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Extra drivers for Puppy 4.1 with 2.6.25.16 kernel
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mawebb88

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Oct 2008, 09:56    Post subject: re: Puppy 4.1 Acer 5100 Laptop wireless not working  

Thanks tempestuous.

Had a look at the link you supplied:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=237976#237976

Slightly improvement using the ath_pci drivers but still having problems with the Wireless network scan using the new 4.1 Network Wizard. Occasionally finds a wireless network (but not mine). Re-scanning give very inconsistence results. But the 4.00 Network wizard installed on 4.1 scans correctly.

But I cannot save a profile so each boot have to go through the configuration again. Given up and gone completely back to Puppy 4.00. Pity.

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Oct 2008, 12:24    Post subject: MSI WIND U100 No WLAN  

Thanks for the driver.
But no luck.

MSi WIND U100 with RTL8187SE, Puppy 4.1, WLAN activated:

Tempestuous PET installed, reboot => no wlan driver installed

With growler PET the wlan hardware is recognized and even network scanning shows the availabe access points.
But DHCP fails.
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=30986&search_id=830582939&start=19

What is wrong with my wind?
(with xp wlan is running without any problems)
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Oct 2008, 14:31    Post subject:  

tempestuous wrote:
I didn't add the Fn+F1 suspend-to-ram function, because this is likely to crash Puppy.
If you want to experiment with Puppy-compatible suspend, there is a script here -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13410
but looking through that script I see that it's probably not compatible with Puppy4.x
Further experimentation is required.

I wouldn't recommend trying to get suspend working on any of those machines with the internal flash drives.
When you shut down (including suspend), the USB controller is reset and thus the usb devices get renamed... so it won't resume.
There's a kernel config option to help with that (CONFIG_USB_PERSIST), but even with that I couldn't get it to resume properly on the Classmate (I could resume with an initrd, but if I had any mounted partitions they disappeared after resume, thus resuming with a proper system didn't work...).

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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Oct 2008, 23:06    Post subject: Re: MSI WIND U100 No WLAN  

GeorgR wrote:
Tempestuous PET installed, reboot => no wlan driver installed

Puppy should automatically load the correct driver (r8180).
But if not, try to manually load the r8180 module in the Network Wizard.
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Oct 2008, 05:17    Post subject:  

Oct 9 2008.
I just revised the acpid packages so that network re-connection after switching the wifi device back on will be more reliable.
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dinky


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Oct 2008, 10:17    Post subject:  

Dougal wrote:
tempestuous wrote:
I didn't add the Fn+F1 suspend-to-ram function, because this is likely to crash Puppy.
If you want to experiment with Puppy-compatible suspend, there is a script here -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=13410
but looking through that script I see that it's probably not compatible with Puppy4.x
Further experimentation is required.

I wouldn't recommend trying to get suspend working on any of those machines with the internal flash drives.
When you shut down (including suspend), the USB controller is reset and thus the usb devices get renamed... so it won't resume.
There's a kernel config option to help with that (CONFIG_USB_PERSIST), but even with that I couldn't get it to resume properly on the Classmate (I could resume with an initrd, but if I had any mounted partitions they disappeared after resume, thus resuming with a proper system didn't work...).


thanks Dougal, this is one feature I would LOOOVE to see implemented on the eeepc for puppy. What you say makes sense, but how come the default Xandros installation is able to suspend, then restore again? Same hardware, feature I'd love to see. Where in the Xandros system would this be located. (no longer have Xandros on my eeepc, but backed up everything, and happy to do a bit of browsing.) Cheers.
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Oct 2008, 13:29    Post subject: Puppy 4.1 ASUS Eee Function Keys
Subject description: External LCD Monitor
 

I have tested on two ASUS 4G 701 Eee's, the factory XP version as well as factory Xandros Linux, mod for function keys with Puppy 4.1 standard dual USB boot install, with particular interest in external LCD monitor. It does not toggle an external LCD monitor on and off with Fn F5, but stays on displaying on both screens which is very usable for me.

Interesting to note that the the external LCD monitor (a large screen Samsung LCD TV) did not work Fn F5 with either XP or Xandros Linux so better to have it on both screens using Puppy 4.1. The ASUS factory operating systems reported incompatible video format.

Also may be of interest that plugging in external USB optical scroll mouse and keyboard also works fine with Puppy 4.1.

Still looking for solution on the modified madwifi Eee wifi reconnect on boot to WPA and WPA2 TKIP, but work around is plugging in external USB wifi adapter that works with the stock Puppy 4.1 and not using the modified madwifi for now.

