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Old 04-07-2008, 03:48 PM   #1
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Fedora 9 Installation on a Toshiba Equium A210

Hello Everyone

I currently have Unbuntu Hardy installed on my laptop, but I am finding it way too buggy (screen freezes frequently, programs crash etc.) I know it is in beta, but for a distro that is due to be released as stable in two weeks, doesn't look like they are going to make it.

So, I have tried the Fedora 9 Live CD and it seems to work well with this laptop and appears to be much more stable. But there are two issues which I would like to see if I can solve before I install.

One, even though it seems to load the correct sound module (snd-hda-intel) for the ATI SB600 Azalia sound chipset, it seems to configure it only for the internal modem, ignoring the system speakers. I tried alsaconf, the graphical soundcard tester, all to no avail. Dmesg reports the module loaded.

The second issue is the sysnaptics touch pad. Mouse works, but it does not recognize the capabilities of the the touch pad (other live distros do.)

The internal wireless (realtek 8187B) also does not work, but I am sure I can get it working with ndiswrapper.

If anyone had any ideas what I can examine regarding sound and the touchpad, I would appreciate it as I would really like to install Fedora 9.

Any replies appreciated.

Old 04-15-2008, 07:50 PM   #2
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actually I have fedora 9 (not the live version) on my laptop, the touchpad works fine, speakers works fine, and it runs very well, even tough im new at linux I find it very stable and easy to use. So i recommend you, to use fedora instead of ubuntu


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