: Has anyone had success with a TP 600E and FreeBSD 3.x (or current but I
: need a stable version) - any hints for workarounds or is it
I've got a 600, works great.
: I only ask as I found a page on IBM's site indicating problems with Linux.
It has problems with FreeBSD too, but they can be worked around.
They only affect install; once it's running you're golden.
: Ethernet card is a PC 3Com 3C589D but I can probably find others if that
: is a problem.
Use the PAO release.
If you have over 64 MB of ram, boot the system and write down the
*exact* number of *bytes* of ram you have. You'll need it later for
your kernel config file (simply using the normal 96*1048 type of
math will *not* work). Take out the extra ram, install, build a
kernel using the number you wrote down in steep one, shutdown,
install the ram, reboot.
The pointer may not be recognized/initialized at first. Plug a real
mouse into the ps/2 port when configuring the mouse. It should find
it then and be able to use it without the mouse.
Give up on the internal modem, it isn't going to happen. Buy a
Before you nuke 98 off the disk, setup your BIOS (screen size, power
settings, etc) using the TP software. You can fit the DOS version
on a single floppy, but it's *painfully* slow off floppy...
"Nyet. Linux coder in next office."
"Good man. Ignore the screams."