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Old 11-08-2007, 04:54 AM   #1
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Nexoc Osiris E619


I am gonna just write down the issues I had with installing the latest Debian unstable on the Laptop Osiris E619 from Nexoc. I pretty much solved all of them the remaining open problems are on the bottom.

Kernel I was using: Debian 2.6.22-3

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------- S O L V E D -------------
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So #1 was the sound card which was a Realtek ALC268 the issue here was VERY low sound output. The sound was unhearable with any headphones. You could only hear it when tremendously amplified but then there was too much static in the background.
I googled the problem and installed the following from the source tarballs
alsa-driver-1.0.15
alsa-lib-1.0.15
alsa-utils-1.0.15
alsa-tools-1.0.15

that was probably pretty pointless since the problem remained the final step to make it work is append the line:
"options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba" (without quotes)
to the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base. Then restart the Laptop.

#2 was the Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN which I got working by installing iwlwifi 1.1.17
but it probably would've also worked to just install firmware-iwlwifi 0.7 from the official deb servers (it's in the non-free tree)

- 5 in 1 Cardreader
- build-in webcam 2.0 MP (probably from sonix)

for details see below

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----- U N S O L V E D -----------
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unsolved as of yet are the fingerprint scanner which I find useless anyways and:

lsusb gives me the device

Bus 004 Device 002: ID 147e:2016
which is the fingerprint sensor as can be seen with lsusb -v
Code:
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 147e:2016
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               1.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0
  bDeviceProtocol         0
  bMaxPacketSize0         8
  idVendor           0x147e
  idProduct          0x2016
  bcdDevice            0.01
  iManufacturer           1 TouchStrip
  iProduct                2 Fingerprint Sensor
  iSerial                 0
.....
.....

I am going to continue to try to get those things running and update this thread later

Last edited by Bigpet; 01-14-2008 at 03:47 PM.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 10:04 AM   #2
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Quote:
that was probably pretty pointless since the problem remained the final step to make it work is append the line:
"options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba" (without quotes)
to the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base. Then restart the Laptop.
Okay, some questions about that:

What about the file /etc/modprobe.d/sound then?
Anything to put in there? What does your's look like?

Did you substitute libesd0 with libesd-alsa0 before?

Why did you install alsa-tools? Doesn't seem to be necessary to get sound to work, right?


Thanks so far for writing down this little howto. ALC268 is already begining to drive me mad...
 
Old 01-02-2008, 07:44 AM   #3
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Hi,
just wanted to say that I have the same notebook and the built-in webcam works just fine with ekiga softphone under Ubuntu 7.10

John Twenty
 
Old 01-14-2008, 03:29 PM   #4
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Sorry zdhd for not answering, didn't see your post. I actually come rarely to this forum (just for the really hard problems)

I hope the answers still help so:
I didn't put anything in my /etc/modprobe.d/sound but this is what it looks like
Code:
cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel

I still have libesd0 but I don't use esd, so I don't knnow if it works with enlightened.

and yep I could've left out alsa-tools

ok the reason I came back was actually that I got the webcam and the cardreader to work:

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CARDREADER
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steps I took for the cardreader with my kernel (debian 2.6.22-3-686)
I read this on the ubuntuforums so I don't really know what settings are changed and oh you have to get your own device address with:
Code:
lspci  | grep Ricoh
mine are:
Code:
0e:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0832 (rev 05)
0e:06.1 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
0e:06.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0843 (rev 12)
0e:06.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev ff)
please replace "0e:06" with the address of you device

Code:
modprobe -rv sdhci mmc_core mmc_block
setpci -s 0e:06.1 0xCA=0x57
setpci -s 0e:06.2 0xCB=0x02
setpci -s 0e:06.1 0xCA=0x00
modprobe -v sdhci 
modprobe -v mmc_core  
modprobe -v mmc_block
thanks a bunch smileone (from ubuntuforums) for this

ONLY TESTED WITH SDCARDS

EDIT: THIS DID ONLY WORK ONCE FOR ME LOOK SOME POSTS BELOW FOR ANOTHER SOLUTION


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WEBCAM
---------------------------------------------------

I installed the linux-uvc-source package from the official debian mirrors
so this would be the command:
Code:
apt-get install linux-uvc-source
next I untarred and installed it:

