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  1. Hi Anna ........ as requested ... viz: [guest@localhost ~]$ lspcidrake -v intel-agp : Intel Corporation|82855PM Processor to I/O Controller [bRIDGE_HOST] (vendor:8086 device:3340 subv:104d subd:8187) unknown : Intel Corporation|82855PM Processor to AGP Controller [bRIDGE_PCI] (vendor:8086 device:3341) uhci-hcd : Intel Corporation|82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 [sERIAL_USB] (vendor:8086 device:24c2 subv:104d subd:8188) uhci-hcd : Intel Corporation|82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 [sERIAL_USB] (vendor:8086 device:24c4 subv:104d subd:8188) uhci-hcd : Intel Corporation|82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 [sERIAL_USB] (vendor:8086 device:24c7 subv:104d subd:8188) ehci-hcd : Intel Corporation|82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller [sERIAL_USB] (vendor:8086 device:24cd subv:104d subd:8188) hw_random : Intel Corporation|82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [bRIDGE_PCI] (vendor:8086 device:2448) i8xx_tco : Intel Corporation|82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge [bRIDGE_ISA] (vendor:8086 device:24cc) piix : Intel Corporation|82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller [sTORAGE_IDE] (vendor:8086 device:24ca subv:104d subd:8188) i2c-i801 : Intel Corporation|82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller [sERIAL_SMBUS] (vendor:8086 device:24c3 subv:104d subd:8188) snd-intel8x0 : Intel Corporation|82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO] (vendor:8086 device:24c5 subv:104d subd:818b) snd-intel8x0m : Intel Corporation|82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller [COMMUNICATION_MODEM] (vendor:8086 device:24c6 subv:104d subd:818c) Card:ATI Radeon 9500 - X850: ATI Technologies Inc|RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10] [DISPLAY_VGA] (vendor:1002 device:4e50 subv:104d subd:818a) yenta_socket : Texas Instruments|PCI7420 CardBus Controller [bRIDGE_CARDBUS] (vendor:104c device:ac8e subv:d000 subd:0000) ohci1394 : Texas Instruments|PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port PHY/Link-Layer Controller [sERIAL_FIREWIRE] (vendor:104c device:802e subv:104d subd:818f) tifm_7xx1 : Texas Instruments|PCI7420/7620 Combo CardBus, 1394a-2000 OHCI and SD/MS-Pro Controller [sTORAGE_OTHER] (vendor:104c device:ac8f subv:104d subd:8190) ipw2200 : Intel Corporation|PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection [NETWORK_OTHER] (vendor:8086 device:4220 subv:8086 subd:2751) e1000 : Intel Corporation|82541GI Gigabit Ethernet Controller [NETWORK_ETHERNET] (vendor:8086 device:1076 subv:104d subd:818e) ohci-hcd : NEC Corporation|USB [sERIAL_USB] (vendor:1033 device:0035 subv:104d subd:819a) ohci-hcd : NEC Corporation|USB [sERIAL_USB] (vendor:1033 device:0035 subv:104d subd:819a) ehci-hcd : NEC Corporation|USB 2.0 [sERIAL_USB] (vendor:1033 device:00e0 subv:104d subd:819a) hub : Linux 2.6.17-13mdv ohci_hcd|OHCI Host Controller [Hub|Unused] (vendor:0000 device:0000) hub : Linux 2.6.17-13mdv ohci_hcd|OHCI Host Controller [Hub|Unused] (vendor:0000 device:0000) hub : Linux 2.6.17-13mdv ehci_hcd|EHCI Host Controller [Hub|Unused] (vendor:0000 device:0000) hub : Linux 2.6.17-13mdv ehci_hcd|EHCI Host Controller [Hub|Unused] (vendor:0000 device:0000) hub : Linux 2.6.17-13mdv uhci_hcd|UHCI Host Controller [Hub|Unused] (vendor:0000 device:0000) hub : Linux 2.6.17-13mdv uhci_hcd|UHCI Host Controller [Hub|Unused] (vendor:0000 device:0000) hub : Linux 2.6.17-13mdv uhci_hcd|UHCI Host Controller [Hub|Unused] (vendor:0000 device:0000) [guest@localhost ~]$ su Password: [root@localhost guest]# iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. sit0 no wireless extensions. eth1 no wireless extensions. eth2 unassociated ESSID:"icausainc" Nickname:"localhost" Mode:Ad-Hoc Channel=0 Cell: Not-Associated Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0 Retry limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0 Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:18 Missed beacon:0 [root@localhost guest]# ****************** mine ********** end ************* end **************** This is a fresh re-load @ 0500 this am ...strangely it picked up my ad-hoc parameters even though I had no wireless running.. PERIOD ... go figure ... must have been a rave-from-the-grave or a windows spook... this was discovered using your wireless config under MCNL menu ... NOT via MCC [root] ... Have NOT done any updates ..ie ... no 37 package job like last nite ... fan was low ... now say 60% all the time ... Simply running along in low ... get used to the system before we tweak it ... Later ...
