Progress is good. I have wireless working (using the ath3k driver). GNOME’s network manager (nm-applet) works fine in fluxbox.
Suspend/resume works too, but it’s not automatic on lid-closing. Need to fiddle with the ACPI event handlers I think. EDIT: works fine with gnome-power-manager.
The normal ACPI brightness controls for the backlight do not work. You have to use nvclock instead (e.g.
nvclock -S -10 to dim 10%).
This is my working xorg.conf file for the Nvidia G105M in the laptop. It’s fairly straightforward apart from the two “Disable” lines at the bottom – you need these or xorg will try to load those modules by default (conflict with the Nvidia stuff). Note that this assumes you’re using HAL to configure the input devices…
Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 EndSection Section "Files" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local/" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce G105M" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" EndSection Section "Module" Load "glx" Disable "dri" Disable "dri2" EndSection
I’ll post an updated one when/if I get VGA/HDMI output working.
Could you give me the name of the wired driver for debian?
August 3, 2009 @ 3:52 pm
The wired driver I’m using is `sky2′ (it’s a Marvell chipset). The wireless driver I’m using is `ath5k’. This is in Arch Linux using kernel 2.6.30.
Let me know if you manage to get Debian working!
August 3, 2009 @ 7:41 pm
Oki I saw it on my mandriva.
I tried it on the testing netinstall x86-64. I selected sky2 but I told me always the same thing: no ethernet device found… grrrr
Have you a genius (:D) idea?
August 3, 2009 @ 7:58 pm
I can try the sid version… does it stable enough to use it for a desktop?
August 3, 2009 @ 8:05 pm
Oki with Sidux. Ethernet is oki. X too and wifi seems to be oki. I haven’t time enough to test it more today. But maybe this week end.
August 5, 2009 @ 8:23 pm