There was a problem with the NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 sound driver in
kernels 2.6.6-1.440 and earlier, see:
This is fixed both upstream in the Linus kernel, and in Red Hat Fedora
kernels as well. If you get a newer kernel (I know that 2.6.7-1.488
works for example) your laptop will not freeze, but your sound might
also not work. I have not been able to get actual sound out of the
laptop, but at least it doesn't freeze.
On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 14:34 -0400, Jose Moreno wrote:
I loaded Fedora Core2 from the ftp.redhat.com
site on my dell
it loads up until the Login screen, then once i enter my username and
password, it freezes midway through. I tried KDE and GNOME and they
any ideas why? i'm eager to get started with Linux.
Display is a NeoMagice MagicGraph256AV
it works fine on Windows XP. i hate xp though :-0