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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?:
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!
Distribution: Slackware 10, Fedora Core 3, Mac OS X
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
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.
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.
Distribution: Slackware 10, Fedora Core 3, Mac OS X
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
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
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!
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