Linux Mandriva 2007 66-bit on Acer Aspire 9302





I have installed free DVD version of Linux Mandriva 2007 66-bit on Acer Aspire 9302. It has windows XP media center on board.

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I want to have 2 systems. First I have created new partitions and made home on Fat32 ( I thought that it could be used both by win XP and linux). It didnot work. I changed it to linux file system, reinstalled mandriva and it works.

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It works but not (wireless broadcom 802.11 g). Its probably because of 32-bit version of driver. I'm trying to fix it.
first find what typy of card/chip it is ( use lspci in linux console as a root , which lists the PCI devices in your system:

04:05.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
or:
lspci -n
or :
[root@localhost ~]# lspci -n | grep 14e4:43
04:05.0 0280: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)

Where 4318 is the card version

Driver Information in windows :
driver date: 2006-06-25
driver version : 4.80.28.7
Manufacturer: Broadcom
Capabilities: 0
Class: Net
ClassGUID: {4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
CompatibleIDs: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4318&REV_02
ConfigFlags: 0
DeviceDesc: Karta sieciowa Broadcom 802.11g
HardwareID: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4318&SUBSYS_03121468&REV_02
LocationInformation: PCI bus 4, device 5, function 0
Mfg: Broadcom
Service: BCM43XX
UINumber: 5
localisation:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\BCMWL5.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\80211GI
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Howto report your wireless device:
* The Brandname of your device
* The name/number of the specific device
* If possible, a series/revision number
* if possible, the manufacturer and device ID
* The manufacturer chipset that's in the device
* The name/number of the chipset in the device
* The connector-type: PCI, PCMCIA (16-bits 5V.), PCCARD (32-bits, 3.3V), USB, mini-PCI...
* Wlan-type: IE802.11a/b/g
* Additional comments and curiousities of your device

How to identify your wireless card:
* For a PCI card: do, as root a "lspci -vv"
* For a PCMCIA/Cardbus card, do, as root a: "cardctl ident"
* For an USB device the procedure is a bit more tricky and not guaranteed to give usefull output. First you can attach the device, and look at the output from: "dmesg". For more/other output, you can also look at the file "/var/log/messages" and/or the file "/proc/bus/usb/devices"

Next, to get the manufacturer and device id for a pci device, look for the number when doing "lspci -n".
Example:
# lspci -vv | grep Intel
00:0b.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2702

Now, look for the device number:
# lspci -n | grep 00:0b.0
00:0b.0 Class 0280: 8086:4220 (rev 05)


Using Broadcom Wireless with native drivers

********** ERROR ***************
I did :
bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o
and get :
computer hang up an after reset I get : kernel panic - not syncing. (:-((
That told me nothing so I have reinstalled linux
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x64 Drivers from Guillermo Musumeci
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method
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Step 1: Obtaining the Firmware :
"The bcm43xx drivers ("bcm43xx" in mainline kernels, "bcm43xx-mac80211" in wireless-dev) are drivers for the 802.11 B/G family of wireless chips Broadcom produces."
= drivers are included into the Linux kernel since kernel version 2.6.17-rc2.

so we go to :
linuxwireless.org
Get and install the bcm43xx-fwcutter package :
You must extract the firmware out of these proprietary driver files by using fwcutter
"You have to use the fw-cutter tool to suck out the firmware code from a windows driver. The fw-cutter, or firmware cutter, or firmware extractor, does this."
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commercial DriverLoader  commercial Linuxant Driverloader lets you run 32 bit Windows network drivers on x86_64 Linux.
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www.54g.org faq
and after that to :
linuxquestions
[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"" Nickname:"localhost"
Mode:Managed Access Point: Invalid
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:7919-5C9A-81 Security mode:open
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:0 Missed beacon:0

sit0 no wireless extensions.

