FC4 on Laptop, does it work??
mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Sun Feb 19 01:46:33 UTC 2006
Tomas Larsson wrote:
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>> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of David Cary Hart
>> Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 8:08 PM
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>> Subject: Re: FC4 on Laptop, does it work??
>> On Sat, 18 Feb 2006 19:27:09 +0100
>> "Tomas Larsson" <tomas at tlec.se> opined:
>>> As I suspected.
>>> Will both the pad and usb-mouse work.
>>> Is there drivers for the ATI video avaible somewhere?
>>> Any other culprits to think about?
>>> Like: S-Video Out, the Fn-keys, IR-connections, Energie management,
>>> soundcard, hotswap cd/dvd -- Floppy etc?
>> It is extremely safe to install FC4. If you have any
>> problems, post the output from "lspci -vv" I have Fedora
>> working on two laptops; a very old Dell and a relatively new
>> Sony. The only issue (on both) is the modem. If I really
>> needed it, I could figure out one of the various solutions.
>> BTW, I have an ALPS touchpad and a USB Logitech. Both work on
>> the Sony.
> Ok, time to wipe XP from that laptop then.
> Never done any destop install before (only server), which dektop to use?
> Pros and cons with the various ones?
> Anything special to consider?
> Will it work from stock, or do I need to do a special build and create my
> own install CD's?
> With best regards
> Tomas Larsson
> Verus Amicus Est Tamquam Alter Idem
Both mouse options work fine. I know that on a Compaq a coworker of
mine has, the touchpad and the mouse worked out of the both. The ATI
drivers (the RPM versions are better in my experience than the installer
ones) and I run mine at 1200 x 800 with no problems.
As for desktops, I was a diehard GNOME fan, but KDE 3.5 is sensational
and KDE 4 looks to be even better. Haven't seen much buzz on the latest
GNOME versions, so I don't know about it. As for pros and cons, I can't
really say. Just about any package will work with either of the major
desktops. I would say the standard install will get nearly all of the
components working except for (possibly) any wireless card you have in
the box. Otherwise it should be only a couple of things that might need
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