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Old 07-10-2001, 09:23 AM   #1
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acer notebook

hi everybody

im going to try to install linux mandrake 8.0 powerpack as dual boot w/ win98SE on my notebook shortly - if i should find a quiet lazy afternoon anytime soon (doesnt exactly look that way though...). its a travelmate 201TXV with a 600 mhz celeron cpu, 64 mb ram (will upgrade to 192 mb), 10 gb hdd, toshiba dvd-rom sd-c2402, rage mobility-m agp graphics card & lucent technologies amr soft modem. AFAIK i cant expect the modem to work, nor will i, in all likelihood, be able to make it work. other than that ive only found some reports on installations of linux on somewhat similar acer notebooks, but i was unable thus far to find any reports of somebody installing linux (whatever distro/version) on this very notebook.

any experiences whatsoever, anybody? any info/comment will be appreciated - im currently spending quite some time making myself educated about linux, but i have to consider myself an absolute newbie, and im not hot on computers anyway.

if i dont hear anything, i guess im just gonna go ahead anyway ;o) and if i find the time, ill let everybody know how it works...

Old 07-10-2001, 09:39 AM   #2
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Laptops can be very tricky to install on, but if you go here then you should be able to overcome any problems.

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Old 07-10-2001, 10:18 AM   #3
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it sounds to me you shouldn't have any problems so far in installing except for the modem... sounds as if that one isn't gonna work. but the link above that cinnix gave is the best resource for linux on laptops.
Old 07-21-2003, 07:33 PM   #4
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Lucent Winmodem worked for me

I had a time laptop with a lucent winmodem and it worked fine.

Go to:

and download whichever package fits your kernel. I used the source tarballs on Mandrake 7.2, 8, 8.1, and 8.2 and just before it died 9.0.

Just follow the instructions in the enclosed docs and the 1st-READ file and you should get it going.


Old 07-21-2003, 08:35 PM   #5
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You didn't read the page did you?

And I quote: "Lucent AMR modems are not supported by this driver."

Good luck with the Acer - I've just installed Mandrake 9.1 onto an Acer Aspire 1315LC. So far pretty much everything is fine, no DRI, and I'm going to recompile the kernel to see if it supports CPU throttling an AMD XP-M. Ethernet card is detected, and I'm pretty sure that linuxant make a compatible modem driver.


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