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I jsur recently installed GNU/Linux and am delighted with it so fasr, it was a learning curve getting ACPI etc to work. The stage I am at now is that my laptop has a wireless light and a sound mute light to indicate when active, I am unable to find information online to assist me in obtaining driver etc to get these to switch on and off inline with the status of my connection etc or to start a wireless connection. Can someone please point me to some useful information ro offer their experience. Thanks
For some reason KDE on mandrake turns off sound by default.
I have no idea why this is the case.
amixer sset "External Amplifier Power Down" toggle
or from KDE you can also use KMix, go to Advanced and activate "External Amplifier". To make KDE remember this between sessions: Control Center -> Mixer : Save Current Volumes (and make sure "Load volumes on login" is checked).
Originally posted by Aldebaran Christophermcg, what kernel do you use??
i`ve been trying to install the 2.6 kernel, but when i activate the acpi the thing hangs at boot. been doing some reading, but cannot find the solution.
A 2.6.4 kernel works fine on my 2100 with acpi on, what options did you select under acpi on the kernel config?