This document describes experiences with
running Linux on
This page was started the day the machine arrived,
and is developing.
As soon as they are working sufficiently, they will be given to their users,
so I will no longer have access to the machines
(unless they happen to be on the internet, which is rare).
This report is listed at
TuxMobil - Linux on laptops, notebooks, PDAs and mobile phones
The 1410 has a range of models from ??, 256-1024MB (or 512) DDR SDRAM, 14.1" XGA 1024x768, 30GBi.
Our 1410-401 has is a 2GHz Celeron M (linux says Mobile Intel Celeron), 400MHz FSB, with 256KB Level 2 cache.
Floppy Drive, 8*DVD-ROM
Integrated Trident Cyber ALADDiN-T Napa2T 4 AGP bus graphics accelerator (NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go)
BitBLT, 3D graphic acceleration, 16MB Video RAM (Shared with System Memory)
Touchpad pointing device
ECP parallel port, SVGA monitor port, 3 x USB port, RJ11 modem interface, RJ45 LAN interface, Infrared, TV-Out, 2 x PC Card Type II or 1 x PC Card Type III (CardBus supported), memory expansion slot, Headphone socket, External microphone socket
328 x 287 x 43/45 mm, 3.2Kg
Rechargeable, removable Li-Ion battery. Up to 2.5 hours per charge
16 Bit stereo supports SoundBlaster Pro format; Built-in stereo speakers; integrated V.90 56k modem; 10/100 integrated LAN
1 year International
Arial fitted for a WiFi upgrade.
I was given the machine unpacked.
Inserted PM 8.0 CD, installed, and shrink the C: partition to 7GB.
- CPU: 2GHz Celeron M, 400MHz FSB, with 256KB Level 2 cache.
- Memory: It has a standard 256M DDR, web sites variously say up to 512M or 1G.
It has a TOSHIBA MK3018GAS 30GBi disk,
an internal floppy,
and an internal 8*DVD.
nVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go,
66MHz x4 AGP Bus,
with 16MB DDR VRAM,
with a 14.1" TFT 1024 x 768 display.
- pointing device:
It has a Touchpad.
- Card Slots:
It has two typeII Cardbus slots, which can take a single typeIII PC card.
It has a built in WiFi arial for a WiFi card upgrade.
- Winmodem: It has a SmartLink
V.90 56k Winmodem.
It measures 328x287x43/45 mm and weighs 3.2Kg.
They claim up to 2.5 hours for the standard battery.
It appears to use 1% per 1.2 mins, giving a couple of hours.
- HDD_Int: Intel ICH3-M
- Sound: AC 97 (YAMAHA YMF753)
- VGA: nVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go
- CPU: Intel Celeron 1800M
- RAM: PC2100
- Modem: Softmodem (SmartLink AMRMO)
- IrDA: Super IO SMSC LPC47N227
- USB: Intel ICH3-M
- CD_Int: Intel ICH3-M
- PCMCIA: Toshiba ToPIC100 (Intel 82365 comp)
- APM: V1.2 I 2002-10-28
- Mouse: PS2
- ACPI: V1.0b
- Chipset: Intel 845MZ
- Network: Intel 82562ET (Kinnereth)
- FloppyDisk_Int: intern
- Basic_Info: Info
- Mini_PCI: yes
PowerQuest Partition Magic has detected error 116 on the partition starting at sector 58621185 on disk 1.
The starting LBA value is 58621185 and the CHS value is 16434494.
The LBA and CHS values must be equal.
PowerQuest PartitionMagic has verified that the LBA value is correct and can fix the CHS value.
Would you like PowerQuest PartitionMagic to fix this error?
Inserted 9 network boot CD, and booted.
Selected "2 Button Mouse (PS/2)".
Set up hda3 as 894-1024 (1GB), hda4 as extended partition, and hda5 as 1GB swap.
`lspci' knows about most of the devices.
Using the nv driver at full resolution `just works'.
The eepr100 is an old NIC - just works.
`apm -s' puts it to sleep, and power button wakes it up.
Setting boot mode to resume makes the power button make it sleep and wake up.
recommends using the
version of the
Unpack the tarball, ensure /usr/src/linux/include is right,
type `make' and `make install', add `options slmdm country=UK' to /etc/modules.conf, and it all just works - 48Kb/s to our 3Com Total Control HiPer ARC (TM).