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Hardware Control for Acer Laptops by archernar72
berios

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Broadcom_4318_Airforce_one_54g_card
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ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_5020/driver/xp64
but it not works (:-(
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how to remove booloader:
in windows install recovery console:
type in console:
c:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons
retart computer
choose recovery console
fixmbr
exit
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Linux on acer:
aspirelinux
Mdv2006onAcerAspireHowto
http://club.mandriva.com/xwiki/bin/view/KB/HardwareHmlf_acer
http://advhertz.altervista.org/install-debian-gnulinux-on-acer-aspire-9113-wlmi/

x86_64
repozytoria:
urpmi.addmedia main ftp://ftp.linux.cz
http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/
http://wiki.cdlinux.pl/index.php/Konfiguracja_WiFi
http://www.lingula.org.uk/laptop/aspire1500.html
http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/Acer-Laptop-HOWTO.html
http://mohammed.morsi.org/blog/?q=node/2
http://mohammed.morsi.org/blog/?q=node/210
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Acer_Aspire_5024
http://wiki.linuxhelp.net/index.php/Aspire_1694
http://tuxmobil.org/acer.html
http://www.linux-laptop.net/
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com
http://jakilinux.org/jaki-linux/laptop/
http://madwifi.org/
https://alioth.debian.org/docman/view.php/30192/21/debian-amd64-howto.html#id220463
http://www.phear.org/news/acer_aspire_1510_1513_amd64_debian//

LInux:
http://lumd.linux.pl

lspci
[root@localhost ~]# lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)
00:0a.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU (rev a3)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev f1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev f1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Quadro NVS 110M / GeForce Go 7300 (rev a1)
04:05.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
04:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments Unknown device 8039
04:06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
lsusb
[root@localhost ~]# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0402:5602 ALi Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 045e:0029 Microsoft Corp. IntelliMouse Optical
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

