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|Processor||Pentium MMX 233MHz|
|Graphics||Chips & Technologies CT65554|
|Other||2 x USB1.1, 2 x Type II PC card slot, Lucent K56flex winmodem|
Note: this is a sample configuration
|HDD||Not Tested||See notes below|
|Graphics||Not Tested||Only tried vesafb so far|
|Sound||Not Tested||Might be ISAPNP|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|PCMCIA||Yes||See notes below|
The BIOS seems unable to recognize hard disks other than whatever the machine is shipped with (it stalls indefinitely at boot), regardless of auto-detection or manually-entered disk geometry. Does upgrading the BIOS fix this? Update: BIOS version tested is apparently the latest available (see http://www.winbookcorp.com/support/xl/xl/xlbios.htm).
Due to what is apparently a BIOS bug, the PCMCIA sockets get assigned IRQ 12, which conflicts with the hardwired interrupt for the internal trackpoint/touchpad and PS/2 port, at the very least causing one of them to not work. Specifying pci=irqmask=0xafff on the boot command line seems to resolve this (found at http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/showproduct.php/product/977).
The lack of DMA in PCMCIA IDE devices results in absurdly bad transfer rates (under 2MB/sec), so further testing on this particular system will probably require a BIOS update for HDD support, a very lightweight live CD, or some sort of network boot configuration…