Linux on Compaq LTE 5100

by Hans Schou <>

Based on Red Hat 6.0.

Here is what is static about your Compaq LTE 5100


Building a new kernel

As a lot of things is known with you Compaq LTE 5100 I could provide you with a binary kernel, and you could save 50 minutes with compiling the kernel. (Yes, it will take 50 min :)

Here is what I use to do:

mv linux-2.2.13.tar.bz2 /usr/src
bzip2 -cd linux-2.2.13.tar.bz2 | tar xvf -
mv linux linux-2.2.13
ln -s linux-2.2.13 linux
cd linux
make xconfig
mv .config .config_old
cp /root/.config-compaq5100 .config
make mrproper
make dep
make clean
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install

Linux kernel newer than 2.2.13

As Linus sometimes put new stuff into the kernel, you will not be able to use my .config file.


I also use the laptop with a SmartMedia PC-card adapter together with a Ricoh digital camera.