Describe your Laptop here
Manufacturer: Acer Model: TravelMate 2423 wxci CPU: Intel Celeron M 1.5GHz RAM: 512MB Hard drive capacity: 80GB
DVD read: 8X dual layer
CD read/write: combo
LAN: 10/100LAN Fast Eth Realtek
Wireless: Atheros AR5005G 802.11b/g
Video: Intel GMA 910 shared mem up to 128MB
USB: three USB 2.0 ports
Media card reader: n/a
Touchpad or other pointing device: Touchpad with 4-way scroll button
Accelerator buttons (music, DVD, web, other): four configurable buttons
Adaptive CPU speed: n/a
Sense battery level: n/a
Suspend (close lid):n/a
The installation was successfully from the beginning using Cent Os 3.9 (now downloading 5.1), I only have some problems finding some drivers, in partucular the Atheros Wifi drivers,(don`t work for the moment). I also share a second partition with windows XP using GRUB as boot manager, and works just fine.
The main purpose is the development of VHDL code for FPGA devices (Xilinx) and the implementation of uClinux over a MicroBlaze system. I installed the EDA tools ISE WebPack from xilinx and they works very very nice.