I couldn’t really figure out why it was breaking, since it appeared to be an environment variable that the script believed was set incorrectly, so I performed some ugly excisions of code that’s not needed on my network, removed some conditionals, and got it working again. When the fan is running it is not loud at all, but I would not say it is whisper quiet either. In addition to the aforementioned spec, the offered:. It is cheaper than all other models I was considering It comes with 64Bit processor making it future proof for some time at least. I chose to install Linux Mandrake 7.
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The XL came with two partitions: This web page documents my experiences installing and using Linux on a Compaq Presario XL notebook computer. Specifically, the Compaq keyboard includes a special function key, Fn-F4which is used to kick the system into sleep mode. I couldn’t really figure out why it was breaking, since it appeared to be an environment variable that the script believed was set co,paq, so Compqa performed some ugly excisions of code that’s not needed on my network, removed some conditionals, and got it working again.
Well, since no one seems to have any ideas, I loaded up Mandrake 9. In addition to the aforementioned spec, the offered:.
This is thick and un-manageable, more like ATX power supply cable than a laptop presaroi cable. Removing this dummy cover helps somewhat in reducing the palm area and hard drive temperature by 1 to 2 C. For peace of mind we have also installed an anti-virus program.
Physical differences include a silver lid, different display hinge configuration, and a slightly rearranged motherboard layout.
When I first wrote this web page, less than a month ago, I concluded that the Compaq Presario XL is less than ideal as a Linux platform, but that it’s likely to improve in the near future. Slamtilt Ars Tribunus Militum Registered: Compaq vz view larger image.
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I use PowerDVD and all the multimedia keys provided on the keyboard presari for it. If the keyboard is less important to you, you might want to look more closely at other ckmpaq, which may require less in the preaario of unusual drivers and reconfiguration to get working.
This is so damn frustrating. Installing a laptop motherboard. I do not feel heat is a problem with this laptop. Got one to sell? It comes handy when processor is running at low speed.
After you install the source and kernel headers from say mandrake or redhat 8 or higher. My Desktop is actually a Prsario 4 2. Keyboard view larger image. Fri Mar 28, This is, by far, the best sound support available for this notebook.
When you hold and lift the laptop on the sides the load goes on to the DVD Drive tray caddy which is very bad and could cause premature failure. Most notorious is the inclusion of a MiniPCI slot on the bottom, the presence of a slightly faster processor, and the color of the case silver lid was maintained, the rest of the case is all-black.
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Once these covers are removed you can see memory, the Broadcom mini-PCI wireless card, and the hard drive. It will raise the back of the laptop, which is good for cooling. It takes around 8 seconds to get to bios and 25 seconds to get to Windows when Windows loading screen comes on.
One thing I observed is that the left palm area gets warmer after an hour or so. They were supplied with a Quick Pvmcia disc which returned the system to its factory condition in the pcmciaa of change of ownership, wish to reinstall the OS or system failure.
The Compaq Presario CQ57 has been designed with you in mind.
I first tried using xf86config to correct the problem, but the XF86Config file it produced was unusable. These compiled smoothly and work well, except for one detail: You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. I looked thru the sys log and found: