[clug-talk] New Laptop, couple of issues.
gustin at echostar.ca
Tue May 9 17:19:02 PDT 2006
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> I picked up an Acer TravelMate 4202 the other day with a duo core T2300 chip
> in there. I've installed Kubuntu Dapper (with the 7th test disk - rc7?), and
> after some initial problems seem to be running more or less fine. Except for
> two points.
> First, I only have a resolution of 1024x768. Nothing more, nothing less is
> available to me. Apparently this is a known issue to be resolved in the
> official release of Dapper, but stems from a fault in the system BIOS (not
> listing resolutions other than this). There is a reference to a fix for this
> via a 915resolution patch. Anyone have any experience with this? Or other
> Second, the wireless card is not detected in any way, even though it is
> powered up. It's an Intel a/b/g job. Any tips on getting this going? I did
> find reference to a driver for ipw3945 and have downloaded the tarball, but
> thought I'd check to see if anyone has experience with this before trying to
> install it. (not sure if I fully understand the instructions yet either).
> Any tips?
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> (Gustin, the pure Debian install was taking tooooo long, and the Dapper
> install detected the broadcom card - once I had a cable plugged into it...)
I don't use Debian as a workstation anymore :)
Debian does not use DMA on disks by default, which, although stable, is
I have not personally used the 915 patch, but I would give it a go.
If the tarball is a native driver I would use it over ndiswrapper.
Is there an updated bios for the laptop?
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