Hi All --
I have a eMachine 6805, which I've been searching the web about. Wasn't a bad deal at all, but I've since decided that I want to run Linux with it.
Following experience + various notes on the web, including the helpful advice at www.ckloiber.com,
I can report that FC2 installed just fine on my eMachines.
To get it to boot up, you need to disable pcmcia and kudzu (I did this by booting into single user mode). I then installed Chris's kernel, and re-enabled kudzu and pcmcia. Which works very well.
I have the screen running in 1280x800, and am using the ati module in my X server.
Functionally, the laptop works very well.
However, I'm having some [expected] issues w/ the integrated 802.11g (Broadcom miniPCI), and the firewire (integrated).
Does anyone have either of these working?
I'm told that the wifi could / would work with NDISwrapper, following a "HowTo" I found off of linuxlaptops.org ... however, NDISwrapper ONLY runs on 32-bit kernels ... and I'm running the 64-bit.
Any help appreciated .... I'll post back any success that I have.