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GeForce4 440 Go 64M
15.4" WSXGA 1680x1050 flat panel, svideo, composite, & VGA output
emerge nvidia-driversI even have TV out functioning in a multi-screen (not twinview, not xinerama) configuration. xorg.conf is available for download below. As of 2006-10 I am using 1.0.8776.
|working|| modprobe ohci-hcd |
I tested it with a 512M flash drive. I have also used one of those multi-format memory card readers. Don't panic if it seems to render your system unresponsive for 30 seconds. I haven't figured out if that's the driver, or some weirdness elsewhere.
nVidia, unknown device 00d9
|not working||emerge hcfpcimodem was suggested, but it did not work the first go 'round, and I gave up. I have not used a modem in years, so I have more important things to do.|
|firewire / IEEE 1394
modprobe ohci1394 raw1394; dvgrab --format dv2;
I have captured video from a Sony Handycam and a Canon ZR60 A. I have received a report from a user running Knoppix 3.8.1 with kernel 2.6.11 that firewire drives can be mounted using a combination of the ohci1394 and sbp2 modules.
|working.||I chose to enable the Realtek RTL-8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter support in the kernel. (I did not choose the 8139 C+)|
|working using ndiswrapper||
emerge ndiswrapper ndiswrapper -i bvmwl5.infWhile ndiswrapper is ideologically distasteful, it beats spending extra money to get a supported card.
To get the needed driver files I had to download an .EXE from HP and run it on a windows box at work. I aborted the installation after it had extracted the files, and I copied them back to the laptop. I am running using the bcmwl5 driver, not the bcmwl5a. The device, as is typical of ndiswrapper, appears as wlan0.
Gentoo notes on how to configure your WEP keys for the assorted access points you regularly visit.
shows up on the USB bus, part of the Broadcom BCM4306
|working||I have successfully transmitted and received files between my laptop and both an apple laptop and a couple of different models of phone. I have not yet used a bluetooth-capable phone as a modem to access the internet via GPRS. Gentoo Bluetooth HOWTO. Some interesting tools include gnome-obex-server, gnome-bluetooth-manager, and gnome-obex-send. Relevant modules include bluez, hci_usb, and l2cap.|
|digital media card reader
|DVD/CD-RW||working||If you are using a 2.6 series kernel, do not use ide-scsi. I use cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc, but I think I am supposed to use another syntax.|
|PCMCIA||broken||Enable pcmcia in the 2.6 kernel (yenta_socket) and "emerge pcmcia-cs". Use "lspci -v" or "cat /proc/pci" to find the memory windows and I/O windows for your "include memory / port" lines in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts.|
You will also notice screen layouts for use with a 1024x768 VGA monitor.
Recent nVidia drivers changed the way you choose what port to associate with what screen (UseDisplayDevice instead of ConnectedMonitor). I have seen it refuse to fire up a second screen if the device is not plugged into the port.
My ZV5000 has 6 special keyboard buttons. The three above the regular keyboard have icons of a camera, film&music note, and WWW on them, respectively. The remaining three are volume buttons (with icons for less, mute, and more) on the front edge of the laptop "below" the touchpad.
When I upgraded to kernel 2.6.12 the camera and music buttons stopped working. They don't even show scan codes in showkeys. Fortunately Fábio C. P. Navarro gave me the following script which should be run before you start X:
#!/bin/sh setkeycodes e008 237 setkeycodes e00a 127 setkeycodes e00b 159 setkeycodes e031 177
I have mapped those buttons to keycodes R1-3 and R4-6 by passing the following input to xmodmap:
keycode 233 = R1 keycode 242 = R2 keycode 178 = R3 keycode 174 = R4 keycode 160 = R5 keycode 176 = R6This clause in my .fvwm2rc binds them to actions:
Key R1 A A exec $HOME/bin/toggle-eth0.sh Key R2 A A exec xmms Key R3 A A exec firefox Key R4 A A exec $HOME/bin/volume-control.sh decr Key R5 A A exec $HOME/bin/toggle-mute.sh Key R6 A A exec $HOME/bin/volume-control.sh incrYou can download the three scripts, although they depend on sudo privs, and the cmix tool:
* I have not updated these scripts for ALSA
The light behind the mute button appears to automatically come on when you mute the master volume (set it to 0) either as a function of ALSA or the cmix tool.
emerge synapticsUnder 2.4.x kernels you can not disable the tap-to-click that drives many people insane. 2.6.12 finally fixed the speed (or slow) bug that was plaguing the touchpad. See my xorg.conf for the parameters I use on the touchpad.
emerge splashutils bootsplash-themes splash-themes-gentoo splash-themes-livecdIn my /etc/lilo.conf I have
append="video=vesafb:1400x1050-16@60 splash=silent,theme:kennesaw-mountain quiet CONSOLE=/dev/tty1 " initrd=/boot/initrd-fbsplashI generated the initrd using the command
splash_geninitramfs -v -g /boot/initrd-fbsplash -r 1280x1024 EmerganceI have yet to figure out how to get the kernel frame buffer to run at 1680x1050 resolution (the native resolution of the flat panel). This is not particularly important since no one creates splash themes for that resolution yet.
