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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Fw: i7500 user

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  • Stephen Lau
    hi andrew, thanks for sending this to the list... i ll save a copy and refer to it in the FAQ. -steve ... -- stephen lau :: [slau@ucsd.edu] :: www.whacked.net
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 15, 2001
      hi andrew, thanks for sending this to the list... i'll save a copy and
      refer to it in the FAQ.

      -steve

      On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 02:53:45PM +1000, Andrew McGlashan wrote:
      > for list info
      >
      > Andrew McGlashan
      > 04 2574 1827
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Andrew McGlashan
      > To: Didimo Grimaldo
      > Sent: Thursday, 11 October 2001 1:27 PM
      > Subject: Re: i7500 user
      >
      >
      > Hello Emilio,
      >
      > Okay, hope this helps.
      > ------------------------------------
      > My Machine shows the model as R500VT (purchased December, 1999). The BIOS
      > version has been updated to A14 -- this might be important for the suspend
      > stuff to work properly. Also related BIOS settings are as follows:
      > Power Management Mode = Customized
      > Standby Time-out = disabled
      > Suspend Time-out = disabled
      > Suspend Mode = Suspend to RAM (this is probably irrelevant given the
      > disabled entries above though).
      >
      > ------------------------------------
      > My 20 GB drive is setup as follows:
      > Partition Size fdisk Id
      > System
      > /dev/hda1 512 MB a0 (that is a-zero) IBM Thinkpad
      > Hibernation
      > /dev/hda2 36 MB 83 Linux
      > /dev/hda3 6.3 GB b Win95
      > FAT32
      > /dev/hda4 12 GB f Win95
      > Ext'd (LBA)
      > /dev/hda5 2.4 GB b Win95
      > FAT32
      > /dev/hda6 1.8 GB 83 Linux
      > /dev/hda7 1 GB 82 Linux
      > Swap
      > /dev/hda8 6.5 GB 83 Linux
      >
      > Partition Usage:
      > /dev/hda1 'formatted' for use as SUSPEND to DISK partition
      > (this was done using the Windows phdisk.exe tool
      > from Dell)
      >
      > /dev/hda2 ext2 /boot
      > /dev/hda3 Win95 FAT32 C:\ drive
      > /dev/hda5 Win95 FAT32 D:\ drive
      > /dev/hda6 reiserfs /
      > /dev/hda7 Linux Swap
      > /dev/hda8 reiserfs /usr
      >
      > ------------------------------------
      > What I am running now for Linux:
      > SuSE 7.2 Professional Edition
      > with
      > Kernel 2.4.7
      > APM version: APM BIOS 1.2 (kernel driver 1.14)
      > KDE 2.1.2
      > xf86-4.0.3-35 (I think...)
      > ------------------------------------
      > The ONLY PCMCIA cards that I have used under Linux are:
      > 3Com 575 NIC
      > Psion Modem (Global GSM and ISDN ready)
      > ------------------------------------
      > I don't know how to record sound using the microphone, I couldn't find an
      > app for that -- can you tell me what you were using and I will give it a
      > try, I'm sure the app is there somewhere....
      > ------------------------------------
      > For PCMCIA network cards, you could try:
      > cardctl eject
      > cardctl insert
      > For me, when I don't have my network cable setup during boot of Linux, I
      > don't have an IP address (via DHCP) -- If I plug the cable in later and then
      > by pretending to eject and insert the card via the software control, the
      > DHCP is resolved.
      >
      > I haven't tried USB yet either as I have no USB devices.
      > ------------------------------------
      > Suspend to RAM and Suspend to Disk (s2r and s2d) notes:
      > I have no special scripts installed unless the SuSE installer did it
      > automatically during the install;
      > I have never had to worry about removing PCMCIA cards during a Linux install
      > whatsoever, the cards are usually always inserted (sometimes in Windows, I
      > remove the modem card and put in a Nokia GSM phone card that I use);
      >
      > ------------------------------------
      > HowTo use s2r and s2d:
      > - note that s2r should not cause the machine to turn off completely, it is
      > necessary to maintain some power to the machine through AC or battery means,
      > that is the RAM must be continuously fed power to keep the state alive,
      > everything else shuts down. On the other hand, s2d which takes quite a bit
      > longer saves the state to the disk partition and then politely turns off
      > completely.
      >
      > Both Win98SE and Linux
      > - close lid, (does a s2r) -- when I open the lid, all comes back
      > automatically and quickly.
      >
      > Win98SE only
      > - press Fn-Esc (suspend) -- this is setup to s2d -- works fine, press power
      > button to 'reboot' back to previous state;
      >
      > Linux only
      > - press Fn-Esc -- this does s2r --resumes okay on key press;