  2. Hey Anna ... tried to get thru but kept getting 'parse errors' so I am a little late ... Sony Vaio A290 19' Picturebook UltraBrite Widescreen 2x120G HDD 2G RAM Intel Centrino IPW2200 Sony DVD ATI 9600?? yadda/yadda/yadda runs XP SP2 + Toronto - fresh install - minutes old Observations: - fan ran real quiet on 1/2nd boot - did 37 package download - now fan running hard again - same as PCLOS 2007, using yr Kernel, not either of the other 2 ... Fixed the video + Synaptics mouse everything running great - have not invoked wifi yet - ethernet only - invoked Metisse @ 1200x800 & screen now unusable - garbage - but I can fix that later ... wanted to check in with you .. need to run my own saltmines too .. Will fix graphics early am & hit wifi same/same .. will revert ASAP Tnx ... BR>Pete PS Anyone have a real ISO Boot code that actually works?? I just bought another new Sony burner for over $1,000 bucks 'cause I fried my internal Vaio job & its 3/6 weeks ex factory, Tokyo - obviously cannot boot ex CD/DVD ... but this ISO CD burn issue is a real PIA. PS ... Of course anyone can contribute - thats what we do !! Solve problems ... later ...
  3. Hi... IPW2200 appears to be somewhat of a bugaboo with MANDRIVA based distros, for say 12/18 months I have been going thru these wifi pushups!! Please tell me [and 100/1000's others] how to fix this problem - once and for all Every Mandriva-based distro I have used has had wifi probs ... Every notebook/laptop/smartfone/etc has wifi or can accept suitable card. Its like Color - a must have. Please publish this loud & clear & big - a known working solution to this problem - for all to see !! I just loaded PCLOS 2007 on another Vaio notebook - sans wifi - again - this time right out of the box !! Occasionally there was a glimmer, but on reboot it inevitably goes away .. Try ICS for a real exercise in futility ... Your small distro is good thing - Opera is not - nobody in their right mind is going to wait for 3/4 Gig to download only to go thru md5 hell, then to find that the DVD is junk or CD #3 is trash, or that NONE of it works as advertised..... 300/400M is great !! Many places in the US & Asia there are NO ethernet hubs anymore - so its wifi or toast. Thanks for listening ... BR>Pete PS All this works AOK under [sorry guys] MSW2K/XP -- fans, wifi, eth0, volume, brightness, smart-buttons, etc, et al Please can the rhetoric guys, you demean all the good work that Tex/Anna/Chris/Ripper/Sundry are doing. It is always painful to listen to the MS lobby pan everything Linux. Clearly we need good solutions - My fan on a big Vaio Notebook always runs at say 50/60% ??? Not hot, just runs a lot harder than under MS??
