2003Re: inspiron 8000
- Dec 31, 2000--- In email@example.com, ChandraKanth Nathani
I think Dell ships at least two different built-in miniPCI
network/modem combos, depending on what's avaialble. The one I got in
mine (shipped 200-12-22) shows as an Actiontec 82559 in the windows
device manager. It uses the eepro100 network driver in linux. I've
seen other reports of i8000s shipping with a 3com-based miniPCI
instead. In both cases the 10/100 network part is recognised and works
out-of-the-box using Redhat 7, but I've heard of no success with the
The miniPCI network jack worked for me first try with my Redhat 7
install, but I it stops working after suspend and I haven't managed to
get the to get it back up without rebooting. I have not read any
reports of problems with the 3com-based card recovering correctly from
suspend in linux.
I haven't spent more than 5 minutes fussing with the modem. I suspect
it's a lucent-based winmodem that maybe-will maybe-won't work with a
binary-only driver in linux. I just haven't bothered.
I have a nice Linksys pcmcia modem/10/100 that I use after resuming
I really like the i8000, especially the hi-res screen. The keyboard
beats other laptop keyboards I've tried.
>gonna buy in the next two days and I have been following all the
> I have been seriosly considering inspiron 8000 for the laptop I am
messages on this list. The only thing thats making me go for inspiron
8000 is that we can go for higher resolutions, where as all other
brands give 1024X768.
> No one has talked about the modem and network card that comes on theboard in Inspiron 8000.. did anyone have success in getting them to
> ChandraKanth Nathani
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