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DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owner would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

Models covered
Precision M70

- Video card: nVidia Quadro FX Go1400
- Screen size: 17" WUXGA (1920x1200)
- Wireless card: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG
- Disk: 80G; Ram size: 2G; DVD-RW
- Bluetooth

Overall Status

Core Components

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Boot Standard Kernel:

{OK}

LAN network card:

{OK}

Detect CD/DVD:

{OK}

Detect hard drives:

{OK}

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

{i}

Hibernation

{i}

Sleep / Suspend

{i}

Xorg

{OK}

- OpenGL

X-(

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

{OK}

Switch to External Screen

[?]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

{OK}

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{i}

Modem

[?]

Smartcard Reader

[?]

Wireless/Wifi

X-(

Bluetooth

{OK}

Keyboard's Hotkeys

{i}

Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a proprietary driver

Important Note

The only thing to be aware of is that WIFI is unavailable until you load the firmware, so installation is done via the LAN.

Configuration

Display

lspci:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation NV41 [Quadro FX Go1400] [10de:00cc] (rev a2)

The only thing I needed to do was to load the nVidia drivers to get the 3D stuff working, other than that it worked out the box.

Audio

lspci:

00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:266e] (rev 03)

Works out the box

Keyboard

The multimedia keys require the .Xmodmap file, see .Xmodmap

Mouse

The trackpad is an ALPS so xorg.conf needs to be changed:

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Driver         "synaptics"
    Option         "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"

    #Change the protocol here :
    Option         "Protocol" "alps"
    Option         "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
    Option         "SHMConfig" "on"
EndSection

Power Management

Works out the box

WiFi

lspci:

03:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection [8086:4220] (rev 05)

Read the page ipw2200

Modem


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller [8086:2590] (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port [8086:2591] (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2660] (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 [8086:2658] (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 [8086:2659] (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 [8086:265a] (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 [8086:265b] (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:265c] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:266e] (rev 03)
00:1e.3 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:266d] (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:2641] (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller [8086:2653] (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation NV41 [Quadro FX Go1400] [10de:00cc] (rev a2)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1677] (rev 01)
03:01.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI6515 Cardbus Controller [104c:8036]
03:01.5 Communication controller [0780]: Texas Instruments PCI6515 SmartCard Controller [104c:8038]
03:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection [8086:4220] (rev 05)

lsusb

lsusb -v | grep -E '\<(Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)' 2>/dev/null

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                2 EHCI Host Controller
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed hub
  iProduct                2 UHCI Host Controller
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed hub
  iProduct                2 UHCI Host Controller
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 413c:8103 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 350 Bluetooth
  bDeviceClass          224 Wireless
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Bluetooth
  iProduct                0
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed hub
  iProduct                2 UHCI Host Controller
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed hub
  iProduct                2 UHCI Host Controller

USB Host controllers entries (without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI) are removed too.

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.


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