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  • dell_steinberg
    I d like to buy a Precision M70 ... but I need info about possible problems with Linux Audio Video acpi touchpad ... I found only this link at this moment:
    Message 1 of 6 , May 19, 2005
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      I'd like to buy a Precision M70

      ... but I need info about possible problems with Linux

      Audio
      Video
      acpi
      touchpad

      ...

      I found only this link at this moment:

      http://www.notebookreview.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14929


      thanks for your help and sorry for my terrible english :)
    • Markus Härnvi
      Hi! We have had some ACPI issues with the M70. No suspend/resume - the keyboard wont function after resume. Hibernation is not working either. Audio, video is
      Message 2 of 6 , May 19, 2005
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        Hi!

        We have had some ACPI issues with the M70.

        No suspend/resume - the keyboard wont function after resume.

        Hibernation is not working either.

        Audio, video is working fine with the nvidia driver. Touchpad is also
        working.

        Anyone else?

        /Markus


        dell_steinberg wrote:
        > I'd like to buy a Precision M70
        >
        > ... but I need info about possible problems with Linux
        >
        > Audio
        > Video
        > acpi
        > touchpad
        >
        > ...
        >
        > I found only this link at this moment:
        >
        > http://www.notebookreview.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14929
        >
        >
        > thanks for your help and sorry for my terrible english :)
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      • dell_steinberg
        No suspend/resume and no Hibernation are common also to the other Dell notebook? latitude D810 and Inpiron 9300 ? which are the causes of these problems?
        Message 3 of 6 , May 19, 2005
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          "No suspend/resume" and "no Hibernation" are common also to the other
          Dell notebook?

          latitude D810 and Inpiron 9300 ?


          which are the causes of these problems? kernel, driver, bios or other?
          Do you think that in future these problems will be fixed whith new
          releases of driver or kernel...?

          - any problems with ata disk? Are necessary particular configurations?


          - This wi-fi device is supported on linux?

          Intel® ProWireless 2915 802.11a/b/g Mini PCI Wireless LAN Card (Centrino)

          - and this ?

          Dell Wireless 350 BlueTooth™ Internal Card?


          thanks! :)


          --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, Markus Härnvi <lists@h...>
          wrote:
          >
          > Hi!
          >
          > We have had some ACPI issues with the M70.
          >
          > No suspend/resume - the keyboard wont function after resume.
          >
          > Hibernation is not working either.
          >
          > Audio, video is working fine with the nvidia driver. Touchpad is also
          > working.
          >
          > Anyone else?
          >
          > /Markus
          >
          >
          > dell_steinberg wrote:
          > > I'd like to buy a Precision M70
          > >
          > > ... but I need info about possible problems with Linux
          > >
          > > Audio
          > > Video
          > > acpi
          > > touchpad
          > >
          > > ...
          > >
          > > I found only this link at this moment:
          > >
          > > http://www.notebookreview.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14929
          > >
          > >
          > > thanks for your help and sorry for my terrible english :)
        • Markus Härnvi
          Hi! Me and a collegue both have M70. He is running Fedora Core 3 on his, but I m still running Win XP. I d like to get rid of Windows, but M70 doesn t seem to
          Message 4 of 6 , Jun 3, 2005
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            Hi!

            Me and a collegue both have M70. He is running Fedora Core 3 on his, but
            I'm still running Win XP. I'd like to get rid of Windows, but M70
            doesn't seem to be the most Linux friendly laptop.

            The screen is working great with the latest nVidia. He got dual screen
            working to after some tweaking. Wifi is also no problem.

            It boils down two one big thing and a few small ones:

            * Smartcard reader. We are working with smartcards sometime and the
            Texas Instruments card reader doesnät seem to be supported on Linux.
            (small issue, we have USB readers we can use).

            * Modem. Not suported at all? Small thing.

            * Suspend to RAM/Disk. This is a big one.. I really want to be able to
            suspend both to RAM and disk.

            Here is a bug report on ACPI:
            http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4652

            In this thread:
            http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=51083
            someone is saying that SuSE works great:

            "Under SUSE 9.3, even suspend to disk works... which is pretty amazing."

            Can anyone confirm this?

            SuSE 9.3 is not free (as in beer) is it?

            /Markus
          • Stephen Lau
            ... Do you mean the integrated SD card reader? Is it the TI PCI7420? I have the same in my 700m, and it is not currently supported by Linux. I ve started
            Message 5 of 6 , Jun 3, 2005
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              Markus Härnvi wrote:

              >* Smartcard reader. We are working with smartcards sometime and the
              >Texas Instruments card reader doesnät seem to be supported on Linux.
              >(small issue, we have USB readers we can use).
              >
              >

              Do you mean the integrated SD card reader? Is it the TI PCI7420? I
              have the same in my 700m, and it is not currently supported by Linux.

              I've started writing a driver, but the progress is very very slow since
              I've never written a Linux driver before. I have the technical
              specs/documentation for the PCI7420 chip though, so that's a good start...

              >* Modem. Not suported at all? Small thing.
              >
              >* Suspend to RAM/Disk. This is a big one.. I really want to be able to
              >suspend both to RAM and disk.
              >
              >

              You can always use software suspend (swsusp). If you are running FC3,
              you can download software-suspend enabled RPMs of the kernel at:
              http://mhensler.de/swsusp/download_en.php

              They work great for me... I've been using them for a few months now. My
              current uptime is over 3 weeks. :-)

              cheers,
              steve
            • Markus Härnvi
              ... I wish you good luck! I m totally lost in C, otherwise I would gladly help. ... I read this in a thread: swsusp works, but the nvidia driver doesn t
              Message 6 of 6 , Jun 3, 2005
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                > Do you mean the integrated SD card reader? Is it the TI PCI7420? I
                > have the same in my 700m, and it is not currently supported by Linux.
                >
                > I've started writing a driver, but the progress is very very slow since
                > I've never written a Linux driver before. I have the technical
                > specs/documentation for the PCI7420 chip though, so that's a good start...

                I wish you good luck! I'm totally lost in C, otherwise I would
                gladly help.

                > >* Suspend to RAM/Disk. This is a big one.. I really want to be able to
                > >suspend both to RAM and disk.
                > >
                > >
                >
                > You can always use software suspend (swsusp). If you are running FC3,
                > you can download software-suspend enabled RPMs of the kernel at:
                > http://mhensler.de/swsusp/download_en.php
                >
                > They work great for me... I've been using them for a few months now. My
                > current uptime is over 3 weeks. :-)


                I read this in a thread: "swsusp works, but the nvidia driver doesn't
                support swsusp". He could use swsusp if he first closed X and unloaded
                the nvidia kernel module.

                http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=31858&goto=nextoldest

                /Markus
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