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Old 12-25-2003, 01:26 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.2

I have just installed Mandrake 9.2 on a Sony Vaio PCG-FX501... it is absolutely SPLENDID!!
Here i am connected to the internet, downloading my mail and checking out news, using my docs on a Windows 2000 server, listening to my favourite internet radio, and using my new "el-cheapo" logitech USB mouse, looking forward to a DVD... Hannibal!

Just a big thank you for all the people in this forum, I have learned a lot from you on how to do make those things which did not work out of the box well work

My next tasks? Use a wireless intel card, test the firewire connection using my videocamera, and set up my webcam to use gnomemeeting and make the function keys work (sonyxi [sic]??)

A few tips for those with the same type of laptop, they worked for me, but I cannot say if it might work for you:

If u choose Alsa driver when installing (and in my case they were chosen by default), the machine just hangs, I used the kernel drivers instead and the sound is crystal clear, better than the Windows counterpart.

My USB mouse did not work, all I had to do was put quotation marks in etc/X11/XF86Config, where it says:
Section "Pointer"
Protocol "IMPS/2"
Device "/dev/usbmouse"
ZAxisMapping "4 5" <<< ----here<<-----

and reboot.

Last edited by gumpo_mun; 12-25-2003 at 01:34 PM.
Old 12-25-2003, 03:25 PM   #2
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Cool - congratulations on getting it all up and running. Good luck for the next projects.


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