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Introduction and Current Status

Status 6-13-2006: Currently running 2.6.16-gentoo-r9. I've quit working on the HSF modem for the time being. The crappy Sony dw-d56a dvdrw drive fails approximately 80% of the time. Of course, the Sony DW-D56A is nothing more than a rebadged Lite-ON drive, so I have ordered another drive, the Lite-ON DW-Q60A, to replace it with. I also ordered two much faster 512MB sticks to replace the slow ones that came with the machine.

ALSA is broken unless I specify the "test" card layout. I really need to let those ALSA folks know so I don't have to fark with this one again.


I purchased a Sony Vaio VGN-A690 from Best Buy during January, 2006. I quickly returned home with my new brick only to be dismayed at an installation of XP Home booting. This had to change, quickly. This page is all about my adventures in shoe-horning Gentoo Linux onto this beast.


The VGN-A690 is not for anyone looking for a portable computer. A 'lap'top only in the super-sized American sense, it measures 14" by 11" and is over 2" thick. It also weighs almost 9 pounds. It does, however, make up for its bulk with many features I was not expecting on a notebook. The display runs at 1920x1200. A 100GB HDD, DL DVD+/-RW, built-in 802.11a/b/g, etc... make for a very versatile workstation. I'm not even going to get into the multimedia/TV/audio capabilties (probably because I don't have them working yet...)


Out of the box, the HDD has two partitions. Partition #1 is about 5.5GB and contains all of the Sony recovery software. Partition #2 houses the default XP Home installation and uses up the rest of the drive. Initial startups prompt the user to create the restore media in case the OS goes south. Creating the restore discs requires either 2 DVDs and 1 CD or 11CDs. I burned the two DVDs but the burner barfed in the middle of the boot CD and I ceased to care at this point.

Prep and Installing Gentoo

I used a bootable DVD of to start the computer and ran Partition Magic 8 to resize the original ~90GB NTFS partition. It worked flawlessly. I rebooted a few more times into XP Home and tested the OEM software. I seized the opportunity to visit Sony's eSupport page for the VGN-A690 and download the most recent versions of all the Windows drivers for this laptop. After placing them on a flash drive, I rebooted with my XP Pro install CD and went to work.

I deleted all partitions except for the 5.5GB restore partition and created a new 20GB NTFS partition to hold Windows. The install finished with the usual amount of complaints about missing drivers but booted without error. I used the flash drive and a few reboots to get the Windows drivers installed. There are quite a few of them but I did not encounter any problems otherwise.

Before jumping into the Gentoo install, I thought it appropriate to first attempt booting some other distro's LiveCDs or LiveDVDs to see what kind of issues I was going to be facing in a Gentoo install as well as getting a baseline idea of running performance. Let's see what happens...

[RUNNING TESTS NOW] SimplyMEPIS 3.42rc1 LiveCD verified that ALSA would actually work with the Realtek ALC260 Intel HDA sound card and made a beautiful noise.

I then rebooted with my Gentoo 2005.1-r1 (VERIFY THIS) install CD. (DESCRIBE INITIAL STARTUP DIFFICULTIES)

(END -- MORE TO COME)

ls(pci)(hw)(usb) etc... Output

lspci

Code: lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 04)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 04)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 04)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d4)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 04)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus Controller
01:01.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port PHY/Link-Layer Controller
01:01.3 Mass storage controller: <pci_lookup_name: buffer too small>
01:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter (rev 05)
01:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600]

lspci -v

Code: lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81b7
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000cfff
        Memory behind bridge: fea00000-feafffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: cff00000-dfefffff
        Capabilities: [88] #0d [0000]
        Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [90] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
        Capabilities: [a0] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [140] Unknown (5)

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81cd
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
        Memory at febf8000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
        Capabilities: [70] Express Unknown type IRQ 0
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [130] Unknown (5)

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81b9
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
        I/O ports at d880 [size=32]

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81b9
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
        I/O ports at dc00 [size=32]

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81b9
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
        I/O ports at e000 [size=32]

