[ILUG] Info on putting Linux on a Hewlett Packard XE3 laptop
nick.holder at iptest.com
Fri Jun 7 11:25:23 IST 2002
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/ is always good
I assume you are looking for an Omnibook XE3, so here you go
There are several XE3 guides, unfortunately I could not see a red hat one,
but you may well find something useful (there are definately guides for
SUSE,Slack and Debian) - If you speak German it is a bonus, as some of them
are in it
From: Oisin Kim
To: ilug at linux.ie
Sent: 07/06/02 11:19
Subject: [ILUG] Info on putting Linux on a Hewlett Packard XE3 laptop
I hope you can help me with this, has anyone tried to put Linux
(perferably Red Hat 7.3) on one of these laptops - a Hewlett Packard XE3
laptop, if not, would anyone know where I can see/get info on it, I have
tried googling with limited success, as you can see below.
I've been offered these at €1,149.00 (ex. VAT) which I think is a good
price. If anyone else is interested in these I might see if I can get
further discount by buying more than one!!!
The system specification is as follows;
Celeron 1.06GHz system, 128MB SDRAM, 14.1" TFT Screen, 10GB HDD, 1.44MB
FDD, 56K Modem, 10/100MB NIC, CDROM with onboard Sound, Win XP Home.
I found this: whist googling which is very very good,
/~depouill/XE3/+linux++XE3+Depouilly&hl=en (google cache)
but it mentions -
"Video card works with frame buffer only (it's expected to work with
It also mentions this:
Card -> i810
Monitor -> Generic Laptop Display Panel 1024x768
Video Memory -> 8 mb
Video Modes -> 16 bits 1024x768
Accept to quit with error for probing
Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and replace
I also add vga=791 in /etc/lilo.conf "
if anyone has any experience with this I'd appreciate it, will this
video card work?
Thanks for any help with this,
Ps apologies for using windows/outlook to send this, work
commitments...when I get myself a nice new laptop I won’t need to use
this $%^& anymore!
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