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Old 08-08-2003, 03:00 PM   #1
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Linux on compaq 2500 help!!

I just installed linux (redhat 9.0) on my new compaq 2500. The installation went well but, linux is not able to detect my cdrom and floppy drive. I was wondering if any one has had that same problem. And if so what is the fix.
Old 08-08-2003, 04:03 PM   #2
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I installed SuSE 8.2 on a Compaq 2170 with no real problems. I had to manually enable the acpid daemon to get the battery monitor to work and it took some doing to get my Netgear MA401RA wireless card working.
You might want to check the Compaq section at for user pages detailing installation and configuration.
One issue I see often is problems if legacy USB support is enabled in the BIOS. Others have reported problems with RH9.0 dealing with firewire ports. You might want to disable the firewire module and try installing again.


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