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Old 02-22-2006, 05:23 AM   #1
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Works on Kubuntu but not Suse is there a way to port over..?


Hello...

I've got a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo A1645 laptop and have recently just instaleld kubuntu on it, which all seems to work fine... (wireless will work with ndiswrapper, but thats not the issue just now).

I've also tried Suse 9.3 and Suse 10 but when these distro's are installed, my ethernet and soundcard dont work.

Ethernet is a SiS900 Fast Ethernet and soundcard is SiS SI7012.

My question is can I find out what makes it work in kubuntu and then use this to make it work for Suse..??

Thanks in advance...
 
Old 02-22-2006, 05:57 AM   #2
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how are you defining not working? not detected or not configured.

try 'alsaconf' as root for your sounds card (from command line).

what's the output of 'ifconfig -a'
 
Old 02-23-2006, 03:56 AM   #3
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By not working I mean.. When i have had a suse build; ethernet, the card is detected and identified correctly when I configure with IP address details, etc they are accepted.. However, no network connectivity exists, cant ping anything. I've tried with DHCP and hard assigning an IP address, but to no avail.

My soundcard, well again it gets detected and tries to play sound however it's all jumpy. For example the suse start up sound takes 5 mins to play.

ifconfig -a on a suse build, identifies the interface i.e eth0 and the deails I've supplied it.. but only if I dont use dhcp. With dhcp no details are displayed.

I dont have suse installed yet so cant do the output..
 
Old 02-23-2006, 06:13 PM   #4
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ok to confuse matters even more.. I am now currently using a SuSe9.3 LIVE DVD and ethernet is working fine..., wireless will work with ndiswrapper, however my sound card still does not work...

Everything works fine with kubuntu from install.

Does anyone know of anyway I can find out what is being used to control these devices in kubuntu (and this live dvd) and make them work with suse..?? Slowly but surely getting to a point where Ican have windows free laptop !
 
Old 02-24-2006, 02:44 AM   #5
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well, on my system the ipw2200 modules are loaded by the kernel.

are they there if you do 'lsmod'??
 
Old 02-24-2006, 03:34 AM   #6
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My Ethernet is: a SiS900 Fast Ethernet adaptor built in.

Will the intel drivers make a difference..?? I'll be booting up laptop soon so will paste output of lspci.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 04:01 AM   #7
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no sorry, i meant teh specific modules for your nic.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 05:35 AM   #8
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here's the details for suse, I'll go boot into kubuntu and provide similar!

SUSE 9.3 LIVE

lspci

linux:~ # lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
0000:00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
0000:00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
0000:00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
0000:00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
0000:00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)
0000:00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
0000:00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
0000:00:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
0000:00:09.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711M1 SmartCardBus MultiMediaBay Controller (rev 20)
0000:00:09.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711M1 SmartCardBus MultiMediaBay Controller (rev 20)
0000:00:09.2 System peripheral: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711Mx MultiMediaBay Accelerator
0000:00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 4318 (rev 02)
0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter

lsmod

linux:~ # lsmod
Module Size Used by
snd_pcm_oss 57632 0
snd_mixer_oss 18944 1 snd_pcm_oss
af_packet 20744 2
ipv6 236672 8
cpufreq_userspace 4316 1
powernow_k8 11652 0
speedstep_lib 4100 0
freq_table 4484 1 powernow_k8
thermal 14088 0
processor 23732 2 powernow_k8,thermal
fan 4868 0
button 7056 0
battery 10116 0
ac 5252 0
nvram 8200 0
usbserial 28008 0
parport_pc 38212 0
lp 11076 0
parport 33864 2 parport_pc,lp
snd_usb_audio 67264 0
snd_pcm 93832 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_usb_audio
snd_timer 24452 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 9988 1 snd_pcm
snd_usb_lib 15232 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_rawmidi 24864 1 snd_usb_lib
snd_seq_device 8588 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 60548 8 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_usb_lib,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 8928 1 snd
pcmcia 24072 4
edd 10080 0
evdev 8832 0
joydev 9664 0
sg 36256 0
st 37788 0
sd_mod 17936 0
video1394 17612 0
raw1394 28140 0
capability 3256 0
ohci1394 31492 1 video1394
ieee1394 97976 3 video1394,raw1394,ohci1394
ehci_hcd 31624 0
sis900 19332 0
ohci_hcd 20232 0
usbcore 108760 6 usbserial,snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
i2c_sis96x 5252 0
i2c_core 21776 1 i2c_sis96x
yenta_socket 21128 2
rsrc_nonstatic 10112 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 47024 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
dm_mod 56316 0
sis5513 13704 0 [permanent]
cloop 13792 1
sr_mod 16548 0
libata 49156 0
scsi_mod 125256 5 sg,st,sd_mod,sr_mod,libata
ide_disk 16640 0
ide_cd 37892 1
cdrom 36640 2 sr_mod,ide_cd
ide_core 120020 3 sis5513,ide_disk,ide_cd
 
