Linux Archive

Linux Archive (http://www.linux-archive.org/)
-   Debian Laptop (http://www.linux-archive.org/debian-laptop/)
-   -   debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963 (http://www.linux-archive.org/debian-laptop/157659-debian-lenny-acer-extensa-4420-5963-a.html)

David O'Toole 09-11-2008 01:12 AM

debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
 
Hello list,

Yesterday I purchased an Acer Extensa 4420-5963 laptop at retail for
USD$400.

The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
detect any of the laptop's network hardware, so I could not
proceed. Hoping that a newer build would help, I downloaded a daily
build of lenny netinst. But this would hang upon boot with errors
similar to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/252041

With the kernel boot options "noapic" and "nolapic", I was able to get
the installer to boot and recognize at least the wired ethernet, and
then successfully installed lenny.

The resulting system hung on boot unless also provided with acpi=off,
but there were warnings about pnpbios stuff. The laptop works fine
after that.

I usually build a kernel package with the latest stable RT (realtime)
patches from kernel.org, because of the multimedia work I do. I also
read somewhere that more recent kernels had helped.

So I built linux-2.6.26.5-rt8 with the make-kpkg tools and installed
that. It works, but still must have "acpi=off" in order to boot
successfully, and still gives pnpbios warnings. See complete dmesg
output at bottom of this email.

ALSA seems to work fine, I'm listening to Ahmad Jamal through the
laptop's speakers.

The SD card slot seems not to work. It detects the SD card, but
nothing else happens; it does not get assigned a /dev/sdX

Sep 10 20:19:13 monad kernel: [24428.378942] mmc0: new SD card at
address e624
Sep 10 20:19:13 monad kernel: [24428.447325] mmcblk0: mmc0:e624 SD02G
1985024KiB
Sep 10 20:19:13 monad kernel: [24428.447385] mmcblk0: p1
Sep 10 20:19:50 monad kernel: [24465.481451] mmc0: card e624 removed

This is a pretty decent laptop for the price. It's a dual-core athlon
64 with 2gb of ram and a radeon graphics card. I like the keyboard
layout and feel... very "snappy". The rows of keys are slightly
curved, like the Logitech Wave keyboard. I've not yet seen that on a
laptop and I like it. The touchpad is in a good spot, and is blessedly
free of the "scroll bars" that HP likes to put on their touchpads (i
was endlessly triggering these scroll areas with the edge of my palm
as i typed, but the better location of the Acer's touchpad prevents
this from happening altogether.) I also ran it through its paces with
multiple simultaneous internet downloads, a 45Gig rsync job over the
LAN, and simultaneously building GNU Emacs from CVS and the
aforementioned realtime kernel. I think I'll be pretty comfortable
with this as my primary personal machine.

I can't seem to get started with the wireless, the kernel only detects
the wired (only one eth*, see below.)

Thanks so much in advance for any help you can provide.

