Re: IBM Thinkpad compatibility...

Kurt Huwig (
Wed, 6 Aug 1997 22:36:10 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 6 Aug 1997, Peter Belsanti wrote:
> We are using the high-end IBM thinkpads running RedHat 4.1 for demo
> purposes of our financial software to clients. Works great, everything
> is OK, PCMCIA is just fine, etc, etc, etc.
> Problem areas:
> 1. We had to hack the XFree86 stuff to work at 1024x768 on th local LCD
> panel. It was only able to go as high at 800x600 out of the box.
> 2. We're still trying to get the non-essentials working (like modem,
> sound, etc) but since they don't play a part in the purpose of these
> laptops, this has become somewhat of a lower priority.

There is a good page, linux-laptop:

> p.s. Preliminary tests show that what takes 50 seconds on a P200-MMX
> laptop, takes 80 seconds on an SUN ULTRA-1 workstation.
> p.p.s. ...and...30 seconds on a P-Pro 200
> (This should drive the point home!)

Guess this was time to crash the top-OS for this CPU?


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