Compaq Contura 4/25c
Somtime ago I decided it would be time for me to have a notebook with Linux
on it to carry around and continue my work. The cheapest usable one I could
get was the Compaq Contura 4/25c.
The most difficult thing was to get XFree running with the AVGA chipset.
After long searches I found that Hans de Oey once wrote a driver for it but
does not maintain it anymore. It is still in the XFree link-kit but is not
part of the XFree SVGA server binary.
- 486DX25 CPU
- Now 20MB of RAM, but only 16MB available with Linux (why ?)
- 420MB harddisk
- Color DSTN Display with 640x480, Compaq AVGA (advanced VGA)
- Compaq's mini trackball
- Accton compatible parallel port ethernet adapter
So in order to get it running I had to get the link-kit and compile a
server for my own. And since I had to this I only included this one driver
because I will never be able to change the builtin card ;) The server got
somewhat smaller by that.
Next I did a quick and dirty XF86Config and by chance I was lucky: It
For all other Compaq users here are the files