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Old 12-01-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
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thinkpad r50p IBM and Debian Woody r.03


All,

I bougth an r50p thinkpad, great notebook btw :-)

I'm tried to get a working kernel on the r50p, tried following :

the standard woody comes with 2.4.18-bf2.4

I want to use usb, bluetooth, wireless etc...

So i tried :

kernel 2.6.9 (Recompiled it 7 times always freezed @ BIOS-e820: ...etc...

I then tried 2.6.8 from kernel.org, this kernel worked from 1st compile :-)
I was very happy until ... :

I loaded my e1000.ko as a module, when I tried to insmod it it gave :

unrecognized kernel version

and : /var/run/dhclient.pid was not found

Can anyone help me out with the intel 1000 MT mobile ethernet ?

I can't find a driver for 2.6.x kernel on intel website ... grrrr

the 2.4.x module for my kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4 works fine ! it loads instantly


with the 2.6.8 i also have following error :

dmesg :

ACPI-0179 : *** Warning : The ACPI AML in your computer contains errors, please nag the manufacturer to correct it
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6

anyone has a clue what to do 'bout this ?

Can someone give me some info on which driver to use for the firegl T2 ATI video card ? Cause I see lots of people have difficulties to get it work

I allready tried lots of stuff and I would like to stick with this kernel cause it boots , so please don't tell me I have to try another kernel

thx !!!
 
Old 12-01-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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a thing I forgot to say :

I can load the e1000.ko module with insmod... works fine

the unrecognized kernel version error I get is when I do :

ifdown eth0 : /var/run/dhclient.pid no such file or directory

ifup eth0 : unrecognized kernel version

lsmod gives :

Module Size Used by
e1000 81412 0


hope somebody can help me out...
 
Old 12-01-2004, 11:45 AM   #3
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I would recommend to use Sarge instead of Woody on a laptop. Try out the new Debian installer and give the developers some feedback. Then I would dig into the Linux-Thinkpad mailinglist archive for specific info regarding R50.

/TLV
 
Old 12-01-2004, 12:43 PM   #4
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I found the problem :

How can I fix dhclient in debian stable with the 2.6 kernel?

In debian stable (and maybe unstable, I haven't looked), the /sbin/dhclient script doesn't know about the 2.6 kernel yet.

(If you boot up 2.6.0 and don't get a DHCP lease, and you notice "Unrecognized kernel version" in the output of the ifup command, this is your problem.)

The solution is to edit /sbin/dhclient and change "2.[12345].*)" to "2.[123456].*)"


i did it and it works fine :-)
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:32 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by bennethos
I found the problem :

How can I fix dhclient in debian stable with the 2.6 kernel?

In debian stable (and maybe unstable, I haven't looked), the /sbin/dhclient script doesn't know about the 2.6 kernel yet.

(If you boot up 2.6.0 and don't get a DHCP lease, and you notice "Unrecognized kernel version" in the output of the ifup command, this is your problem.)

The solution is to edit /sbin/dhclient and change "2.[12345].*)" to "2.[123456].*)"


i did it and it works fine :-)
You may want to check this posting:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...80#post1274980

/TLV
 
Old 12-02-2004, 12:14 PM   #6
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thx for the info, i just subscribed to the thinkpad forum.

Hope i'll get more info over there
 
  


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