[lug] Install on Compaq 1215US
jkarns at csd.net
Tue Jul 31 09:42:58 MDT 2001
On Sun, 29 Jul 2001, Keith C. Herold said:
> The pci controller is supported, TI PCI1410, and the connected light on the
> 3Com card lights, but no traffic comes in or goes out. Presumably this is
> because the right module is not loaded, but I don't know for sure. In any
> case, those error message concerned me, so I downloaded the latest version
> of pcmcia, and tried to install the kernel sources from the redhat cd's.
> They install alright, but I have no idea where the kernel source tree lives
> so I haven't been able to build a new kernel yet.
I presume you've found it by now, but in case not, it usually lives at
> Other woes:
> I know that the USB controller doesn't play well (VIA Tech. UHCI USB rev
> 10), so I added the following line to lilo.conf in the global section (above
> the different image sections):
> and ran lilo -v, but unless I actually type linux nousb at the LILO prompt,
> the machine still tries to load the usb uhci interface and hangs. Any
In the 2.2.19 kernel I'm using, there are two different USB drivers. You
might try building them as modules, then selectively loading one then the
other. One of them may be a remedy for your problem.
> This machine is fast (1.0 G Athlon4), and a great price, so I won't return
> it, since I figure someone out there will write appropriate drivers, but any
> help is appreciated.
Not to be a pessimist, but the last Compaq laptop I bought just short of 2
yrs. ago (Presario 1687) was also at a good price, about 30% less than
the competition with equivalent features. The problem was that the
machine did not ventilate the heat well and burned out the CD/DVD after 3
months. I concluded that they were probably dumping the machines to get
rid of them.
John Karns jkarns at csd.net
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