Old 02-24-2006, 06:11 AM   #9
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KUBUNTU

lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
0000:00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
0000:00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0016
0000:00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
0000:00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
0000:00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)
0000:00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
0000:00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
0000:00:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
0000:00:09.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711M1 SmartCardBus MultiMediaBay Controller (rev 20)
0000:00:09.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711M1 SmartCardBus MultiMediaBay Controller (rev 20)
0000:00:09.2 System peripheral: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711Mx MultiMediaBay Accelerator
0000:00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 4318 (rev 02)
0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661FX/M661FX/M661MX/741/M741/760/M760 PCI/AGP

lsmod
Module Size Used by
nls_utf8 2176 1
nls_cp437 5888 1
vfat 12288 1
fat 46492 1 vfat
sd_mod 17424 2
usb_storage 64704 1
rfcomm 34972 0
l2cap 22404 5 rfcomm
bluetooth 43012 4 rfcomm,l2cap
powernow_k8 11528 0
cpufreq_userspace 4444 1
cpufreq_stats 5124 0
freq_table 4484 2 powernow_k8,cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_powersave 1920 0
cpufreq_ondemand 5916 0
cpufreq_conservative 6820 0
pcmcia 24584 4
video 16004 0
tc1100_wmi 6916 0
sony_acpi 5516 0
pcc_acpi 11392 0
hotkey 9508 0
dev_acpi 11396 0
i2c_acpi_ec 5760 0
button 6672 0
battery 9604 0
container 4608 0
ac 4996 0
af_packet 20232 2
ndiswrapper 114376 0
pcspkr 3652 0
rtc 11832 0
yenta_socket 22540 2
rsrc_nonstatic 12032 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 44932 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
ohci1394 30644 0
snd_intel8x0 30144 3
snd_ac97_codec 72188 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss 46368 0
snd_mixer_oss 16128 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 78344 4 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 21764 2 snd_pcm
snd 48644 10 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 9184 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 10120 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
i2c_sis96x 5252 0
i2c_core 19728 2 i2c_acpi_ec,i2c_sis96x
shpchp 80612 0
pci_hotplug 24628 1 shpchp
sis_agp 8452 1
agpgart 32328 1 sis_agp
dm_mod 50364 1
joydev 9280 0
tsdev 7616 0
evdev 9088 1
sr_mod 15652 0
sbp2 21128 0
scsi_mod 124872 4 sd_mod,usb_storage,sr_mod,sbp2
ieee1394 90936 2 ohci1394,sbp2
psmouse 26116 0
mousedev 10912 1
parport_pc 31812 0
lp 11460 0
parport 32072 2 parport_pc,lp
md 40656 0
ext3 115976 1
jbd 48536 1 ext3
thermal 13192 0
processor 23100 2 powernow_k8,thermal
fan 4740 0
sis900 19456 0
mii 5248 1 sis900
ehci_hcd 29448 0
ohci_hcd 18564 0
usbcore 104188 5 usb_storage,ndiswrapper,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
ide_cd 36996 0
cdrom 33952 2 sr_mod,ide_cd
ide_disk 16128 3
ide_generic 1664 0
sis5513 14472 1
ide_core 125268 5 usb_storage,ide_cd,ide_disk,ide_generic,sis5513
unix 24624 307
capability 5000 0
commoncap 6784 1 capability
vesafb 8088 1
vgastate 8320 0
softcursor 2432 1 vesafb
cfbimgblt 2944 1 vesafb
cfbfillrect 3840 1 vesafb
cfbcopyarea 4480 1 vesafb
fbcon 34176 72
tileblit 2560 1 fbcon
font 8448 1 fbcon
bitblit 5248 1 fbcon
 
Old 02-24-2006, 09:44 AM   #10
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comparing both outputs, im looking at the sound section of 'lsmod' controllers

in Kubuntu
snd_intel8x0 30144 3
snd_ac97_codec 72188 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss 46368 0
snd_mixer_oss 16128 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 78344 4 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 21764 2 snd_pcm
snd 48644 10 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer

That seems to be the modules/drivers running the soundcard .. however none of them are in suse...

I'm not sure if this is just because its a Live install, but think its worth a go installing it again and seeing what the outputs are..?

Guess my next question will be, that if the above snd config is what is required in Suse, how do I get this to work...???
 
Old 02-24-2006, 06:22 PM   #11
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My SW10.2 lsmod with sis900 shows sis900 and mii used by sis900 like your second lsmod. The 1st is missing the mii module.Debian Etch lsmod same ;and same sound chip is used by alsa for both linuxes. Our motherboards are similar.Kubuntu and latest Suse use alsa too. Good luck.

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Old 02-25-2006, 05:39 PM   #12
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So any idea how to make both modules work in suse..??
 
Old 02-26-2006, 11:35 AM   #13
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sis900 and mii

Check Suse for what (1)command to use like modprobe mii. (2)In SW one can look in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to see if there is an mii line listed but with # /sbin infront of the line referencing it. Then one removes the # to make the module available. Suse has it own location for the modules list just like Kubuntu and Debian(/etc/modules).
Hopefully you wont need to reconfig the kernel or you can upgrade the kernel. Good luck.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 06:31 PM   #14
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Thanks for your help so far.. will let you know how I get on, giong to do the SuSe Build later today! Here's hoping... Will update on the progress!

Saying that.. im not that fussed now wither I get Suse workign or not, playign around with kubuntu the past week has actually grown on me.. very nice distro!

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