lsmod
[root@localhost ~]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
ipt_IFWLOG 7688 1
ipt_psd 52368 1
ip_set_iptree 11280 2
xt_tcpudp 7552 11
xt_state 6400 12
xt_pkttype 6144 4
iptable_raw 6144 0
xt_CLASSIFY 6144 0
xt_CONNMARK 6656 0
xt_MARK 6784 0
xt_length 6272 0
xt_connmark 6400 0
xt_physdev 6672 0
xt_policy 7808 6
xt_multiport 7552 4
xt_conntrack 6656 0
ipt_ULOG 12680 0
ipt_TTL 6400 0
ipt_ttl 6144 0
ipt_TOS 6272 0
ipt_tos 5888 0
ipt_TCPMSS 7936 0
ipt_set 6656 2
ipt_SAME 6656 0
ipt_REJECT 9088 4
ipt_REDIRECT 6528 0
ipt_recent 14232 0
ipt_owner 6144 0
ipt_NETMAP 6400 0
ipt_MASQUERADE 7808 0
ipt_LOG 11008 10
ipt_iprange 6016 0
ipt_hashlimit 12560 0
ipt_ECN 7168 0
ipt_ecn 6400 0
ipt_DSCP 6400 0
ipt_dscp 5888 0
ipt_CLUSTERIP 12040 0
ipt_ah 6144 0
ipt_addrtype 6016 0
ip_set_portmap 8832 0
ip_set_macipmap 8584 0
ip_set_ipmap 8576 0
ip_set_iphash 11784 0
ip_set 23852 11 ip_set_iptree,ipt_set,ip_set_portmap,ip_set_macipmap,ip_set_ipmap,ip_set_iphash
ip_nat_irc 6656 0
ip_nat_tftp 5888 0
ip_nat_ftp 7808 0
ip_conntrack_irc 10448 1 ip_nat_irc
ip_conntrack_tftp 8280 1 ip_nat_tftp
ip_conntrack_ftp 11472 1 ip_nat_ftp
iptable_nat 11652 0
ip_nat 21932 8 ipt_SAME,ipt_REDIRECT,ipt_NETMAP,ipt_MASQUERADE,ip_nat_irc,ip_nat_tftp,ip_nat_ftp,iptable_nat
ip_conntrack 57636 13 xt_state,xt_CONNMARK,xt_connmark,xt_conntrack,ipt_MASQUERADE,ip_nat_irc,ip_nat_tftp,ip_nat_ftp,ip_conntrack_irc,ip_conntrack_tftp,ip_conntrack_ftp,iptable_nat,ip_nat
nfnetlink 10184 2 ip_nat,ip_conntrack
iptable_mangle 6912 1
iptable_filter 7040 1
ip_tables 24552 4 iptable_raw,iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter
x_tables 18696 40 ipt_IFWLOG,ipt_psd,xt_tcpudp,xt_state,xt_pkttype,xt_CLASSIFY,xt_CONNMARK,xt_MARK,xt_length,xt_connmark,xt_physdev,xt_policy,xt_multiport,xt_conntrack,ipt
_ULOG,ipt_TTL,ipt_ttl,ipt_TOS,ipt_tos,ipt_TCPMSS,ipt_set,ipt_SAME,ipt_REJECT,ipt_REDIRECT,ipt_recent,ipt_owner,ipt_NETMAP,ipt_MASQUERADE,ipt_LOG,ipt_iprange,ipt_hashlimit,ipt_ECN,ipt_ecn,ipt_DSCP,ipt_dscp,ipt_CLUSTERIP,ipt_ah,ipt_addrtype,iptable_nat,ip_tables ipv6 278240 14
arc4 6272 1
ieee80211_crypt_wep 8960 1
bcm43xx 436224 0
ieee80211softmac 33152 1 bcm43xx
ieee80211 34632 2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
ieee80211_crypt 9600 2 ieee80211_crypt_wep,ieee80211
forcedeth 32396 0
snd_seq_dummy 7428 0
snd_seq_oss 36864 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11392 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 59264 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 11412 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 47520 0
snd_mixer_oss 20224 1 snd_pcm_oss
af_packet 26892 2
snd_hda_intel 20892 1
snd_hda_codec 204672 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm 82568 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer 25096 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 12432 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd 58728 11 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 12832 1 snd
ip_vs 108224 0
video 19976 0
thermal 16656 0
fan 8072 0
container 7936 0
button 10272 0
battery 12936 0
acpi_memhotplug 8320 0
ac 8328 0
ide_cd 43168 0
binfmt_misc 14348 1
loop 19728 0
ntfs 236984 1
nls_utf8 6272 3
nls_cp437 11136 1
vfat 16256 1
fat 52272 1 vfat
dm_mod 57040 0
pcmcia 37912 0
yenta_socket 28556 1
rsrc_nonstatic 14976 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 40996 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
cpufreq_ondemand 11408 0
cpufreq_conservative 11528 0
cpufreq_powersave 6016 0
powernow_k8 16512 1
freq_table 8448 1 powernow_k8
processor 28904 2 thermal,powernow_k8
nvram 12424 0
usbmouse 9216 0
usbhid 57248 0
ehci_hcd 34696 0
ohci_hcd 23556 0
usbcore 129696 5 usbmouse,usbhid,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
tsdev 11392 0
evdev 13824 2
joydev 13952 0
ext3 132880 2
jbd 59304 1 ext3
sd_mod 22784 6
sata_nv 11908 5
libata 67608 1 sata_nv
scsi_mod 140080 2 sd_mod,libata

mordprob.conf
en console , en root :
# modprobe ipw3945
# ipw3945d

la un petit :
# iwconfig

fdisk
[root@localhost ~]# fdisk/dev/sda

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 14593.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Command (m for help): m
Command action
a toggle a bootable flag
b edit bsd disklabel
c toggle the dos compatibility flag
d delete a partition
l list known partition types
m print this menu
n add a new partition
o create a new empty DOS partition table
p print the partition table
q quit without saving changes
s create a new empty Sun disklabel
t change a partition's system id
u change display/entry units
v verify the partition table
w write table to disk and exit
x extra functionality (experts only)

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 638 5124703+ 12 Compaq diagnostics
/dev/sda2 * 639 4469 30772507+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 4470 14593 81321030 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 4470 5488 8185086 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 5489 5997 4088511 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 5998 7333 10731388+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 7334 14593 58315918+ b W95 FAT32

Command (m for help): q

df
System plików rozm. użyte dost. %uż. zamont. na
/dev/sda5 7,7G 3,7G 3,7G 50% /
/dev/sda7 11G 59M 11G 1% /home
/dev/sda1 4,9G 4,4G 509M 90% /mnt/win_
/dev/sda2 30G 14G 17G 46% /mnt/win_c

you can find out your kernel version by running:
uname -r


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