X on a notebook (was Laptop Recommendations?)

Lorie Obal lobal at cds1.net
Fri Apr 13 18:16:22 PDT 2001

On Fri, 13 Apr 2001, Christopher White wrote:

> A timely thread!  :-).
> I just got a Dell Inspiron 5000 notebook yesterday, and as of today I'm
> Does anyone have an idea of how to get X to work on this notebook?
   Yes, install Mandrake7.1.

 I just finished a successfull install on a Dell Lattitude (Dual-boot with
Win2000 pro) after fighting to try to get RH6.2 to install (install always
crashed at post-install config settings)

I gave up on RH, threw in a freebie Mandrake GPL edition and the install
was a breeze! No problem with Xwin coming up at all - might need a slight
tweak though from chosen default.

It even seemed to detect SCSI, although I haven't tested it yet. 

Be sure to check the Dell entries on the Linux on Laptops page, I'm sure
they have specs for your model.

I now stop for a victory beer.


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