  4. Hi Anna .. tnx for swift response ... believe me I am NOT angry at anyone - I also know you are not Paris - she had some very harsh words several times a while back & was censored for same - I was simply jesting as I know she reads [monitors?] everything that is broadcast. Agian let me stress that I am a solutions guy - the various posts are full of the same issues, across the wifi spectrum, so please accept my humblest apologies for any social infarction on my part. It was not in anger or to intimidate - merely a cry for help. Perhaps you would be so kind as to post the various ''outputs'' so that we may all benefit from your esteemed knowledge & good fortune. Remember a lot of us are dummies/morons/cretins ... we all need help. Thank you & good luck Regards
  5. Hi Ya'll ... Started this post yesterday whilst downloading Toronto - Delft was very cool except it ''lost'' my wifi - again!! Then I also lost this post - again!! IPW2200 appears to be somewhat of a bugaboo with this whole MANDRIVA based distro group. Now maybe I am the MORON - wait for it - hey Paris!! - but for say 12/18 months I have been going thru these wifi pushups!! Now you see me, now you dont. Please tell me [and 100/1000's others] how to fix this problem - once and for all - without another exercise in ++C/Unix/VB/Java programming. You see most of us simply want to get on with our lives without this continuous wipeout scenario. We love the messing around with things new & different, but at the end of the day we still need to check-in at the salt mine!! Every Mandriva-based distro I have used has had wifi probs ... if wifi is a real problem then lets say so - up-front. Every notebook/laptop/smartfone/etc has wifi or can accept suitable card. Its like Color - a must have. Please post it loud & clear & big - a known working solution to this problem - for all to see !! BTW - loaded Delft onto a very tiny Vaio C1 Crusoe Picturebook - works like a charm - best OS that puppy has every seen. I just loaded PCLOS 2007 on another Vaio notebook - sans wifi - again - this time right out of the box !! Like Man 2006/One/NonFree/Beer/Live/etc/et al ... all were wifi cripples despite rebuilding the kernel or eating same [C] .. Occasionally there is a glimmer, but on reboot it inevitably goes away .. Try ICS for a real exercise in futility ... enough to drive one to drink - even French wine!! The short/small distro is good - smaller even better - [Opera is not good] - nobody in their right mind is going to wait for 3/4 Gig to download only to go thru md5 hell, then to find that the DVD is junk or CD #3 is trash, or that NONE of it works as advertised..... 300/400M is great !! Many places in the US & Asia there are NO ethernet hubs anymore - so its wifi or toast. Thanks for listening ... BR>Pete PS All this works AOK under [sorry guys] MSW2K/XP -- fans, wifi, eth0, volume, brightness, smart-buttons, etc, et al Please can the rhetoric guys, you demean all the good work that Tex/Anna/Chris/Ripper/Sundry are doing. If you have nothing good to say then STFU. It painful to listen to the MS lobby pan everything Linux. Clearly we need good solutions - why is it that the lowly Mac is in ascendancy?? Many are simply Grudge-buys. My fan on a big Vaio Picturebook always runs at say 50/60% ??? Not hot, just runs a lot harder than under MS??
  6. 2 simple tasks : Hey - I am running a Sony Vaio 19" Powerbook, the Synaptics touchpad works 100%, but I gave up on a bunch of distros/LiveCD/2006/ etc installs as they all gave me a considerable amount of headaches. I am running MCN Delft, which is a small distro of Mandriva Spring 2007.1 & uses all the updates, etc .. That might be your best bet. Dont know too much about upgrading from one though - I would simply do a big backup & go-for-it ... watch me get shot down in flames here .... Also check out the PCLOS & MCNL Delft forums - there's a lot of info out there ... let me know what works ... BTW - I have another toy - a Picturebook that has a Crusoe chip in it - I recently dumped XP & repalced it with Delft also - works like a charm .. later ... BR>Pete
  7. Strangely I have posted the same Q&A several times, vis-a-vis a Vaio 2007 FREE?? install & 2200BG [802] and have not had a single response ... went to MYAH & 2006 ALT0 Kernel and most stuff woiks - looking for post on add KDE 3.5xxx et al ... BR>Pete
