Wow! Beg to differ!
Running a Latitude CPi D300XT with SuSE 6 with no problems
X/KDE at 1024x768 on the LCD (I haven't set up an external screen yet).
No distortion - KDE Ocean looks great!
PCMCIA SCSI/3C574 ethernet/modem, Jazz drive n' CDRW on SCSI.
Sound (MP3, WAV, straight CD all OK, don't use MIDI so I haven't
checked) after recompiling the kernel.
I don't think there are any h/w differences in the A366CPi but I may be
> I hope this helps in your machine choice.
> I have a Dell Lattitude A366CPi
> - it has the 256 AV.
> I use RH6.0 and have the following problems:
> - no sound support
> - distortion when enlarging Netscape to full size (allways) and problems
> with Gnome Pannel when min/max ing it (sometimes)
> I'm not the only one with these problems.
> One commercial sound system supplier I read is concidering supporting 256
> AV and I have to check if there is better commercial X server support for
> 256 AV.
> The 256 ZX sounds like a problem to me, it is also a combined Audio Visual
> device: lobby your country Dell sales outlet to get support for your chip ?
> - every little helps, and sometimes they listen :)
> Dell keeps on sending out good machines but X keeps being a problem: one's
> machine gets old before there is good support for the video
> - I had a Neomagic Dell when there was only commercial support for the
> Neomagic chip (I did buy Metro, but never got it to work ...)
> As I said, Dell makes good machines, and mine is excellent running RH60,
> VMWare and 16 Bit 1024 screen
> - the only problem is "The Sound of Silence".
> > Hi!
> > I am about to buy a laptop and one of the possibilities I am considering
> > is a dell latitude cpt. In their web page dell says this machine comes
> > with a Neomagic MagicMedia 256 ZX with 4 MB SGRAM. Altough I looked in
> > Neomagic 's homepage they don't have any information on this chip. The
> > closest they have is the 256 AV with 2M. Does someone knows what the
> > 256 ZX is and, the important point, is it possible to run Xfree86 with
> > this chip?
> > Thanks for your help,
> > Luis Mendes