|USB, 2 ports : [ALi] M5237 USB (rev 03)||Working. Use ohci device hub|
|FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8026||Untested, maybe works|
|Modem, Lucent technologies Soft Modem AMR on ALi AC'97 Audio Controller - SigmaTel Cod||Not linux compatible.|
|Ethernet (builtin) Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139 (rev 10)||Working. (use 8139too driver)|
|Wireless (builtin 2046 model) (Harris Semiconductor) (rev 1)||Working. Use wlan-ng with prism2_pci|
|PCMCIA Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)||Working.|
|Sound Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi]: Unknown device 5451 (rev 01)||Working, using trident driver|
|Power Management||Working, including suspend-to-RAM|
|Video ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility P/M (rev 64)||Working 1280x768, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480. XF86Config-4|
|S-video out||Untested, probably works|
|CDRW||Working with xcdroast (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Exact system information:
|kernel config||lspci -vv||dmesg||modules.conf|
ALI15X3: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 78 PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device 00:0f.0. Please try using pci=biosirq. ALI15X3: chipset revision 195 ALI15X3: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs laterWith a little patch this problem goes away and DMA seems to work. Hard drive speed is doubled according to hdparm.
Note: this problem is solved as of 2.4.20-ac2 according to Michael Leuchtenburg.
[root@amelia src]# hdparm -t /dev/hda /dev/hda: Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 3.78 seconds = 16.93 MB/secNote that this bug makes it not possible to install redhat 7.x in a straightforward manner. I installed the hard drive on a physically different machine.
Georges Roux notes that using the kernel parameter:
linux ide0=ata66 ide1=ata66will bypass this problem with redhat-7.3 (kernel 2.4.18).
Roland Pabel has created some bootable SUSE-8.0 images to get around this.
In general, the laptop seems excellent. It is very difficult (and maybe impossible) to find a more adaptable, small, long battery-life laptop.