[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
[ 0.000000] Linux version 2.6.26.5-rt8 (root@monad) (gcc version
4.3.1 (Debian 4.3.1-9) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Wed Sep 10 20:25:45 EDT 2008
[ 0.000000] BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009dc00 (usable)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000000009dc00 - 00000000000a0000
(reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000000d0000 - 0000000000100000
(reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000006fe80000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000006fe80000 - 000000006fe92000 (ACPI
data)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000006fe92000 - 000000006fe94000 (ACPI
NVS)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000006fe94000 - 0000000080000000
(reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000e0000000 - 00000000f0000000
(reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec10000
(reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000
(reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000fff00000 - 0000000100000000
(reserved)
[ 0.000000] 894MB HIGHMEM available.
[ 0.000000] 896MB LOWMEM available.
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00f83f0] 000f83f0
[ 0.000000] Entering add_active_range(0, 0, 458368) 0 entries of 256
used
[ 0.000000] Zone PFN ranges:
[ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
[ 0.000000] Normal 4096 -> 229376
[ 0.000000] HighMem 229376 -> 458368
[ 0.000000] Movable zone start PFN for each node
[ 0.000000] early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
[ 0.000000] 0: 0 -> 458368
[ 0.000000] On node 0 totalpages: 458368
[ 0.000000] DMA zone: 52 pages used for memmap
[ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
[ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4044 pages, LIFO batch:0
[ 0.000000] Normal zone: 2860 pages used for memmap
[ 0.000000] Normal zone: 222420 pages, LIFO batch:31
[ 0.000000] HighMem zone: 2908 pages used for memmap
[ 0.000000] HighMem zone: 226084 pages, LIFO batch:31
[ 0.000000] Movable zone: 0 pages used for memmap
[ 0.000000] DMI present.
[ 0.000000] ATI board detected. Disabling timer routing over 8254.
[ 0.000000] Detected use of extended apic ids on hypertransport bus
[ 0.000000] Intel MultiProcessor Specification v1.4
[ 0.000000] Virtual Wire compatibility mode.
[ 0.000000] MPTABLE: OEM ID: AMD Product ID: POOH
<6>MPTABLE: Product ID: POOH <6>MPTABLE: APIC at: 0xFEE00000
[ 0.000000] Processor #0 (Bootup-CPU)
[ 0.000000] Processor #1
[ 0.000000] I/O APIC #2 Version 33 at 0xFEC00000.
[ 0.000000] Enabling APIC mode: Flat. Using 1 I/O APICs
[ 0.000000] Processors: 2
[ 0.000000] Allocating PCI resources starting at 88000000 (gap:
80000000:60000000)
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 000000000009d000 -
000000000009e000
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 000000000009e000 -
00000000000a0000
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000000a0000 -
00000000000d0000
[ 0.000000] PM: Registered nosave memory: 00000000000d0000 -
0000000000100000
[ 0.000000] SMP: Allowing 2 CPUs, 0 hotplug CPUs
[ 0.000000] PERCPU: Allocating 39876 bytes of per cpu data
[ 0.000000] NR_CPUS: 8, nr_cpu_ids: 2
[ 0.000000] Real-Time Preemption Support (C) 2004-2007 Ingo Molnar
[ 0.000000] Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on.
Total pages: 452548
[ 0.000000] Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda1 ro noapic nolapic
quiet acpi=off
[ 0.000000] mapped APIC to ffffb000 (fee00000)
[ 0.000000] mapped IOAPIC to ffffa000 (fec00000)
[ 0.000000] Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
[ 0.000000] Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
[ 0.000000] Initializing CPU#0
[ 0.000000] Preemptible RCU implementation.
[ 0.000000] PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 12, 16384 bytes)
[ 0.000000] Detected 1895.297 MHz processor.
[ 0.000999] Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
[ 0.000999] console [tty0] enabled
[ 0.000999] Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288
bytes)
[ 0.000999] Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144
bytes)
[ 0.000999] Memory: 1797612k/1833472k available (1863k kernel code,
34480k reserved, 767k data, 244k init, 915968k highmem)
[ 0.000999] virtual kernel memory layout:
[ 0.000999] fixmap : 0xfff4c000 - 0xfffff000 ( 716 kB)
[ 0.000999] pkmap : 0xff800000 - 0xffc00000 (4096 kB)
[ 0.000999] vmalloc : 0xf8800000 - 0xff7fe000 ( 111 MB)
[ 0.000999] lowmem : 0xc0000000 - 0xf8000000 ( 896 MB)
[ 0.000999] .init : 0xc0397000 - 0xc03d4000 ( 244 kB)
[ 0.000999] .data : 0xc02d1c7e - 0xc03918a0 ( 767 kB)
[ 0.000999] .text : 0xc0100000 - 0xc02d1c7e (1863 kB)
[ 0.000999] Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in
supervisor mode...Ok.
[ 0.000999] CPA: page pool initialized 1 of 1 pages preallocated
[ 0.060995] Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 3855.09
BogoMIPS (lpj=1927549)
[ 0.061038] Security Framework initialized
[ 0.061043] SELinux: Disabled at boot.
[ 0.061046] Capability LSM initialized
[ 0.061069] Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
[ 0.061220] Initializing cgroup subsys ns
[ 0.061224] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuacct
[ 0.061226] Initializing cgroup subsys devices
[ 0.061245] CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64
bytes/line)
[ 0.061248] CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
[ 0.061250] CPU 0(2) -> Core 0
[ 0.061253] Intel machine check architecture supported.
[ 0.061256] Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
[ 0.061267] Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
[ 0.066001] CPU0: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57
stepping 02
[ 0.168658] Booting processor 1/1 ip 6000
[ 0.178972] Initializing CPU#1
[ 0.178972] Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 3789.71
BogoMIPS (lpj=1894856)
[ 0.178972] CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64
bytes/line)
[ 0.178972] CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
[ 0.178972] CPU 1(2) -> Core 1
[ 0.178972] Intel machine check architecture supported.
[ 0.178972] Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#1.
[ 0.239142] CPU1: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57
stepping 02
[ 0.239170] Brought up 2 CPUs
[ 0.239173] Total of 2 processors activated (7644.81 BogoMIPS).
[ 0.239183] CPU0 attaching sched-domain:
[ 0.239187] domain 0: span 0-1
[ 0.239189] groups: 0 1
[ 0.239194] CPU1 attaching sched-domain:
[ 0.239196] domain 0: span 0-1
[ 0.239198] groups: 1 0
[ 0.178972] net_namespace: 744 bytes
[ 0.178972] Booting paravirtualized kernel on bare hardware
[ 0.178972] NET: Registered protocol family 16
[ 0.240392] PCI: PCI BIOS revision 3.00 entry at 0xfdb78, last bus=14
[ 0.240396] PCI: Using configuration type 1 for base access
[ 0.240401] Setting up standard PCI resources
[ 0.241964] ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
[ 0.241973] Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
