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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am indeed using kernel built-in driver, not portage's. Try once and see...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have a successful working suspend to ram on x86-64 yet? I've gotten this far on my e1705 but no success yet (almost there):

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-539252.html
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did an Xserver/gnome update, and now I can't seem to get into 1920x1200 resolution. I started a thread here:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-546634.html

If anybody has ideas or encounters the same thing. Probably pilot error, but it seems correct based on my (flawed) memory.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:31 am    Post subject: Audio device problem with Inspiron9400 Reply with quote

Hello All,

I just got my INSPIRON9400 a week before, then sound were working very fine, but when i installed the Win VISAT update from the CD which i got with my laptop, sound is not working on machine.

I trided re-installed driver for this, but still it is not working, it says that " NO AUDIO DEVICE IS INSTALLED"

dose anyone know how to resolve this.

Thanks
Vijay
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: Audio device problem with Inspiron9400 Reply with quote

vrm.chaudhari wrote:
Hello All,

I just got my INSPIRON9400 a week before, then sound were working very fine, but when i installed the Win VISAT update from the CD which i got with my laptop, sound is not working on machine.

I trided re-installed driver for this, but still it is not working, it says that " NO AUDIO DEVICE IS INSTALLED"

dose anyone know how to resolve this.

Thanks
Vijay

I suppose you meant Windows Vista? Did you get the error message about your sound device under Gentoo or under Windows? Since you didn't post any other relevant information, we can help you about the former but not the latter: this is a forum about Gentoo Linux, not about Windows.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: SD Card reader doesn't create /dev/sd? node anymore Reply with quote

VinzC wrote:
Hi.

I don't know since when it doesn't work but now my laptop doesn't create a /dev/sd? node when I plug the card in the reader. I see messages about mmcblk0 in the log like this:
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Nov 27 14:54:23 solo [17179720.612000] mmcblk0: mmc0:e624 SD512 495488KiB
Nov 27 14:54:23 solo [17179720.612000]  mmcblk0: p1
Nov 27 14:57:44 solo [17179921.648000] mmcblk0: mmc0:e624 SD512 495488KiB
Nov 27 14:57:44 solo [17179921.648000]  mmcblk0: p1
Nov 27 14:59:17 solo [17180014.004000] mmcblk0: mmc0:e624 SD512 495488KiB
Nov 27 14:59:17 solo [17180014.004000]  mmcblk0: p1

Usually there is another message that immediately follows, which says something like "waiting 5s for the device to come up" but here nothing such happens. I've recompiled udev (079-r2). But it used to work with that version of UDEV... Am I the only one or is it a side-effect of GCC4.1?

EDIT: I'm running gentoo-sources-2.6.17-r8...
Grrrrrrrrrr this had been bugging me for at least 5 months (be it with the sd reader or my external usb hd.........).
I've seen many posts in the forum outlining exactly that one problem

It turns out it's a cosmetic patch the gentoo hal maintainer is applying......
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=146910

Comment the line "epatch "${FILESDIR}"/${PN}-0.5.7-ignored-volumes.patch" in the hal ebuild and you'll be fine
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: SD Card reader doesn't create /dev/sd? node anymore Reply with quote

dob wrote:
Grrrrrrrrrr this had been bugging me for at least 5 months (be it with the sd reader or my external usb hd.........).
I've seen many posts in the forum outlining exactly that one problem

It turns out it's a cosmetic patch the gentoo hal maintainer is applying......
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=146910

Comment the line "epatch "${FILESDIR}"/${PN}-0.5.7-ignored-volumes.patch" in the hal ebuild and you'll be fine
Actually it did solve the issue for my external hd but not for the card reader :(
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@dob:

Wow, this was a long time ago. Now I'm using 2.6.19 series... I think the problem comes from KDE (but I might be wrong). Currently the SD card reader is indeed detected and a device node, /dev/mmcblk0p1, created. It's just that I have to mount it manually because - for one reason or another - KDE doesn't do it for me. I've stopped searching for what makes it not work anymore - sick of searching given the (very low) number of times I need to use it ;-) . To use different words, it's not one of my main goals for now.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about battery?

I am looking for an Inspiron 9600 with a 9-cell battery, How may hours can be used without charging?

Thanks a lot for information
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Battery? :x Not the best they made... I don't know what kind of battery I have but it lost about half of its initial capacity. Now I have about 30-45 minutes autonomy. I could never have more than one 1:30h autonomy ( :!: ) with the strongest battery available at that time - my laptop was ordered with the stronger battery at first, not with the standard one.

cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/info:
present:                 yes
design capacity:         4800 mAh
last full capacity:      2833 mAh
battery technology:      rechargeable
design voltage:          11100 mV
design capacity warning: 480 mAh
design capacity low:     145 mAh
capacity granularity 1:  48 mAh
capacity granularity 2:  48 mAh
model number:            DELL F51335
serial number:           1016
battery type:            LION
OEM info:                Sanyo

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, thanks for information
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: incompatible vido controller Reply with quote

Hello, I have a problem. I have an inspiron 9400 that I bought as faulty. It showed a screen full of characters that look like the spade symbol on a pack of playing cards. During a diagnostic check it failed when checking the video card and reported the fault as " incompatible vido controller ".

I decided that I would buy a new ATI x1400 128MB direct replacement for the faulty card and fitted it.

I installed a fresh copy of windows media centre 2005 and all was well. It rebooted many times with no issues and I thought all was well. This is the wierd bit.....

The next day I booted the laptop and the screen stayed blank. I tried to enter the bios at post but could not. Again I entered the diagnostic checks and it reported the same fault as before.

Has anyone got any idea what is happening here?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@inspiron E1705

I suppose you're desperately looking for a solution for the problem you mentioned since you subscribed to this forum? This forum provides help on a certain flavor of Linux, Gentoo Linux. The thread you are posting in deals with specific issues that we might have installing Gentoo Linux on a Dell Inspiron 9400.

I'm affraid the solution to the problem you described cannot be given here. As per my own experience with Dell and Laptops, the least you could do is return the laptop to Dell and possibly exchange it. You have enough reasons to call for Dell's support. Use their 1-year collect and return waranty, if that's the one you have applied for.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:51 pm    Post subject: mic Reply with quote

Any ideas on the mic input?? ... I have gentoo instaled on this laptop since 2 years ago and never had a working mic input but i really need it now, and don't want to install windos just for the mic issue....

I'm using the alsa on the kernel

gentoo-sources-2.6.21-r4
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: mic Reply with quote

chiliwilly wrote:
Any ideas on the mic input??

Well, it does work for me at least since 2.6.18 or 2.6.19, IIRC.
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