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  • yukonmystery
    Feb 18, 2002
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      Hanging problem will be fixed if you use my config file as mentioned
      in the previous post. It is do to the APIC compiled into the kernel.

      Did Steve not mention this in the FAQ?


      --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "pbsriniv" <pbsriniv@y...> wrote:
      > I am running SuSE 7.2, Installed it only a week ago..
      > I first had to shrink windows XP partition through partition magic,
      > and also leave enough space at the front the drive for the suspend to
      > disk partition, as SuSE install program cant handle ntfs partitions..
      > The automatic Install worked flawlessly after that. After reading all
      > the FAQ's I did not choose the X-Windows, and instead chose the text
      > mode..
      > I then downloaded the NVIDIA drivers from the site, and followed the
      > procedure to install them. Also had to Install xfree-4.2.0.. I had
      > lots of problems setting up the screen afterwards and finally
      > manually edited the xFreeConfig file and had to set the mode line for
      > mu 1400x1050 display.. Systems Works after that..
      > I still have a problem where kde hangs, when I pull the plug out or
      > switch to battery. Also have no power management (that is suspend)..
      > Also Fonts look terrible when I switched to aliased fonts.
      > - Srinivas
      > --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., seanus <sean901us@y...> wrote:
      > > I just brought a new a new inspiron 8100. I read some
      > > linux laptop howto. The only docs I found where for
      > > rehat 7.2, and debian. They said that you can't
      > > install slackware, on the laptop. I haven't tried yet
      > > so I don't know if thats true! Slackware is my choice
      > > for linux. But I'm open to any distro. I just want to
      > > install the distro thats going to give me the least
      > > trouble. Does any1 have any suggestions on what distro
      > > I should install?
      > >
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