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81b9
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
        I/O ports at e080 [size=32]

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81b9
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
        Memory at febff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [58] Debug port

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d4) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=02, sec-latency=32
        I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
        Memory behind bridge: fe900000-fe9fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000050000000-0000000052f00000
        Capabilities: [50] #0d [0000]

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81b9
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 04) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81b9
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
        I/O ports at <unassigned>
        I/O ports at <unassigned>
        I/O ports at <unassigned>
        I/O ports at <unassigned>
        I/O ports at ffa0 [size=16]

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 04) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81ba
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
        I/O ports at ec00 [size=8]
        I/O ports at e880 [size=4]
        I/O ports at e800 [size=8]
        I/O ports at e480 [size=4]
        I/O ports at e400 [size=16]
        Memory at febffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
        Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81b9
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 5
        I/O ports at 0400 [size=32]

01:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus Controller
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 818f
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 17
        Memory at fe900000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Bus: primary=01, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: 50000000-51fff000 (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: 54000000-55fff000
        I/O window 0: 00009000-000090ff
        I/O window 1: 00009400-000094ff
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

01:01.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port PHY/Link-Layer Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 818f
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 3
        Memory at fe9ff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
        Memory at fe9f8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

01:01.3 Mass storage controller: <pci_lookup_name: buffer too small>
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 8190
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 6
        Memory at fe9fd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

01:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter (rev 05)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1050
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
        Memory at fe9fe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

01:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81cb
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
        I/O ports at 9800 [size=256]
        Memory at fe9ffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Expansion ROM at 52000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600] (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: Sony Corporation Unknown device 81ca
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        I/O ports at c000 [size=256]
        Memory at feaf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Expansion ROM at feac0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [58] Express Endpoint IRQ 0
        Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting

