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MSI M510c w/FC4

Running Fedora Core 4 on your MSI Megabook 510c


Processor Type  Intel Pentium M 1.6/ GHZ (1M L2, Cache) 
Chipset Intel 855PM/ICH4-M
System Memory 266DDR SO-DIMM 512MB
Video Controller ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 VRAM 64MB WORKS
LCD 1400x1050 SXGA+, max. 32bit colors WORKS out of the BOX
Audio Internal Speaker: 2 Stereo Speakers (1.0W )
SoundBlaster compatible  HW
MIDI: S/W wave table
WORKS out of the BOX
HDD 9.5mm High, 40GB
IDE Controller Ultra DMA ATA-100
Optical Drive COMBO WORKS out of the BOX
Communication Port 56K Fax/MODEM WORKS
LAN 10/100 Base on board LAN WORKS out of the BOX
Wireless LAN  (802.11b/g) WORKS
PCMCIA Slot Type II x 1, CardBus: Support NOT TESTED
Card Reader MMC/ SD/ MS/ SM 4-in-1 card reader x 1   NOT TESTED
I/O Port Parallel port x 1
Monitor(VGA) 15 pin Mini D-Sub x 1
USB x 3 (Ver. 2.0)
IEEE1394 x 1
Mic-in x 1
Headphone out x 1
RJ45 x 1 Ethernet Connector
RJ11 x 1 Modem Connector
S-Video x1 TV Output
Power Management  ACPI Power Management, support standby suspend
FAILED
Dimension 329x280x32.8~37.2mm
Weight 2.9Kg

 


Installation (anaconda)

Problems encounted...

The M510c suffers from the "garbage" bug
but thats not all...
You will also need to disable acpi during the install and while booting the kernel, this can be done from the install prompt as follows...

linux acpi=off nofb


VGA Driver (ATi 9700M)

Installation

The M510c comes with either an ATi 9600 or 9700 mobile Radeon, installation was simple and trouble free.
You will need the following rpms
ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/RPMS.lvn/ati-fglrx-8.14.13.1-0.lvn.5.4.i386.rpm
ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/RPMS.lvn/kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4-8.14.13.1-0.lvn.5.4.i686.rpm

I get 
2258fps on glxgears and 445fps on fgl_glxgears.
glxgearsfgl_glxgearsATi-fglrx Display Settings
I can play Unreal Tournament 2004 at 1280x1024 everything HIGHEST and its liquid. Quake 3/Team Arena at 1024x768
everything
HIGH and I get above 80fps on any timedemo map!


Modem

The INTEL modem in this laptop seems to work well with the SmartLink Drivers
First add the following line to /etc/modprobe.conf

install snd_intel8x0m /bin/true


Then
rmmod snd_intel8x0m

Then make
and make install the following.
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/smartlink/slmodem-2.9.9e-pre1.tar.gz
or slmodem-2.9.9e-pre1.tar.gz on this server

Then
cp -Rf /dev/slamr0 /etc/udev/devices/

Then copy the following file into /etc/init.d/

http://oasis.dit.upm.es/~jantonio/personal/aspire1410/slmodemd
or 
slmodemd on this server
Give it permissions    
chmod 755 /etc/init.d/slmodemd


And edit line 18 in that file to reflect the correct country, country names can be take from

slmodemd --countrylist

Finally
chkconfig --levels 345 slmodemd
reboot

Wireless LAN (ipw2200)

The Intel PROWireless works really well on this laptop.
You will need to install the following rpms.
ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/atrpms.net/fc4-i386/atrpms/testing/ipw2200-firmware-2.3-6.at.noarch.rpm
ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/atrpms.net/fc4-i386/atrpms/testing/ipw2200-kmdl-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4-1.0.4-29.rhfc4.at.i686.rpm

Dont forget to turn the card ON using the antena button.


/sbin/lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 21)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 21)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]
02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev ac)
02:04.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev ac)
02:04.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 04)
02:09.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)





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