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RE: [SLUG] Cheap Laptops and Linux
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- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Cheap Laptops and Linux
- From: "ramon buckland" <ramon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu May 2 20:48:02 2002
I installed RedHat onto my brothers Excel 2700C (I think).
It has PCCard Slots (PCMCIA)
and it uses a SIS In built Network card. It works not a problem
Only thinkg that doesn't work is the WinModem that's built in.
Clevo is the 'main manufacturer' of the Excel laptops .. try taking a
That might help you get going. maybe you might strike lucky with the
chipset of the WinModem
that it comes with, the hard part will be 'pairing' the
'Excel/Highlander' model to the Equiv Clevo
model, but once your done there, your home.
Installing Xwindows was a bit of a doosey, but I ended up finding
the EXACT working answer here (after trying many others XF86Config
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> I'm interested in getting a laptop but since I'm a student
> I have to go with the
> cheap options. I have narrowed these down to Excel (ECS) or
> Highlander laptops,
> both of which I think are the same thing anyway. I have two
> concerns about
> running Linux on these things, as I need Linux for the
> computational work I'm
> doing. Firstly, has anyone actually run Linux sucessfully
> on one of these
> things? I've heard talk of a lot of people trying, but
> haven't heard any
> results. Secondly, one of the "features" of these laptops
> is the lack of a
> PCMCIA card, being subsituted by a built-in modem and LAN.
> LAN is very important
> for me to use, otherwise the laptop is useless ot me. What
> is this "builtin"
> networking, what chipsets does it use and is it compaitible
> with Linux.
> Any information is well appreciated and thank you for your time
> Peter Domachuk
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