lshw

Code: lshw
pikapika
    description: Notebook
    product: VGN-A690
    vendor: Sony Corporation
    version: C0006QZ6
    serial: 28193230-3106776
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=notebook uuid=F1931D60-1A03-11D9-819E-00014A1CA911
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       physical id: 0
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
          physical id: 0
          version: R0080F2 (03/14/2005)
          size: 64KB
          capacity: 448KB
          capabilities: pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect edd int9keyboard int17printer int10video acpi usb biosbootspecificat
ion netboot
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.86GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 3
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: 6.13.8
          slot: N/A
          size: 798MHz
          capacity: 1867MHz
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 133MHz
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm 
pbe nx est tm2 cpufreq
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 4
             slot: L1-Cache
             size: 32KB
             capacity: 32KB
             capabilities: internal varies data
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 5
             slot: L2-cache
             size: 2MB
             capacity: 2MB
             capabilities: internal varies unified
        *-cache:2 DISABLED
             description: L3 cache
             physical id: 6
             slot: L3-cache
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 9
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 1GB
        *-bank:0
             description: SODIMM DDR
             physical id: 0
             slot: SODIMM1
             size: 512MB
             width: 64 bits
        *-bank:1
             description: SODIMM DDR
             physical id: 1
             slot: SODIMM2
             size: 512MB
             width: 64 bits
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@00:00.0
          version: 03
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@00:01.0
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
           *-display
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600]
                vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@03:00.0
                logical name: /dev/fb0
                version: 00
                size: 128MB
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: vga bus_master cap_list fb
                configuration: depth=24 driver=fglrx_pci frequency=60.01Hz mode=1600x1200 visual=truecolor xres=1600 yres=1200
                resources: iomemory:d0000000-d7ffffff ioport:c000-c0ff iomemory:feaf0000-feafffff irq:16
        *-multimedia UNCLAIMED
             description: Audio device
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1b
             bus info: pci@00:1b.0
             version: 04
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             resources: iomemory:febf8000-febfbfff irq:11
        *-usb:0
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d
             bus info: pci@00:1d.0
             version: 04
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd
             resources: ioport:d880-d89f irq:20
           *-usbhost
                product: UHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 2.6.15-gentoo-r1 uhci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@1
                logical name: usb1
                version: 2.06
                capabilities: usb-1.10
                configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
        *-usb:1
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.1
             bus info: pci@00:1d.1
             version: 04
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd
             resources: ioport:dc00-dc1f irq:21
           *-usbhost
                product: UHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 2.6.15-gentoo-r1 uhci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@2
                logical name: usb2
                version: 2.06
                capabilities: usb-1.10
                configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
        *-usb:2
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.2
             bus info: pci@00:1d.2
             version: 04
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd
             resources: ioport:e000-e01f irq:22
           *-usbhost
                product: UHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 2.6.15-gentoo-r1 uhci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@3
                logical name: usb3
                version: 2.06
                capabilities: usb-1.10
                configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
        *-usb:3
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.3
             bus info: pci@00:1d.3
             version: 04
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd
             resources: ioport:e080-e09f irq:17
           *-usbhost
                product: UHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 2.6.15-gentoo-r1 uhci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@4
                logical name: usb4
                version: 2.06
                capabilities: usb-1.10
                configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
              *-usb
                   description: Printer
                   product: IEEE-1284 Controller
                   vendor: Prolific Technology Inc.
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: usb@4:1
                   version: 2.02
                   capabilities: usb-1.00 unidirectional
                   configuration: driver=usblp maxpower=100mA speed=12.0MB/s
        *-usb:4
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.7
             bus info: pci@00:1d.7
             version: 04
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci_hcd
             resources: iomemory:febff800-febffbff irq:20
           *-usbhost
                product: EHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 2.6.15-gentoo-r1 ehci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@5
                logical name: usb5
                version: 2.06
                capabilities: usb-2.00
                configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=8 speed=480.0MB/s
              *-usb:0
                   description: USB hub
                   product: HighSpeed Hub
                   vendor: NEC Corp.
                   physical id: 4
                   bus info: usb@5:4
                   version: 1.00
                   capabilities: usb-2.00
                   configuration: driver=hub maxpower=100mA slots=4 speed=480.0MB/s
              *-usb:1 UNCLAIMED
                   description: Generic USB device
                   product: TVC-U02
                   vendor: SONY
                   physical id: 6
                   bus info: usb@5:6
