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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
HP Firebird with VoodooDNA 802 (GM339AA#ABA)

Overall Status

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

{OK}

LAN network card:

{OK}

Detect CD/DVD:

{OK}

Detect hard drives:

{OK}

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

[?]

Hibernation

[?]

Sleep / Suspend

[?]

Xorg

X-(

- OpenGL

X-(

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

[?]

Switch to External Screen

[-]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

[-]

- Built-in (Touchpad)

[-]

Modem

[-]

Wireless/Wifi

[-]

Keyboard's Hotkeys

[-]

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 non-free driver and or firmware

Important Note

none

Configuration

Display

The included video card is a dual nForce 760i SLI (9800S chip set). This is not listed in the compatibility matrix for the nVidia drivers, but it is supported. However, you need a newer version of the driver than is available in lenny. 180.* should work. I used 185.18.14. You can either get the driver from a later Debian release or download it directly from nVidia's web site and use their installer process.

Initializing both cards required additional system memory when using an i386 bigmem kernel. The fix in the nVidia README took care of it. Add:

    vmalloc=192MB video=vesa:off vga=normal

to /boot/grub/menu.lst, run update-grub, and reboot.

Audio

According to alsamixer, the audio is Nvidia MCP7A HDMI. I got no sound when using the ALSA kernel drivers in the 2.6.26-2 lenny kernel. Installing alsa-source 1.0.20 and building its drivers worked. I have not tested the version of alsa-source that comes with lenny.

Steps:

    aptitude install alsa-source
    m-a -t auto-install alsa
    modprobe -r snd_hda_intel snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss
    modprobe snd_hda_intel

Power Management


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Host Bridge [10de:0a80] (rev b1)
00:00.1 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller [10de:0a88] (rev b1)
00:03.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 LPC Bridge [10de:0aad] (rev b2)
00:03.1 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller [10de:0aa4] (rev b1)
00:03.2 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 SMBus [10de:0aa2] (rev b1)
00:03.3 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller [10de:0a89] (rev b1)
00:03.4 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:0a98] (rev b1)
00:03.5 Co-processor [0b40]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Co-processor [10de:0aa3] (rev b1)
00:04.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller [10de:0aa5] (rev b1)
00:04.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller [10de:0aa6] (rev b1)
00:06.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller [10de:0aa7] (rev b1)
00:06.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller [10de:0aa9] (rev b1)
00:08.0 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio [10de:0ac0] (rev b1)
00:09.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Bridge [10de:0aab] (rev b1)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Ethernet [10de:0ab0] (rev b1)
00:0b.0 SATA controller [0106]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 AHCI Controller [10de:0ab8] (rev b1)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0ac4] (rev b1)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0ac5] (rev b1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0aa0] (rev b1)
00:15.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0ac6] (rev b1)
00:16.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0ac7] (rev b1)
00:17.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0ac7] (rev b1)
00:18.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0ac7] (rev b1)
01:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Agere Systems FW322/323 [11c1:5811] (rev 70)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:062f] (rev a1)
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:062f] (rev a1)
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation C79 [nForce 760i SLI] [10de:0868] (rev b1)

lsusb

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

Bus 004 Device 004: ID 0430:00a2 Sun Microsystems, Inc. 
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                1 Sun USB Keyboard
      (Bus Powered)
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0955:000a NVidia Corp. 
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 ESA FW Update
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0430:100e Sun Microsystems, Inc. 
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                0 
      (Bus Powered)
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 OHCI Host Controller
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 EHCI Host Controller
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c408 Logitech, Inc. Marble Mouse (4-button)
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 USB Trackball
      (Bus Powered)
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 OHCI Host Controller
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Stroage Device
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 USB2.0-CRW
      (Bus Powered)
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 EHCI Host Controller

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

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

Credits


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