[ 0.242029] pnp: PnP ACPI: disabled
[ 0.242032] PnPBIOS: Scanning system for PnP BIOS support...
[ 0.242061] PnPBIOS: Found PnP BIOS installation structure at
0xc00f8410
[ 0.242064] PnPBIOS: PnP BIOS version 1.0, entry 0xf0000:0xc5b6, dseg
0x400
[ 0.242405] PNPBIOS fault.. attempting recovery.
[ 0.242459] PnPBIOS: Warning! Your PnP BIOS caused a fatal error.
Attempting to continue
[ 0.242515] PnPBIOS: You may need to reboot with the "pnpbios=off"
option to operate stably
[ 0.242569] PnPBIOS: Check with your vendor for an updated BIOS
[ 0.242619] PnPBIOS: get_dev_node: unexpected status 0x37
[ 0.242668] PnPBIOS: 0 nodes reported by PnP BIOS; 0 recorded by
driver
[ 0.243043] PCI: Probing PCI hardware
[ 0.243047] PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
[ 0.243296] pci 0000:00:12.0: set SATA to AHCI mode
[ 0.244699] PCI: Transparent bridge - 0000:00:14.4
[ 0.246964] PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 7 of bridge
0000:00:06.0
[ 0.246964] PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 8 of bridge
0000:00:06.0
[ 0.251563] PCI: region 0000:0b:06.0/9 too large:
0x0000000000000000-0x0000000003ffffff
[ 0.251573] PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:01.0
[ 0.251576] IO window: 9000-9fff
[ 0.251579] MEM window: 0xf0000000-0xf01fffff
[ 0.251582] PREFETCH window: 0x00000000d0000000-0x00000000dfffffff
[ 0.251586] PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:04.0
[ 0.251589] IO window: a000-afff
[ 0.251592] MEM window: 0xf0200000-0xf02fffff
[ 0.251594] PREFETCH window: 0x0000000088000000-0x00000000880fffff
[ 0.251599] PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:05.0
[ 0.251600] IO window: disabled.
[ 0.251603] MEM window: 0xf0300000-0xf03fffff
[ 0.251606] PREFETCH window: disabled.
[ 0.251609] PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:06.0
[ 0.251610] IO window: disabled.
[ 0.251613] MEM window: disabled.
[ 0.251615] PREFETCH window: disabled.
[ 0.251621] PCI: Bus 12, cardbus bridge: 0000:0b:06.0
[ 0.251623] IO window: 0x00001000-0x000010ff
[ 0.251628] IO window: 0x00001400-0x000014ff
[ 0.251634] MEM window: 0x8c000000-0x8fffffff
[ 0.251639] PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:14.4
[ 0.251642] IO window: 1000-1fff
[ 0.251648] MEM window: 0xf0400000-0xf04fffff
[ 0.251652] PREFETCH window: disabled.
[ 0.251671] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:04.0 to 64
[ 0.251678] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:05.0 to 64
[ 0.251686] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:06.0 to 64
[ 0.251745] NET: Registered protocol family 2
[ 0.266029] IP route cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5,
131072 bytes)
[ 0.266334] TCP established hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8,
1048576 bytes)
[ 0.266989] TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 9, 2097152
bytes)
[ 0.268026] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 131072 bind
65536)
[ 0.268029] TCP reno registered
[ 0.274058] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[ 0.274189] checking if image is initramfs... it is
[ 0.801925] Freeing initrd memory: 6857k freed
[ 0.802925] audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
[ 0.802925] type=2000 audit(1221067926.802:1): initialized
[ 0.803116] krcupreemptd setsched 0
[ 0.803120] prio = 98
[ 0.803117] highmem bounce pool size: 64 pages
[ 0.803122] Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0
[ 0.803220] VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
[ 0.803250] Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096
bytes)
[ 0.803291] msgmni has been set to 1737
[ 0.803412] Block layer SCSI generic (bsg) driver version 0.4 loaded
(major 253)
[ 0.803415] io scheduler noop registered
[ 0.803417] io scheduler anticipatory registered
[ 0.803419] io scheduler deadline registered
[ 0.803433] io scheduler cfq registered (default)
[ 0.873958] pci 0000:01:05.0: Boot video device
[ 0.874117] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:04.0 to 64
[ 0.874138] assign_interrupt_mode Found MSI capability
[ 0.874152] Allocate Port Service[0000:00:04.0:pcie00]
[ 0.874231] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:05.0 to 64
[ 0.874250] assign_interrupt_mode Found MSI capability
[ 0.874260] Allocate Port Service[0000:00:05.0:pcie00]
[ 0.874334] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:06.0 to 64
[ 0.874353] assign_interrupt_mode Found MSI capability
[ 0.874363] Allocate Port Service[0000:00:06.0:pcie00]
[ 0.874408] Allocate Port Service[0000:00:06.0:pcie02]
[ 0.874925] isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
[ 1.234081] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.237404] Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ
sharing enabled
[ 1.238932] Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = 1005983746 ns)
[ 1.239617] brd: module loaded
[ 1.239781] PNP: No PS/2 controller found. Probing ports directly.
[ 1.250138] i8042.c: Detected active multiplexing controller, rev
1.1.
[ 1.259264] serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
[ 1.259269] serio: i8042 AUX0 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 1.259272] serio: i8042 AUX1 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 1.259275] serio: i8042 AUX2 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 1.259278] serio: i8042 AUX3 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 1.259615] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[ 1.260276] cpuidle: using governor ladder
[ 1.260279] cpuidle: using governor menu
[ 1.260285] No iBFT detected.
[ 1.260740] TCP cubic registered
[ 1.260743] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[ 1.260750] Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
[ 1.260934] registered taskstats version 1
[ 1.261077] drivers/rtc/hctosys.c: unable to open rtc device (rtc0)
[ 1.261239] Freeing unused kernel memory: 244k freed
[ 1.282946] input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
as /class/input/input0
[ 1.503201] thermal: Unknown symbol acpi_processor_set_thermal_limit
[ 1.650695] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:02:00.0 to 64
[ 1.650727] sky2 0000:02:00.0: v1.21 addr 0xf0200000 irq 10
Yukon-Extreme (0xb5) rev 2
[ 1.651490] sky2 eth0: addr 00:1d:72:3f:2a:e3
[ 1.668613] SCSI subsystem initialized
[ 1.678318] libata version 3.00 loaded.
[ 1.680225] ahci 0000:00:12.0: version 3.0
[ 1.680266] ahci 0000:00:12.0: controller can't do 64bit DMA, forcing
32bit
[ 1.704405] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 1.704436] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 1.704498] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 1.705602] ohci_hcd: 2006 August 04 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller
(OHCI) Driver
[ 1.755534] Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver
[ 1.755540] ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes;
override with idebus=xx
[ 1.846278] sdhci: Secure Digital Host Controller Interface driver
[ 1.846282] sdhci: Copyright(c) Pierre Ossman
