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    teknik0s
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    PCMCIA CDROM & Install

    I recently obtained a Dell Latitude XPi P133ST Laptop. Well, from asking around i found that slackware seems to be my best bet on such a slow system. So, i figured the PCMCIA cdrom wouldnt load at first so i got the bare.i kernel and install.1 - 5 root disks and the pcmcia.dsk. I loaded it up, everything goes fine, pcmcia cdrom is detected cause the power light is flashing now and ya ya. but when i go to select "source media" and try to select the CD-Rom it doesnt see it. I want to use the slackware 8.1 cd for the rest of the installtion but cant figure out where or if the pcmcia cdrom is being mounted. its a panasonic KXL-807a ... thanks

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    JimH
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    Re:PCMCIA CDROM & Install

    I have no idea with Slackware and I have not seen SkyNet around for a few days. He is the Slacker.

    You might try Slackware current or Debian 3.0 with a 2.2 kernel.

    I am going to move this to the Slackware topic. It might get read more by the Slackware users.

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    teknik0s
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    Re:PCMCIA CDROM & Install

    I gave up on the CD-Rom and got an ethernet card. I'm sure it wasnt hopeless, but it would of taken more time than i was willing to give it. So, i got my slackware 8.1 cdrom, copied the "slackware" directory to a folder on my other box, and setup NFS. Be sure u have NFS enabled in ur kernel to do this. Then i just selected NFS as the typed of install i wanted to do and it went smoothly. Now to get X to work, this is a pain. When im done im gonna make a website on all the trouble i had installing on this latitude XPi

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    Re:PCMCIA CDROM & Install

    I've read your other post about you having problems with your neomagic video card. If what you say is true, and it's a NM2070, then you will want to use the MagicGraph 128 driver. This should solve your problems with X. BTW the NM2070 is not supported in 24 bit color. So please use 16 or less.
    AMD Athlon 2200+ 1.8Ghz
    1280MB PC-3200 CAS2.5 RAM
    ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP
    Western Digital WDC WD2500JB-00FUA0 250GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Seagate ST3200822A 200GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Western Digital WDC WD1200BB-00CAA1 120GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Western Digital WDC WD800BB-00CAA1 80GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Maxtor OneTouch 2HA43R32 1TB 7200 rpm USB 2.0
    D-Link DFE-530TX+ 10/100 NIC
    D-Link DWL-G520 Rev.A
    Debian 5.0r1 Lenny

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    teknik0s
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    Re:PCMCIA CDROM & Install

    yea i found that out now.. the "neomagic" driver in xf86config does support mine. only thing is i cant use the

    # chipset "NM2070"

    line or x wont start. says device driver not supported. now im trying to figure out why it wont work in 800x600 FULL Screen. it looks nice, it just wont take up the whole monitor. i have a post in Window Managers if u know anything about that.

    Thanks

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    Re:PCMCIA CDROM & Install

    I've read up a little bit on this NeoMagic card, and you can try to append this to the screens section. It may solve your problem with corrupted display, and or full screen.

    Option "XaaNoPixmapCache"
    Option "XaaNoScreenToScreenCopy"

    Another trick that some have reported that works for the Latitude is to boot up in 800x600. Their methods are change "vga=normal" to "vga=770" in /etc/lilo.conf
    AMD Athlon 2200+ 1.8Ghz
    1280MB PC-3200 CAS2.5 RAM
    ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP
    Western Digital WDC WD2500JB-00FUA0 250GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Seagate ST3200822A 200GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Western Digital WDC WD1200BB-00CAA1 120GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Western Digital WDC WD800BB-00CAA1 80GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Maxtor OneTouch 2HA43R32 1TB 7200 rpm USB 2.0
    D-Link DFE-530TX+ 10/100 NIC
    D-Link DWL-G520 Rev.A
    Debian 5.0r1 Lenny

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