Re: Linux on a DTR-1 (IBM Dauphin)?
Subject: Re: Linux on a DTR-1 (IBM Dauphin)?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Phillip Burgess)
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 1994 18:01:17 GMT
Article: 18341 of comp.sys.palmtops
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email@example.com (Greg Alt) writes:
>2) will it run Linux?
>2) it should... though the hard drive would be a bit cramped
Unless there's something particularly funky about the HP Kittyhawk drive
in there (I think it's just normal IDE), I would expect at least the textual
portions to run OK. I've seen these machines at Fry's and some computer
swaps. Take along a set of Linux boot & root disks and see what you get.
>3) will it run X Windows?
>3) it should... though shouldn't be that great with 4M RAM and 40M HD
> maybe it would require special drivers for the display and the pen?
I think the basic X stuff will just fit on the HD. As for RAM, you can get
the machine with 6MB RAM, but that's the limit. If X will run, it will be
swapping like a madman! I have my doubts about the pen. Unless it emulates
some standard mouse (or someone has written a driver for it), I think you'll
be SOL. I vaguely remember hearing something about HWR being developed for
X, so eventually that might work.
>4) what are the dimensions and weight without the keyboard?
>4) People claimed 2.5lbs in a few posts a while back, I assume this is
> the weight without the keyboard, and the thickness should be less without
> the keyboard, also...
I've heard 2.9 lbs.
Phillip Burgess (firstname.lastname@example.org) >belch<