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Old 01-29-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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Dell Latitude D800 - Three Issues [one severe, two minor]


I have been at this all day, and I am worn out.

I installed Slackware 10.2 on a Dell Latitude D800, with a couple of problems. I cannot figure out how to get the USB mouse and the touchpad to work. I cannot get the USB mouse to work at all, actually. I thought I knew how to take care of it with the "/dev/input/mice" but it didn't work.

It is a widescreen LCD screen, does anyone know what good horizontal/vertical refresh rates could be that would lead to some good resolution? I had heard that a 1920x1600 is possible. Does this sound right?

And last [the severe]: how do I get the internet to work? I downloaded the Broadcom 57xx driver, and tried netconfig, and modprobed the module [tg3]. Nothing seems to work. I know that I am not the first one to get this done. I couldn't find anything for this in the slack book, and I am getting really confused. Any ideas? I am running 2.6.15.1.

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Old 01-29-2006, 02:39 PM   #2
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There is a good utility for probing your refresh rates. its called ddcxinfo-knoppix it will even generate the section to insert into your xorg.conf monitor section. Worked like a charm on my lappy

As for your wireless, post your lspci so we can see the exact hardware info on it. Sounds like the wrong driver.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 03:45 PM   #3
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look thru www.linux-on-laptops.com the Dell Latitude D800 section for linux install/config guides and tips. USB2 needs EHCI module USB needs UHCI module. Touchpad is normal PS/2 device use /dev/psaux. Search LQ for touchpad config including separate usb mouse examples. Some had success with tg3 module others with bcm57xx driver download.
There is an entry for SW10.2 on Dell Latitude D610 which has similar hw(except for video chip) to 800s. This entry includes kernel config file. Good luck.
You can look at http://www.slackersbible.org/node/96 Getting ALPS touchpad mouse driver to work(Slackware Handbook>IV>General Configuration)

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Old 01-30-2006, 02:19 PM   #4
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There is a good utility for probing your refresh rates. its called ddcxinfo-knoppix it will even generate the section to insert into your xorg.conf monitor section. Worked like a charm on my lappy
Where could I get this?

I am just trying to get my wired ethernet up. I recompiled 2.6.15.1, with the tg3 not selected and the Broadcom Extreme Networking compiled into the kernel. When I reboot, eth0 still doesn't show up. That is the right controller, and lspci reveals this. Am I missing anything? How do I make sure that the hardware is using the driver?
 
Old 01-30-2006, 02:32 PM   #5
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I know that Dell is a big fan of the Broadcom 44xx chips for their wired connections. It is listed as experimental in the network drivers section of the kernel config. But I would first check your lspci output to make sure what chipset you've got for your network controller.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 06:56 PM   #6
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I use gentoo, so I just emerged it. I took the liberty of googling it for you though. try

http://altlinux.org/index.php?module...cxinfo-knoppix

other wise just google ddxcinfo-knoppix
 
Old 01-31-2006, 02:44 AM   #7
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lspci output

I am certain that my kernel has been compiled correctly. Here is my lspci output; please help me get the wired ethernet working. What else would I need besides the Broadcom kernel driver?

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV28 [GeForce4 Ti 4200 Go AGP 8x] (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet (rev 01)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7510 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:01.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7510,7610 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:01.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI7410,7510,7610 OHCI-Lynx Controller
02:01.3 System peripheral: Texas Instruments PCI7410,7510,7610 PCI Firmware Loading Function

I am most concerned about the ethernet; next step will be the monitor. I am running with 1680x1050@60Hz right now, but I am convinced that I can get it up and running next. Baby steps.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 07:21 AM   #8
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It certainly looks as if the tg3 module should do the trick. What happens when you modprobe that module? Are there any messages in you system logs? If the module loads, what happens if you run ifconfig eth0 up?
 
Old 01-31-2006, 08:24 AM   #9
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This worked for me :


Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USB Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "TouchPad Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

InputDevice "USB Mouse"
InputDevice "TouchPad Mouse" "CorePointer"





I'v managed to configure it with info from this site :
http://www.nervous.it/hw/linux_aspir....html#TouchPad
 
Old 01-31-2006, 09:25 AM   #10
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I got the mouse working. I get a hostname lookup failure when I run the ifconfig up eth0. Does that mean it isn't working? I heard there were a lot of problems with the tg3 module, so I used the Broadcom Net Extreme II, which is what lspci shows. It is not compiled as a module, but is compiled as part of the kernel. Is that bad? Should both be compiled as modules?
 
Old 01-31-2006, 02:22 PM   #11
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I get a hostname lookup failure when I run the ifconfig up eth0. Does that mean it isn't working?
The actual syntax is ifconfig eth0 up. If your last post isn't a typo, then that may be part of the problem. However, the hostname lookup failure is likely something else. Have you ever run netconfig? Are you trying a static IP or are you trying to use DHCP to get an IP address?

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It is not compiled as a module, but is compiled as part of the kernel. Is that bad? Should both be compiled as modules?
In theory, it shouldn't matter if it is part of the kernel or as a module. However, I prefer to compile drivers as modules because that allows me to take them out or replace them without having to reboot. In your case, if you compiled each of your potential drivers as a module, you could swap them in and out for testing and never have to reboot your system.

When I was googling I did see that the tg3 driver had some issues, but I also saw several people get it working. At this point I think you need to do some digging in the logs to see if the driver is leaving any messages.
 
  


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