Package: installation-reports Debian-installer-version: Daily netinst-cd, 18.10.04 uname -a: Linux sundown 2.6.8-1-386 #1 Thu Oct 7 02:21:16 EDT 2004 i686 GNU/Linux Date: 19.10.2004 Method: Boot from CD, bootloader command "linux26" Networked using 100Mbit ethernet with a hardware router acting as DSL modem, gateway, DHCP server etc.; no proxies or other unusual setup involved Machine: Fujitsu Siemens Amilo M1425 M725 (i.e. a laptop) Processor: Intel Pentium M 1.6 GHz Memory: 512MB Root Device: IDE /dev/hda Root Size/partition table: Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 155061 cylinders Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 * 1 46729 23551258+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda2 46729 47956 618502+ 82 Linux swap /dev/hda3 47956 68277 10241437+ 83 Linux / /dev/hda4 68277 155056 43736931+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/hda5 68277 88597 10241406 83 Linux /dev/hda6 88597 98765 5124703+ b W95 FAT32 /mnt/banga /dev/hda7 98765 119085 10241406 83 Linux /mnt/sabar /dev/hda8 119086 155056 18129321 83 Linux /mnt/mornfindel Output of lspci and lspci -n: 0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 21) 0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 21) 0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03) 0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03) 0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03) 0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB 2.0 EHCI Controller (rev 03) 0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 83) 0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller (rev 03) 0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DBM (ICH4) Ultra ATA Storage Controller (rev 03) 0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03) 0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03) 0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03) 0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10] 0000:02:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) 0000:02:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10) 0000:02:0b.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711M1 SmartCardBus MultiMediaBay Controller (rev 20) 0000:02:0b.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711M1 SmartCardBus MultiMediaBay Controller (rev 20) 0000:02:0b.2 System peripheral: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711Mx MultiMediaBay Accelerator 0000:02:0d.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05) 0000:00:00.0 0600: 8086:3340 (rev 21) 0000:00:01.0 0604: 8086:3341 (rev 21) 0000:00:1d.0 0c03: 8086:24c2 (rev 03) 0000:00:1d.1 0c03: 8086:24c4 (rev 03) 0000:00:1d.2 0c03: 8086:24c7 (rev 03) 0000:00:1d.7 0c03: 8086:24cd (rev 03) 0000:00:1e.0 0604: 8086:2448 (rev 83) 0000:00:1f.0 0601: 8086:24cc (rev 03) 0000:00:1f.1 0101: 8086:24ca (rev 03) 0000:00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:24c3 (rev 03) 0000:00:1f.5 0401: 8086:24c5 (rev 03) 0000:00:1f.6 0703: 8086:24c6 (rev 03) 0000:01:00.0 0300: 1002:4e50 0000:02:09.0 0c00: 104c:8023 0000:02:0a.0 0200: 10ec:8139 (rev 10) 0000:02:0b.0 0607: 1217:7114 (rev 20) 0000:02:0b.1 0607: 1217:7114 (rev 20) 0000:02:0b.2 0880: 1217:7110 0000:02:0d.0 0280: 8086:4220 (rev 05) Base System Installation Checklist: [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it Initial boot worked: [O] Configure network HW: [O*] Config network: [O*] Detect CD: [O] Load installer modules: [O] Detect hard drives: [O] Partition hard drives: [O] Create file systems: [O] Mount partitions: [O] Install base system: [O] Install boot loader: [O] Reboot: [O] Comments/Problems: First of all, I am pleasantly surprised about the overall smoothness of the installation. This might even be my first Linux installation where sound worked out of the box (keep in mind that, thanks mostly to Debian, I don't install Linux that often ;)) The biggest problems are - not surprisingly - lack of WLAN and power management support. To be honest I haven't tried power management yet because there is no visible support for it in the UI. I'm using the default GDM/Gnome setup that results from the "Desktop Environment" task selection, by the way. Apart from the lack of WLAN however, network configuration worked fully automatically and perfectly. Now moving on... I'm not sure if the rest are strictly speaking debian-installer issues, but they are certainly part of the "installation experience", so here goes: 1. Configuring the X display - The configuration step suggested using the "vesa" driver instead of "ati", even though it should be easy to deduce the correct driver from the PCI ID - The display's native resolution was not detected. I used auto-detection whenever possible. The configuration tool set up 800x600 without asking for confirmation, so I had to go back and manually fix it later (to 1280x800, in case you're interested) 2. Keyboard layout woes (X again) FYI: I selected language English, country Germany and keyboard layout German I suspect many Germans use a setup like this because a consistently English system is often better than an inconsistent half-German half-English one. This choice might have an effect on the problems described below, I just don't know. - Textmode console had the correct keyboard layout from the start - I had to change the keyboard model from "pc104" to "pc105" in XF86Config-4 - After this change, the keyboard layout was correct in gdm but wrong in the Gnome session itself. Curiously enough, simply starting the Gnome Keyboard configuration and hitting "Reset to Defaults" in the "Layouts" tab fixed the problem. For reference, here's the relevant section from my XF86Config-4: Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "keyboard" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xfree86" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "de" EndSection 3. Mouse (i.e. touchpad) problems This laptop has a Synaptics touchpad. The relevant section from /proc/bus/input/devices is: I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=0000 N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" P: Phys=isa0060/serio2/input0 H: Handlers=event1 ts0 mouse0 B: EV=b B: KEY=6420 0 70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 B: ABS=11000003 The mouse did work out of the box, but the integrated "touch scrolling" area and the "tap to click" features did not work. What I did to get it running after a little research: - Install xfree86-drivers-synaptics and tpconfig packages; I'm not sure whether installing tpconfig was actually necessary, I certainly didn't use the tpconfig tool - Add Load "synaptics" to the Modules section of XF86Config-4 - Change the mouse section to the following: Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "synaptics" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Protocol" "auto-dev" EndSection The touchpad works perfectly now. Of course there's more hardware-related stuff to try (e.g. the built-in burner), but apart from the issues mentioned above everything has been set up just right for a usable environment.
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