[ 2.681131] ahci 0000:00:12.0: AHCI 0001.0100 32 slots 4 ports 3 Gbps
0xf impl SATA mode
[ 2.681137] ahci 0000:00:12.0: flags: ncq sntf ilck pm led clo pmp
pio slum part
[ 2.681533] scsi0 : ahci
[ 2.681639] scsi1 : ahci
[ 2.681689] scsi2 : ahci
[ 2.681737] scsi3 : ahci
[ 2.681772] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xf0709000 port
0xf0709100 irq 11
[ 2.681777] ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xf0709000 port
0xf0709180 irq 11
[ 2.681781] ata3: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xf0709000 port
0xf0709200 irq 11
[ 2.681784] ata4: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xf0709000 port
0xf0709280 irq 11
[ 3.139935] ata1: softreset failed (device not ready)
[ 3.139993] ata1: failed due to HW bug, retry pmp=0
[ 3.292945] ata1: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
[ 3.293887] ata1.00: ATA-8: Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00, BBCOC31P, max
UDMA/133
[ 3.293891] ata1.00: 312581808 sectors, multi 0: LBA48 NCQ (depth
31/32)
[ 3.293900] ata1.00: SB600 AHCI: limiting to 255 sectors per cmd
[ 3.295030] ata1.00: SB600 AHCI: limiting to 255 sectors per cmd
[ 3.295034] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133
[ 3.600104] ata2: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[ 3.905102] ata3: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[ 4.221102] ata4: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[ 4.232192] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA Hitachi HTS54251
BBCO PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 4.232440] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: OHCI Host Controller
[ 4.232546] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: new USB bus registered, assigned
bus number 1
[ 4.232600] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: irq 10, io mem 0xf0704000
[ 4.283185] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 4.283216] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 4.283231] hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[ 4.384182] usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b,
idProduct=0001
[ 4.384185] usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2,
SerialNumber=1
[ 4.384187] usb usb1: Product: OHCI Host Controller
[ 4.384190] usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.26.5-rt8 ohci_hcd
[ 4.384192] usb usb1: SerialNumber: 0000:00:13.0
[ 4.384256] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: OHCI Host Controller
[ 4.384283] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: new USB bus registered, assigned
bus number 2
[ 4.384318] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: irq 5, io mem 0xf0705000
[ 4.435167] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 4.435193] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 4.435206] hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[ 4.536169] usb usb2: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b,
idProduct=0001
[ 4.536172] usb usb2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2,
SerialNumber=1
[ 4.536174] usb usb2: Product: OHCI Host Controller
[ 4.536176] usb usb2: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.26.5-rt8 ohci_hcd
[ 4.536178] usb usb2: SerialNumber: 0000:00:13.1
[ 4.536255] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: OHCI Host Controller
[ 4.536284] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: new USB bus registered, assigned
bus number 3
[ 4.536297] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: irq 11, io mem 0xf0706000
[ 4.587153] usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 4.587181] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 4.587191] hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[ 4.688173] usb usb3: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b,
idProduct=0001
[ 4.688176] usb usb3: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2,
SerialNumber=1
[ 4.688179] usb usb3: Product: OHCI Host Controller
[ 4.688181] usb usb3: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.26.5-rt8 ohci_hcd
[ 4.688183] usb usb3: SerialNumber: 0000:00:13.2
[ 4.688232] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.3: OHCI Host Controller
[ 4.688254] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.3: new USB bus registered, assigned
bus number 4
[ 4.688266] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.3: irq 5, io mem 0xf0707000
[ 4.739175] usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 4.739202] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 4.739212] hub 4-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[ 4.840156] usb usb4: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b,
idProduct=0001
[ 4.840159] usb usb4: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2,
SerialNumber=1
[ 4.840161] usb usb4: Product: OHCI Host Controller
[ 4.840163] usb usb4: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.26.5-rt8 ohci_hcd
[ 4.840165] usb usb4: SerialNumber: 0000:00:13.3
[ 4.840218] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.5: EHCI Host Controller
[ 4.840243] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.5: new USB bus registered, assigned
bus number 5
[ 4.840280] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.5: debug port 1
[ 4.840290] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.5: irq 11, io mem 0xf0709400
[ 4.846087] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.5: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver
10 Dec 2004
[ 4.846146] usb usb5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 4.846172] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 4.846180] hub 5-0:1.0: 10 ports detected
[ 4.947158] usb usb5: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b,
idProduct=0002
[ 4.947161] usb usb5: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2,
SerialNumber=1
[ 4.947164] usb usb5: Product: EHCI Host Controller
[ 4.947166] usb usb5: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.26.5-rt8 ehci_hcd
[ 4.947168] usb usb5: SerialNumber: 0000:00:13.5
[ 4.947195] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.4: OHCI Host Controller
[ 4.947217] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.4: new USB bus registered, assigned
bus number 6
[ 4.947231] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.4: irq 11, io mem 0xf0708000
[ 4.998154] usb usb6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 4.998180] hub 6-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 4.998190] hub 6-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[ 5.099170] usb usb6: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b,
idProduct=0001
[ 5.099173] usb usb6: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2,
SerialNumber=1
[ 5.099176] usb usb6: Product: OHCI Host Controller
[ 5.099178] usb usb6: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.26.5-rt8 ohci_hcd
[ 5.099180] usb usb6: SerialNumber: 0000:00:13.4
[ 5.101173] sdhci: SDHCI controller found at 0000:0b:06.2 [1217:7120]
(rev 2)
