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Old 04-19-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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Sony VAIO problems


i have a Sony VAIO VGN-SZ330P (actually i have the 350 - which is the brazilian version), i cannot manage to use wi-fi with slackware. also how can i install the video drivers (Hybrid Graphics System, NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ Go 7400 with TurboCache of 128MB (off board) e Intel 950GMA de 128MB (on board). )
i guess that is all for now
 
Old 04-19-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
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What chipset is the WLAN hardware using? Running "lspci" should tell you.

I don't know anything about hybrid video setups (this is actually the first time I have ever heard of this), but I imagine you would just install the individual drivers for those devices. Nvidia is fairly helpful in terms of their drivers, I imagine their site could give you more information on what the status is for that device.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 11:08 AM   #3
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Hiya,

I've got a similar system and installed Slack for the first time on it a few days ago. You've probably got an Intel 3945 (can't remember the full name) NIC. Have a look at the output from 'lspci' to see the exact name.
Anyway, if it's that one, then visit http://ipw3945.sf.net and see the 'Requirements' section. If you're running a 2.6.20 kernel be sure to use the latest ipw3945-1.2.0 driver. Older versions will fail to compile if you don't apply a patch which is just a pain to do anyway.
You'll have to read the INSTALL document(s) for each package. If you've got a "standard" Slack install then you won't have to bother about installing the ieee80211 subsystem as it's there already as modules.

The graphics card is a breeze to set up. Visit nvidia.com and get the latest driver. There's also easy to follow instructions how to install it (it's like 2-3 steps only if I remember correctly).

Let me know how you get on with it. I'm writing my own documentation about Linux on some Vaio laptops and it's always nice to have more models "supported", so I'll try my best to help you out if you wanna share the outcome with me.

Cheers!

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Old 04-20-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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thanks alot for your help.
i ran lspci:
-Intel Corp. 828016 (ICH7 family) High Def. Audio Controller
-nVidia Corp GeForce Go 7400
-Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG
-Marvell Tech. Group 88E8036 Ethernet Controller
-Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader

i will try to check out your links.
do you know how to make the TI card reader work.

take care.
cheers.

PS
definitely it would be nice to work together and help each other and the rest out

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Old 04-20-2007, 05:32 PM   #5
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Hi,

there's something in the kernel (somewhere under device drivers I think) that's got the name 'Intel HD Audio', do it as a module. This is however already in the stock build and your audio should work out of the box.

You've got a different setup of graphics card(s) as I have. But try to just install the nvidia driver (don't use the nv driver that comes shipped, it's not near as good as the newest official driver). Make sure you've got your kernel headers/source in place before trying to install it. If this doesn't work pls post logs of whatever you can find.

The 3945ABG card has drivers and very good instructions at http://ipw3945.sf.net.
I had to (after installing as instructed) run `dhcpcd -d -t 60 eth0` manually after it first times out after ./load in ipw3945 directory. Gonna figure out tomorrow which scripts to modify and how it works to automate wifi connectivity.

I don't know about that ethernet card. But I've seen that Marwell card in others lspci although they've had an Intel PRO 100 a bit further down the list. Don't know what that Marwell is about to be honest. Do you have an Intel eth controller in lspci aswell? If yes, then it's supported out of the box.

Sorry don't have anything on the card-reader. Not really using it but will try to get it working at a later point. Maybe it works out of the box?

Ahh now time for chill out evening. Happy weekend
 
Old 04-20-2007, 07:58 PM   #6
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does anybody know how to mount a Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader.
which command could i use?????????????????????
 
Old 04-20-2007, 08:49 PM   #7
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you mount media not reader ... put something in there, then you may be able to mount it
 
Old 04-20-2007, 09:36 PM   #8
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forgive my lack of understanding.
i put a sony memory stick pro in the reader; what command must i use to open it and see the files inside?

---cheers
 
Old 04-20-2007, 10:00 PM   #9
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Check inside your /dev directory. It should be something like /dev/sda1 or something. If you're running a 2.6.x kernel, check /dev/disk/by-id
 
Old 04-21-2007, 12:09 PM   #10
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You would use the '/mnt/sdb1' command. Plugin your memory card and then type 'dmesg | tail' this will tell you if Slack sees it and what letter and number was assgned to it. I have the VGN-SZ430N and Slackware 11 assigns it sdb1. My harddrive is sda.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 02:16 PM   #11
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thanks quietguy47 and everyone
for people with the same problem, basically i did the following:

1a- emacs /etc/fstab
1b- then added: /dev/sdb1 /mnt/memory auto noauto,user 0 0

2- mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/memory

and it should work!

i will now try to install nvidia and wifi drivers

cheers

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Old 04-21-2007, 03:51 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by osc~
1a- emacs /etc/fstab
1b- then added: /dev/sdb1 /mnt/memory auto noauto,user 0 0

2- mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/memory
Thanks osc,

question; have you got your cpu throttling (freq scaling) and cpu sensors working? Haven't come to the point to try it out myself yet.

This is what I've done with my WIFI setup as of yet after installing as instructed (might not be the correct "Slackware way" though);
Copied the ipw3945.ko module to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ so it's loaded automatically on boot up
Edit /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf to run 'iwconfig' commands that apply.
Edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local to start ipw3945d and (added a 'sleep 2' here because dhcpcd doesn't seem to want to start directly after) dhcpcd

Any pointers from real slackers are appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 04-21-2007, 04:49 PM   #13
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Please don't just copy stuff around to install. Surely there's a 'make install' option or something.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 06:45 PM   #14
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1-just to check; i have a Intel Centrino Duo. which driver should i download for my architecture from the following site:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html


2-i managed to download the driver and made a installpkg.
which commands should i use to access the web???
NB
i need to solve this in order to stop using windoze!

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Old 04-21-2007, 07:51 PM   #15
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Sorry, please do 'make install', my bad

osc,
1. Do you have a 32bit or 64bit processor? I think 32 and then it's IA32.
2. After you've got your NIC set up correctly - got all necessary modules loaded - (the NIC should show with `iwconfig`) you have to edit your /etc/rc.d./rc.wireless.conf (see the Slackbook). Then it's time to edit /etc/rc.d./rc.inet1.conf , see the man page and examples in the file for clues how to configure depending if you're using DHCP or not. After that you'll have to run `/etc/rc.d./rc.inet1 wlan0_start`, that is if 'wlan0' is your NIC name. Check again with `iwconfig` if all settings are proper. If you're using DHCP, then start the /sbin/dhcpcd daemon. Otherwise it'd be `ifconfig <interface> up` I think.

If you get stuck, remember that man pages pwn.

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