Linux on laptops

Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook E Series

Whilst the installation of Caldera eDesktop 2.4 (kernel 2.2.14) went smoothly and instantly provided me with a usable system*) to work with, I wasn't very satisfied with

The solution of all three problems at once came with a simple exclusion of ports 0x140-0x17f in the PCMCIA configuration as shown in the following snippet from /etc/pcmcia/config.opts that is read by /etc/pcmcia/config:

# Local PCMCIA Configuration File
# System resources available for PCMCIA devices
include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0x1000-0x17ff
exclude port 0x140-0x17f
include memory 0xc0000-0xfffff
include memory 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff, memory 0x60000000-0x60ffffff   

Further reading

Additional information on Linux on laptops as well as on Linux on Lifebooks can be found at

*) Usable for me: I don't care about the winmodem and sound support. The slow SVGA XFree 3.3.6 server was a bit annoying to begin with but as the X framebuffer didn't feel faster I left it alone.

created: 21/01/01 last update: 21/01/01 by Patricia Jung