Edgy on a Dell Latitude D820

Jon me at jonwatson.ca
Mon Nov 13 21:40:40 UTC 2006


This sentence: "I'm willing to bet that you have a restricted-modules 
package installed"

should read: "I'm willing to bet that you DO NOT have a 
restricted-modules package installed"


Jon wrote:
> My first post...
> I can only answer #1.
> You will need to install an SMP kernel. To see if one has been 
> installed by default, type uname -r in a terminal window. On my 
> machine, that returns '2.6.15-27-686'. The '686' part indicates that I 
> am running a kernel that can support SMP. The 686 part may also mean 
> other things, I just know that I need a 686 kernel to get both my 
> cores working.
> For the second part, there are probably multiple ways to see if both 
> cores are being detected. The most obvious to me is to use the command 
> cat /proc/cpuinfo in a terminal window. That will print the contents 
> of your /proc/cpuinfo to the screen. If your machine is seeing both 
> processors, you will see two sections in the cpuinfo file: a 
> 'processor: 0' section and a 'processor:1 ' section.
> As for your Intel 3945 card not working, I'm willing to bet that you 
> have a restricted-modules package installed. When you install a 686 
> kernel, you should also install the restricted modules for that 
> kernel. That will get your 3945 working. For example, in my case, I 
> have the linux-2.6.15-27-686 kernel package and the 
> linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-27-686 packaged installed. If you use 
> Synaptic to install the kernel, it will automatically suggest the 
> appropriate restricted modules.
> Please remember that you will have to reboot your machine if you 
> change kernels.
> Hope that helps.
> Jon
> Guill. Moreno-Socias wrote:
>> On 11/13/06, *Guill. Moreno-Socias* <lists.gms at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:lists.gms at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>        Hello Matt (and everybody else).
>>        I have at last had time to try Edgy on the Dell Latitude D820. 
>>     I had trouble when installing with the Desktop CD:  impossible to
>>     get the manual partitioning to work.  So I used the Alternate CD
>>     and everything seems fine.
>>        I have several questions:
>>     1) SMP kernel:  To use both cores (Intel Core Duo T2400
>>     (1.83GHz)), should I install something?  How could I know they are
>>     both working?
>>     2) CPU frequency scaling:  Is there something to do?
>>     3) What about the graphics card (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M 256 Mo)? 
>>     Any drivers to install?
>>        Thanks in advance.
>>    There is something which does not work:  wifi (Intel PRO/Wireless 
>> 3945A/G).  There is no eth1 interface (eth0 is ethernet and it 
>> works).  What can I do?
>> -- 
>> Guillermo Moreno-Socías 


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