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Hardware

 Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU
 flags  : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc up arch_perfmon pebs bts pni monitor ds_cpl tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm

Would someone explain each/most of these flags?

Hardware Status Overview

DeviceWorks?Note
Graphics Yes3D with i915 driver
Compiz YesMore info to be posted
Ethernet YesNo issues
Wireless YesMinor issue - need specific patch for driver
Sound Yes
USB YesNo issues
Framebuffer Graphics YesUsing uvesafb and kernel config posted below
Hotkeys mostly
Touchpad YesNo issues
ACPI mostly
Suspend To Ram Yes
Suspend To Disk Not yetProbably a kernel issue - help???

Graphics

See this guide.

Make sure to compile intel-agp, apg, drm, and i915 into or as modules with the kernel.

Compiz-fusion on the x3100

See above how-to.

Use the following commands after installing compiz:

(more to be added shortly)

Audio

Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

File: /etc/make.conf

ALSA_CARDS="hda-intel"

Kernel modules

Relevant module would be snd-hda-intel with Realtek HD-audio codec support, actual codec is Realtek ALC268.

Warning: Do not compile alsa sound support into kernel - it won't work that way since you can't pass any module parameters. Holds true for 2.6.25 and earlier gentoo-sources.

Compile ALSA as module and append following lines to your /etc/modprobe.d/alsa:

File: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa
 alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
 alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
 options snd-hda-intel enable=1 index=0 model=acer
 

Then run update-modules to generate modprobe configuration.

Ethernet

See this guide.

Wifi

Atheros AR5007EG PCIE

See the Atheros 5xxx article.

File: /etc/conf.d/net
 essid_ath0="any"   
 config_ath0=( "dhcp" )
 dhcpcd_ath0="-t 30" # Timeout after 30 seconds

Broadcom

good luck with a native driver if one exist ndiscrapper someone have this acer/broadcom combo? feel free to edit this


Modem

ideas? what kinda device is this? my ventures with linuxant slmodem scanmodem all were fruitless and in linuxant's case killed my whole system



Framebuffer Graphics

emerge uvesafb and use kernel config framebuffer choices listed in config below (I will try to be more specific soon).

A Boot Splash for the Acer4315 is here (Will place link when uploaded)

hotkeys

kmods

Warning: need LED and brightness in kernel
acer_acpi
acerhk 

I'm working on getting the hotkeys to work sofar Fn+arrows dont change the brightness I have to manually

Code: backlight brightness
echo "0-9" >> /proc/acpi/acer/brightness

if wifi stops

Code: enable/disable wifi
echo "1" >> /proc/acpi/acer/wireless


Without installing acer_acpi or acerhk - The LEDs do not work on the E or wireless button but the wireless button does shut on and off the antenna. Using xev, I am unable to elicit a keycode for the dollar, euro, Fn, E, and wireless buttons. All others work. We need to figure this out - at least the Fn key. Without those 2 packages already mentioned, ironically my Fn+L or R arrows control backlight brightness, Numloack, and likely otehr things - I just haven't tried the others. --MR

touchpad

File: /etc/make.conf

INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse synaptics"

This is the pertinent section for the synaptics touchpad in xorg.conf:

File: /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "InputDevice"

       Identifier  "Mouse0"
       Driver      "synaptics"
       Option          "CorePointer"
       Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
       Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
       Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
       Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
       Option          "SHMConfig"     "on"

Misc

Usefull USE Flags

cpu speciffic

acpi mmx sse ssse3 sse2 

misc

wifi dvd cdr

References

Full 'lspci -v' Output

Can be found here.

Kernel config

A 2.6.23-gentoo-r8 .config can be found here.

Boot Messages

The full dmesg output using the given kernel .config can be seen here.

Xorg Config

This is my working xorg.conf file.

Xorg.0.log

The complete X output can be found here.

glxinfo

The complete glxinfo can be found here.

Todo and Progress Info

  1. hotkeys
  2. more details on devices and corresponding kernel settings
  3. Update xorg.conf, kernel config, etc.
  4. Improve bootup (debug errors listed and speed up) - this is a SLOW PROCESS and I think I will need a lot of help with this
  5. make this page more pretty (wiki page) i think i came back to gentoo just cause this wiki page ;) (jimmiridge)
  6. maybe compress things like one heading for make.conf except several calls to it? i dunno hows the format look to you?

jimiridge - how would we do that last point?

NOTE: Compiz is now WORKING!!! - I had to compile intel-agp, agp, drm, and i915 into my kernel - I will post further directions above shortly --MR

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