[oclug] linux on laptop (and an intro)
bb at L8R.net
Mon Aug 12 21:50:22 EDT 2002
On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 20:46:54 -0400
MIKE MacMartin <mike at igs.net> wrote:
> first an intro to myself: I'm Mike MacMartin. Just graduated from West
> Carleton and going into CS at Carleton U this september. I've been
> using linux only since the end of last summer (2001) - since RH7.1. I
> have a desktop machine which is now being allocated to a fileserver
> since I got a laptop.
> Now, my problem:
> I am attempting to set up Red Hat 7.3 on my father's new laptop (his
> choice, actually, but only for testing for work). It is some kind of
> Eurocom laptop. Now, here's the funny bit... it comes time to (I
> believe) insert disc #2 for the install, but the eject command from
> anaconda arrives before the end of the read of the last package, and the
> install dies. Has anyone else seen this before? Did I diagnose it
> right? (I have an anacondump if anyone wants to look at it.)
> My laptop (also a eurocom) has 2 problems with linux:
> 1) if I go to a virtual terminal, then back to X, X will freeze.
> 2) attempting to compile 2.5.29 - I think I'm missing something because
> once I compile and reboot, my machine the screen blanks. I don't know
> 3) I have a (semi-)working compile of 2.5.29 but if I attempt to
> use openGL (esp. with SDL as in 'ut'), it will freeze.
> Anyone have any Ideas?
Yes. Stop using an extremely unstable beta kernel and return to the 2.4
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