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    SubjectRe: New laptop - problems with linux
    Jarek Poplawski wrote:

    >On 08-11-2006 15:41, Stephen Clark wrote:
    >
    >
    >>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
    >>RTL-8169C are detected and configured
    >>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.
    >>
    >>
    >...
    >
    >
    >>Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 ide1=dma ide1=ata66
    >>ide_setup: ide1=dma -- OBSOLETE OPTION, WILL BE REMOVED SOON!
    >>ide_setup: ide1=ata66 -- OBSOLETE OPTION, WILL BE REMOVED SOON!
    >>
    >>
    >
    >Could you repeat the reason for this ides in kernel parameters?
    >Did you try to boot some fresh live-cd distro?
    >
    >Jarek P.
    >
    >
    >
    Yes, I was trying to get dma turned on for my harddrive.

    I have booted knoppix 5.1 but didn't check harddrive transfer rate.

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