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Re: [vox-tech] Slack on a laptop
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Re: [vox-tech] Slack on a laptop

Quickie response before I go to bed...

On Thursday 11 April 2002 03:36, you wrote:
> Furthermore, the modern linux seemed to be a hog compared to what it was a
> few years ago for such a system as this laptop (although it does support
> more hardware and is better designed,

I put Slackware 8 on my HP Omnibook 4000C about 2 months ago.  700 meg HD, 32 
megs of RAM (upgraded from 16).  It will almost play an MP3 (128, stero) 
straight :).  If I play it mono or down-sample it will play it fine.  I'm 
running Window Maker and it seems to run OK, but I don't over tax it much.

> 	Ok, enough justification.  Here are my problems.  The laptop has a
> PCCARD network card which should be recognized because it is an Etherlink
> clone (which one, I forget, but an extreamly old version of debian (like
> from 1997 or so) recognized it on another laptop).  However, an ifconfig
> -a gives me:
> 	No usable adress families found.

I knew it would be network trouble...  I fought my 3com 10/100 + modem for 
about a year off and on.  I had Windows 95 on the Omnibook and everything 
worked fine.  I nuked the partition and tried to put Slackware 7 on at the 
time.  It went OK, but the 3com NIC didn't work.  It detected it, but it gave 
strange errors at boot up and then no packets in or out.

I ended up fixing the problem by editting config.opts (I think.) in 
/etc/pcmcia and telling it not to use 0x300 for the PCMCIA adapter.  It was 
already taken by the sound card and Linux was freaking out.

> Sincerely,
> 	Christopher J. McKenzie

Good luck :).
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