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Submitted by msameer on Tue, 08/08/2006 - 12:11pm

I've installed Debian long ago. I wanted to write this howto since then but I had some problems with the laptop hardware I was unable to solve until today.

Now this laptop is really cool. I bought an extra gig RAM and replaced the 40 gigs harddrive with another 80 gigs one because The one equipped with it was dying.

  • Hardware Configuration:
    CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz
    RAM: 256MB
    Hard disk: 40GB
    Optical Media: CD burner. The DVD burner never worked reliably for me.
  • lspci output:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
    00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
    00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
    02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
    02:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
    02:05.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)
    02:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
  • dmesg output:
    CPI: BOOT (v001 PTLTD  $SBFTBL$ 0x06040000  LTP 0x00000001) @ 0x4eeeafd8
    ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x1008
    Intel MultiProcessor Specification v1.4
        Virtual Wire compatibility mode.
    Allocating PCI resources starting at 60000000 (gap: 50000000:aec10000)
    Built 1 zonelists
    Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda2 ro lapic resume2=swap:/dev/hda6 ec_intr=0 i8042.nomux
    ACPI: EC polling mode.
    Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
    Found and enabled local APIC!
    mapped APIC to ffffd000 (fee00000)
    Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
    Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
    Initializing CPU#0
    PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 12, 65536 bytes)
    Detected 2598.201 MHz processor.
    Using pmtmr for high-res timesource
    Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
    Dentry cache hash table entries: 262144 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
    Inode-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    Memory: 1277348k/1293184k available (1408k kernel code, 15176k reserved, 528k data, 144k init, 113536k highmem)
    Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
    Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 5203.94 BogoMIPS (lpj=10407897)
    Security Framework v1.0.0 initialized
    SELinux:  Disabled at boot.
    Capability LSM initialized
    Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
    CPU: After generic identify, caps: bfebfbff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00004400 00000000 00000000
    CPU: After vendor identify, caps: bfebfbff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00004400 00000000 00000000
    CPU: Trace cache: 12K uops, L1 D cache: 8K
    CPU: L2 cache: 512K
    CPU: After all inits, caps: bfebfbff 00000000 00000000 00000080 00004400 00000000 00000000
    Intel machine check architecture supported.
    Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
    CPU0: Intel P4/Xeon Extended MCE MSRs (12) available
    CPU0: Thermal monitoring enabled
    CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz stepping 09
    Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
    ACPI: setting ELCR to 0200 (from 0c30)
    checking if image is initramfs... it is
    Freeing initrd memory: 1082k freed
    NET: Registered protocol family 16
    ACPI: bus type pci registered
    PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd6b4, last bus=2
    PCI: Using configuration type 1
    ACPI: Subsystem revision 20060127
    ACPI: Interpreter enabled
    ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
    ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
    PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
    Boot video device is 0000:00:02.0
    PCI quirk: region 1000-107f claimed by ICH4 ACPI/GPIO/TCO
    PCI quirk: region 1180-11bf claimed by ICH4 GPIO
    PCI: Ignoring BAR0-3 of IDE controller 0000:00:1f.1
    PCI: Transparent bridge - 0000:00:1e.0
    PCI: Bus #03 (-#06) may be hidden behind transparent bridge #02 (-#02) (try 'pci=assign-busses')
    PCI: Bus #07 (-#0a) may be hidden behind transparent bridge #02 (-#02) (try 'pci=assign-busses')
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.PCIB._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 10 11) *5
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs *10 11)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 10 11) *4
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs *11)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 10 *11)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs *10 11)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs *10 11)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs *10 11)
    ACPI: Embedded Controller [EC] (gpe 28) polling mode.
    Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
    pnp: PnP ACPI init
    pnp: PnP ACPI: found 11 devices
    PnPBIOS: Disabled by ACPI PNP
    PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
    PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq".  If it helps, post a report
    pnp: 00:04: ioport range 0x600-0x60f has been reserved
    PCI: Ignore bogus resource 6 [0:0] of 0000:00:02.0
    PCI: Bus 3, cardbus bridge: 0000:02:04.0
      IO window: 00003400-000034ff
      IO window: 00003800-000038ff
      PREFETCH window: 62000000-63ffffff
      MEM window: 64000000-65ffffff
    PCI: Bus 7, cardbus bridge: 0000:02:04.1
      IO window: 00003c00-00003cff
      IO window: 00001400-000014ff
      PREFETCH window: 66000000-67ffffff
      MEM window: 68000000-69ffffff
    PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:1e.0
      IO window: 3000-3fff
      MEM window: e0200000-e02fffff
      PREFETCH window: e0500000-e05fffff
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1e.0 to 64
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] enabled at IRQ 10
    PCI: setting IRQ 10 as level-triggered
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:04.0[A] -> Link [LNKF] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] enabled at IRQ 10
