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Old 02-04-2006, 11:52 AM   #1
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Fedora 4 on HP dv1000

Thanks to all of you on this forum. I have finally gotten FC4 on my laptop with my sound card working, screen resolution right, wireless working, pcmcia working, and usb working. The only thing that doesn't work for me is the built-in memory readers.

I disabled the modem sound driver to get sound to work.

I got usb working by passing acpi=noirq as an argument during boot.

I got my pcmcia working by getting the OS to look behind the pcmcia bridge (had to make a change to the subordinate bus)

But for the life of me, I can't get my memory card reader up! Any ideas?

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Old 02-04-2006, 01:25 PM   #2
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This is a case where I wish double-posting is allowed. This clearly belongs in the laptop forum, but I believe it may have a chance of getting more response in the Hardware or Fedora forum since it applies to those forums as well. Perhaps a moderate can move it for you.

I am not very familiar with memory card readers. What I do know about them and linux is they are seen as a "drive" so depending on whether or not your distro/kernel supports automount, you may have to mount them by hand "mount /dev/xxxx" providing an fstab entry is set up. Also note that they will have to be unmounted prior to being removed to prevent data loss. I realise this may not be much help but I believe it may be on the right track. Perhaps google "Fedora mount memory card".

Sorry I couldn't be much help
Old 02-11-2006, 12:20 PM   #3
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Need help on installing Fedora 4 on my HPdv1000 laptop

Can you give me the steps in how you did your Linux install on your DV1000 laptop. I'm totally new to this and I need some enlightment. I've done a lot of reading already but it still confuses me. Basically I installed FC4 (dual-boot with XP Pro). My sound, wired and wireless networking, and my USB ports all dont work yet.

I need help. Thanks in advance.

Old 02-17-2006, 06:50 AM   #4
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I bought a new DV1000 laptop too, and I am totally new to this also, and I need some enlightment.I still didn't install the FC4 but I will do that in the next few days.But everybody say the same thing about the sound, wireless, and usb!

I need help. Thanks in advince.

Old 02-25-2006, 04:42 PM   #5
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I have a dv1580se, I am pretty sure it has the same mobo and case as all dv1000s. I got everything working except the card reader and pcmcia to work just by appending acpi=noirq to the kernel line in grub.conf. I am running gentoo and ubuntu so I am not positive of the exact coding in fedora but it should be pretty similar.
mount /boot
vim /boot/grub/grub.conf
# Then look for a line like the following:
kernel /vmlinuz ....
# and simply append acpi=noirq to that line
kernel /vmlinuz .... acpi=noirq
I also believe that the card reader is not currently supported under linux based on other posts that I have read. And Slick, could you please explain what you did to get pcmcia to work, I am not sure what you mean by "(had to make a change to the subordinate bus)" Thanks


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