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Hey all, this is my first post. Just had an idea and I hope that someone could help me. I have a Toshiba Satellite 1415 (1.8 celeron, 256 ddr, 30gig, ...
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    Installing Slackware on a laptop


    Hey all, this is my first post.
    Just had an idea and I hope that someone could help me. I have a Toshiba Satellite 1415 (1.8 celeron, 256 ddr, 30gig, Gforce 4 420 Go with 16MB). It has windows xp pro and mandrake 9.1 dual booted on it all ready. My prior attemps at installing Slackware have always failed. Usally it fails with the X server and I get mad and install Mandrake or redhat insted. If anyone could help guide me through this it would be great.

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    Simbadda

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    hiya,

    what stage have you managed to get to? Have you got to actually installing the nvidia drivers?

    welcome to the site btw

    Jason

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    I installed slackware on my desktop with no luck. I haven't tried it on the laptop as of yet. When i installed it on desktop it have trouble with the screen size and it was unusable.

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    Is the graphics card the same? if not its proberly impossible to tell what the result will be or how well it will work..

    You should be able to find drivers for the card here: http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp and on the forums getting nvidia cards to work has been discussed a few times.

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    The desktop computer has a Gforce 4 440MX card.

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    i dont know if their is an easier way to do it these days, but there is a pretty comprehensive mini-howto here: http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/...iguration.html

    Jason

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    well to tell you something i have a toshiba satellite 1405 and i have installed slackware 9 on here but i had a minor problem with my keyboard. i do plan on reinstalling slack 9.1 on here as soon as i get some time.
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    I am a rather new user. I have messed with Linux for a year or so but never really got into it. So when I start installing without a Graphic interface I am lost. Any detailed instructions that anyone my be able to give to me would be great. My email is darkjester420@hotmail.com.
    Thank you for all the help everyone has given to me today.
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    Simbadda

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    I took a look at the tutorial nad it seemed pretty easy to me.. Just type and run *almost* ... I'm running Slackware 9.1 on my desktop pc and I used the binary drivers at nvidia.com it worked fine for me after I configured the X11 config-file... Keep up you will get the hang of this soon...*Linux is the best os in overall*

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    I downloaded both Slackware iso's from Linuxiso.org and have burned them to cd have not yet plucked up the courage to try installing so im still on ms xp and my laptop is a toshiba satellite pro 4600.

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