Code:
cd /usr/src
tar -xvf linux-uvc.tar.bz2 
cd modules/linux-uvc/
m-a prepare 
m-a a-i linux-uvc
m-a install linux-uvc-source
I don't know if some of the steps may be left out but after that I could watch the webcamoutput with
Code:
luvcview -f yuv
or xawtv

strangely v4l still doesn't work and so ekiga also doesn't work for me but I am sure that I'm gonna fix that sometime too
(problem with gstreamer seems to be the device requesting 0 buffer size or somethin like that)


edit: sorry the setpci commands were in the wrong order but I fixed that now

Last edited by Bigpet; 03-12-2008 at 03:33 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 04:47 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigpet View Post
Sorry zdhd for not answering, didn't see your post.[...]
I hope the answers still help
No problem, i got myself an external sound card in the meantime, which is definitely supported.

Anyway, could you (or someone else having sound) post the exact output of what lspci says about the audio controller.
I think that may be the cards are not exactly the same in all of Nexoc's Osiris E619 models.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 09:39 AM   #6
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lspci gives me this about the audio device:

Code:
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00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
...
this should be the only thing related to the sound card in case it's not here's the complete lspci:

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PCI Express Root Port (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Mobile IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Mobile SATA IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0407 (rev a1)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 4229 (rev 61)
0e:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0832 (rev 05)
0e:06.1 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
0e:06.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0843 (rev 12)
0e:06.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
btw. which Linux distro are you using?
 
Old 01-19-2008, 06:10 AM   #7
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Ok, so the sound cards seem to be exactly the same.
This is interesting!
I was actually hoping to see that you are using an ICH7 Family card, since ICH8 is not supported by ALSA according to their website.
So it is probably a case of fortunate coincidence that the card is working at all.
But why doesn't it work for me then?

I am just wondering, what I am doing wrong.
We are even using the same Linux distribution (Debian Lenny (2.6.23) for me).

Thanks so far!

P.S.. One more question: How exactly did you install ALSA. Did you use any parameters with the ./configure command?

Last edited by zdhd; 01-19-2008 at 06:23 AM.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 12:04 PM   #8
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actually I didn't change any compile time parameters but I didn't protokoll everything I tried to make it work for example I also installed the realtek-linux-audiopack-4.07b.tar.bz2 from realtek's official website. Maybe that's also necessary.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 02:36 AM   #9
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Well, as the download on Realtek's official site didn't work for me, I got the package from somewhere else now.
I didn't know at first, that the realtek-linux-audiopack is just like a patched version of ALSA.
So, actually, all one would have to do is installing the package and editing configuration files.
But somehow I completely destroyed my sound card support while doing all this.
I am getting those errors right now:

Code:
grep: /proc/asound/cards: No such file or directory
and
Code:
user@machine: alsamixer
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device
How can I now bring back a sane ALSA installation? Simply installing ALSA again doesn't seem to work.

Then, I got another question: The Readme of realtek's audiopack says:
Quote:
Step 4. Edit your /etc/modules.conf or conf.modules depending on the distribution
But neither do I find modules.conf nor can I make out a file named conf.modules.
So should i simply write all that stuff into the alsa-base file?
 
Old 02-10-2008, 01:48 PM   #10
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you know what's strange I just tried 2.6.23 and I got the same errors.
After that I tried 2.6.24 and it just worked. So you should just try using the kernel 2.6.24 if you want sound.

Also the cardreader and intel-wlan magically worked without any tweaks.


so 2.6.24 is what I'll be using from now on.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 03:30 PM   #11
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I just tried to use the Cardreader again (haven't used since the last time I posted that it worked) and it didn't work with what I posted earlier (dunno why maybe kernel or driver version).
Now I get it to run with
Code:
modprobe -r sdhci
setpci -s 0e:06.0 0xCA=0x57
setpci -s 0e:06.0 0xCB=0x02
setpci -s 0e:06.0 0xCA=0x00
modprobe sdhci
thanks to kirus from the ubuntu bugtracker

as always 0e:06 is the address you get when you type lspci
my output is:
Code:
lspci | grep Ricoh
0e:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
0e:06.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
0e:06.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)

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