What kind of laptop?
simon at sibern.com.au
Thu Dec 5 09:06:44 EST 2002
I have recently purchased a Toshiba TE2100. I have both WinXP and Linux
running on it. I have found that the only time that I use WinXP is to
change the BIOS settings for the boot order and if I want to watch a DVD
without having to touch the keyboard to stop the screen blanking out
which I'm sure I will work out how to do in Linux.
I had trouble getting any information as to how to configure linux to run
on it. I used http://www.linux-laptop.com/ as a guide but there are no
references to a TE2100 and the TE2000 is quite different. After about a
week of stuffing around I managed to get system up and running nicely
using either RH8 or MDK9.
I now find that I'm in linux 98% of the time and as soon as I get the key
bindings for the "Fn" keys and get a program for managing the BIOS then I
will probably dump WinXP. It is a nice machine and it doesn't have any
silly silver/metalic paint on it.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
On 4/12/02, 1:22:48 PM, Chris Henman <henman at pobox.com> wrote regarding Re:
What kind of laptop?:
> What is the feeling about Toshiba Satellites w.r.t. linux (any flavour).
> I have a Satellite 4080xcdt; PII 330 and 128MB of RAM.
> Comments please.
> John Griffiths wrote:
> >So does anyone know a good source for second hand laptops they'd like to
> >as my chances of getting a Tibook for xmas are diminishing (been a bad
> >At 12:39 PM 12/4/02 +1100, James McNeill wrote:
> >>But the Tibook is just *THAT* cool
> >>It look sooo nice
> >>1 ghz G4
> >>1/2 gig RAM
> >>DVD burner
> >>gigabit ethernet
> >>what more d'ya wan't?
> >>Besides, I'd rather give my money to apple, and get a copy of OS X to
> >>than throw money at Dell or HP and get yet another copy of windows that
> >>can put in a box the others.
> >>I'll get a Tibook ..... as soon as i can afford a new car, a house, a
> >>(v. expensive), and a PDA.
> >>Once i've got all that sorted (in about 55 years), Tibook all the way
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