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Harry Wieldraayer h.wiel@h...
Sat Apr 10 18:45:25 NZST 2004


http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/Armada/us/family/model/895.html
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From: "Stephen Pearce" <g_and_s_pearce@x...>
To: <wlug@l...>
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 6:11 PM
Subject: [wlug] compaq armada 1592


> Someone unkindly hoisted this on me to get going!
>
> It came with win95 on the disk and 2 pcmcia
> modems .. us botics xejm3336 and a 3com device ..
>
> Anyway .. I got the damn thing working under win 95 for internet stuff ..
then he went and bought a usb printer
> for which there was no win95 driver
>
> Right I thought .. linux is the thing ...and installed
> rh9.0 .. wiping out the win 95 partition...
>
> well it seems to take all day to try  loading open office
> (64 M of memory) ..to the point of being useless
>
> So I fell back to win 98 .. and have spent most of today trying to get
this installed .. but the graphics drivers don't work .. the modem isn't
properly recognised etc etc!!!! :<(((((
>
> Has anyone experience of linux on one of these brutes
> .. it has to read ms word docs ... do a bit of
> graphing for illustrations and work on the internet ...
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
> Stephen
>
>
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