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:04.1[B] -> Link [LNKG] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
    Simple Boot Flag at 0x3c set to 0x1
    audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
    audit(1155032858.244:1): initialized
    highmem bounce pool size: 64 pages
    VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
    Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
    Initializing Cryptographic API
    io scheduler noop registered
    io scheduler anticipatory registered (default)
    io scheduler deadline registered
    io scheduler cfq registered
    isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
    isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
    PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K,PNP0f13:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
    serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
    serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
    Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
    serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 10
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.6[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
    ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:1f.6 disabled
    RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 8192K size 1024 blocksize
    NET: Registered protocol family 2
    IP route cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
    TCP established hash table entries: 262144 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
    TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
    TCP: Hash tables configured (established 262144 bind 65536)
    TCP reno registered
    TCP bic registered
    NET: Registered protocol family 1
    NET: Registered protocol family 17
    NET: Registered protocol family 8
    NET: Registered protocol family 20
    Using IPI Shortcut mode
    ACPI wakeup devices:
    LID LANC MODM
    ACPI: (supports S0 S3 S4 S5)
    Freeing unused kernel memory: 144k freed
    input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input0
    mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
    Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
    ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
    ICH4: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:1f.1
    PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:1f.1 (0005 -> 0007)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 11
    PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level-triggered
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.1[A] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
    ICH4: chipset revision 3
    ICH4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
        ide0: BM-DMA at 0x1810-0x1817, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
        ide1: BM-DMA at 0x1818-0x181f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
    Probing IDE interface ide0...
    hda: FUJITSU MHV2080AT, ATA DISK drive
    ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    Probing IDE interface ide1...
    hdc: TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R6112, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
    hda: max request size: 128KiB
    hda: 156301488 sectors (80026 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
    hda: cache flushes supported
    hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4 < hda5 hda6 hda7 hda8 >
    kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
    usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
    usbcore: registered new driver hub
    agpgart: Detected an Intel 855 Chipset.
    agpgart: Detected 16252K stolen memory.
    agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xe8000000
    pnp: Device 00:07 activated.
    parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
    parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7, dma 3 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,EPP,ECP,DMA]
    USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.3
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] enabled at IRQ 11
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.0[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.0 to 64
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: irq 11, io base 0x00001820
    usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    intelfb: Framebuffer driver for Intel(R) 830M/845G/852GM/855GM/865G/915G/915GM chipsets
    intelfb: Version 0.9.2
    pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
    i8xx TCO timer: initialized (0x1060). heartbeat=30 sec (nowayout=0)
    hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
    Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 11
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.1[B] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.1 to 64
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: irq 11, io base 0x00001840
    usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.2[C] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.2 to 64
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: irq 11, io base 0x00001860
    usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] enabled at IRQ 10
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1d.7[D] -> Link [LNKH] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.7 to 64
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: EHCI Host Controller
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: debug port 1
    PCI: cache line size of 128 is not supported by device 0000:00:1d.7
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: irq 10, io mem 0xe0100000
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
    usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 4-0:1.0: 6 ports detected
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
    intelfb: 00:02.0: Intel(R) 852GME, aperture size 128MB, stolen memory 16252kB
    intelfb: Non-CRT device is enabled ( LVDS port ).  Disabling mode switching.
    intelfb: Video mode must be programmed at boot time.
    shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.5[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.5 to 64
    intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 55358 usecs
    intel8x0: clocking to 48000
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:04.0[A] -> Link [LNKF] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
    Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:02:04.0 [1025:0039]
    Yenta: Using CSCINT to route CSC interrupts to PCI
    Yenta: Routing CardBus interrupts to PCI
    Yenta TI: socket 0000:02:04.0, mfunc 0x00921b22, devctl 0x64
    8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
    ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
    Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 5.8, id: 0x9248b1, caps: 0x904713/0x4000
    hostap_pci: 0.4.4-kernel (Jouni Malinen <jkmaline@cc.hut.fi>)
    input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /class/input/input1
    Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0038, PCI irq 10
    Socket status: 30000006
    pcmcia: parent PCI bridge I/O window: 0x3000 - 0x3fff
    cs: IO port probe 0x3000-0x3fff: clean.
    pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xe0200000 - 0xe02fffff
    pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xe0500000 - 0xe05fffff
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:04.1[B] -> Link [LNKG] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
    Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:02:04.1 [1025:0039]
    Yenta: Using CSCINT to route CSC interrupts to PCI
    Yenta: Routing CardBus interrupts to PCI
    Yenta TI: socket 0000:02:04.1, mfunc 0x00921b22, devctl 0x64
    Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0038, PCI irq 10
    Socket status: 30000020
    pcmcia: parent PCI bridge I/O window: 0x3000 - 0x3fff
    cs: IO port probe 0x3000-0x3fff: clean.
    pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xe0200000 - 0xe02fffff
    pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xe0500000 - 0xe05fffff
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:0a.0[A] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
    eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0x3000, 00:0a:e4:04:c4:8e, IRQ 11
    eth0:  Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8101'
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] enabled at IRQ 11
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:05.0[A] -> Link [LNKE] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
    hostap_pci: Registered netdevice wifi0
    wifi0: Original COR value: 0x0
    8139cp: 10/100 PCI Ethernet driver v1.2 (Mar 22, 2004)
    prism2_hw_init: initialized in 232 ms
    wifi0: NIC: id=0x8022 v1.0.0
    wifi0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.1.1
    wifi0: STA: id=0x1f v1.8.4
    wifi0: Intersil Prism2.5 PCI: mem=0xe0500000, irq=11
    wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0
    ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
    pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 1
    PCI: Enabling device 0000:07:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:07:00.0[A] -> Link [LNKG] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:07:00.0 to 64
    cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: excluding 0x4d0-0x4d7
    cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: excluding 0x4d0-0x4d7
    cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: clean.
    cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
    Adding 1349420k swap on /dev/hda8.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1349420k
    EXT3 FS on hda2, internal journal
    ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (on-line)
    ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2])
    ACPI: Video Device [VGA] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
    ACPI: Thermal Zone [THRS] (44 C)
    ACPI: Thermal Zone [THRC] (42 C)
    ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
    input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input2
    p4-clockmod: P4/Xeon(TM) CPU On-Demand Clock Modulation available
    [drm] Initialized drm 1.0.1 20051102
    input: Acer hotkey driver as /class/input/input3
    Acer Travelmate hotkey driver v0.5.33
    Automatic switching of wireless hardware needs polling, enabling it
    usbcore: registered new driver usbserial
    drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for generic
    usbcore: registered new driver usbserial_generic
    drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial Driver core
    drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for PocketPC PDA
    drivers/usb/serial/ipaq.c: USB PocketPC PDA driver v0.5
    usbcore: registered new driver ipaq
    fuse init (API version 7.6)
    device-mapper: 4.5.0-ioctl (2005-10-04) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
    kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS on hda3, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3-fs warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended
    EXT3 FS on hda5, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS on hda6, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    IA-32 Microcode Update Driver: v1.14 <tigran@veritas.com>
    microcode: CPU0 updated from revision 0x17 to 0x2e, date = 08112004
    IA-32 Microcode Update Driver v1.14 unregistered
    ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
    ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
    ACPI: Sleep Button (CM) [SLP2]
    NET: Registered protocol family 10
    lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
    IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
    [drm] Initialized i915 1.4.0 20060119 on minor 0
    [drm] Initialized i915 1.4.0 20060119 on minor 1
    eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1
    eth0: no IPv6 routers present
  • Sound:
    modprobe snd-intel8x0
  • X:
    # XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
    # (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following commands as root:
    #
    #   cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
    #   md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
    #   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

