I'm running linux 2.2.1 on an etower 266 and have no problems so far.
For X I'm running the SVGA server (version 3.3.3) which works fine at
16bpp. I think there should be some support for the ATI Rage AGP but I
haven't tried yet. Sound works fine with the Crystal driver and I have no
problems with printing.
I installed a PCI ethernet card which works fine so far. I didn't have to
touch BIOS settings.
The only thing that does not work is the INITIO SCSI card. But this is not a
hardware problem. Any help, hints or tips appreciated there!
And, oh yes, the modem is a winmodem. I've got one for sale now ;-)
>Uh-oh.....hope I'm not in for a big headache. I just bought an etower 333i
>(celeron 333....should I have gotten the AMD? well, that's another question)...
>after reading the specs on it it seemed it would be linux-friendly, except I
>can only hope the modem is not a winmodem (haven't opened box yet to see). I'll
>let you guys know once I start setting it up.
>>I have a etower 300k (AMD K2-300) installed with Red Hat 5.2. My friend has two or
>>My strategy was to get the hardware configured under Win98 and then install Linux.
>>Before installing Linux on my emachine,
>>I needed to pull the modem and the sound cards because there was a shortage of
>>IRQ's. I then
>>installed two network cards and got them working under Win98. My friend installed
>>We had trouble with the system recognizing one of the network cards so we turned
>>scripted it to
>>turn on after booting. We're using the system as a router/firewall/proxy/web
>>The only problems with the e-machine is that it has locked up hard, so hard that I
>>had to unplug it to re-boot, 4 times in the last 2 weeks.
>>and the fan makes a very loud sound for 15 seconds when the box is bumped. My
>>friend's first machine had a bad cd-rom drive.
>>Still having trouble getting X to work with anything other than the VGA style
>>Any success stories with X & emachine?
>>> W'sup to all,
>>> I was wondering if anyone here has played w/ Linux on one of those e-machines?
>>> I checked out the etower 266 and compared it to the Hardware How-To's for both
>>> Linux and XFree86 all looks ok (except maybe the modem, trying to find out
>>> more info), but I wanted to know if anyone here has actually installed Linux
>>> on one of these things and how it works for you.
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