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Old 10-12-2003, 06:25 PM   #16
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Could you post a URL to the kernel, also what order do I install everything?

Thanks
 
Old 10-12-2003, 10:28 PM   #17
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http://www.kernel.org/

Download F for full source 2.4.22

http://ftp.linux.org.uk/pub/linux/people/cpufreq/

Download the latest date for 2.4.22 Kernel

http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/lin...-laptop-mode-4

save as laptop-mode.patch

kernel: Open up a terminal
bunzip2 linux-2.4.22.tar.bz2
tar -xf linux-2.4.22.tar
su
enter password
mv linux-2.4.22 /usr/src
mkdir /usr/src/patches
cp laptop-mode.patch /usr/src/patches
cp cpufreq<your version>.tar.bz2 /usr/src/patches
cd /usr/src/patches
bunzip2 cpufreq<your version>.tar.bz2
tar -xf cpufreq<your version>.tar
cd cpufreq
./patch.in /usr/src/linux-2.4.22
(output scrolls)
cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.22
patch -p1 < /usr/src/patches/laptop-mode.patch
(output scrolls)

Now your ready to build your kernel.
Look in /boot for your working kernel config file and note the name

Terminal:
cp /boot/2.4.20-20.9.config /usr/src/linux-2.4.22/config

make sure your still in your kernel source directory

cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.22

make xconfig

choose the "Load Configuration from File" Box on the right hand side
Then, enable acpi and cpufreq... cpufreq can be found in the processor type section and acpi is under general options... Make sure to disable apm as well. You can also enable ntfs support under the file system section for accessiong your XP partition. Once you have all of your option correct choose save and exit.

make dep
make bzImage (go have a cigareete, a cup of coffee, play some video games, or whatever...

make modules (repeat above...)

make modules_install
make install

gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.22)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22 ro root=/dev/hda6 hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.22.img

make sure your grub matches the above (ro root=LABEL=/) should be changed to ro root=your root / parttion)

reboot into your new kernel.

you'll need to use the acpi events provided on dsanta's site... unpack and mv to /etc/acpi (you may have to rm -rf /etc/acpi first but be careful with the rm -rf command!)....

cd to /etc/acpi/events and delete the sample.conf file

install cpudyn ... get the rpm from here

http://dag.wieers.com/packages/

and your done... except for the nvidia drivers and your XF86Config...

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Old 10-13-2003, 02:32 AM   #18
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http://lwn.net/Articles/53452/

info on the broadcom ethernet and internal wireless
 
Old 10-13-2003, 03:26 AM   #19
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so the ethernet is not incorperated in the kernel? Also do you think I am going to have a problem finding drivers for my 802.11.b, it's not the dell card, it's a SMC card w/ the prism 2.5.

Thanks for the info on the kernel.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 11:41 AM   #20
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no... but it's easy to install the drivers one your kernel is set up...

http://www.xs4all.nl/~haanjdj/broadcom.html

the instructions are in the tar file...

https://sourceforge.net/projects/pcmcia-cs/

designed for prism cards

tar -xzf pcmcia-cs.tar.gz
cd pcmcia-cs
./Configure
(follow instructions)
make
make install
 
Old 10-13-2003, 07:17 PM   #21
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THANKS for all the info.
I'll give it a try some time this week (really busy week) and let ya know how it turns out.


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Old 10-13-2003, 07:35 PM   #22
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good luck. post if you have any problems and I'll see if I can help out...
 
Old 10-13-2003, 08:19 PM   #23
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WPC11b is only a prism chip if it is version 2 or 3. Version 4 is the latest and most popular version and it's a realtek 8180, and I don't think anyone has gotten it to work on any kernel except 2.4.2-20 on Red Hat machines. This is due to 1 closed source binary in the driver tarball
 
Old 10-13-2003, 10:37 PM   #24
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here is my card's info from seattlewirless.net:


SMC EliteConnect SMC2532W-B 200mW PCMCIA 200mW $59 (Amazon), $54(PriceGrabber) dual RP-MMCX -89dbm 11Mb/-94 1Mb appears to be OEM zcomax. Blows the Senao EL-2511CD Plus 200mW AWAY - and you get to remove the antenna if you want an external! Works with NetStumbler on WinXP. Prism 2.5 Windows 9x/ME/NT4/2000/XP/CE3/Linux/MAC/NetBSD

So will tose driver you posted work???
 
Old 10-13-2003, 10:58 PM   #25
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If it is the one with the Prism 2.5 chipset then the wlan-ng drivers should work according to what I've read so far...
 
Old 10-23-2003, 08:23 PM   #26
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I just now got around to compiling the kernel (I know it's pathic) but I have one question. You told me that I need to click the "Load Configuration from File"...what config file do I select, and where do I find it.


Thanks,
-Evil357
 
Old 10-23-2003, 09:56 PM   #27
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I'd copy your current kernel config from /boot... it'll be config-2.4.2xx Just copy it over as root

cp config-2.4.2x /usr/src/linux-2.4.22/config

cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.22

make xconfig

Choose load configuration from file

type in config (or whatever you named it when you copied it over)

make sure to turn off apm, enable acpi except for the asus and toshiba stuff, enable speedstep, and cpufreq... then, compile as normal

don't forget that after make install you have to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and change the root=LABEL/ to root=/dev/hdax (whatever your root partition is)

that's it.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 01:13 AM   #28
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Ok so I installed the NVIDIA driver and the Nic, and WiFi driver along with cp the XF86 file, but when I go to the setting>network I donít see any devices, not a single one. Also the display still says unprobed monitor and VESA (or something like that) video card, and I cant bump the res up or find the nForce under video cards. I donít get it?
 
Old 10-24-2003, 01:50 AM   #29
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I just got the Nic working (rebooted) but now I still have the Modem, WiFi, and Buttons and Displaay. I have installed driver for all of them but just the Nic took. So.......?
 
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are you sure the Nvidia drivers installed? You'd have to boot to init 3 to actually install... then you would just startx and it should load the XF86Config file... make sure that file doesn't have any file name extensions...
 
  


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