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Old 03-01-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
ldhomer
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Wink msi l2100/u210


I just installed Debian on my new msi L2100 laptop. Works fine except no sound and no wifi. I located some advice for the U210 and wifi..said to need a driver for the ralink rt2860 driver. Does anyone know if this is the correct driver for the U210? L2100? MSI did not prove to be helpful, and the manuals accompanying the laptop were not helpful either. Since advice on the U210 is more plentiful than for the L2100, it would be helpful if some one could assure me they really are the same, and I am not wasting my time looking for U210 solutions to apply to the L2100. Also, hello. I am looking forward to getting lots of help on my problems, and giving whatever I can.
 
Old 03-01-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
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Hi ldhomer, Welcome to LQ. Please post the output from the following commands so we can see what hardware you're working with.

Code:
$ /sbin/lspci -v
$ cat /proc/asound/card*/codec* | grep Codec
Good luck. ;-)

Last edited by Peacedog; 03-01-2010 at 09:17 PM.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 10:36 AM   #3
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What next?

ldhomerldh@debian-ldh:~/Desktop$ /sbin/lspci -v

bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
ldhomerldh@debian-ldh:~/Desktop$ ldhomerldh@debian-ldh:~/Desktop$
ldhomerldh@debian-ldh:~/Desktop$ cat /proc/asound/card*/codec* | grep Codec
Codec: Realtek ALC888
Codec: ATI ATI RS690/780 HDMI
ldhomerldh@debian-ldh:~/Desktop$

Thanks, Peacedog for taking an interest. How is this helpful? I guess it means linux recognized the hardware..or thinks it did, so perhaps I am not using it correctly?
 
Old 03-02-2010, 11:08 AM   #4
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The lspci command should list devices on the pci bus. Since your system returned "command not found" I believe you need to install the pciutils package.

Code:
# apt-get pciutils
The other command tell us about your sound card and chipset. When you get an output from the lspci command please post the output.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 03-02-2010, 04:43 PM   #5
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No change

When I checked the synaptic manager it reported pciutils was already installed. I reinstalled it any way and got:


#Next day after reinstalling pciutils
ldhomerldh@debian-ldh:~/computermsi$ /sbin/lspci -v
bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
ldhomerldh@debian-ldh:~/computermsi$

Still not as expected.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 05:00 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Peacedog View Post
The lspci command should list devices on the pci bus. Since your system returned "command not found" I believe you need to install the pciutils package.

Code:
# apt-get pciutils
The other command tell us about your sound card and chipset. When you get an output from the lspci command please post the output.
Good luck. ;-)
Since this didn't work I searched my files for the folder you wanted and we have a new result:
########################################################################
ldhomerldh@debian-ldh:~/Desktop$ cd /
ldhomerldh@debian-ldh:/$ su
Password:
debian-ldh:/# man find
debian-ldh:/# find / -name lspci
/usr/bin/lspci
debian-ldh:/# /usr/bin/lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
Kernel modules: ati-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: fe800000-fe9fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f0000000-00000000f7ffffff
Capabilities: [44] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 7914 (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: fea00000-feafffff
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: feb00000-febfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000fdf00000-00000000fdffffff
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
I/O ports at c000 [size=8]
I/O ports at b000 [size=4]
I/O ports at a000 [size=8]
I/O ports at 9000 [size=4]
I/O ports at 8000 [size=16]
Memory at fe7ffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: ahci
Kernel modules: ahci

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at fe7fe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
Kernel modules: ohci-hcd

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at fe7fd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
Kernel modules: ohci-hcd

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at fe7fc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
Kernel modules: ohci-hcd

00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at fe7fb000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
Kernel modules: ohci-hcd

00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at fe7fa000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
Kernel modules: ohci-hcd

00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at fe7ff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [e4] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00e0
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
Kernel modules: ehci-hcd

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
I/O ports at 0b00 [size=16]
Capabilities: [b0] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable- Fixed+
Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
Kernel modules: i2c-piix4

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at fe7f4000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=64

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: [80] HyperTransport: Host or Secondary Interface

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: [f0] Secure device <?>
Kernel driver in use: k8temp
Kernel modules: k8temp

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at fe9f0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
Memory at fe800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-

01:05.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X1200 Series Audio Controller
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at fe9e8000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink Device 3090
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 6891
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 5
Memory at feaf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/5 Enable-
Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number 00-24-21-cc-b8-04-00-00

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 1022
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 221
I/O ports at e800 [size=256]
Memory at fdfff000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at fdff8000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
Expansion ROM at febe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
Capabilities: [ac] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=4
Capabilities: [cc] Vital Product Data <?>
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-e0-4c-68-00-00-00-07
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169

debian-ldh:/#
 
Old 03-02-2010, 08:48 PM   #7
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Sorry about that, I assumed the wrong location for the binary. Any way the devices in question are listed now. Here is your wireless card.

Code:
02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink Device 3090
I believe you need the RT3090_LinuxSTA driver for that card. You can get it here.

http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2

You sound card should be supported with the snd-hda-intel driver, you may need one of the following quirks for full functionality.

Code:
ALC883/888
==========
  3stack-dig	3-jack with SPDIF I/O
  6stack-dig	6-jack digital with SPDIF I/O
  3stack-6ch    3-jack 6-channel
  3stack-6ch-dig 3-jack 6-channel with SPDIF I/O
  6stack-dig-demo  6-jack digital for Intel demo board
  acer		Acer laptops (Travelmate 3012WTMi, Aspire 5600, etc)
  acer-aspire	Acer Aspire 9810
  acer-aspire-4930g Acer Aspire 4930G
  medion	Medion Laptops
  medion-md2	Medion MD2
  targa-dig	Targa/MSI
  targa-2ch-dig	Targs/MSI with 2-channel
  laptop-eapd   3-jack with SPDIF I/O and EAPD (Clevo M540JE, M550JE)
  lenovo-101e	Lenovo 101E
  lenovo-nb0763	Lenovo NB0763
  lenovo-ms7195-dig Lenovo MS7195
  lenovo-sky	Lenovo Sky
  haier-w66	Haier W66
  3stack-hp	HP machines with 3stack (Lucknow, Samba boards)
  6stack-dell	Dell machines with 6stack (Inspiron 530)
  mitac		Mitac 8252D
  clevo-m720	Clevo M720 laptop series
  fujitsu-pi2515 Fujitsu AMILO Pi2515
  fujitsu-xa3530 Fujitsu AMILO XA3530
  3stack-6ch-intel Intel DG33* boards
  auto		auto-config reading BIOS (default)
Hope that points you in the right direction.
Good luck. ;-)
 
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:06 PM   #8
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Smile A happy ending

I have sound, wifi is up, and webcam works. My path was a little unexpected. Just for fun, I tried sugar on a stick (a usb boot from sugar labs). To my surprise the sound worked. This prompted me to make live CD's from Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora. The sound worked in the live CD's from Ubuntu and Fedora but not Suse. I loaded Fedora, but it was too big a change from Debian for me. Ubuntu also had sound, and the blogs guided me to an already compiled driver for the wifi rt3090 card, and from there it was only the usual tweaking problems. No new software was required for the webcam, but a fair amount of tweaking. Those live CD's make it pretty easy to shop for hardware compatibility.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 10:22 PM   #9
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Glad you got it sorted.
Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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