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    Debian on an Inspiron 8100 (Score: 1)
    by victor on Tuesday, December 11 @ 17:43:16 GMT

    I installed it on an Inspiron 8100, together with the NVidia drivers, the i8k module (for the multimedia buttons and the fan), apm, usb mouse, irda, dvd and cd-rw working, and a custom kernel capable of using ext3 and reiserfs. The winmodem half works (I think the problem is in the ppp setup) but since I have adsl I hadn’t had much incentive to resolve it. The firewire and pcmcia are untested (I don’t own this kind of devices yet), but supposedly support is already built-in.

    If there’s interest I could post a mini-howto. I will do it anyway sooner or later, but if I could gauge the demand for it I would nice(1) it before other projects.

    The curious thing is I began installation with a set of progeny disks and later upgraded to woody… 😉


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