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|Processor:||Intel P4 - 2.4GHz|
|Memory:||256Mb(min), expanded to 512Mb(max)|
|BIOS:||Unknown, Supports ACPI, do not enable APM|
|Mouse:||touchpad (PS/2), works|
|DVD/CD-RW:||CD data Read/Write ok. Rewrite untested. DVD ok. Audio CD does not produce sound! Can copy CD digitally to CD|
|Sound:||Patchy, better with kernel 2.4.21, See
Even better with 2.4.22
|USB:||all 3 hubs work. Tested with mouse and floppy disk drive|
|Firewire:||Not tested. 2.4.21: Driver doesn't load
2.4.22: Driver loads.
|Network:||10/100Base-T, tested on 10Mbs ok, untested at 100Mbs|
|Parellel Port:||Tested with Zip drive (imm driver) and printer|
|Modem:||Driver not found:- may not exist, not tested.|
|PCMCIA:||Cardbus, tested with memory card and modem/network card|
|Graphics:||Radeon 7500C Mobility, 32Mb. Need kernel 2.4.21 for working radeon driver, vesa works fine|
|Screen:||16 inch, 1280x1024 TFT|
The hard disk came with 2 x 15Gb partitions with Windows XP home
pre-installed on the first partition. I used the Windows install CD
to set the partition sizes to 7Gb, 23Gb. As the system disk is heavily
taylored by Sony this was the only reasonable option that also allowed
me to continue using Windows XP. I partitioned down the larger (second)
partition using linux/fdisk as follows:
|/dev/hda5||7Gb||fat32||(D:\) (User) partition,|
Kernel loading parameters:
Both slackware and redhat will run out of the box. Having got the basic system going the following parameters helped to get everything working fully:
Kernel compile parameters:
The standard plus:
Kernel (2.4.20) sound modules complained that only 48kHz playback was possible. Playing sounds would only happen in bursts. With the later kernel (2.4.21) this was sometimes improved. The chip is i810 + AC97 Audio. Complains about YHM3 being unknown.
I tried to install ALSA, but found it was troublesome and I struggled to make it play, even though all the modules loaded and the stuff in /dev was done. This might be user stupidity!
I have never managed to play a audio CD in the cd drive. The drive and play counter bar go, but no sound happens. I've not put much time into this yet, so I don't know the origins of the problem. Otherwise the DVD/CD-RW works just fine. The write (once) works fine, the re-write is untested. DVDs play with good picture and sound, but need kernel 2.4.21.
I run modprobe on the following modules:
ospm_* : all the power management modules not apm. (NB. the names change in kernel 2.4.22)
The remainder (and perhaps those above) load automatically.
In the following
list of modules I've removed non-hardware specific modules:
i810_rng, i810_audio, ac97_codec, soundcore
ospm_thermal, ospm_ec, ospm_button, ospm_ac_adapter, ospm_system, ospm_processor, ospm_busmgr*
*ospm_battery doesn't load if running on ac power, and
ospm_ac_adapter doesn't load if on battery power. I don't know if they
exchange automatically when the ac power is turned off. The list is different
with the later 2.4.22 kernel, where the support is much better.
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