                   version: 0.01
                   capabilities: usb-2.00
                   configuration: maxpower=100mA speed=480.0MB/s
        *-pci:1
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1e
             bus info: pci@00:1e.0
             version: d4
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
           *-pcmcia
                description: CardBus bridge
                product: PCI7420 CardBus Controller
                vendor: Texas Instruments
                physical id: 1
                bus info: pci@01:01.0
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus
                resources: iomemory:fe900000-fe900fff irq:17
           *-firewire UNCLAIMED
                description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
                product: PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port PHY/Link-Layer Controller
                vendor: Texas Instruments
                physical id: 1.2
                bus info: pci@01:01.2
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: ohci bus_master cap_list
                resources: iomemory:fe9ff000-fe9ff7ff iomemory:fe9f8000-fe9fbfff irq:3
           *-storage UNCLAIMED
                description: Mass storage controller
                product: PCI7420/PCI7620 Dual Socket CardBus and Smart Card Cont. w/ 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port  PHY/Link-Layer Cont. and SD/MS-Pro Sockets
                vendor: Texas Instruments
                physical id: 1.3
                bus info: pci@01:01.3
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: storage bus_master cap_list
                resources: iomemory:fe9fd000-fe9fdfff irq:6
           *-network:0
                description: Wireless interface
                product: PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter
                vendor: Intel Corporation
                physical id: 2
                bus info: pci@01:02.0
                logical name: eth0
                version: 05
                serial: 00:0e:35:d5:8e:6f
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.0.10 firmware=ABG:9.0.2.6 (Mar 22 2005) ip=192.168.1.103 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
                resources: iomemory:fe9fe000-fe9fefff irq:18
           *-network:1 DISABLED
                description: Ethernet interface
                product: RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet
                vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                physical id: 3
                bus info: pci@01:03.0
                logical name: eth1
                version: 10
                serial: 00:01:4a:1c:a9:11
                size: 100MB/s
                capacity: 1GB/s
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 66MHz
                capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegociation
                configuration: autonegociation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.2LK duplex=half link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
                resources: ioport:9800-98ff iomemory:fe9ffc00-fe9ffcff irq:19
        *-isa UNCLAIMED
             description: ISA bridge
             product: 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f
             bus info: pci@00:1f.0
             version: 04
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master
        *-ide:0
             description: IDE interface
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.1
             bus info: pci@00:1f.1
             version: 04
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ide bus_master
             configuration: driver=PIIX_IDE
             resources: ioport:ffa0-ffaf irq:18
           *-ide
                description: IDE Channel 0
                physical id: 0
                bus info: ide@0
                logical name: ide0
                clock: 33MHz
              *-cdrom
                   description: DVD writer
                   product: SONY DVD RW DW-D56A
                   physical id: 0
                   bus info: ide@0.0
                   logical name: /dev/hda
                   version: PFS3
                   capabilities: packet atapi cdrom removable nonmagnetic dma lba iordy audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
                   configuration: mode=udma2
                 *-disc
                      physical id: 0
                      logical name: /dev/hda
        *-ide:1
             description: IDE interface
             product: 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.2
             bus info: pci@00:1f.2
             logical name: scsi0
             version: 04
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: ide bus_master cap_list emulated
             configuration: driver=ahci
             resources: ioport:ec00-ec07 ioport:e880-e883 ioport:e800-e807 ioport:e480-e483 ioport:e400-e40f iomemory:febffc00-febfffff irq:19
           *-disk
                description: SCSI Disk
                product: HTS541010G9SA00
                vendor: ATA
                physical id: 0.0.0
                bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                logical name: /dev/sda
                version: MBZO
                serial: MP2Z80X0G1DG9E
                size: 93GB
                capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                configuration: ansiversion=5
              *-volume:0
                   description: Compaq diagnostics partition
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                   logical name: /dev/sda1
                   capacity: 5130MB
                   capabilities: primary boot
              *-volume:1
                   description: HPFS/NTFS partition
                   physical id: 2
                   bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                   logical name: /dev/sda2
                   capacity: 20GB
                   capabilities: primary bootable
              *-volume:2
                   description: Linux filesystem partition
                   physical id: 3
                   bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
                   logical name: /dev/sda3
                   capacity: 251MB
                   capabilities: primary bootable
              *-volume:3
                   description: Extended partition
                   physical id: 4
                   bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,4
                   logical name: /dev/sda4
                   capacity: 67GB
                   capabilities: extended partitioned partitioned:extended
        *-serial
             description: SMBus
             product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.3
             bus info: pci@00:1f.3
             version: 04
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             configuration: driver=i801_smbus
             resources: ioport:400-41f irq:5

