[SATLUG] which laptop to buy?
swinston at trinity.edu
Mon Aug 5 22:40:37 CDT 2002
Who did you speak to at RedHat? I want to know who to make fun of in my
IRC conversation ;-)... seriously if you want to talk to their developers
go to irc.openprojects.net and join #redhat. A good number of the poeple
on there work for redhat and they should be able to help.
Remember we can offer help here to, what exactly isn't working?
On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, matt hutchinson wrote:
> oh, dear. i just came back from dinner and found that my request turned into
> a sex-and-the-city-type argument (dont tell me what happens if youre
> watching-- i missed yesterday's). everyone wants to be heard and is entitled
> to be. but please dont get upset over my problems!
> as for the mac, it was my first choice. ive used osx and like the command
> prompt. but the fact remains that they are WAY too expensive. also my fat
> hands wont fit on the ibook's tiny cellular phone-sized keyboard. it just
> wont work for me since i dont have $3500 to spend on the powerbook g4. :(
> and i _did_ actually get rh to install. several hours of google searching
> yielded the "linux pci=off" option for a completely different compaq model.
> i just wish the guy at redhat could have told me. but after it loaded i
> booted from a diskette and the kernel panicked. then i booted with "linux
> nomce." it booted but then kept spitting out errors about the / partition.
> so now im reinstalling after repartitioning the hd.
> wish me luck!!
> On Monday 05 August 2002 18:19, you wrote:
> > On Mon, 2002-08-05 at 17:44, Todd wrote:
> > > So take your stinking
> > > WINTEL machine and go back to the hole you came from!!
> > Apologies to the list, but I couldn't let this one go. I took a nice
> > little peek at your mail headers and saw this:
> > User-Agent: Microsoft-Entourage/10.1.0.2006
> > That's SO cute! :)
> > And, to Sondy, re: the i830m chip - are you using Debian on it? Because
> > 24-bit color isn't possible with the standard debs (well, above 640x480
> > ... at least, from my travails). I've submitted a patch to Branden (the
> > X guy) and got my own working debs (if you want them). I had to apply a
> > patch that allowed me to enable all the VRAM on the chip (some V_BIOS
> > error/stupidity). You can see my communications on the debian-x mailing
> > list. But, if you got it working with standard debs for any Debian
> > branch, do tell :)
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