Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Christian Ziet's 845 patch
- I also am a college student and I run Windows-XP Pro and Gentoo 2004
with a dual boot. Yesterday I upgraded from the A06 Bios to the A28
Bios. I realize some of you would say that I should not have done this
but it fixed more things than it broke.
I used the 845patch flawlessly and it fixed it so that I can use XFree86
(I'm a Gnome fan myself). I had no problems whatsoever installing Gentoo
and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn alot about linux. By
installing gentoo I learned much from doing the installation procedure
(which isnt for the linux newcomer).
Gentoo compiles everything on your own machine so that it is optimized
I love it.
On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 23:43, Tom Grimes wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 22:25, deathscythegundampilot2003 wrote:
> > Thanks, I'm a little nervous about installing it on my Dell, though
> > because I use this laptop for college and I really don't want anything
> > to go wrong or to find out that the patch doesn't work after all...
> > when do I install it, anyways? When I install Mandrake 9.2 or when I
> > enter the CD and it gives me the option to press F1 to "rescue"?
> I, too, am a college student running Linux on an Inspiron 1100.
> Although 845patch didn't seem to work for me, using the latest version
> of XFree86 (4.3, I believe) and kernel 2.6.3 renders the patch
> superfluous. I am running RedHat 9, which has kernel 2.4.22 (or 20-8, I
> can't remember). What I did was install RH 9 and have a CD prepared
> with the packages necessary to upgrade the kernel (since there is no
> Broadcomm 4400 driver in the kernel source before 2.6).
> -Tom Grimes
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