    Section "Files"
    FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
    # if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "bitmap"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "ddc"
    Load "dri"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx"
    Load "int10"
    Load "record"
    Load "type1"
    Load "vbe"
    Load "synaptics"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us,ar"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    # Driver "mouse"
      Option "CorePointer"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    # Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    # Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
      Driver        "synaptics"
      Option        "Device"        "/dev/psaux"
      Option        "Protocol"      "auto-dev"
      Option        "LeftEdge"      "1700"
      Option        "RightEdge"     "5300"
      Option        "TopEdge"       "1700"
      Option        "BottomEdge"    "4200"
      Option        "FingerLow"     "25"
      Option        "FingerHigh"    "30"
      Option        "MaxTapTime"    "180"
      Option        "MaxTapMove"    "100" # was 220
      Option        "VertScrollDelta" "100"
      Option        "MinSpeed"      "0.06"
      Option        "MaxSpeed"      "0.12"
      Option        "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
      Option "SHMConfig"   "on"
    EndSection

    # The USB Mouse
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier      "USB Mouse"
            Driver          "mouse"
            Option          "CorePointer"
            Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
            Option          "Protocol"              "IMPS/2"
            Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "false"
            Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
            Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Generic Video Card"
    Driver "i810"
    # Option "BusID" "0000:00:02.1"
    #Option "Clone" "true"
    ##Option "MonitorLayout" "CRT,LFP"
    #Option "FlipPrimary" "true"
    ##Option "DevicePresence" "true"
    #Option "Display" "BIOS"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync 30-60
    VertRefresh 50-75
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "Generic Video Card"
    Monitor "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 16
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
           InputDevice     "USB Mouse"
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    #    Option        "Composite"        "Enable"
    #    Option        "RENDER"        "Enable"
    #    Option        "DAMAGE"        "true"
    EndSection

  • NIC:
    modprobe 8139cp
    modprobe 8139too

    One of them works. I'm not sure.

  • Modem:
    Works fine with Smartlink slmoden. I noticed that keeping the power supply plugged in while dialing might lead to a freeze. I'm yet to verify this.
  • 3D:
    Works fine.
  • Acpi/Suspend/Resume/Battery:
    Battery status works fine. Suspend seems working but it won't power on the monitor when you resume.
  • IRDA:
    Works fine. I can't remember the details as I used it once!
  • Wireless:
    You need acerhk
    modprobe acerhk poll=0 autowlan=1

    The wireless chip is a prism chip. Load hostap.

    modprobe hostap_pci
  • Touchpad:
    The synaptics touch pad works. You need evdev loaded
    modprobe evdev

    And you need t install the synaptics driver

    apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

    I always had problems with that touchpad. It's jumpy and sometimes you find it selecting text randomely while you are moving the mouse cursor. Even worse, It can even click random clicks. Sticky keyboard was a pain. The keyboard eating letters is also a pain especially when you are coding ;-)
    I noticed a lot of similar lines in /var/log/messages:
    kernel: psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio4/input0 lost sync at

    Up to 2.6.15, You can pass ec_intr=0 to the kernel and it'll be a bit better it won't resolve it completely. This option doesn't work as expected in 2.6.16 and the situation became worse. Random mouse freeze and you have to switch to a virtual console and then back to X and sometimes the touchpad speed increases and the solution is the same. Switch to a virtual console and then back. I discovered that passing "i8042.nomux" at boot time fixes everything. I'm not sure about the touchpad speed increase issue but I don't care as long as it's working fine.

  • Kernel parameters:
    lapic ec_intr=0 i8042.nomux

Comments

Submitted by ezabi on Tue, 08/08/2006 - 4:03pm

Lucky you

I'm still struglling with my TM2300 with its so called 'smart' battery, the SBS patch didn't work and I upgraded to 2.6.17 said to be supporting smart batteries but still, anybody got his smart battery detected?

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 08/08/2006 - 4:21pm

I bet you compiled the kernel with the Smart Battery option Disabled!

Submitted by bytecoders (not verified) on Mon, 19/11/2007 - 12:03pm

Can you use 24 bits as Default Depth or you consider that this machine is too slow for this.

I've got some bad experiences with intel graphics cards.

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 19/11/2007 - 3:00pm

The machine is really one of the best I've had. It's not my primary laptop anymore (It's still working as my home server) but I guess it can handle 24 bits.

Submitted by عرب سوفت (not verified) on Mon, 07/04/2008 - 9:39am

really best machine

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