      > - press Fn-s -- this does s2r --resumes okay on key press;
      > - press Fn-a -- this does s2d -- resumes okay on power on button press;
      > - using apm tool:
      > apm -s -- this does s2r, requires power button to resume;
      > apm -S -- this also does s2r, but any key will resume;
      > Note that the apm tool wasn't found as an ordinary user and that it was run
      > as root under X in KDE. All other s2r and s2d methods work as any user.
      > ------------------------------------
      >
      > S99local
      > - have you tried putting this in both the following places:
      > /etc/init.d/rc3.d and /etc/init.d/rc5.d
      > I always thought that to get to init level 5, you go through level 3, but it
      > turns out with my current Linux, that is not how it works; it seems to go
      > directly to the level 5 directory bypassing level 3 entries completely.
      >
      > ------------------------------------
      > Regards
      >
      > Andrew McGlashan
      > 04 2574 1827
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Didimo Grimaldo
      > To: aem@...
      > Sent: Wednesday, 10 October 2001 7:31 AM
      > Subject: Re: i7500 user
      >
      >
      > Hi Andrew,
      > Thanks for responding to my post, I was already VERY frustrated about having
      > so many problems and getting all/most of my 7500 postings go totally
      > ignored. The 7500 list was really great, I really miss it.
      > I have a 7500 (Sept '99) with 128MB, recently upgraded my 6.4G drive to
      > 20GB, use an external (PCMCIA scsi emulation) CDRW, use the PCMCIA card with
      > EZ-Gig to mount my old drive. My current problems are:
      > - When trying to record using the microphone it complains that another
      > application is using it, but there is really no other app there. So far I
      > can live with that.
      > - My ethernet card no longer comes alive, it is REALLY hard to get it up in
      > RH7.1 so it takes a lot of trials to connect to ADSL, whereas in Windows it
      > works/connects right away
      > - The S99local somehow doesn't execute, that's where I tried to set the
      > kbdrate to something fast otherwise it is terribly slow.
      > - Main problems yet is getting S2R & S2D working. I have the formatted S2D
      > partition, but I would really prefer S2R. I noticed that if I close the lid
      > (S2R) it doesn't quite turn off, but it never comes back to life again (hard
      > reset needed). However it does the S2R ONLY if I first switch to a text
      > console AND use "apm --suspend", then it comes back when I press the ON
      > button, however pressing the lid switch kills the whole thing.
      > - My Graphire USB tablet stopped working with XFree-4.0.3 even when
      > configured. Only works in windows now.
      > Anyway, I would really appreciate if you tell me what steps you followed to
      > get S2R working, any special scripts (suspend/resume scripts?) or settings?
      > anything special so that suspending from X11 works?
      > Thanks, Emilio
      >
      >
      > >From: "Andrew McGlashan"
      > >To:
      > >CC: "ldl"
      > >Subject: i7500 user
      > >Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 01:06:22 +1000
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      > >
      > >Hello,
      > >
      > >Yes my laptop is an Inspiron 7500.
      > >
      > >Purchased machine in Australia with 256 MB RAM -- since upgraded to 512 MB
      > from crucial. Upgraded 12 GB HDD with a 20 GB one and got extra bays to be
      > able to use the 12 GB drive as well as another 5 GB drive I have got. Using
      > the ATI Graphics card and 3COM 10/100 ce575 NIC. My modem is a Psion model
      > which is GSM and ISDN ready.
      > >
      > >I had some problems with RH 7.0, but only in that it would not turn off
      > after an init 0. RH 7.1 worked fine with that. Now with the upgraded HDD, I
      > installed SuSE 7.2 professional (with everything off the single DVD media),
      > set up the S2D and can do this Okay as well as S2R. Sound, networking and
      > modem have never caused any problems. Also setup Oracle9i without problems
      > and have the 2.4.7 SuSE Kernel.
      > >
      > >I am often astounded about how many responses come from the list from i8K
      > and i8100 owners.
      > >
      > >Overall, I am mostly happy with my, now older, machine. And looking at the
      > mail list postings, I think I will avoid another laptop purchase until at
      > least another generation of machines, hopefully those again would have fewer
      > or no problems to be concerned about. Sounds like I have been very lucky
      > with my first laptop purchase and haven't been stung by the many problems
      > others seem to be having, touch wood.
      > >
      > >Regards
      > >AndrewM
      > >
      > >Andrew McGlashan
      > >04 2574 1827
      >
      >
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