Debian Linux on a Sony Vaio VGN X505ZP.

This report is listed at TuxMobil - Linux on laptops, notebooks, PDAs and mobile phones

At UKUUG 2005 I met someone who has ... it's best described as the sexiest
Sony Vaio I've ever encountered.  They happily run FC 3 on it.  They
reported no installation problems, having installed by CD off a PCMCIA
IDE device (!) which is supplied as standard.

(Note: I had one of these CDROM-PCMCIA-IDE devices with my Sony Vaio
PCG Z600-HEK four years ago, and I had awful trouble booting a
Debian/Woody CD off it, because on the Z600 it showed up as a non-standard
IDE port address.  This was fixed by a kernel boot param which I've since
forgotten :)

This device weighs in at ONE KILO, and when closed is no thicker than
about 1.5cm.  The battery lasts two hours, it's a 1024x768 12in screen.
PCMCIA.  S400 Firewire.  Two full-size USB.  One tiny adaptor into which
an external dongle can be connected for 10/100 Ethernet.  Supplied as
standard you get an 802.11g Atheros Wireless PCMCIA card.  Did I say
it's possibly the sexiest computers running Linux?  I did, didn't I.

It has only _one_ downside: a 20Gb drive.

Anyway - onwards with the obligatory cpuinfo and lspci:

	processor	: 0
	vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
	cpu family	: 6
	model		: 9
	model name	: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1100MHz
	stepping	: 5
	cpu MHz		: 595.629
	cache size	: 1024 KB
	fdiv_bug	: no
	hlt_bug		: no
	f00f_bug	: no
	coma_bug	: no
	fpu		: yes
	fpu_exception	: yes
	cpuid level	: 2
	wp		: yes
	flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8 mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 tm pbe est tm2
	bogomips	: 1179.64

The lspci info, rather long, can be found here.

What can i say.  I Want One.