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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Suggestion for D800 with 1680x1050?

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  • Matthias Mohr
    Hi, ... I did not know that the M60 is (nearly) the same as the D800 - now I do :-) Is the keyboard of your M60 as bad as mine? It s the worst keyboard I saw
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 9, 2004
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      Hi,

      > on the M60 (which is basicallly an M60 with a different nvidia card) suse
      > 8.2 worked more or less out of the box. You will need to (manually) install
      > the latest NVidia drivers (the 4496 do not work correctly on the quadro in
      > the m60, thy may work with the nvidia card in the d800).
      I did not know that the M60 is (nearly) the same as the D800 - now I do :-)
      Is the keyboard of your M60 as bad as mine?
      It's the worst keyboard I saw in Dell laptops.
      The key caps jump out and I often get caught by keys in upper rows when pressing a key in a lower row.
      I had a I5000e whose keyboard was much better!

      > Redhat 8.X and later all work more or less out of the box, but none of them
      > are able to handle the DMA on the PCI controller correctly (turning DMA on
      > will hang the system, turning DMA off will make the system very slow).
      That's bad!
      Is there a solution for that?

      > > Is this specific to that CD or is it a general problem with that laptop being
      > > too new?
      >
      > The latter
      Well, so I once again have to configure everything myself and patch source code and so on...
      I had nearly the same problem with my I500e when it was new.
      And some of his problems have never been solved
      (e.g. Dell never fixes the APM in their Bios and the Linux Kernel was never able to use its APIC :-(

      with regards,
      Matthias


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