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Old 01-08-2005, 11:24 AM   #1
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Linux on Dell 600m

Does anyone know a good distro for this laptop? I know you can get the wireless working with the ipw2100 drivers, but what about the modem? (I'm stuck with dialup for the moment. ) I'm confused. Some say its Conextant, some say it's Intel...

Any help would be greatly appriciated.
Old 01-08-2005, 12:14 PM   #2
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This page has several listings for the Dell 600m
You might get some good info there.
Old 01-08-2005, 08:42 PM   #3
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Anything about the modem?
Old 01-08-2005, 08:43 PM   #4
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Any help with the modem?
Old 01-11-2005, 12:05 AM   #5
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Try Suse 9.2 it seems to support just about every piece of hardware that me and my friends throw at it.
Old 01-13-2005, 12:14 AM   #6
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I have that laptop, dunno about the modem. I have the BCM V.92 56K, apparently I heard its a win-modem. I've had no need to try and test it yet, but its on my to-do list (I can VPN into my campus network). My setup:

Slackware 10.0

linux-2.6.10 (no patches)

Window Manager


ALSA, emulating OSS API

Network Controller
Yes, with module tg3 loaded

Yes, with ipw2100 loaded as module

USB Key Support
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb works for me

Thats about all I've done so far, I still need to do the following:

Haven't read much about this, its on my very near future to-do list

I'm sure you dont care about any of this post, seeing as how all you want to know about is the modem. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to test this yet, and it is pretty low on my priority list

PCMCIA 802.11g D-Link Card
I want to get this baby working soon, 54Mbp/s w00t!

I've done more stuff that I can't really think of right now. I really love this laptop, I can't wait till I "finish" it.


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