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Old 03-15-2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10 on Samsung X10 woes.

Yes, first thing is first - I am quite clueless as to how linux operates. I'll be doing my reading, rest assured. I wouldnt trouble folks for stuff I only need read a couple of Das Kapital-sized textbooks to find out myself, but this is a mild emergency.

As the title states, I've installed mdk10.0 on my x10 laptop. I've discovered the beta intel drivers for my wireless (ipw2100 . sourceforge . net), but god help me, I'm perfectly dumbfounded as to the installation process. My assumption is even if you're not familiar with this particular installation process, somebody would be able to tell me where to type what.

My major problem though is seemingly completely undocumented. When I attempt to shut down the laptop through linux, it hangs. It logs me out, does all of its unloading/unmounting fancy stuff, all the way to saying "power down." and it just stops there. The power button on my laptop, which in Windows used to automatically start the shutdown sequence, is little use here as it freezes everything up, whether I attempt to use it from inside a session or when logged out.

Really, I can live without wireless networking, cables don't scare me that much. But having to take the battery out of my computer every time I want it switched off is.. well, like hitting yourself over the head with a baseball bat every time you want to sleep.

Please help if you can.
Old 03-15-2004, 09:54 PM   #2
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Had a similar problem on my Thinkpad R40 using MDK 9.2 kernel 2.6.0. I had to just hold down the power button and the laptop wud swtich off after I got the power down messg.
MDK 10.0 though doesnt seem to be giving any such problems the power down works just fine :-)
Old 03-16-2004, 05:26 AM   #3
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Hello, I run mandrake 10 on a dell inspiron 5100. It's not the same, I know, but do you have ACPI enabled? I think it can be enabled from control center-> startup-> bootloader. Yup, it can, at least for me, although I enabled it by manually adding "acpi=on" in my lilo.conf file.
Old 03-16-2004, 10:31 AM   #4
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I have a Samsung X15, your brother and I also have mandrake 10.0 installed, I had no problems like what you have mentioned, however I could never get the tapping on the touchpad to work in 2.6.3 kernel, and no battery meter either.

here is a very good guide on mandrake 9.2 / Samsung X15;subloc:


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