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Introduction

Compaq Armada E500 is a little older laptop. It has Intel i440BX chipset, Ati Rage Mobility P/M graphics controller, ESS Maestro 2E soundchip, one usb port, two pcmcia slots, 24x cd-rom drive and 14.1" screen. It usually comes with 500-900 MHz Intel Celeron or Pentium III processor, 6 GB hard drive and mini-pci modem and/or ehternet controller. Mine has 600 MHz Celeron and both modem and ethernet controller. Hard disk has been upgraded to 60 GB. I also have a wlan card with RaLink RT2500 chipset.

Hardware

Code: lspci output
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
00:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1978 Maestro 2E (rev 10)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 09)
00:09.1 Serial controller: Agere Systems LT WinModem
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x (rev 64)

What works

The following items I have managed to get working so far:

The following items I have not tested, but I assume they are at least partially working:

The following items I have not been able to get working:

What doesn't work

TV-out is configurable through the BIOS menu. In the BIOS menu it is possible to choose between the NTSC and the PAL signal

Kernel

Everything works with basic kernel modules. Sound chip works with module es1968 and ethernet with eepro100.

X

Here's a part of my X.org config (the part where display properties are set):

Code: xorg.conf
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "LCD display"
    HorizSync   31.5 - 48.5
    VertRefresh 50-70
EndSection
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