[ 5.101223] mmc0: Unknown controller version (2). You may experience
problems.
[ 5.101337] mmc0: SDHCI at 0xf0403800 irq 11 DMA
[ 5.124281] SB600_PATA: IDE controller (0x1002:0x438c rev 0x00) at
PCI slot 0000:00:14.1
[ 5.124299] SB600_PATA: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
[ 5.124308] ide0: BM-DMA at 0x8420-0x8427
[ 5.124315] Probing IDE interface ide0...
[ 5.153076] ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.1 (PCI): IRQ=[11]
MMIO=[f0402000-f04027ff] Max Packet=[2048] IR/IT contexts=[8/8]
[ 5.156275] Driver 'sd' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
[ 5.157138] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 312581808 512-byte hardware sectors
(160042 MB)
[ 5.157155] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[ 5.157158] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[ 5.157182] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache:
enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[ 5.157252] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 312581808 512-byte hardware sectors
(160042 MB)
[ 5.157266] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[ 5.157268] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[ 5.157291] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache:
enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[ 5.157295] sda: sda1 sda2 < sda5 >
[ 5.202342] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
[ 5.796274] hda: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T40N, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
[ 6.101977] hda: host max PIO4 wanted PIO255(auto-tune) selected PIO4
[ 6.102794] hda: UDMA/33 mode selected
[ 6.103294] ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
[ 6.123469] hda: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM DVD-R-RAM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB
Cache
[ 6.123477] Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
[ 6.212824] PM: Starting manual resume from disk
[ 6.295770] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[ 6.296240] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
[ 6.418227] ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]
GUID[001d72ffff3f2ae3]
[ 7.923076] udevd version 125 started
[ 8.611098] Linux agpgart interface v0.103
[ 8.674090] pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
[ 8.863039] shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version:
0.4
[ 9.091137] acer_wmi: Unknown symbol wmi_evaluate_method
[ 9.091255] acer_wmi: Unknown symbol wmi_has_guid
[ 9.091386] acer_wmi: Unknown symbol wmi_query_block
[ 9.163422] piix4_smbus 0000:00:14.0: Found 0000:00:14.0 device
[ 9.198608] Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:0b:06.0 [1025:0123]
[ 9.198638] PCI: Bus 12, cardbus bridge: 0000:0b:06.0
[ 9.198640] IO window: 0x00001000-0x000010ff
[ 9.198646] IO window: 0x00001400-0x000014ff
[ 9.198651] PREFETCH window: 0x88400000-0x887fffff
[ 9.198656] MEM window: 0x8c000000-0x8fffffff
[ 9.198666] Yenta O2: res at 0x94/0xD4: 00/ea
[ 9.198667] Yenta O2: enabling read prefetch/write burst
[ 9.236941] input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input1
[ 9.243984] PCSP: Timer resolution is not sufficient (999848nS)
[ 9.244050] PCSP: Make sure you have HPET and ACPI enabled.
[ 9.244106] PC-Speaker initialization failed.
[ 9.254020] pcspkr: probe of pcspkr failed with error -5
[ 9.276732] hda_codec: Unknown model for ALC268, trying auto-probe
from BIOS...
[ 9.320754] Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0098, PCI irq 11
[ 9.320758] Socket status: 30000006
[ 9.320762] pcmcia: parent PCI bridge I/O window: 0x1000 - 0x1fff
[ 9.320765] cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x1fff: clean.
[ 9.321095] pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xf0400000 -
0xf04fffff
[ 9.694095] cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: clean.
[ 9.696095] cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: excluding 0x408-0x40f
0x4d0-0x4d7
[ 9.697095] cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: excluding 0x878-0x87f
[ 9.697619] cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: excluding 0xc00-0xc07
0xc10-0xc17 0xc50-0xc57 0xc68-0xc6f 0xcd0-0xcdf
[ 9.698364] cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
[ 9.867200] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.3, id: 0x1a0b1, caps:
0xa04711/0xa04000
[ 9.917504] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /class/input/input2
[ 10.095397] Error: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting...
[ 11.679521] Adding 2650684k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1 extents:1
across:2650684k
[ 12.123533] EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
[ 12.689636] loop: module loaded
[ 14.358133] sky2 eth0: enabling interface
[ 15.561095] powernow_k8: Unknown symbol acpi_processor_notify_smm
[ 15.561095] powernow_k8: Unknown symbol
acpi_processor_unregister_performance
[ 15.561208] powernow_k8: Unknown symbol
acpi_processor_register_performance
[ 15.621351] acpi_cpufreq: Unknown symbol acpi_processor_notify_smm
[ 15.621406] acpi_cpufreq: Unknown symbol
acpi_processor_unregister_performance
[ 15.621611] acpi_cpufreq: Unknown symbol
acpi_processor_preregister_performance
[ 15.621687] acpi_cpufreq: Unknown symbol
acpi_processor_register_performance
[ 16.403107] sky2 eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex, flow
control rx
[ 18.118400] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[ 18.119466] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
[ 18.262373] warning: `ntpd' uses 32-bit capabilities (legacy support
in use)
[ 18.354095] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.11
[ 18.354095] NET: Registered protocol family 31
[ 18.354095] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 18.354095] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 18.479831] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.9
[ 18.479886] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 18.762098] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 18.762166] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 18.762187] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.8
[ 29.042599] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 656.223031] atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xb3
on isa0060/serio0).
[ 656.223036] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e033 <keycode>' to make it
known.
[ 656.376155] atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code
0xb3 on isa0060/serio0).
[ 656.376159] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e033 <keycode>' to make it
known.
[ 914.504211] atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xb4
on isa0060/serio0).
[ 914.504216] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e034 <keycode>' to make it
known.
[ 914.601780] atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code
0xb4 on isa0060/serio0).
[ 914.601785] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e034 <keycode>' to make it
known.