  8. Que Paso Senor ... glad we got the juices flowing .. would gladly refrain from any trashy vernacular - as befits a forum of learning, but phrases like RATS ASS, et al, plus what appeared to be more of a lecture in symantics, rather than any solutions to any problems, deemed some sort of retort. Amen. I have run OS2, DOS xxx, Win xxx, plus 20 flavors of Linux - all as ROOT so when a distro such as Man goes south instead of north I get a little fried. Loved everything about 6 .. 7 went away on me. Strangely, not a single soul has addressed that 802.11g issue, let alone solved it. To wit - I run several successful businesses - all via the net - and am the boss - nobody, but nobody who had access to any of my machines would EVER be able to log-on as Admin or Root ... period. Thats not even an issue .. never was. I am a responsible, reasonable person & love technology - I am downloading another flavor as we speak - luv dem big pipes, man.... will let you guys know ...99% DONE - gotta go !! TNX & BR>Pete
  9. Hey Guys & Gals .... Many tnx to all of you who have given of yr time & energy to help all us lost folks. Even you sarcastic, liberte-fry crowd, with your disgusting vernacular, pomposity & my glass is not even half-full - its busted attitude. Lets get this straight - I simply hate the goal-posts being manipulated - whilst in play. The real biggie with Linux is that there are more distros & packages & dependencies than ice-cream flavors. I found old Mandrake very easy to configure, 99% CLI, even got 3G & GPRS working off my PCMCIA card, with a bit of tweaking, on a very old Crusoed, Vaio Picturebook, with a lot of help from friends on the net. Grasias!! Many flavors later ... oh about 15/20 Gigs worth .. I bought a store copy of 2006 DVD simply out of curiosity. Again ... dont ask me which flavor as I couldnt guess correctly on a bet. { am I the only one confused? } I burned the isos & rocked .... great !! Everything as PURE ROOT. Hey Gay Paree - do you know that I actually run all my machines as Administrator!!?? NAW!! COMEON DUDE ??!!?? I digress ...Oh Wow !! 2006 even read my NTFS files & USB everything. Had minor PCMCIA probs with 3G, but would tackle those later as 802.11g was smoking. I spot 2007 & grab the DVD - big distro - 4.5G - upgrade after reading Alez On Das Net & the SOB crashes X. To wit, on a fresh install, cannot even get wireless to work & I have RPMs coming out of my ears, Distro this, Distro that, nothing works ... one really needs a big pipe to grab all the garbage required by URPMI. Of course we need to do some work also. The Inspector Cluseau in some of you will ask about data?? All gone, but never fear, Microsquish has a lock on that. Lost a lot of time, is all. I really liked the 3.5.5? GUI but thats it, my friends. The rest really blows, big time. A LOT like Xandros!! Maybe there is more than just a single French Fry in this mix, what with the good Inspector heading up the decision-making-process. Why - in Buddhas name- would you frustrate +50% of yr fans with this dumb decision? The drivers are free & everywhere. So whats the beef? Why so many pushups for so little benefit. Thats besides all the other things that dont work in anything built on a Monday. Is Mandrivel so desperate for a couple bucks?? I guess. I tried every live CD ... same/same always got excuses or bad exit codes .. some begining with "Bummer" ?? HUH?? The real bummer , se vouz plaiz, is that of the 20/25 X 2006/7, none ever looked or behaved the same ??? I understand that RPM - never liked RH, even looks spooky - is propriety & needs to make a couple bucks to stave off chapter 13, but oh man !!! same/same Fedora Project X !! Nothing works very well, if at all. But Wait!! There's a lite @ the end of this distro-from-hell-dillemna Tunnel ... MYAH 3.2SE ..!! IT ALL WORKS .. right-out-of-the-box, folks. No Jive Man!! Now I have nothing to do ... NIX NADA ZILCH ZERO ... except to tell you guys that help is nigh. MYAH is SLACK is KISS !!! Get religion. Grab these 4 links, ALL FREE - really FREE ... 1 - MYAH iso.. 2 - SUN ISO burner, 3 - DOWNLOAD MANAGER - Get this first & everthing else is much easier ... 4 - GAG - a bootloader which will save yr ass some day ... 5 - XP or any 2K/XP boot or install disc, in case you panic & need to repair MBR ... 6 - CFDISK - as MYAH HDD install will overwrite yr MBR !!! Dont Panic !! Easy !! Simply follow the directions below !!! TO THE TEE !!! BTW - all this is in MYAH - my way is for the Putz in all of us, or ultimate KISS CONTROL .. SCENARIOS ... WIN on C:\ .. maybe data on D:\ .. .. free space on D:\ say 50G .. Create C:\data on C:\ - transfer all data to said C:\data. Use XP or 2K, hit manage computer, then disc management & delete D:\ ... Create new D:\ drive of say 25G & new E:\ of say the balance ... at least 10/15G for LINUX ... format all & check & defrag .. move yr data from C:\data back to D:\DATA ... defrag new D:\ .. Reboot with ANY Linux ISO .I use an old SLACK BOOT DISK... normally you will be required to log in as ROOT - OK ... do it. Somewhere you will see CFDISK and/or FDISK and SETUP .. use CFDISK, delete that E:\ drive now probaly called HDA3 or WHY ... simply remember yr 2 Win drives are the first 2 ... C&D .. create a new partition, make it mountable, all except say 500M for a SWAP file. Format one with EXT2, theo other simply SWAP, write to disk, type YES x 2 & REBOOT ... use same bootdisk & enter ROOT again, now hit SETUP ... SEUP ONLY ADDSWAP & TARGET - you will get to format both .. then EXIT & REBOOT with MYAH CD .. do live install .. it does work, unlike so many others that do not ... then go to MYAH TOOLS .. hit HDD install, using myah as root p/w ... source OK then install data to HDA3 or 5 ... then install LILO to same place .. DO NOT INSTALL TO HDA1 or HDA !!! IT WILL OVER WRITE YR MBR ... INSTALL TAKES 5/10 MIN .. REBOOT TO WIN ... insert GAG BOOTDISK .. & REBOOT .. read everything & install ... this part is braindead stuff ... reboot & hit either the LINX or WIN icon ... voila !! If MYAH is the only OS then its a lot simpler ... Good Luck & Enjoy ... BR>Pete All WXP ... http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/ DOWNLOAD MANAGER FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE .. ftp://ftp.iasi.roedu.net/mirrors/myah.org/ - MYAH ISO http://sourceforge.net/projects/gag/ - BOOTLOADER http://www.soft32.com/Download/Free/Sun_CD...4-122379-1.html - SUN CD/DVD w/o all the NERO shit Like some wag once said "Linux needs a haircut, a clean shirt & decent shoes, before the business community takes it seriously" Now theres MYAH - be afraid - be very afraid - Jeremiah just bought an Armani Suit!! PS You know what is so great ??? All this stuff is FREE man !! Donate to the good cause !!! PPS Helmut - JUST DO IT !!!! [edited by arctic]
  10. BRAVO !!! As the Judge said "" If you know "" BR>Pete
  11. Hey ... tnx for sane advice .. sure beats the hyberbole rant I got from some whackjob out of gay paree recently .... my 2006 ran flawlessly ... but stoopid here needed another challenge .. 2007 sans ipw/etc is a real PIA to get connected ... for the quasi-illeterates amongst us who do not want to re-invent the wheel + all those folks who are playing, we really want KISS INSTALLS and/or advice. I must have 15/20Gig in Manriva downloads, plus another 30/40G in all the others .. M2006 is great - the desktop on 2007 more better but at what cost??!! Its a little like social responsibility - you guys are on the firing-line & its up to you to make the process real simple - not need to go back to school simply to install something you dont want. Man is by far the best of bunch, but this rendition smacks of Xandros - maybe liberte has a hand in it .. BR>Pete PS Must be getting chilly where you are, by now. PPS Still no easy way to get ipw to work, d/l final cut - I hope - will revert ASAP - any NTSF ideas?? end Post the contents of your /etc/fstab. TNX - BR>P
  12. Hey Guys .. stupid here ... did the honorable thing & dropped 2006 in favor of [again] RC2007 which gave me all kinds of sheet before ... cannot get the Centrino iwp220 firmware to interface with the Chipset, even though I did a manual RPM install from my 2006 INTEL\FIRMWARE CD ??? Need help ...puleeezz ... Also this rendition does not read my 100GIG ext NTFS drive, whereas 2006 does ....why not ??? TNX [moved from Talk-Talk by spinynorman]
  13. Hi ..2007 sure is a dog ... my beef is worse .. but 2006 is cool. Plus my machine isnt known for its simplicity. What really pissed me off was the non-free driver garbage - even though I had all the INTEL ATI etc, on my 2006 DVD/CDR could not get them to talk to each other ... ROOT is another big issue .... I have been dressing my self for a while now & dont need mamas permission - besides shes dead ... so give me back my root.... I have been running boxes as admin from day one - screw this typing crap at every turn. I dont do that under W2K/XP !! All I want is a box that works ... I love the pioneer-bit in all of us, but dont make me pay more for less. Xandros did that to me also & lost me .... I actually liked Xandros - nice easy stable desktop ... but it always whined & whinged about letting me do anything ... could never get 3G to work on that sucker .... but on a 450Meg Pocket Rocket I was firing on all 3G cylinders in 10 min. Its of course a great pity that XP is finally really running like a bandit & SURPRISE - they bring out VISTA ... HOO BOY !!!! NB Sony Vaio A290 1GRAM 110G HDD 802 B/T DVD ATI Memory Stick, alles inc kitchen sink - couple things dont work, but same-old under XP .... Cheer up Lads .... we could be sitting on a hill of sand & rocks nowhere .... BR>Pete
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