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SubjectRe: New laptop - problems with linux
Arjan van de Ven wrote:

>On Wed, 2006-11-08 at 09:41 -0500, Stephen Clark wrote:
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>>Hi list,
>>
>>I just purchased a VBI-Asus S96F laptop Intel 945GM & ICH7, with a Core
>>2 Duo T560,0 2gb pc5400 memory.
>> From checking around it appeared all the
>>hardware was well supported by linux - but I am having major problems.
>>
>>
>>1. neither the wireless lan Intel pro 3945ABG or built in ethernet
>>
>>
>
>you can get the driver for this from ipw3945.sf.net
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>>RTL-8169C are detected and configured
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>>
Could you propose any reason why it is not be configured? Can I force
load a module to
make it work. It is a real pain without a enet conniection, since I have
to ferry stuff on thumbdrive

>>2. the disk which is a 7200rpm Hitachi travelmate transfers data at 1.xx
>>mb/sec
>> according to hdparm. This same drive in my old laptop an HP n5430 with a
>> 850 duron the rate was 12-14 mb/sec.
>>
>>
>
>it seems you're using your sata disk in legacy IDE compatibility mode,
>and not AHCI mode... usually there is a bios setting to switch this
>(but be careful, if you switch it without adding the ahci driver to your
>initrd your system won't boot)
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Actually this is a pata drive. This laptop provides a pata interface
even though it has
sata in the ICH7 chipset.


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