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Old 05-27-2004, 02:11 AM   #1
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Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D1840W and Fedora Core 2


Hi

Just reporting.

-installed Fedora Core 2 from DVD, there was win XP home in the hd but i wanted to get rid of it.
-Did a desktop install with some minor modifications. I didnīt choose a display during install, since there was not an option for WXGA anyway. Just went with unprobed monitor.
-during boot chose kernel without smp (smp hangs)


after boot i logged in as root. then went to display/hardware and chose radeon 9600 as adapter. fedora wrote it down and informed, that i should restart x. before restarting I edited xorg.conf with help from redhat mailing list:

"(snip)
Section "Monitor"
### Uncomment if you don't want to default to DDC:
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1280x800"
### Uncomment if you don't want to default to DDC:
### HorizSync 31.5 - 67.0
VertRefresh 59.9 - 60.1
Option "dpms"
EndSection

(snip)
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

--
Chris Kloiber"

then reboot and you have 1280x800.

-touchpad works, but you cannot click on it, nor you cannot use the scroll-option on the right side.

-after a quick look 3xusb, firewire, dvd+r/rw were working.

-wlan is a bit tricky, since you need to use ndiswrapper and kernel with 8k stacks. get bcmwl0-drivers and latest ndiswrapper. download 8k-stacks-kernel for fedora 2 from linuxant or build your own.
then follow ndiswrapper installation instructions.

edit /etc/network/ -configuration files by hand (wlan0) to get setting you need for your access point (channel, key etc.)

//edit//:
alas, i was forced to switch back to windows since i couldnīt get my belkin bluetooth cardbus adapter to work (so no wireless mouse&keyboard). with windows things are sooo much easier for a person like me. iīll try linux later when i have confirmed that my hardware works without extensive labor.
to re-install windows after fedora you have to write your hd full of zeros, otherwise windows installer wonīt work. i used http://dban.sourceforge.net/ for that (darikīs boot and nuke).

happy summer to all
-Peve (slackware & winXPHome :/)

Last edited by pevelius; 05-31-2004 at 05:30 AM.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 04:29 PM   #2
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the Fuitu Siemens D1840W

Just have been reading the information of installing linux on the $subject$.

tomorrow, my laptop wil arrive and in contrast to the original poster, I will delete windows and throw it away.
I'll report what problems I encountered to get it up and running under SuSE 9.1
 
Old 09-13-2004, 02:20 PM   #3
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Re: the Fuitu Siemens D1840W

Quote:
Originally posted by imapbox
Just have been reading the information of installing linux on the $subject$.

tomorrow, my laptop wil arrive and in contrast to the original poster, I will delete windows and throw it away.
I'll report what problems I encountered to get it up and running under SuSE 9.1
ok, so here it is.

I installed SuSE 9.1. I used the cues from the first poster to make it 1200x800. initially suse tries to make it 1024x768 which makes a screen that's
harder to read and also circles not circles..

all went smooth. tool the fujitsu-siemens XP drivers and linuant's driverloader. there is a bug in the driverloader that causes configurations to be corrupted; will be fixed. anyways, used the generic driverloader, installed it, "installed" the xp driver and there you go. wireless works.

what doesn't work is the arrows on the touchpad itself. I haven't looked into it yet, don't miss it. same for the 56k modem. for the other stuff -- USB works, firewire works. no special kernel required. just use the suggested SMP kernel.

the laptop works ok here. it get's pretty hot (known issue) but appears to be very stable and fast.

so SuSE 9.1 is OK on this laptop too.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 10:24 AM   #4
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i've got slackware 10.0 running on this laptop,

got all up and running, the mouse (using synaptics driver) wlan (ndiswrapper) and alsa-sound.
Currently using 2.6.8.1 kernel.

Only two things I cant get working, is the MMC Reader, don't know wich devices i should mount or what drivers/kernelmodules to use.
And the infrared device.. Dont know wich modules and stuff to use.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 10:15 AM   #5
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Re: Re: the Fuitu Siemens D1840W

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Originally posted by imapbox
ok, so here it is.

same for the 56k modem.

so SuSE 9.1 is OK on this laptop too.
I just checked that the modem was seen by yast and would try to config it for calling out to an ISP. didn't do that but it was being recognized.
just to let you know.

regarding IR, I recently saw it was already connected to a /dev entry but didn't do anything w/ it so can't comment yet on if it works and if yes, how.
will get back on this soon.

the card reader is something I haven't looked into yet.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 06:59 AM   #6
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Have somebody got the dvdwriter to work also?
With dvdrecord or xcdroast or something?
I dont use eighter kde or gnome, just plain gtk based X programs or consolebased.
Running fluxbox and all the config is done manually..
 
Old 10-01-2004, 04:24 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Retrox
Have somebody got the dvdwriter to work also?
With dvdrecord or xcdroast or something?
I dont use eighter kde or gnome, just plain gtk based X programs or consolebased.
Running fluxbox and all the config is done manually..
I must confess that I didn't look into it. I don't have a need. anyways, if you want to, I can try next few days and see if it works. there so far is no reason to believe it won't write.
 
Old 10-02-2004, 05:35 AM   #8
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its writing ordinary cd's, but the dvdrecord wont write dvd's, it only works like cdrecord, it just says it is insuffisient space on media.
I'll think there is only some options or new drivers I have forgotten.
When we get all up and working, we should write a complete howto for this lap.
 
Old 10-02-2004, 12:03 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Retrox
its writing ordinary cd's, but the dvdrecord wont write dvd's, it only works like cdrecord, it just says it is insuffisient space on media.
I'll think there is only some options or new drivers I have forgotten.
When we get all up and working, we should write a complete howto for this lap.
ah ok, thanks for the additions. I do have a dvd writer on my host machine, so I at least know what works. will try to
burn a DVD tonight or tomorrow....

and yes, an howto or quick tips file would be handy.
 
Old 10-02-2004, 05:38 PM   #10
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DVD writer worked with K3B and fedora core 2 typical install.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 05:52 AM   #11
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I started with a howto here, http://tinnion.org/?vis=d1840w . I will complete it sometime, havent so much time available at the moment..
Never burned any dvd's with linux before, so I dont know much about it yet, I dont have KDE installed so I cant test with k3b..
Just running X-based GTK software myself..
 
Old 10-03-2004, 05:03 PM   #12
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freezes

I have a big problem with linux and the amilo d 1840w.
Every time i plug in, or unplug the poweradapter, linux freezes completely,
and i have to reboot by holding down the powerbutton.

This happens in both fedora core 1, core 2, and suse 9.1 personal and professional.

Is there anything i can do to fix this ?
 
Old 10-04-2004, 08:03 AM   #13
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Re: freezes

Quote:
Originally posted by adultery
I have a big problem with linux and the amilo d 1840w.
Every time i plug in, or unplug the poweradapter, linux freezes completely,
and i have to reboot by holding down the powerbutton.

This happens in both fedora core 1, core 2, and suse 9.1 personal and professional.

Is there anything i can do to fix this ?
here ok w/ suse 9.1 pro
I can assure you that this doesn't happen here. check out if this also happens when you run memtest -- it can be a failing laptop.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 08:04 AM   #14
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adultery:

Hm, never experienced this problem before, maby a bios update would solve the problem.
Does it freeze in windows too? have you tested that?
What about Knoppix live distributon runned from a cd? An exellent test distrib..
 
Old 10-04-2004, 08:36 AM   #15
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It does not crash under winxp.
Also, the problem mostly occours when the computer has been booted of battery.
If it's bootet on net-power, and the plug is removed, it's usually ok.

The bios update might be an idea, i'll look into it.
 
  


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