Re: usb +pcmcia laptop toshiba
> I bought a Toshiba Satellite A40 a couple of weeks ago and it installs
> perfectly with current Debian Installer versions. Kernel 2.6.5 seems to me
> support the hardware better then 2.4.26, so I decided on installing with
> All hardware is recognized correctly; powermanagement works great (screen
> intensity & blanking, battery management and kernel throttling; no suspend
> yet); and PCMCI and USB seem to be installed correctly (USB 'tested' with
> joystick; otherwise not tested yet as I don't have any devices).
I installed sarge with sarge-i386-netinst.iso.
I did choose "expert26"
Everything was ok with the basic install. (kernel 2.6.3)
pppoeconf, and ADSL is ok
dselect to update - sarge updated
but whan I quit dselect the system freezed (no keyboard ??)
I had to power off and reboot the laptop to refain control
Then dselect again to install X
X not ok => no device pci 0:2:0
dpkg-reconfigure xserver (update with pci 0:2:0) and X is ok
Now, instead of installing fvwm,... I chosen to install KDE (dummy package)
And KDE was ok, usb was ok, the sound was ok.
But I had now 3gb on my disk !!
Because I was now convinced the sound should work I decided to install
a new sarge but without kde and without netinst.
So I used the iso images made with jigdo (cd1,cd2,cd3)
As ususal /dev/cdrom is not ok (used hdc)
install X - ok (but only after a dpkg-reconfigure)
install fvwm,xfig,mozzila ok
then install alsa-base,alsa-utils,alsa-mixer,alsaplayer,...cdcd
And the sound is OK too !!
Thanks again for you answer.