Howdie all -
It has been about 2 years since I used Linux. Want to get back into the
swing of things, but this time on a laptop.
2 years ago, it seemed like putting Linux on a laptop was a foolhardy thing
to do. Trodding ground where angels fear to tread and
all that stuff.
I have a Dell INSPIRON laptop. Will want to dual boot it with W2K Server
(I'll worry about the dual boot thing later. I used to dual boot
a WNT workstation, so I know about that... BUT IF SERVER edition is going to
make it hard to dual boot with a Linux workstation configuration,
somebody slap me now!)
The laptop has an ATI RAGE P/M Mobility AGP 2X vid adapter.
It also has an ESS Maestro2E PCI AudioDrive (WDM) sound card
My question is this... it appears that this hardware is supported, what are
the gotchas for installing on a laptop?
Any real hard rocks regarding X on a laptop video card and screen?
Sound any more difficult than on a regular desk side workstation?
Any advice, tips, trick, traps to avoid, or "I'd be a thinkin of doing this
some other way" type input is appreciated.
a work thingy).
(BTW - anyone know of any mainstream laptop manufacturer that still offers
Linux as an option when purchasing a new laptop? )