lshw -short

Code: lshw -short
H/W path             Device     Class       Description
=======================================================
                                system      VGN-A690
/0                              bus         Motherboard
/0/0                            memory      BIOS
/0/3                            processor   Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.86GHz
/0/3/4                          memory      L1 cache
/0/3/5                          memory      L2 cache
/0/3/6                          memory      L3 cache
/0/9                            memory      System Memory
/0/9/0                          memory      SODIMM DDR
/0/9/1                          memory      SODIMM DDR
/0/100                          bridge      Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller
/0/100/1                        bridge      Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port
/0/100/1/0           /dev/fb0   display     M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600]
/0/100/1b                       multimedia  82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller
/0/100/1d                       bus         82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1
/0/100/1d/1          usb1       bus         UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.1                     bus         82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2
/0/100/1d.1/1        usb2       bus         UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.2                     bus         82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3
/0/100/1d.2/1        usb3       bus         UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.3                     bus         82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4
/0/100/1d.3/1        usb4       bus         UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.3/1/1                 printer     IEEE-1284 Controller
/0/100/1d.7                     bus         82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller
/0/100/1d.7/1        usb5       bus         EHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.7/1/4                 bus         HighSpeed Hub
/0/100/1d.7/1/6                 generic     TVC-U02
/0/100/1e                       bridge      82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/1                     bridge      PCI7420 CardBus Controller
/0/100/1e/1.2                   bus         PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port PHY/Link-Layer Controller
/0/100/1e/1.3                   storage     PCI7420/PCI7620 Dual Socket CardBus and Smart Card Cont. w/ 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port  PHY/Link-Layer Cont. and SD/MS-Pro Sockets
/0/100/1e/2          eth0       network     PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter
/0/100/1e/3          eth1       network     RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet
/0/100/1f                       bridge      82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge
/0/100/1f.1                     storage     82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller
/0/100/1f.1/0        ide0       bus         IDE Channel 0
/0/100/1f.1/0/0      /dev/hda   disk        SONY DVD RW DW-D56A
/0/100/1f.1/0/0/0    /dev/hda   disk
/0/100/1f.2          scsi0      storage     82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0    /dev/sda   disk        HTS541010G9SA00
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/1  /dev/sda1  disk        Compaq diagnostics partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2  /dev/sda2  disk        HPFS/NTFS partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/3  /dev/sda3  disk        Linux filesystem partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4  /dev/sda4  disk        Extended partition
/0/100/1f.3                     bus         82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller

lshw -businfo

Code: lshw -businfo
Bus info        Device     Class       Description
==================================================
                           system      VGN-A690
                           bus         Motherboard
                           memory      BIOS
cpu@0                      processor   Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.86GHz
                           memory      L1 cache
                           memory      L2 cache
                           memory      L3 cache
                           memory      System Memory
                           memory      SODIMM DDR
                           memory      SODIMM DDR
pci@00:00.0                bridge      Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller
pci@00:01.0                bridge      Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port
pci@03:00.0     /dev/fb0   display     M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600]
pci@00:1b.0                multimedia  82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller
pci@00:1d.0                bus         82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1
usb@1           usb1       bus         UHCI Host Controller
pci@00:1d.1                bus         82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2
usb@2           usb2       bus         UHCI Host Controller
pci@00:1d.2                bus         82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3
usb@3           usb3       bus         UHCI Host Controller
pci@00:1d.3                bus         82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4
usb@4           usb4       bus         UHCI Host Controller
usb@4:1                    printer     IEEE-1284 Controller
pci@00:1d.7                bus         82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller
usb@5           usb5       bus         EHCI Host Controller
usb@5:4                    bus         HighSpeed Hub
usb@5:6                    generic     TVC-U02
pci@00:1e.0                bridge      82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
pci@01:01.0                bridge      PCI7420 CardBus Controller
pci@01:01.2                bus         PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port PHY/Link-Layer Controller
pci@01:01.3                storage     PCI7420/PCI7620 Dual Socket CardBus and Smart Card Cont. w/1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port  PHY/Link-Layer Cont. and SD/MS-Pro Sockets
pci@01:02.0     eth0       network     PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter
pci@01:03.0     eth1       network     RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet
pci@00:1f.0                bridge      82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge
pci@00:1f.1                storage     82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller
ide@0           ide0       bus         IDE Channel 0
ide@0.0         /dev/hda   disk        SONY DVD RW DW-D56A
                /dev/hda   disk        
pci@00:1f.2     scsi0      storage     82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller
scsi@0:0.0.0    /dev/sda   disk        HTS541010G9SA00
scsi@0:0.0.0,1  /dev/sda1  disk        Compaq diagnostics partition
scsi@0:0.0.0,2  /dev/sda2  disk        HPFS/NTFS partition
scsi@0:0.0.0,3  /dev/sda3  disk        Linux filesystem partition
scsi@0:0.0.0,4  /dev/sda4  disk        Extended partition
pci@00:1f.3                bus         82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller

lsusb

Code: lsusb
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 054c:01aa Sony Corp.
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0409:0059 NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 067b:2305 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2305 Parallel Port
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Anything else?

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