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Old 02-11-2005, 11:49 PM   #1
pesterthejester
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Acer Travelmate 2700 Drivers


I have tried every flavor of linux to try to find one that supported the ATI drivers in my Acer Travelmate 2700. But none work. The only way i have been able to use linux on my laptop is through windows, which as you can guess is slow and crappy. So my question is, where can i find drivers for all this?:

Unknown Hardware:

Acer Incorporated [ALI] ATI SMBus
Acer Incorporated [ALI] CB1410 Cardbus Controller
Acer Incorporated [ALI] ISA Bridge
Acer Incorporated [ALI] Radeon 9100 IGP Host Bridge
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9100 IGP MS3
ATI PCI Bridge
ATI Radeon 9100 IGP AGP Bridge

I'm sure once i get the bus set up the rest will follow, the biggest problem is that i cant use my wireless card as long as my bus is down. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
 
Old 02-12-2005, 04:15 AM   #2
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Why do you think the bus is down? The bus should be detected by the kernel on startup and they are pretty standard affairs. The graphics card is supported by X.org (the bit of software that does all the graphics) and I don't know why you distro's aren't detecting it.

Are there any errors in your logs? If you don't know where they are located just ask. You can also type
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dmesg
at a command line and you can see the kernel messages (to see what is saying about the bus).

And yes, most of my initial responses are this vague.

Alex
 
Old 02-12-2005, 09:22 AM   #3
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Well i looked through the log and didn't see any errors. It was like.. 10 pages long so maybe i missed em However, i plugged it into the network through a cable and was able to get it online. Which is weird because when i tried to plug it in for the installation it didn't work. I'm running updates now to see if it fixes the problem. I'll let ya know the results.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 10:20 AM   #4
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The updates didn't help. Maybe my wireless card isn't compatible? I put the results of dmesg into a text file. You can look at it here . Maybe you can find something useful in there.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:41 PM   #5
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When i so a ifconfig i get the following:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:B0:5C:AF:13
inet addr:192.168.100.9 Bcast:192.168.100.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20f:b0ff:fe5c:af13/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1456 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1150 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:724022 (707.0 Kb) TX bytes:153504 (149.9 Kb)
Interrupt:177 Base address:0xcc00

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:182 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:182 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:11596 (11.3 Kb) TX bytes:11596 (11.3 Kb)

I'm not seeing my wireless card, so i did a iwconfig and got the following:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

So to make sure that my wireless card is there i did a lspci and got the following:

0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 9100 IGP Host Bridge (rev02)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 9100 IGP AGP Bridge
0000:00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4347 (rev 01)
0000:00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4348 (rev 01)
0000:00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4345 (rev 01)
0000:00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SMBus (rev 1a)
0000:00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4349
0000:00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 434c
0000:00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4342
0000:00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP150 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc IXP AC'97 Modem (rev 01)
0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS300M AGP [ Mobility Radeon 9000IGP]
0000:02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems [AirConn] INPROCOMM IPN 2220 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)
0000:02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
0000:02:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
 
Old 02-12-2005, 05:55 PM   #6
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Right, thanks for the info, its very usefull.

First, the bus is detected by the kernel fine. You can tell by the line that reads like this in the dmesg output
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ATIIXP: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:14.1
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:14.1[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
ATIIXP: chipset revision 0
ATIIXP: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x8070-0x8077, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0x8078-0x807f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
This shows that the kernel has detected the motherboard and the ide bus fine, and is accessing your hard drives just fine. All is good here. The graphics card will just need to be configured to work which I'll have a quick look on the net for you and see if I can find some relevant stuff for your card.

As for your wireless card, its always a good sign to see it showing up with lspci. However, it looks like it is only supported with the ndiswrapper wireless tool. check out ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net

HTH

Alex
 
Old 02-12-2005, 07:30 PM   #7
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There are drivers for your card but which ones you go for depend on what you want to use.

The radeon drivers that come with X will give you 2d performance and not 3d but are easy to install

the ones from ati which are proprietry, buggy, not great 3d

ones from the GATOS project which I *think* apply to your card but not sure. look at gatos.sourceforge.net

Alex
 
Old 02-13-2005, 11:20 AM   #8
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Talking

After a few hours of playin around with the ndiswrapper driver installation, and finding some instructions for SuSE linux on how to install the wireless drivers, i have finally connected to my router and got online. Thanks so much webtoe! I really appreciate the help!
 
Old 02-15-2005, 12:22 PM   #9
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Well its what we're all here for!

Alex
 
Old 02-17-2005, 04:43 AM   #10
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ipn-2220 ndiswrapper

Hi Friends,

I have an Acer Notebook from a Friend with suse 9.2 and ndiswrapper 10 and try to start a ipn-2220 wireless-pci with ndiswrapper.

dmesg say:
driver loaded, hardware not present.

What does it mean?
Why hardware not present?

I use a Dell wireless pci in my Toshiba P10 (suse 9.1) with ndiswrapper 0.6 since one year very well.

What Driver i have to use for the ipn-2220 and how to get the hardware present?

or is suse 9.2 to mutch Novel?

Somebody can help?

best regards,
mpm
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:08 AM   #11
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Ok. Let me see if i can be of some help. I'm thinking that the reason that it says "Hardware Not Present" is because either it doesn't detect it, or the driver isn't compatible with it. The driver i used for my wireless card was the ones that came on my Acer CD. If you wish i can send you these drivers. I found some really nice SUSE specific instructions for getting the wireless card to work here: http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/p...essional%209.2

I hope this is of some help!
 
Old 02-17-2005, 12:17 PM   #12
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Thanx pesterthejester,

I will try it...

Itīs helpfull stuff.

I have the Acer-CD already and tryed it with the Xp Driver.
But doesnīt work.
"hardware not present"

The card was found and i can choose the card in Yast.
And lspci shows the card as pci-oooo...and so on.

Sorry about my bad English, iīm German...

So, if you can sent me your xp-driver inf- and sys- files as Email attachments, would be nice.
Maybe in a Folder and zip it to one zip-file.

I will send you an PN with my e-mail-adress.
(sorry i donīt want to enter my E-Mailadress here, because i donīt want more "Buy online Medications- or Viagra- E-Mails").


Thanx for your help...

best regards,
mpm
(At Time in Thailand)
 
  


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