I installed RedHat 7.2.
The laptop came with (rough details):
|Mouse||PS/2 - Turned on Emulate3Buttons, following Douglas' advice. There's a bios option to recognize an external mouse at boot, which does work.|
|Video||I mostly slavishly followed Douglas' advice, which was:
Requires XFree86 4.1.0 where it is just barely supported. No acceleration as far as I can tell.
I can add that picking TrueColor is a bad idea. Pick 16 bits and be happy.
|Network||The RedHat installer correctly picked the tulip driver, and it works.|
|Modem||Didn't try. Douglas thinks it's a winmodem.|
|Sound||The card is a ESS Allegro ES1988. If you run
/usr/sbin/sndconfig from RedHat 7.2, it detects it, but then claims it's disabled, and
says I need to set PnPOS to "no" in the BIOS. There is no such option.
So I configured by hand: I added "alias sound-slot-0 maestro3" to /etc/modules.conf and rebooted. Well, it didn't work yet (it gave errors in dmesg like "read: chip lockup? dmasz 65536 fragsz 64 count 0 hwptr 0 swptr 0", but a after another reboot it did. So apparently you should then run /usr/bin/aumix and you will be OK.
|CDROM||I've only used it as a CDROM.|
|Power Management||Supports ACPI, Linux driver appears to detect the support, haven't tried going any further.|
I also have a Click! drive and a Linksys WPC11 wireless card, both of which work out of the box with RedHat 7.2.