Here you can find answers to some questions. I will also try to summarize the
problems from the Laptop-Forum.
This is just a start. I don't have the time to describe everything in detail (and
I don't want to rewrite manuals). If anybody out there has something to add, so please
send me an e-mail and this FAQ will grow...hopefully... And of course, if you have any
questions or problems, don't hesitate to ask. Use the
Laptop-Forum. I will include the interesting stuff here ASAP.
|| I removed all screws and tried to open the IPC-laptop, but something in the middle
seems to prevent this.
|| You have to remove the keyboard first. There are 2 small plastic snap-in's at the lower
left and right side. Push them down towards to you with a screwdriver or something similar, then you can
clap the keyboard up in direction to the display and remove it. Take care of any cables. Below the keyboard
there is a cooling plate. Remove the screws and the plate (side-effect: you have access to the DIP-switches
for voltage and frequency). Now it should be possible to open the notebook (there are also snap-in's
||I used the great 98lite-utility
to install my Windows98 without the Internet Explorer, but now I have problems with the HTML-help
feature. Everytime I try to use it I get a stupid dialog-box asking me if I want to open or save the
||Well, the solution is quite simple. Unfortunately you have deleted some registry entries
too much. I found out, which were needed by my installation. You can find the helpful entries in a
reg-file here. Please download
and rename it to html_help.reg. Next click on it and it will repair your entries (hopefully). Please
give me a response, if this worked for you.
|| My Linux-installation is o.k., but X-Window is not working.
|| You need at least an X-Server XF86_SVGA in version 3.3.3. It will
provide support for almost all actual notebook display adapters (see
|| Linux is working fine, but I can't use sound.
|| If you are using a kernel with version 2.2.x you can use the included sound-driver
modules. The Yamaha-SA3x supports SoundBlaster Pro- and MS Windows Sound System-Mode.
The WSS-Mode gives better results. For the configuration you should read the documentation
of the sound modules. Additionally here are two configuration files for a WSS setup working for
me: isapnp.conf and
A second and succesful way for older Linux distributions like SuSE 5.3 is to use
the ALSA sound modules. RTFM!