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CHLee

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Oct 2008, 01:16    Post subject:  

Thank tempestuous very much!
About the shutdown problem for the eeepc, this was because the sound card driver(if you have play the sound, it will have this problem;if you haven't play any sound, you can power off.) . To solve the problem, we can remove the sound card driver before shutdown.
Code:

rmmod snd_hda_intel

But this will lose the volume setting, the best way is put a small script in(eg:stop_snd_hda.sh): /etc/init.d/
The content of the stop_snd_hda.sh are:
Code:

#!/bin/sh
if [ "$1" = "stop" ];then
   rmmod  snd_hda_intel
fi

Please make sure the script is "executable".

Thanks tempestuous again!
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rhadon


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PostPosted: Fri 10 Oct 2008, 02:17    Post subject:  

Hi everybody,

On eeePc 900 with 4.1 I`ve also had the problem, that after rebooting I must configure Wifi new and was not able to save It. I think the cause was that I used a 2fs file built by 408 or 409. After deleting this file I was able to create a new one and now it works fine.

Maybe this information is helpful for somebody.

@ tempestuous: You did a very good work with your madwifi driver for eee so thank you very much.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Oct 2008, 04:49    Post subject:  

CHLee, yes, I suspected that either the ALSA driver or wifi driver needed to be unloaded before shutting down.

EDIT: jakfish reports that the ath_pci wifi driver needs to be unloaded for reliable shutdown.
It's probably a good idea to unload both the ALSA driver and wifi driver.

CHLee wrote:
the best way is put a small script in (eg:stop_snd_hda.sh): /etc/init.d/

Yes, that's one solution. Another way is to modify /etc/rc.d/rc.shutdown
Line 452 has this -
Code:
/usr/sbin/alsactl store

just add two lines after it with this, for Eee 7x-900
Code:
rmmod ath_pci
rmmod snd-hda-intel

or these two lines for Eee 901-1000
Code:
rmmod rt2860sta
rmmod snd-hda-intel

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Oct 2008, 07:19    Post subject:  

is there a way to make internal mic of the eee pc 701 work?
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Oct 2008, 07:47    Post subject:  

dinky wrote:
thanks Dougal, this is one feature I would LOOOVE to see implemented on the eeepc for puppy. What you say makes sense, but how come the default Xandros installation is able to suspend, then restore again? Same hardware, feature I'd love to see. Where in the Xandros system would this be located.

You'd probably want to look at their kernel .config file first, to see if they have USB_PERSIST on and which type of suspend they use (swsusp or TuxOnIce).
I'd also check if usb-storage is built in -- that might have something to do with it, as I've noticed with the Classmate that the order in which usb devices are detected is inconsistent! Usually the internal flash drive is sdb, but when I boot into a ramdisk or with with a different loglevel, it becomes sda...
It also might just be a problem with the Classmate, so it's possible to suspend with the eee, but you need to recompile the kernel.

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Oct 2008, 08:51    Post subject: Re: re: Puppy 4.1 Acer 5100 Laptop wireless not working  

mawebb88 wrote:
Slightly improvement using the ath_pci drivers but still having problems with the Wireless network scan using the new 4.1 Network Wizard. Occasionally finds a wireless network (but not mine). Re-scanning give very inconsistence results. But the 4.00 Network wizard installed on 4.1 scans correctly.

But I cannot save a profile so each boot have to go through the configuration again. Given up and gone completely back to Puppy 4.00. Pity.

Dougal has greatly extended /etc/rc.d/rc.network to work with the profiles created by the 4.1 Network Wizard. Get the rc.network out of 4.0 and try that ...it might then remember at bootup, but I don't know if there will be any other issue introduced.

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Oct 2008, 09:12    Post subject:  

magerlab wrote:
is there a way to make internal mic of the eee pc 701 work?

EDIT: See update to earlier post -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=237741#237741

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Oct 2008, 09:53    Post subject: Re: re: Puppy 4.1 Acer 5100 Laptop wireless not working  

"BarryK
Dougal has greatly extended /etc/rc.d/rc.network to work with the profiles created by the 4.1 Network Wizard. Get the rc.network out of 4.0 and try that ...it might then remember at bootup, but I don't know if there will be any other issue introduced".


I am happy with another solution for the moment but thanks for your
suggestion. See my contribution at:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=34184

Now very happy with 4.1 Many thanks its by far the best distribution!

Mike
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