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Linux installation and configuration guides for Companion, Traveller, Visionary, Xtender laptops and notebooks made by Targa. Compatibility reports about running other Unix systems e.g. BSD, Solaris are welcome, too. And don't miss the resource section at the bottom, containing links to applications, tools, utilities, drivers, community portals, HOWTOs and FAQs. Have you written an installation tutorial yourself? Then please feel free to submit a new entry.



Targa Companion 811(http://de.gentoo-wiki.com/TARGA_Companion_811)GentooGerman
Targa Companion 811D(http://de.linwiki.org/index.php/Hardware:Targa_Companion_811D)LinuxGerman
Targa Traveller S1(http://www.ramin.com.au/linux/slug-bootcamp-19may2007-knoppix.shtml)Knoppix 3.2, 5.1 Ubuntu 5.10 
Targa Traveller 811 [archived link]Novell/SuSE 64bit 9.2German
Targa Traveller 826(http://michael.schmidt-schmitten.com/LinuxTarga826)Ubuntu 5.04 
Targa Traveller 826(http://michael.schmidt-schmitten.com/LinuxTarga826)Ubuntu 5.04German
Targa Traveller 856W(http://sliepen.eu.org/traveller856w.html)Debian AMD64 (x86_64) 
Targa Visionary 1000(http://www.rolandgruber.de/linux-t.htm)DebianGerman
Targa Visionary 1300 WS(http://udoburghardt.de/udo/laptop/index.shtml)DebianGerman
Targa Visionary 1600 WS (LIDL Laptop)(http://www.sheim.net/linux/linux.html)Novell/SuSE 9.2German
Targa Visionary 1600 WS (LIDL Laptop)(http://www.sheim.net/linux/linux.html)Novell/SuSE 9.2 
Targa Visionary 1800 WS [LIDL 2002](http://www.hogwaerts.de/linux/)Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy BadgerGerman
Targa Visionary XP 2400+(http://www.bauklimatik-dresden.de/privat/nicolai/html/de/targa.html)Novell/SuSE 8.2, 9.1German
Targa TS30AS(http://www.binaervarianz.de/projekte/sonstiges/targa/)Debian  

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Resources

Original Equipment Manufacturer - OEM

If you are looking for drivers, software and service manuals for laptops and notebooks you may sometimes find similar models branded under a different name. Especially the FCC-ID can be helpful to detect the original manufacturer.

Community: Mailing Lists, Forums, FAQs, HOWTOs, Wikis

The gpl-violations.org project(http://gpl-violations.org/news/20050601-targa-lidl-notebook.html) has uncovered violations by TARGA GmbH, a German Notebook Vendor, of the GNU General Public License (GPL). According to gpl-violations.org, TARGA GmbH used GPL licensed software in the "TARGA Quick Media" software that is pre-installed on their Traveller 826T MT32 notebooks.


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