Edgy on a Dell Latitude D820
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
should read: "I'm willing to bet that you DO NOT have a
restricted-modules package installed"
> 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.
> 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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