux/toshiba1115.php

or,

http://home.mn.rr.com/richardsons/toshiba-1115-s103/

Both of these came from:

www.linux-laptop.net

Both cover RH 8.0, but will probably be accurate for what to expect on a newer release.

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Old 09-23-2003, 07:06 AM   #3
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Your right. I forgot a 1. Damn it Thanks for the info , it saved me a lot of leg work.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 07:16 AM   #4
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Any ideas if 9.0 will be any easier. The reason I ask is because I am new to linux. Yes I admit it. I have almost no clue on the basic operations. So apon installation will someone be able to help me correct problems of this nature.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 07:18 AM   #5
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opps , at the bottom he says he doesnt recommend it anymore due to 9.0 is different.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 04:00 PM   #6
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It looks like it'll be no problem at all, save for the fact that it has an acpi only BIOS. Offhand, RedHat was a little behind not supporting this with 9.0, Suse does in their past two releases, and with Debian it can be patched in easier, without a full kernel build, which does tend to be a bit of a headache on a newbie.

Really though... You really might just want to wait on RH 10, it should be out in a few weeks, and the power management will work correctly under it.

Cheers,

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Old 09-24-2003, 02:37 PM   #7
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I didnt know RH 10 was coming out so soon. I havent been following it. New to linux have missed with it just a little. Will RH 10 be easyer to use with ACPI. I am always will to take suggestions on alternative Linux OSs. More suggestions and knowledge u can give me the better choices I can make.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 05:31 PM   #8
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Well, its really just a matter of RH10 will be the first Redhat to support acpi at all, by default.

SuSe does it too, that's probably the best option if you don't want to wait on RedHat.

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Old 09-24-2003, 05:42 PM   #9
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I have more then plenty time to wait. Any offical release date.
shit I be lucky if they get it fix in 2 weeks. Last time it was sent in they refused to fix it. Toshiba doesnt want to pay for it. I am almost as new as u can get to linux so you will find I have at least 1 million questions that I have yet to ask that I am wondering about. For example is there a way to remove something like windows where it uninstalls it all by one click? Do you get notified of updates?

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Old 09-24-2003, 05:51 PM   #10
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Program installation, and uninstall, not really... It depends on distro, RH kinda through its graphic package manager, SuSe a little easier through YaST, although I'm partial to the command line, and that's the way most things get explained here, so be ready for a bit of a culture shock.

The RedHat Network, when you sign up for it, sends you about oh... 3 mails a week about vulnerabilities... maybe 1 in 100 is actually something to be worried about, but to get all the most recent updates all you have to do is run:

up2date -u

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 09-24-2003, 05:54 PM   #11
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I wanst going to sign up to it because it costs money.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 05:55 PM   #12
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I was just going to download burn and install
 
Old 09-24-2003, 05:58 PM   #13
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I am open to all linux recommendations. If you think I should choose something other then Redhat then by all means recommend away. I have not laid any claim to anyone. I am looking for the easyest one to start at and learn my way up the ladder. Plus I will need to find a way to use one program that was made for windows.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 07:17 PM   #14
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The RH update service is free with the... erhm, trial account I think its called, which you can continue to renew every 4 months or so by filling out a 20 second 10 question survey. The only RH box I have left is 7.3, been using up2date for over a year...

SuSe doesn't give away images on-line for free... you can do a net-install for free, make a few boot disks and all the packages get downloaded and installed on the fly. Its only really possible if you have a broadband connection, and a little strange at first, but really easy as you go along.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 09-29-2003, 11:41 AM   #15
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according to search people say to go with Mandrake as a newbie to start out with any comments to the compatibility or comparison of other linux distro.

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