I think there's some bug related to frame-buffer console and switching virtual terminals in X. To reproduce: Ctrl-Alt-F1 away from X, and then Alt-F7 back. Any keystrokes you make will act as if the Control key were still held down. You can unstick it by pressing the control key. I didn't have this problem till I installed bootsplash.
My previous laptop had the same problem, and it used a vga= to set the console video mode.
usb -fstype=vfat,uid=69 :/dev/sda1 flash -fstype=vfat,uid=69 :/dev/hde1The uid=69 means that user #69 (me) owns every file on those vfat filesystems. (USB thumb drives and media card readers show up as SCSI drives like sda; compact flash -> PCMCIA adapters show up as IDE devices like hde)
I use sudo to get write access to the device and use the following command line:
sudo cdrecord -tao dev=/dev/hdc speed=4 blank=fast -v -eject ~/music.iso
dvdbackup appears to be smart enough to decrypt all DVDs as long as you don't compile it with ogle's dvd access library.
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 Host Bridge (rev a4) 0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 LPC Bridge (rev a6) 0000:00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce3 SMBus (rev a4) 0000:00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 USB 1.1 (rev a5) 0000:00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 USB 1.1 (rev a5) 0000:00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 USB 2.0 (rev a2) 0000:00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce3 Audio (rev a2) 0000:00:06.1 Modem: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 00d9 (rev a2) 0000:00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce3 IDE (rev a5) 0000:00:0a.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 PCI Bridge (rev a2) 0000:00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce3 AGP Bridge (rev a4) 0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration 0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map 0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller 0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control 0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 440 Go 64M] (rev a3) 0000:02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) 0000:02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10) 0000:02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03) 0000:02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1620 PC Card Controller (rev 01) 0000:02:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1620 PC Card Controller (rev 01) 0000:02:04.2 System peripheral: Texas Instruments PCI1620 Firmware Loading Function (rev 01)
T: Bus=02 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=12 MxCh= 3 B: Alloc= 0/900 us ( 0%), #Int= 0, #Iso= 0 D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1 P: Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 0.00 S: Product=USB OHCI Root Hub S: SerialNumber=f90c6000 C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=40 MxPwr= 0mA I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 2 Ivl=255ms T: Bus=02 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=12 MxCh= 0 D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=e0(unk. ) Sub=01 Prot=01 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1 P: Vendor=03f0 ProdID=011d Rev= 0.06 S: Manufacturer=Broadcom S: Product=HP integrated Bluetooth module S: SerialNumber=0010C6681DFE C:* #Ifs= 4 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr= 0mA I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=e0(unk. ) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=hci_usb E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 16 Ivl=1ms E: Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms E: Ad=02(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms I: If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=e0(unk. ) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none) E: Ad=83(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 0 Ivl=1ms E: Ad=03(O) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 0 Ivl=1ms I: If#= 1 Alt= 1 #EPs= 2 Cls=e0(unk. ) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none) E: Ad=83(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 9 Ivl=1ms E: Ad=03(O) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 9 Ivl=1ms I: If#= 1 Alt= 2 #EPs= 2 Cls=e0(unk. ) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none) E: Ad=83(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 17 Ivl=1ms E: Ad=03(O) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 17 Ivl=1ms I: If#= 1 Alt= 3 #EPs= 2 Cls=e0(unk. ) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none) E: Ad=83(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 32 Ivl=1ms E: Ad=03(O) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 32 Ivl=1ms I: If#= 1 Alt= 4 #EPs= 2 Cls=e0(unk. ) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none) E: Ad=83(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 64 Ivl=1ms E: Ad=03(O) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 64 Ivl=1ms I: If#= 1 Alt= 5 #EPs= 2 Cls=e0(unk. ) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none) E: Ad=83(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 64 Ivl=1ms E: Ad=03(O) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 64 Ivl=1ms I: If#= 2 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none) E: Ad=84(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 32 Ivl=0ms E: Ad=04(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 32 Ivl=0ms I: If#= 3 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=fe(app. ) Sub=01 Prot=00 Driver=(none) T: Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=12 MxCh= 3 B: Alloc= 0/900 us ( 0%), #Int= 0, #Iso= 0 D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1 P: Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 0.00 S: Product=USB OHCI Root Hub S: SerialNumber=f90c4000 C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=40 MxPwr= 0mA I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 2 Ivl=255ms
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NULL pointer dereference in kernel
Something triggers a kernel NULL pointer dereference when mplayer exits sometimes. After that I can't get any audio, the device is wedged
Apr 20 10:33:43 nile kernel: Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000054 Apr 20 10:33:43 nile kernel: printing eip: Apr 20 10:33:43 nile kernel: f8dd8796 Apr 20 10:33:43 nile kernel: *pgd = c0302ed300000000 Apr 20 10:33:43 nile kernel: *pmd = c100002000000000 Apr 20 10:33:43 nile kernel: Oops: 0002 Apr 20 10:33:43 nile kernel: CPU: 0 Apr 20 10:33:43 nile kernel: EIP: 0010:[hci_usb:__insmod_hci_usb_O/lib/modules/2.4.28-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/bluetooth/hci_usb.o_M422FA5FA_V132124+-436330/96] Tainted: P Apr 20 10:33:43 nile kernel: EIP: 0010:[Once this happens, you can't rmmod the audio driver. The only strategy I've been able to find is to reboot.
