Build 25 on a Dell latitude D600

I have recovered my own, as opposed to Sun's laptop which had been at my mum's so I could work there once a week. This has allowed me to upgrade it from stock Solaris 10 to Build 25.

Adding the power now acpi driver from Casper, the gnome battery monitor from Darren and all seems to work.

Wifi comes thanks to the yet to be released driver for the centrino and the broadcomm driver and I have networking. All controlled by Mike's inetmenu package.

My live upgrade plan was foiled by the disk partition that I have being to small as the system still has windows and JDS linux on it, however the linux partition is looking increasingly at risk, since it does not offer anything more than the Solaris partition except almost functioning bluetooth support, but even that is not useful.

A nice new thing, well new to any of the x86 systems I get to look after, is prtdiag. Here is the output from my Latitude:

: sigma IA 10 $; uname -a
SunOS sigma 5.11 snv_25 i86pc i386 i86pc
: sigma IA 11 $; prtdiag
System Configuration: Dell Computer Corporation Latitude D600
BIOS Configuration: Dell Computer Corporation A05 05/29/2003

==== Processor Sockets ====================================

Version                          Location Tag
-------------------------------- --------------------------
Pentium M                        Microprocessor

==== Memory Device Sockets ================================

Type    Status Set Device Locator      Bank Locator
------- ------ --- ------------------- --------------------
DDR     in use 0   DIMM_A
DDR     in use 0   DIMM_B

==== On-Board Devices =====================================
ATI Radeon 9000
Sigmatel 9750

==== Upgradeable Slots ====================================

ID  Status    Type             Description
--- --------- ---------------- ----------------------------
0   available PCMCIA           PCMCIA 0
10  available PCMCIA           PCMCIA 1
1   available other            MiniPCI
: sigma IA 12 $;

I'm not sure why but I just prefer the Dell to the Toshiba to use.

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