--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-laptop-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Franklin PIAT 09-11-2008 07:14 AM

debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
 
On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 21:12 -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> I purchased an Acer Extensa 4420-5963 laptop at retail
>
> The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
> detect any of the laptop's network hardware
[..]

According to your boot log, the network adapter uses the "sky2" module,
so it's a Marvell Yukon 2 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.

> daily build of lenny netinst. But this would hang upon boot with errors
> similar to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/252041
>
> With the kernel boot options "noapic" and "nolapic", I was able to get
> the installer to boot and recognize at least the wired ethernet, and
> then successfully installed lenny.
>
> The resulting system hung on boot unless also provided with acpi=off,
> but there were warnings about pnpbios stuff. The laptop works fine
> after that.

I guess the old installation image had the kernel 2.6.24 or 2.6.25
kernel.

If you have some time, can you send an installation report, so the
Debian-Installer know about this problem (it takes 10 minutes) :
http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/i386/apas04.html

Thanks,

Franklin


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-laptop-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

David O'Toole 09-11-2008 12:45 PM

debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
 
> >
> > The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
> > detect any of the laptop's network hardware
> [..]
>
> According to your boot log, the network adapter uses the "sky2" module,
> so it's a Marvell Yukon 2 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.
>

I'm sorry I forgot to mention this---the boot log is from the successful
install with the later netinst CD, so the Marvell is detected just fine.
It's the wireless that I'm having trouble with now---nothing shows up in
dmesg...

> If you have some time, can you send an installation report, so the
> Debian-Installer know about this problem (it takes 10 minutes) :
> http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/i386/apas04.html

Is there another way to do this besides the reportbug command? It
crashes because it doesn't support Gmail's SMTP...


