Re: Recommend an thin laptop for Linux for me?
From: Rick H. (rhenry_at_ac-technologies.com)
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 02:37:03 GMT
On Fri, 09 Jan 2004 11:46:19 +0100, Bart Lamiroy wrote:
> Allow me to object ...
> acpi doesn't work, usb, doesn't work, wifi and modem don't work,
> cd-rw/dvd doesn't work with 2.6...
I can't speak for Mandrake, but SUSE 9 works fine with everything you need
with the 2.4.21 kernel. A while back I had complained on a list that I
couldn't get RedHat 9 or Fedora to do acpi (although everything else
worked fine). Someone had replied that you can pass a boot time parameter
of noacpi to prevent newer usb devices from getting in the way during the
boot process. Once the
machine is booted then you could started the acpid daemon. I've never
tried this, but you could google for it.
As far as the ATI Radeon (Mobility, I'm assuming) is concerned, it does in
deed work. I got it to work with both RedHat 9 and Fedora as well as SUSE
9. I basically had to make one manual change in the
to get 1280x800 resolution.
I use the Linuxant drivers for both the internal WiFi and the modem. They
work as advertised. They aren't free, however.
CD-RW/DVD drive works fine in all distros I've tried, so your problems may
just be 2.6 related. I seem to remember reading somewhere that the 2.6
kernel does, in fact, have trouble with the way cdrecord interacts.
Again, google for more detail.