[WBEL-users] New Laptop!

Daniel J. Summers daniel at djs-consulting.com
Sun May 29 19:14:33 CDT 2005

Good evening.

As an early Father's Day present, hastend by the demise of my previous 
computer, I now have a brand new laptop.  I did research last night and 
this morning, determining what I needed and what I needed to get to 
assure a high level of compatibility with Linux.  What I settled on was 
the Averatec 6200 series (specifically the 6240-EH1).  Folks online have 
had success using FC1&2 and RH 9 on these, so I thought it was a safe 
bet.  When I drop the WBEL4 install disk in the drive and boot up, I see 
the "press enter for graphical, 'linux text' for text mode" screen.  
 From this point, no matter what I enter, the kernel unpacks, runs 
through and finds a bunch of devices, and then, when it should come up 
and say "starting anaconda...", the screen blanks out and, a few seconds 
later, the CD stops spinning.  The computer isn't locked up, I just 
can't see what's going on.

Here are the commands I tried...
[Enter] (default graphical install)
linux text
linux resolution=1024x768
linux noprobe
linux noprobe skipddc
linux noprobe skipddc resolution=1024x768
linux noprobe skipddc resoluiton=1280x800 (it's a wide-screen)

The 'text' version not working has really got me puzzled.  I was already 
planning to write up a "how I did it" report once I got it online - but 
I thought I would get to the integrated wireless LAN adapter before I 
had my first hiccup!  :)  Here's what Knoppix's lspci says (apologies in 
advance if it wraps)...

0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 760/M760 Host 
(rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
0000:00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS85C503/5513 
(LPC Bridge) (rev 25)
0000:00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
0000:00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem 
Controller (rev a0)
0000:00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems 
[SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)
0000:00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 
Controller (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 
Controller (rev 0f)
0000:00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 
0000:00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 
SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
0000:00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus 
Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:0e.0 Network controller: RaLink Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus 
Reference Card (rev 01)
0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 
661FX/M661FX/M661MX/741/M741/760/M760 PCI/AGP

Thanks...  :)

*Daniel J. Summers*
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