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-laptop-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Ricardo Ichizo 09-11-2008 01:07 PM

debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
 
Hi David,

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 08:45:46AM -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> > >
> > > The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
> > > detect any of the laptop's network hardware
> > [..]
> >
> > According to your boot log, the network adapter uses the "sky2" module,
> > so it's a Marvell Yukon 2 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.
> >
>
> I'm sorry I forgot to mention this---the boot log is from the successful
> install with the later netinst CD, so the Marvell is detected just fine.
> It's the wireless that I'm having trouble with now---nothing shows up in
> dmesg...
>

What is the driver ?

Do lspci or lshw commands show something ?

In the last case, you can try to use the ndiswrapper [1] with the
W32 driver.

> > If you have some time, can you send an installation report, so the
> > Debian-Installer know about this problem (it takes 10 minutes) :
> > http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/i386/apas04.html
>
> Is there another way to do this besides the reportbug command? It
> crashes because it doesn't support Gmail's SMTP...

You can send a email directly, but needs a special format [2]. But
reportbug supports Gmail. You can see my reportbug config file
(only interesting lines are shown):

/etc/reportbug.conf:
email "n1ghtcr4wler@gmail.com"
realname "Ricardo Ichizo"
replyto "Ricardo Ichizo <n1ghtcr4wler@gmail.com>"
smtphost smtp.gmail.com:587
smtpuser n1ghtcr4wler
smtppasswd secret
smtptls

[1] http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/
[2] http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting

Best Regards,
--
_(~)_
)"( [[ n1ghtcr4wler ]]
(@_@) xmpp:richizo@jabber.org

David O'Toole 09-11-2008 01:11 PM

debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
 
On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 10:07 -0300, Ricardo Ichizo wrote:
> Hi David,
>
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 08:45:46AM -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> > > >
> > > > The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
> > > > detect any of the laptop's network hardware
> > > [..]
> > >
> > > According to your boot log, the network adapter uses the "sky2" module,
> > > so it's a Marvell Yukon 2 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.
> > >
> >
> > I'm sorry I forgot to mention this---the boot log is from the successful
> > install with the later netinst CD, so the Marvell is detected just fine.
> > It's the wireless that I'm having trouble with now---nothing shows up in
> > dmesg...
> >
>
> What is the driver ?
>
> Do lspci or lshw commands show something ?
>

lspci shows this:

05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller
(rev 01)

I've set up broadcom on laptops before and already installed
b43-fwcutter---perhaps I've just missed a step?

Thanks for the gmail tip, I will set that up.

> In the last case, you can try to use the ndiswrapper [1] with the
> W32 driver.
>
> > > If you have some time, can you send an installation report, so the
> > > Debian-Installer know about this problem (it takes 10 minutes) :
> > > http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/i386/apas04.html
> >
> > Is there another way to do this besides the reportbug command? It
> > crashes because it doesn't support Gmail's SMTP...
>
> You can send a email directly, but needs a special format [2]. But
> reportbug supports Gmail. You can see my reportbug config file
> (only interesting lines are shown):
>
> /etc/reportbug.conf:
> email "n1ghtcr4wler@gmail.com"
> realname "Ricardo Ichizo"
> replyto "Ricardo Ichizo <n1ghtcr4wler@gmail.com>"
> smtphost smtp.gmail.com:587
> smtpuser n1ghtcr4wler
> smtppasswd secret
> smtptls
>
> [1] http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/
> [2] http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting
>
> Best Regards,


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-laptop-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Florian Kulzer 09-11-2008 01:35 PM

debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
 
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 09:11:31 -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 10:07 -0300, Ricardo Ichizo wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 08:45:46AM -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
> > > > > detect any of the laptop's network hardware

[...]

> > > I'm sorry I forgot to mention this---the boot log is from the successful
> > > install with the later netinst CD, so the Marvell is detected just fine.
> > > It's the wireless that I'm having trouble with now---nothing shows up in
> > > dmesg...
> > >
> >
> > What is the driver ?
> >
> > Do lspci or lshw commands show something ?
> >
>
> lspci shows this:
>
> 05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller
> (rev 01)

That does not seem to be a wireless LAN controller; it looks like the
[14e4:4315] USB controller to me.

What output do you get from

lspci -nn | grep -Ei 'net|ether|wire|lan'

?

--
Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
Florian |


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-laptop-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Ricardo Ichizo 09-11-2008 01:40 PM

debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
 
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 09:11:31AM -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 10:07 -0300, Ricardo Ichizo wrote:
> > Hi David,
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 08:45:46AM -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
> > > > > detect any of the laptop's network hardware
> > > > [..]
> > > >
> > > > According to your boot log, the network adapter uses the "sky2" module,
> > > > so it's a Marvell Yukon 2 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.
> > > >
> > >
> > > I'm sorry I forgot to mention this---the boot log is from the successful
> > > install with the later netinst CD, so the Marvell is detected just fine.
> > > It's the wireless that I'm having trouble with now---nothing shows up in
> > > dmesg...
> > >
> >
> > What is the driver ?
> >
> > Do lspci or lshw commands show something ?
> >
>
> lspci shows this:
>

Do you know if the b43 driver support your network controller ?

