sâmbătă, 27 decembrie 2008

Installing Linux on a Dell Studio 1535


Linux On Laptops


Today I've installed GNU/Linux on a Dell Studio 1535.

Because the laptop it's not mine and good/complete hardware support was the most important objective, I've used Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex), not Fedora 10 or CentOS.

However, I've obtained the laptop's hardware profile via smolt - it's here:

http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_b6378d44-7de3-49d9-9dd2-27f3196a95be

or locally:

UUID: 28f0e426-79c1-48ac-a122-4961573cac18
OS: Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)
Default run level: 5
Language: en_US.UTF-8
Platform: i686
BogoMIPS: 4987.49
CPU Vendor: GenuineIntel
CPU Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz
Number of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 2501
System Memory: 3547
System Swap: 8197
Vendor: Dell Inc.
System: Studio 1535
Form factor: laptop
Kernel: 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686
SELinux Enabled: True
SELinux Policy: targeted
SELinux Enforce: Enforcing

Devices
=================================
(32902:10281:4136:596) pci, ahci, OTHER, 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, PC Speaker
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_2M
(None:None:None:None) mmc_host, Unknown, None, MMC/SD Host Adapter
(None:None:None:None) pnp, i8042 aux, None, PS/2 Port for PS/2-style Mice
(None:None:None:None) scsi_host, Unknown, None, SCSI Host Adapter
(None:None:None:None) net, Unknown, NETWORK, Bridge Interface
(None:None:None:None) video4linux, Unknown, None, Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_2M
(None:None:None:None) scsi, sr, None, SCSI Device
(None:None:None:None) power_supply, Unknown, None, DELL MT2648
(32902:10261:4136:596) pci, Unknown, OTHER, 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller
(32902:9288:0:0) pci, Unknown, OTHER, 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
(4480:2130:4136:596) pci, Unknown, OTHER, xD-Picture Card Controller
(None:None:None:None) platform, Unknown, None, Platform Device (vesafb.0)
(None:None:None:None) serio, psmouse, None, i8042 AUX port
(None:None:None:None) firewire, Unknown, None, No Description
(None:None:None:None) scsi, sd, None, SCSI Device
(None:None:None:None) net, Unknown, NETWORK, Loopback device Interface
(4480:1426:4136:596) pci, Unknown, OTHER, R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter
(None:None:None:None) power_supply, Unknown, None, Generic AC Adapter Device
(None:None:None:None) platform, i8042, None, Platform Device (i8042)
(None:None:None:None) platform, pcspkr, None, Platform Device (pcspkr)
(None:None:None:None) platform, iTCO_wdt, None, Platform Device (iTCO_wdt)
(None:None:None:None) pnp, rtc_cmos, None, AT Real-Time Clock
(None:None:None:None) platform, dcdbas, None, Platform Device (dcdbas)
(None:None:None:None) scsi_generic, Unknown, None, SCSI Generic Interface
(4480:2098:4136:596) pci, firewire_ohci, FIREWIRE, R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
(None:None:None:None) scsi_host, Unknown, None, SCSI Host Adapter
(16700:33111:None:None) usb, usbhid, OTHER, USB HID Interface
(4480:2082:4136:596) pci, sdhci-pci, OTHER, R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
(32902:10289:4136:596) pci, uhci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
(32902:10752:4136:596) pci, Unknown, OTHER, Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub
(32902:10753:0:0) pci, pcieport-driver, OTHER, Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port
(32902:10303:0:0) pci, pcieport-driver, OTHER, 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1
(None:None:None:None) net, Unknown, NETWORK, Networking Interface
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Video Bus
(32902:10302:4136:596) pci, i801_smbus, OTHER, 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller
(None:None:None:None) pnp, i8042 kbd, None, IBM Enhanced (101/102-key, PS/2 mouse support)
(4098:38340:4136:596) pci, Unknown, VIDEO, Mobilitiy Radeon HD 3400 Series
(32902:10305:0:0) pci, pcieport-driver, OTHER, 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Video Bus
(32902:10309:0:0) pci, pcieport-driver, OTHER, 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4
(32902:10313:0:0) pci, pcieport-driver, OTHER, 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, MOUSE, PS/2 Mouse
