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Dell CS 400XT and Linux

Dell CS 400XT & Linux

I ran my trusty little Dell CS 400XT successfully on the following Linuxes

  • Red Hat 8
  • Red Hat 9
  • Fedora Core 3 - continuously updated via yum
  • Now Fedora Core 4 - continuously updated via yum

    Each time I installed all packages that that the red hat and now fedora installer offered. Primarily use the box as a file server (via sshd), web server (apache 2.x), and occasionaly to surf the web via firefox.
    Here are the hardware specifications of the laptop:

  • Hard Drive now 40 GB Hitachi (use to be 9 and then 12 GB)
  • Processor - Pentium II 400 MHz
  • Memory - 384 MB - Initially ran w/ 256 MB on both Red Hats and Fedora Core 3, but recently upgupgraded to 384 MB because this is the most the laptop will support. I bought the memory from memory giant, for some reason only thought this laptop could support 256 MB of RAM. There is only 1 DIMM that can be accessed for upgrades, the motherboard had 128 MB built right onto it (w/o a DIMM).
  • Network Interface - Xricom PC Card 10 Mbps + 56 Kbps Modem

    Below is output of the df -hl command

    [root@james-linux html]# df -hl
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    36G 12G 23G 35% /
    /dev/hda1 99M 16M 79M 17% /boot
    none 189M 0 189M 0% /dev/shm

    below is output from the lspci command
    [root@james-linux html]# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
    00:03.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
    00:03.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
    00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
    00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
    00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
    00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2360 [MagicMedia 256ZX]
    01:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2360 [MagicMedia 256ZX Audio]
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Xircom Cardbus Ethernet 10/100 (rev 03)
    06:00.1 Serial controller: Xircom Cardbus Ethernet + 56k Modem (rev 03)

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