iface eth0 inet dhcpAfter that, everything I immediately need was running, apart from some fine tuning of RAM and of the touch pad as per the detailed hardware notes below.
name Wireless LAN card
wireless_key open s:*****
||Model and Details
||Status under Ubuntu Linux
||Intel Centrino Pentium M 2.00GHz
|| Fan a bit noisy.
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
||2GB (2 x 1GB 200 PIN DDR PC266 DIMM)||Working
||The Ubuntu i386 kernels are
compiled without HIGHMEM and use less than 900MB of RAM, so I
installed linux-image-220.127.116.11-4-686, which sees all of the memory.
However, it crawls unless you pass a "mem=" parameter at the
boot line. The largest which works properly is mem=2016M. Anything
larger makes the machine crawl. BIOS reports 2040M of RAM, and
memtest86 reports 2039M usable, but these both slow the machine down,
as do 2032M and 2048M.
||Fujitsu 80GB Ultra DMA-100 (9.5mm), model MHT2080AT||Working
||Noisy blighter when very busy,
but reasonably quiet most of the time.
|Optical Drive||Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S: CD-RW / DVD+RW / DVD-RW (24W / 10RW / 2.4W / 4RW / 8DVD)||Working
||Burnt a 590MB CD in about 5
minutes. Have not yet burnt any DVDs.
||WXGA 1280x800 12" TFT LCD|| Working at full
also at 1024x768, 800x600, and 640x480, using the Gnome Screen
||Selected 1280x800 (and, just in
case, 1024x768) when prompted during the Ubuntu install.
I'd had one false start when I selected 1200x800 by mistake during the first install. Nothing I could do after that would make it run at 1280x800, so I reinstalled.
A nice, bright, crisp display.
||See "Screen" section above.
Shares some of the system RAM, if I understand correctly.
|Wireless LAN||Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG
||Driver, as per dmesg:
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 0.11
I had to set the WEP key to "open" for this to work with the ipw2200 driver which Ubuntu installs. See description of installation process above. WEP does work, though. Command-line method:
sudo iwconfig eth0 key open s:*****
|Ethernet||10/100TX: Realtek RTL8139, Chip
||It's one of those maddening
ethernet cable ports into which some RJ45 connectors do not clip
firmly, but it nonetheless does not come loose too easily.
||$ lspci |grep -i modem:
0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
||The kernel module is inserted,
so I guess it will work.
||2 x USB 2.0
||Looks normal in dmesg, no reason
to expect they won't work.
||$ lspci |grep -i firewire:
0000:01:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
|External VGA port
|Card Reader||4-in-1: SD, MS, MMC, MS-Pro Cards
||I don't much like tapping on the
touch pad instead of clicking. I added to the appropriate InputDevice
section of /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 this line:
Option "SHMConfig" "on"After that (and restarting X), this command disables tapping on the touchpad :
Here's what dmesg has to say about the pad:
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1
||Intel 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Audio
Controller (Rev 03)
||Have not yet experimented with
all of the the function keys.
The volume control keys seem not to work under Windows or Linux; the software volume controls do work, though.
The brightness keys work.
||Silent Mode Button Works.
Lid closing seems to have problems.
The rest untested
|The Silent Mode button is marked
"P" and immediately lowers the power consumption and noise (and,
presumably, speed) of the system.
Closing the lid resulted in the screen going black, and nothing short of a re-boot would bring it back on. To be further investigated.