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My plan when I finish is to have my laptop (HP Compaq nc6220) dual booted with Windows XP Pro (work image).  I repartitioned my hard drive with [http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php Gparted Live CD].  It only took a minute or so.  I will be doing the install with the arch 0.8 beta2 base cd.  There is an [http://archlinux.org/static/docs/arch-install-guide.html installation guide (0.7.2)] that may help.I will do my best to give as much detail as possible.
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NOTE:  Per [http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12130_na/12130_na.HTML HP's website], this laptop is Novell Linux Desktop 9 certified.  So getting Linux on this laptop should not be too hard.
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===System Specifications===
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HP Compaq nc6220 - Intel Centrino
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* Intel Pentium M processor 750 (1.86-GHz, 533-MHz FSB, 2-MB L2 cache)
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* Mobile Intel 915GM Express Chipset
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* 512-MB 533-MHz DDR2 SDRAM
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* 60-GB 5400 rpm IDE ATA Harddrive
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* 14.1-inch color TFT SXGA+ (1400 x 1050 resolution and 16 M colors)
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* Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 with up to 128 MB of shared system memory
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* ADI AC '97 CODEC
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* 9.5-mm DVD/CD-RW Combo (Matshita UJDA775 IDE ATA 8x DVD/24x CDRW)
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* 56K Fax/Modem
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* NetXtreme Gigabit PCI Express Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000 NIC)
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* Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG 802.11b/g WLAN
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* One Type I/II PC Card Slot??
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* One Integrated Smart Card Reader??
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* One Integrated Secure Digital Slot??
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* Dual pointing devices (both Pointstick and Touchpad)
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* 6-cell high capacity Lithium-Ion (52Wh)
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* External 65W adapter
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Output of lshwd
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp.|Mobile Memory Controller Hub (intel-agp)
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00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp.|Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (i810)
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00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp.|Mobile Graphics Controller (vesa)
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00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PCI Express Port 0 (unknown)
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00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PCI Express Port 1 (unknown)
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00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub USB (unknown)
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00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub USB (unknown)
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00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub USB (unknown)
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00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub USB2 (unknown)
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00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.|82801 Hub Interface to PCI Bridge (hw_random)
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00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp.|82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (snd-intel8x0)
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00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corp.|I/OController Hub Modem (Hsf:www.linmodems.org)
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00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub LPC (i810-tco)
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00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PATA (piix)
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02:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corp.|Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG (ipw2200)
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02:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments|Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller (yenta_socket)
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02:06.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments|Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller (unknown)
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02:06.4 : Texas Instruments|Texas Instruments PCI6411, PCI6421, PCI6611, PCI6621, PCI7411, PCI7421, PCI7611, PCI7621 Secure Digital (SD) C (unknown)
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02:06.5 : Texas Instruments|Texas Instruments PCI6411, PCI6421, PCI6611, PCI6621, PCI7411, PCI7421, PCI7611, PCI7621 Smart Card Controller (unknown)
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10:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corp.|NetXtreme BCM5751M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (tg3)
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004:001 USB Hub: Virtual|Hub (unknown)
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003:001 USB Hub: Virtual|Hub (unknown)
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002:001 USB Hub: Virtual|Hub (unknown)
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001:001 USB Hub: Virtual|Hub (unknown)
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===What works/What does not===
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Pretty much everything works on this laptop except the SD-card reader. I am still working on it.  The screen needs a little tweaking to get the full resolution and works great.  Also I have not tried the modem (no POTS line) or tried to suspend the laptop yet.
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==Xorg==
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===Video Driver===
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The NC6220 has an onboard Intel 9xx series VGA, supported by the xf86-video-intel driver.
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====Mouse====
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There is a synaptic touchpad on this laptop.  If you follow this [[Touchpad_Synaptics|howto]], you should have no problems getting this to work.  It works great for me.
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Note:  Make sure you update the modules in /etc/rc.conf.
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====Compiz Fusion====
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This laptop supports Compiz Fusion.  So I followed the [[Compiz|wiki]], and it worked great.
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===Fix Resolution===
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xf86-video-i810 used to required 915resolution to get a correct resolution. This is not needed anymore by the superseding xf86-video-intel driver.
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Section "ServerLayout"
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        Identifier    "Xorg Configured"
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        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
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EndSection
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Section "ServerFlags"
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        Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"  "true"
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EndSection
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Section "Monitor"
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        Identifier "Monitor0"
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                Option "DPMS" "true"
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        HorizSync    28.0 - 96.0 # Warning: This may fry old Monitors
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        VertRefresh  50.0 - 75.0 # Very conservative. May flicker.
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        # 1400x1050 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 65.22 kHz; pclk: 122.61 MHz
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        ModeLine "1400x1050"  122.61  1400 1488 1640 1880  1050 1051 1054 1087  -HSync +Vsync
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EndSection
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Section "Device"
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        Identifier  "Card0"
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        Driver      "i810"
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        VendorName  "Intel Corp."
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        BoardName  "Unknown Board"
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        Option      "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
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        Option      "DRI" "true"
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EndSection
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Section "Screen"
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        Identifier "Screen0"
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        Device    "Card0"
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        Monitor    "Monitor0"
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        DefaultColorDepth 24
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        SubSection "Display"
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                Depth    24
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                Modes "1400x1050"
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        EndSubSection
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EndSection
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==Audio==
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See [[ALSA]].
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== Network ==
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=== Wired ===
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The wired connection worked out of the box.  The [[NetworkManager]], that we will setup in the next section, will manage this as well as the wireless.
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=== Wireless ===
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To enable the blue wireless LED, add the following to /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf:
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options ipw2200 led=1
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==== Troubles with wireless ====
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The default BIOS settings maximize power savings by only allowing either power to be given to the wireless card or the Ethernet card. Either disable the "LAN/WLAN Switching" in the BIOS, eject the "tg3" module when you want to use the wireless card, or unplug the Ethernet cable.
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=== Modem ===
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Have not tried.
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== Card Readers ==
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=== PCMCIA ===
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As far as I have understood from other reports, the PCMCIA card works as expected. I do not have one at this time, so I cannot confirm it.
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=== Compact Flash ===
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The same goes for the Compact Flash. It is supposed to work as it uses the same interfaces as the PCMCIA does, but I cannot confirm anything since I do not have a CF-card.
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=== Secure Digital ===
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The SD-card reader on the other hand is a pain! It uses proprietary drivers from ricoh under Windows and there are no drivers under Linux. I would really want this working but I think the only chance would be to reverse engineer the reader and I guess not enough coders have this device. Subsequently, there are no drivers now and there will not be in the foreseeable future...
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= External Links =
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* This report is listed at the [http://tuxmobil.org/fujitsu.html TuxMobil: Linux Laptop and Notebook Installation Guides Survey: Fujitsu-Siemens - FSC].
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Latest revision as of 09:57, 8 May 2015

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