[Lvlug] Laptop Linux?
rignes at ptd.net
Sat Jul 23 16:45:04 EDT 2005
* vailima <vailima at icontech.com> [2005-07-23 16:26:24-0400]
> Before you reject the idea, have a reall good look at SUSE v9.1 PRO
> I have it on a Dell Inspiron 5100 ...
> Installation was relatively easy and straightforward ...
> If you're used to Mandrake or the like, the end results files/display are somewhat different but it works quiet well.
> Except for a printer which will not work with linux ...
> Except for an external modem which will not work with linux ...
> Just need a 25 pin female > usb adapter to make the scanner work.
> Does everything Windoze does ... plus!
I should probably say what the over all goal is while I'm at it. As I've
mentioned, I'm sick of the Windows install on my work laptop. Work as also
given me an iPAQ h1940 to use. The goal is to get some sort of Linux on the
laptop, have most of the hardware work with minimal fuss, and to get the iPAQ
to sync with something for Contacts, E-mail, Tasks, etc etc.
From what I've been reading as far as the iPAQ goes, I almost need to sync with
Evolution. I'd need to also have something called Multisync and SyncCE to do
it. BTW, I thought of putting Linux on the iPAQ but it's a bit involved for me
at the moment (time wise) plus we can't find the original WinCE disks to put
it back if I hose the thing.
I've been considering Slackware, which kind of goes against the "get things
going with minimal fuss" thing, however, I'm more familiar with Slack than any
other distro plus when finished I'd have a rock solid system. Also on the
block as a possibility is VectorLinux.
I've done a little bit of research, and the Thinkpad T30 hardware should all be
able to work under Linux except for the integrated modem, which is a crappy
I think getting this all going would be a nice show piece for the guys at work,
who are kind of afraid of Linux. Perhaps if I show them it can be used on a
daily bases it'll help change their perceptions. Plus I'll get to stop using
Windows at work too! :D
You may have heard that a dean is to faculty as a hydrant is to a dog.
-- Alfred Kahn
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