Debian Sarge 3.1.r2 in a Samsung X20 Laptop
Dual boot system. WinXP + Debian Sarge.
Windows XP NTFS partition resized with PartitionMagic after disk defragmentation.
Boot with linux26 option (kernel 2.6.8) with Debian Sarge r2 and
select customary options. No problem with basic installation apart
from the fact that the DHCP was not detected and it was necessary to
provide the dhcp server name. The b44 module seems to cause
some trouble and either the kernel should be upgraded to version
2.6.X with X≥15 or install the driver provided by the company. I
compiled and installed the driver from BROADCOM following the
instructions downloaded with the code, and moved the b44.ko module
from their location to another directry (keep a backup, do not
remove it). The resulting module
bcm4400 makes the ethernet card work more smoothly. For
more info you can visit this page.
- 15.7Gb -> WinXP
- 13.7Gb -> /
- 2.0Gb -> /var
- 1.0Gb -> /tmp
- 1.0Gb -> /swap
- 26.0Gb -> /home
Standard basic configuration and no package selected. After package
upgrade, edit the /etc/apt/source.list file to include
non-free and contrib categories.
deb ftp://ftp.de.debian.org/debian sarge main contrib non-free
deb-src ftp://ftp.de.debian.org/debian sarge main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ sarge/updates main contrib non-free
deb ftp://ftp.de.debian.org/debian-non-US/ /sarge/non-US main contrib non-free
In the present case the package selection was forced to the packages in file pack_samsung_X20 with:
dpkg --set-selections < pack_samsung_X20
This is a selection tuned for my needings that takes approx 3.5G space
in root partition. Using aptitude or dselect tune the selection and update/upgrade/install. The only
dependency problem regards package discover1 which I
upgraded to discover2.
During the package configuration the default options can be safely
assumed. Do not stop when prompted during kernel installation.
Xwindows works from the onset. You can find here a XF86Config-4 file sample generated with
the help of Knoppix.
Configured with alsaconf, the card i8x0 is detected from the
onset and no problem found.
taffey:~# uname -a
Linux taffey 2.6.8-3-686 #1 Thu Feb 9 07:39:48 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux
taffey:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 13
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz
stepping : 8
cpu MHz : 1596.198
cache size : 2048 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca \
cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe nx tm2 est
bogomips : 3153.92
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. Mobile Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. Mobile Graphics Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp. Mobile Graphics Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Exp
ress Port 1 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB
2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
0000:00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
0000:06:05.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
0000:06:07.0 Network controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4223 (rev 05)
0000:06:09.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b3)
0000:06:09.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 08)
0000:06:09.2 0805: Ricoh Co Ltd: Unknown device 0822 (rev 17)
0000:06:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd: Unknown device 0592 (rev 08)
Install the ipw2200-source package and follow instructions in
the file /usr/share/doc/ipw2200-source/README.Debian.
Check that the package kernel-headers-2.6.X corresponding to
your active kernel is installed and the untar the file and compile the
driver 'a la Debian way', which is by far the easiest option:
taffey:/usr/src# tar xzvf ipw2200-source.tar.gz
taffey:/usr/src# module-assistant a-i ipw2200
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
ipw2200-source is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Updated infos about 1 packages
Extracting the package tarball, /usr/src/ipw2200-source.tar.gz
Done with /usr/src/ipw2200-modules-2.6.8-3-686_1.0.3-1+2.6.8-16sarge2_i386.deb .
Selecting previously deselected package ipw2200-modules-2.6.8-3-686.
(Reading database ... 103235 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking ipw2200-modules-2.6.8-3-686 (from .../ipw2200-modules-2.6.8-3-686_1.0.3-1+2.6.8-16sarge2_i386.deb) ...
Setting up ipw2200-modules-2.6.8-3-686 (1.0.3-1+2.6.8-16sarge2) ...
The package is already installed and you can use the resulting deb
package with dpkg -i to install it in other machines. The
last step concerns the card firmware. You only have to copy several
files in your system, follow the
instructions you can find in
http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php. Finally charge
the module (modprobe ipw2200) and prepare an interfaces file
according to your network environment.
In case you installed the 2.6.15 kernel the procedure is somewhat
different. Install the appropriate headers supplied by the Etch
linux-headers-2.6.15-1-686 and linux-headers-2.6-686.[Not finished]
In the present point I will describe how to prepare the bluetooth
device in the laptop to make use of a Nokia 6000 cell phone as a modem
to connect to internet.
The first step consists in installing the packages bluez-utils
libbluetooth1 bluez-pin bluez-firmware. Once the packages are
installed see if you can detect the cell phone (named Currix in this
example) and communicate with it requesting the available info:
taffey:~# hcitool scan
taffey:~# l2ping 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX
Ping: 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX from 00:13:77:12:06:A4 (data size 20) ...
0 bytes from 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX id 0 time 34.96ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX id 1 time 36.72ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX id 2 time 19.74ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX id 3 time 16.75ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX id 4 time 17.76ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX id 5 time 16.77ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX id 6 time 16.78ms
7 sent, 7 received, 0% loss
taffey:~# hcitool info 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX
Requesting information ...
BD Address: 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX
Device Name: Currix
LMP Version: 1.1 (0x1) LMP Subversion: 0x248
Manufacturer: Nokia Mobile Phones (1)
Features: 0xbf 0x28 0x21 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
<3-slot packets> <5-slot packets>
The next step is to stablish a connection with the phone. Be aware that
once the command rfcomm is executed the phone will prompt you
for a four--digit access password and then you will have to introduce the
same password in the computer when asked to do so.
taffey:~# rfcomm connect 0 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX
Connected /dev/rfcomm0 to 00:0E:XX:XX:XX:XX on channel 1
Press CTRL-C for hangup
If it is the first time you connect to the phone you have to create
the configuratiopn files for the ppp conection. So you have to create
the files /etc/ppp/peers/gprs and
/etc/ppp/chat-gprs with the following content:
connect '/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/ppp/chat-gprs'
ABORT '\nNO ANSWER\r'
ABORT '\nNO CARRIER\r'
ABORT '\nNO DIALTONE\r'
Next you launch the connection. Notice the little G that will appear
on the upper left corner of the cell phone screen, once the connection
is launched. You then have an active connection to internet.
taffey:~# pppd call gprs
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:153 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:153 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:32976 (32.2 KiB) TX bytes:32976 (32.2 KiB)
ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:18.104.22.168 P-t-P:10.6.6.6 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:4 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:40 (40.0 b) TX bytes:61 (61.0 b)
To stop the communication it should suffice to issue the following command,
though not always respond to it:
Sometimes I have to switch off the Bluetooth in the phone in order to
disconnect it completely. This is something to check...