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14th August 2005, 01:43 PM
Hi, can anybody tell me whether the hardware of this laptop is compatible with Fedora Core 4?
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14th August 2005, 03:36 PM
I can tell you the Tecra M2 works fine.
14th August 2005, 03:50 PM
Really? Including all of the hardware? As well as the wireless? And does the laptop work with Fedora out of the box or do I need to edit some files, download extra stuff, etc.
Thanks for answering!
14th August 2005, 04:17 PM
The M2 (I'm using one to type this) works out of the box with no changes. I took it upon myself to install the Nvidia drivers for faster graphics, but if you don't use OpenGL or other 3D intensive apps you won't need to do this. If you do do it, you must disable graphical boot or it'll hang, but that's really easy to do.
The wireless and wired ethernet work straight-off using FC3 or 4 (it's the ipw2100) but I updated the driver by hand because I'm always playing with things. You don't need to do it.
Keyboard and touchpad are fine, sound is fine but you may need to play with alsa to get it working properly, it's well documented on this forum - search for "alsa sound mute". There are some weird things that may need un-muteing.
14th August 2005, 05:58 PM
Sounds good. Thanks for the reply!
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