I have succesfully installed Debian Lenny and LXDE on an P3 600MHz 300MB ram Toshiba Tecra 8100. You would not believe how fast this machine is! LXDE runs like a charm! I am stunned!
Had some trouble getting the pcmcia to work – the kernel module for the controller did not load on boot. Also some tweaking due to some irq errors had to be resolved.
SMC 2632W (v1) needs kernel module hostap_cs
D-Link DFE-670TXD needs kernel module pcnet_cs
Maybe I don’t need all of them, but I added them in desperation – and when things finally worked – I left it alone! This is my /etc/modules:
In the beginning of the file:
exclude irq 3
exclude irq 5
exclude irq 9
In the end of the file
card “D-Link DFE-670TXD PC Card”
manfid 0x0149, 0x4530
manfid 0x0156, 0x0002
sudo pccardctl ident
should identify the cards – so the two latter card-entries in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts should really not be necessary, but I needed them – don’t know why. Who cares – it works! 🙂