The laptop ships without a floppy, so I skipped the step to make a floppy boot disk. You can order a USB floppy and I did so (details later).
|Keyboard||Works just fine with the RedHat installer choice of generic 105-key'.|
|Mousepad||Works just fine with the RedHat installer choice of 3 button mouse (PS/2). However, I hate the way that the mousepad works, so I purchased a Kensington USB optical mouse.|
|LCD Monitor||Works just fine at 1024x768.|
|Internal Hard Drive||Works just fine.|
|DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, CD-Writer||The laptop comes with a combination CD-ROM,
DVD player, CD writer. The CD-ROM and CD-writer
work just fine (and RedHat installed the necessary
mkisofs and cdrecord software). I haven't tried
the DVD player functionality.
It is probably worth mentioning that the CD writer mounts as a SCSI drive and the 'magic' burning sequence for me is:
cdrecord -v speed=2 dev=0,0,0 cdimage.raw
|Sound||The sound card was auto-detected and works, but the sound is very soft. I'm guessing that there is some sort of configuration problem, but the card does work ...|
|Network Card||Works just fine.|
|Graphics Card||Works just fine, once I told it what to be. NOTE: The driver that ships with RedHat 7.2 has a know bug (that shows up when you try to install OpenOffice!), so you'll want to upgrage the savage driver.|
|External USB Mouse||This was neat. I didn't have this when I was installing, and when I plugged it in and rebooted the laptop, the mouse was detected at boot time. I was asked if I wanted to autoconfigure, I said yes, and it just worked. Cool|
|External USB Floppy||This works. The USB floppy
appears as a SCSI drive. For me, the 'magic' sequence
to get it mounted is:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/floppyI haven't tried to automount it, yet.
|Firewire port||I don't know if this works or not.|