It wasn't crashing when I used xmms (which is configured to use esd). So I adjusted /etc/mplayer.conf to have "ao=esd".
nforce-audio 0292 ebuild is badUse ALSA. The rest of this section is only of historical interest.
One freaky feature of this laptop is that plugging in headphones does not mute the speakers under the nforce-audio drivers. Recent nforce-audio drivers eliminate the ability to control speaker volume independently of headphone volume.
The 0261 driver had separate parameters for vol (could mute the speakers) and pcm (controlled speaker and headphones). 0292 has only vol which controls speakers and headphones. There is no way to turn off the speakers while leaving the headphones working. 0301 is similarly defective, so I have masked both of them using /etc/portage/package.mask. I had to retrieve the purged 0261 nforce-audio from the viewcvs.gentoo.org portage attic and install it in a PORTDIR_OVERLAY to get things working the way I wanted.
|ndiswrapper-1.1-r1 crashes my 2.4.* kernel; It works with 2.6.12.|
(the touchpad is no longer broken in 2.6.12)
Since the touchpad is flush with the wrist rest I am continually triggering mouseclicks with inadvertent touches by the palm of my hand. This is absolutely maddenning, and in order to do any quantity of touch-typing, I have to use the built-in button HP has included to disable the touchpad.
(My previous Dell laptop didn't have this problem because its touchpad was recessed, and my palm never touched it while typing.)
The documents I have read imply that to disable the tap functionality of the touchpad I have to use a 2.6 kernel. When I installed a 2.6 kernel, I was unable to adjust the touchpad to have a usable velocity. It was way too slow, requiring many strokes to move from window to window. Under 2.4 I could travel all 1680 horizontal pixels with two strokes across the touchpad. No adjustments I made to the touchpad parameters had any noticable effect, and I found no documents to even explain which ones I should modify, and in which direction (larger/smaller) to achieve the desired effect.
I have reverted to the 2.4 kernel, and the generic mouse driver for now.
bootsplash(bootsplash is not supported by gentoo in recent 2.6 kernels. The new toy is splashutils.)
# emerge bootsplash bootsplash-themesThe bootsplash patch is applied with the gentoo-sources (2.4 linux kernel source) ebuild so that eliminates some of the hassle. My kernel config (downloadable above) also has all the prerequisites (initrd, etc) enabled.
I flailed around with the instructions at bootsplash.org. I boot with "video=vesa splash=silent vga=0x31a" . The biggest hurdle is that many of the themes included in the bootsplash-themes ebuild just don't work. You can check if a theme works using
splash -s -u 0 /etc/bootsplash/THEME/config/bootsplash-WIDTHxHEIGHT.cfgI currently use Emergance.
I also have no idea what to pass to "vga=" to make it use a 1680x1050 resolution instead of 1280x1024. Neither does any other document I can find with google. I'll have to live with a slightly fuzzy console, which barely matters, because I usually start X immediately after I log in.
PCMCIAI flailed around with PCMCIA getting errors like
cs: warning: no high memory space available! cs: unable to map card memory!until I found a reference that told me I could use "lspci -v" to figure out the parameters for "include port .. memory" lines in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts . I now have this in my config.opts
include port 0x6000-0x6fff, port 0x5000-0x5fff, memory 0xe1000000-0xe13ff000, memory 0xe0c00000-0xe0fff000and I no longer get the "unable to map card memory" errors. Then I got
kernel: ide-cs: ide_register() at 0x100 & 0x10e, irq 11 failed kernel: Trying to free nonexistent resource <00000100-0000010f> cardmgr: get dev info on socket 0 failed: No such deviceerrors. Once I disabled every other include line in config.opts, then it worked, and I was able to mount my CF card.
More recently I had trouble using my Compact Flash/PCMCIA adapter. It worked one time, and not the next.
May 5 10:34:52 nile kernel: ide-cs: RequestIRQ: Resource in useI found an article that mentioned a CF adapter that worked when the laptop was powered on with the card inserted, but not when the card was inserted after boot-up. Since this corresponded with the the behavior of the last two times I tried to use the card, I took its recommendation and added pci=usepirqmask (An option for broken Compaq BIOS) to my append= in lilo.conf. It worked. However, ``The plural of anecdote is not data'', so I'll need to try it a 4th time before I'm confident this solves my problem.
kernel 2.4.28I used to use 2.4.28 (.config)s.