> 05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller
> (rev 01)

BCM4310 appears to be an unsupported card [1]. =/

>
> I've set up broadcom on laptops before and already installed
> b43-fwcutter---perhaps I've just missed a step?

Try ndiswrapper...I gess it functions. You can see this tutorial [2].


[1] http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#unsupported
[2] http://www.stylesen.org/configuring_wireless_bcm4310_uart_card_in_debian_e tch_amd64_using_ndiswrapper

Best Regards,
--
_(~)_
)"( [[ n1ghtcr4wler ]]
(@_@) xmpp:richizo@jabber.org

David O'Toole 09-11-2008 01:47 PM

debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
 
Thanks for your help Ricardo. It sucks that I'll have to run an EXE but
perhaps the 4310 will work sometime soon.

I will keep posting about my experiences with this laptop.

On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 10:40 -0300, Ricardo Ichizo wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 09:11:31AM -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 10:07 -0300, Ricardo Ichizo wrote:
> > > Hi David,
> > >
> > > On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 08:45:46AM -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
> > > > > > detect any of the laptop's network hardware
> > > > > [..]
> > > > >
> > > > > According to your boot log, the network adapter uses the "sky2" module,
> > > > > so it's a Marvell Yukon 2 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > I'm sorry I forgot to mention this---the boot log is from the successful
> > > > install with the later netinst CD, so the Marvell is detected just fine.
> > > > It's the wireless that I'm having trouble with now---nothing shows up in
> > > > dmesg...
> > > >
> > >
> > > What is the driver ?
> > >
> > > Do lspci or lshw commands show something ?
> > >
> >
> > lspci shows this:
> >
>
> Do you know if the b43 driver support your network controller ?
>
> > 05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller
> > (rev 01)
>
> BCM4310 appears to be an unsupported card [1]. =/
>
> >
> > I've set up broadcom on laptops before and already installed
> > b43-fwcutter---perhaps I've just missed a step?
>
> Try ndiswrapper...I gess it functions. You can see this tutorial [2].
>
>
> [1] http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#unsupported
> [2] http://www.stylesen.org/configuring_wireless_bcm4310_uart_card_in_debian_e tch_amd64_using_ndiswrapper
>
> Best Regards,


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-laptop-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

"Franklin PIAT" 09-11-2008 02:02 PM

debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
 
Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 09:11:31 -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
>> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 10:07 -0300, Ricardo Ichizo wrote:
>> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 08:45:46AM -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
>> > > > >
>> > > > > The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
>> > > > > detect any of the laptop's network hardware

>> lspci shows this:
>>
>> 05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller
>> (rev 01)
>
> That does not seem to be a wireless LAN controller; it looks like the
> [14e4:4315] USB controller to me.
>
> What output do you get from
>
> lspci -nn | grep -Ei 'net|ether|wire|lan'

The list of supported PCI devices can be found at [1]. The current page
lists 2.6.26, but you can have the list for older older kernel in the wiki
page history (Click on the "Info" link).
...Device "14e4:4315" doesn't seems supported.

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/DeviceDatabase/PCI


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-laptop-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Florian Kulzer 09-11-2008 02:59 PM

debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
 
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 16:02:10 +0200, Franklin PIAT wrote:
> Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 09:11:31 -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 10:07 -0300, Ricardo Ichizo wrote:
> >> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 08:45:46AM -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
> >> > > > > detect any of the laptop's network hardware
>
> >> lspci shows this:
> >>
> >> 05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller
> >> (rev 01)
> >
> > That does not seem to be a wireless LAN controller; it looks like the
> > [14e4:4315] USB controller to me.
> >
> > What output do you get from
> >
> > lspci -nn | grep -Ei 'net|ether|wire|lan'
>
> The list of supported PCI devices can be found at [1]. The current page
> lists 2.6.26, but you can have the list for older older kernel in the wiki
> page history (Click on the "Info" link).
> ...Device "14e4:4315" doesn't seems supported.
>
> [1] http://wiki.debian.org/DeviceDatabase/PCI

That is a very useful list, thanks!

Looking at the source of the b43 driver, it seems that the supported
devices are not identified by the PCI vendor and device ID; the driver
tests the SSB properties vendor, coreid and revision instead (and e.g.
SSB_VENDOR_BROADCOM is different from PCI_VENDOR_ID_BROADCOM). Is there
an automatic way to incorporate such devices into the wiki PCI database,
or would one have to manually track down all corresponding vendor:device
PCI IDs?

By the way: Right after I sent my earlier message I realized that I had
not run update-pciids for a while. With an up-to-date PCI ID list, the
description of [14e4:4315] has changed from "BCM4310 USB Controller" to
"BCM4312 802.11b/g".

--
Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
Florian |


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-laptop-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:45 AM.

VBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2007, Crawlability, Inc.