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Re: Debian on Compaq Evo N800w

Ryan M. Golbeck wrote:

Marc Nozell <marc@nozell.com> writes:

On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 06:44:39PM -0500, Brant Langer Gurganus wrote:
Anybody got Debian running on a Compaq Evo N800w or any in its model line?
Is a Compaq/HP Evo N610c close enough?  I'm running Debian/Sarge the
vast majority of the time.

I have a compaq Evo N610c as well, maybe you can help me out.
What kernel are you using?  I'm using the 2.6.0-test kernels, and
having a couple of problems with sound and ACPI, but I guess that ACPI
support is not perfect yet.

Audio: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
	-- i810_audio, ac97_codec modules

I have the same sound setup, but for some reason it plays really
really quietly from the speakers.  Did you have this problem at all?

Power management: ACPI/APM
	-- I'm forcing APM on the kernel line and works fine.  Rumor
	   has it an Alan Cox kernel has picked up the right ACPI info
	   for it.  I'm also using the hack 'mouse_uf' to prevent
	   random keyboard/mouse lockups after it goes into an idle

Using the ACPI from teh debian stock 2.6.0-testx kernels, it looks
like everything is detected fine, and it *looks* like battery usage is
reported fine.  But it is always reporting the internal temperature at
45C, and so it is never turning on any of the fans; which is kind of a
problem.  Turning off ACPI solves the fan problem, but I don't get any
battery reporting or anything else.  APM works fine in that regard?

Modem: Lucent Microelectronics LT WinModem (rev 02)
	-- Beats me. I don't ever need to dialup.

I haven't tried to get this working yet, but I'm pretty sure it's
supported.  I ran the scan's that come with the lucent winmodem
package and it detected the modem fine and said it would work (I have
also read reports about it working).  I'll post back once I do.


Since Debian seems out of date for the packages I need (XFree86 4.3.0, etc.), I am going to try to use a small Debian partition to bootstrap a Linux from Scratch partition.

Brant Langer Gurganus
Computer Guru

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