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10795Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: inspiron 8100

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  • Stephen Lau
    Feb 18, 2002
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      i believe i did...

      On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 04:25:11AM -0000, yukonmystery wrote:
      > 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?
      >
      > Cory
      >
      > --- 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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      >

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