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Sleep Button (CM)
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Power Button (CM)
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Video Bus
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Lid Switch
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, MOUSE, Macintosh mouse button emulation
(None:None:None:None) platform, serial8250, None, Platform Device (serial8250)
(None:None:None:None) serio, atkbd, None, i8042 KBD port
(3141:25594:None:None) usb, uvcvideo, OTHER, USB Video Interface
(3141:25594:None:None) usb, uvcvideo, OTHER, USB Video Interface
(32902:10298:4136:596) pci, ehci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, KEYBOARD, AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
(32902:10294:4136:596) pci, ehci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
(32902:10292:4136:596) pci, uhci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
(32902:10293:4136:596) pci, uhci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
(32902:10290:4136:596) pci, uhci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
(32902:10288:4136:596) pci, uhci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, HID 413c:8157
(None:None:None:None) scsi_host, Unknown, None, SCSI Host Adapter
(16700:33112:None:None) usb, usbhid, OTHER, USB HID Interface
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Video Bus
(32902:10302:4136:596) pci, i801_smbus, OTHER, 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller
(None:None:None:None) pnp, i8042 kbd, None, IBM Enhanced (101/102-key, PS/2 mouse support)
(4098:38340:4136:596) pci, Unknown, VIDEO, Mobilitiy Radeon HD 3400 Series
(32902:10305:0:0) pci, pcieport-driver, OTHER, 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Video Bus
(32902:10309:0:0) pci, pcieport-driver, OTHER, 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4
(32902:10313:0:0) pci, pcieport-driver, OTHER, 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, MOUSE, PS/2 Mouse
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Sleep Button (CM)
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Power Button (CM)
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Video Bus
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, Lid Switch
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, MOUSE, Macintosh mouse button emulation
(None:None:None:None) platform, serial8250, None, Platform Device (serial8250)
(None:None:None:None) serio, atkbd, None, i8042 KBD port
(3141:25594:None:None) usb, uvcvideo, OTHER, USB Video Interface
(3141:25594:None:None) usb, uvcvideo, OTHER, USB Video Interface
(32902:10298:4136:596) pci, ehci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, KEYBOARD, AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
(32902:10294:4136:596) pci, ehci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
(32902:10292:4136:596) pci, uhci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
(32902:10293:4136:596) pci, uhci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
(32902:10290:4136:596) pci, uhci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
(32902:10288:4136:596) pci, uhci_hcd, USB, 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, HID 413c:8157
(None:None:None:None) scsi_host, Unknown, None, SCSI Host Adapter
(16700:33112:None:None) usb, usbhid, OTHER, USB HID Interface
(None:None:None:None) scsi_host, Unknown, None, SCSI Host Adapter
(None:None:None:None) scsi_host, Unknown, None, SCSI Host Adapter
(None:None:None:None) input, Unknown, None, HID 413c:8158
(32902:10315:4136:596) pci, HDA Intel, OTHER, 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
(4098:43560:4136:596) pci, HDA Intel, OTHER, RV620 Audio device [Radeon HD 34xx Series]
(5348:17195:4136:13) pci, Unknown, NETWORK, BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller
(5348:5784:4136:596) pci, tg3, NETWORK, NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
(None:None:None:None) scsi_generic, Unknown, None, SCSI Generic Interface

Filesystem Information
device mtpt type bsize frsize blocks bfree bavail file ffree favail
===================================================================
/dev/mapper/live-rw / ext3 4096 4096 774084 238709 230853 196608 119833 119833
/dev/sr0 Hidden iso9660 2048 2048 348832 0 0 0 0 0

The output of lspci -vvv is here:

[root@localhost ~]# lspci -vvv
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 0254
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- SERR-

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- SERR- TAbort- Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: [88] Subsystem: Dell Device 0254
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 3
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities: [90] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Count=1/1 Enable-
Address: 00000000 Data: 0000
Capabilities: [a0] Express (v1) Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <64ns, devsel="medium">TAbort- SERR- TAbort- SERR- TAbort- SERR- TAbort- SERR- <64ns, devsel="fast">TAbort- SERR- TAbort- Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: [40] Express (v1) Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s unlimited, L1 unlimited
ExtTag- RBE+ FLReset-
DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable+ Non-Fatal+ Fatal+ Unsupported+
RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
LnkCap: Port #1, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <1us, count="1/1" auxcurrent="0mA" dsel="0" dscale="0" devsel="fast">TAbort- SERR- TAbort- Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: [40] Express (v1) Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s unlimited, L1 unlimited
ExtTag- RBE+ FLReset-
DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable+ Non-Fatal+ Fatal+ Unsupported+
RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
LnkCap: Port #2, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <256ns, count="1/1" auxcurrent="0mA" dsel="0" dscale="0" devsel="fast">TAbort- SERR- TAbort- Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: [40] Express (v1) Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s unlimited, L1 unlimited
ExtTag- RBE+ FLReset-
DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable+ Non-Fatal+ Fatal+ Unsupported+
RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
LnkCap: Port #4, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM unknown, Latency L0 <1us, count="1/1" auxcurrent="0mA" dsel="0" dscale="0" devsel="fast">TAbort- SERR- TAbort- Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: [40] Express (v1) Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s unlimited, L1 unlimited
ExtTag- RBE+ FLReset-
DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable+ Non-Fatal+ Fatal+ Unsupported+
RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
LnkCap: Port #6, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <256ns, count="1/1" auxcurrent="0mA" dsel="0" dscale="0" devsel="medium">TAbort- SERR- TAbort- SERR- TAbort- SERR- TAbort- SERR- TAbort- SERR- TAbort- Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: [50] Subsystem: Dell Device 0254

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 0254
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- SERR-
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Dell Device 0254
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- SERR-
Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 0254
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- SERR- TAbort- SERR- <4us, count="1/1" devsel="fast">TAbort- SERR- <4us, count="1/1" devsel="medium">TAbort- SERR- TAbort- SERR- TAbort- SERR- TAbort- SERR- TAbort- SERR-
Capabilities: [60] Vendor Specific Information
Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable-
Address: 00000000fee0300c Data: 41b1
Capabilities: [cc] Express (v2) Endpoint, MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 256 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <4us, devsel="fast">TAbort- SERR-
Capabilities: [e8] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable-
Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
Capabilities: [d0] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <4us, devsel="fast">TAbort- SERR-
Capabilities: [e8] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable-
Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
Capabilities: [d0] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <4us>


Manufacturer only provides drivers for Window
s Vista; however, here is an useful link directing you how to install Windows XP, which proved to be OK.

joi, 4 decembrie 2008

„Singura cale de a rezista unei tentații este să-i cedezi”


Acest citat din Oscar Wilde este logo-ul cu care noul magazin
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Am avut plăcerea să particip la aceasta inaugurare, într-o atmosferă de mare rafinament.

Un „boutique à grande surface”, magazinul din Sibiu oferă clienților ocazia de a plonja într-o lume a visurilor și a gustului, multi-stil, care te face să-ți dorești mai mult pentru propria viață. O lume subtilă, în care ideile, imaginile și dorințele par că dansează...

Alături de magazinul MOBEXPERT, complexul găzduiește și două spații de prezentare ale BoConcept și Rovere Mobili.

Lucrând la deschiderea magazinului din Sibiu, ceea ce m-a impresionat cel mai mult au fost oamenii: colegii de acolo, pe care acum îi consider și prieteni, mi-au făcut șederea extrem de plăcută.

Presa locală și colegii au imortalizat momentul în câteva fotografii...