I’ve tried both of your suggestions, and there is no effect – Fn-F8 does not function at all. Zoidberg New to Forums 2. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. In order to make this visible, you also need to mount the usbdevfs filesystem. I’ll attach new debdiff for convevience. Bug reported by charles.

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Slackware required 52 floppies. I assume that you are fairly familiar with Linux and are comfortable doing things like re-building kernels.

There aren’t very many pages on this machine yet. Achim Bohnet allee wrote on I just tested what they asked me to fell in bugchoosing the driver ‘intel’ over ‘i’. Peter – I’ve tried both of your suggestions, and there is no effect – Fn-F8 does not function at all.

If you have looked into the script you have found that there is no reaction to the “lid” event.

Slackware Linux 10.2 on DELL Latitude D620

Confirmed also on 6. There is no IrDA! However, once it is booted, the Linux kernel will not recognize the drive, unless your distribution uses a fairly recent kernel and you can install the appropriate modules see the discussion related to the external disk below. Join Date Jan Beans I can read and write CDs. ALSA sound driver for Intel high definition audio behaves strangely in older kernels sound in both speaker and headphones, or no sound at all although drivers seems to be loaded O.


When I returned on Monday the 8th, I looked to find a replacement for a trip I was taking on the 9th. According to Intel’s Web pages, you need to download the xfree86 source code an build the i module. The sound card works for the most part, but does not play wav files.

Add tags Tag help. I’ll install edgy and try the above patch. August 26, Is it from your POV clean enough to be included into a backport? This machines uses a pctel modem. If the ethernet device is not configured at suspend time, the network card does not get reactivated properly on wake up.

Would be great when this could get fixed, otherwise the laptop is not usable for presentations. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.

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See the discussion below. Please someone fix this! I live on my laptop. The only let-down is the video playback. A saleskid at the local Gateway store tried to convince me that they were both made by Sony. And it gives me two options, one saying Using Del microcode firmware for Intel CPUs from Intel-microcode proprietary and another Do not use this device.


This laptop is quite Linux friendly and can be set up to be very much usable with this OS. I wrote a little patch uhm actually it’s a dirty hack: I can move the mouse cursor for several seconds after plugging in the power cord.

The sound card sort of works. Liunx let you know as soon as I test it. The raw install of Feisty still exhibited the same problem.

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