Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 10-21-2003, 11:26 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
RH9 on a Presario X1030

Installing RH9 on a X1030..X1000 series laptop. Installs fine. Generic X video drive works o.k. Would like a better one.

I cant seem to get the built-in 802.11b to work. Should RH detect my wireless automatically? What do I need to do to get this running?

Also the winmodem with this laptop isnt working either. Doesnt detect it.

Any ideas??
Old 10-22-2003, 03:54 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 19,192
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 475Reputation: 475Reputation: 475Reputation: 475Reputation: 475
Go to Linux on laptops to see if your particular model is listed. That page will give info on tweaks others have done to make the model work.
Old 03-03-2004, 01:01 AM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland, NZ
Distribution: openSUSE Leap
Posts: 5,734

Rep: Reputation: 1126Reputation: 1126Reputation: 1126Reputation: 1126Reputation: 1126Reputation: 1126Reputation: 1126Reputation: 1126Reputation: 1126
Intel 2100 802.11b WLAN

I have successfully configured my wireless interface using the appropriate Windows driver and 'Driverloader' wrapper from Linuxant.

In the course of installing the driver, my machine kept crashing, but I later found it was installed ok anyway.

You can just add the line 'alias eth1 driverloader' to your /etc/modules.conf file when you have the driver compiled correctly.

Running RH9 on a Compaq X1000. Used the Red Hat network config utility to set up secure (WEP enabled) network connection to my Windows 98 desktop.

The modem is an Agere AC'97 soft modem. There is a suitable driver that can be obtained by using the following link

The driver is suitable for Think Pad T40 and similar notebooks, but works for Compaq X1000 series machines as well. For some strange reason Agere, don't seem to have publicised it much. You have to go through the IBM site first.

Last edited by ferrari; 03-03-2004 at 01:12 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compaq Presario 1700t / RH9 problems... iamthejsn Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 11-10-2003 10:29 PM
Which Video Driver Should I Install for Comaq Presario 900 on RH9 thetruck Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 10-22-2003 06:16 PM
Screen frozen while installing RH9 on Compaq Presario 2164AF Janet Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 08-13-2003 11:38 AM
Install RH9 on Presario 300 AIC Linux - Newbie 9 05-29-2003 11:48 AM
Compaq Presario 705EA Graphics under RH9 MisterQ Linux - Hardware 1 04-28-2003 04:58 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:29 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration