Linux on the TI TravelMate 4000M

The Texas Instruments TravelMate 4000M Linux Mini-HOWTO

Alain Fauconnet
Public Health Research Labs
Paris, France

Contributions from:
Kenneth E. Harker <>
Uwe Seidler <>
Tommy Rutledge <>
Theodore Ts'o < tytso@MIT.EDU>

Preliminary Revision 0.4 -- 24 March 1996


This document describes installation and setup issues related to the Linux operating system and the Texas Instruments TravelMate 4000M notebook computers. The canonical version of this document is available via anonymous ftp at:

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Hardware Description
  3. Installing the Slackware Distribution
    1. General Installation
    2. Installing from Floppies
    3. Installing from a CD-ROM
    4. Installing from the Network (NFS)
  4. Configuring the Kernel
    1. General Configuration
    2. Sound Configuration
  5. Configuring LILO
  6. Configuring XFree86
  7. Using PCMCIA Cards
  8. Information on APM Power Management
  9. Information for PPP Users

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