November 7th, 2002, 05:24 PM #1
Mandrake 9 - Fujitsu C-Series LIFEBOOK - excelent!
Well, I finally got my Drake 9 Powerpack in the mail and installed it on my Fujitsu Laptop - I am very pleased:
All the hardware works except the winmodem (which is one of those types that is absolutely not yet supported in Linux), CDRW SCSI emulation was automatically setup, and even the "experimental" 3D for this miserable ATI Mobility chip works fairly well in several games.
Only a minimum of a couple configuration changes were necessary to get the performance just the way I like it -box kernel works great.
KDE 3 and Gnome (amazingly) are quick and behaving nicely, Mozilla and Konqueror plugins are already setup, I only added Flash to the list.
Now to find a supported Wireless card that is also affordable....
November 7th, 2002, 05:56 PM #2
November 7th, 2002, 07:54 PM #3
Well done CMonster. Like it enough to sway you away from SuSE ??
November 8th, 2002, 04:54 AM #4
Only you, linux_guru, would remember that I am a dyed-in-the-wool SuSE fan, but this Drake comes close to swaying me the other way. They could come a little closer with the USB autodetection - SuSE 8.0 lets me plug the USB mouse into the laptop and simply restart X.... Drake has been a little less mouse friendly.... I haven't plugged in a USB scanner, camera, card reader, or removable hard disk yet, but I wonder if Drake will slam an icon on the KDE desktop and add a mount point to fstab the way SuSE does..?
cool ! Don't suppose you have a pic of it you could post do ya?
The big box (XP 1600, 512, GF2-MX 400/64, Adaptec 29160 w/9&18GB U160s) is the one the family uses - I am content to use SuSE 7.3 on it while they do most of their stuff in Drake 8.1- the Fujitsu Lifebook (a gift from my son) is a P3 1Ghz, 256, 40GB disk, DVD-CDRW combo -only Drake 9 on it now..... bye-bye Win2K
Last edited by CMonster; November 8th, 2002 at 05:40 AM.
November 8th, 2002, 09:37 AM #5Originally posted by CMonster
Only you, linux_guru, would remember that I am a dyed-in-the-wool SuSE fan...
November 8th, 2002, 04:19 PM #6
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