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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
>> 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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