Medion MD98300

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Introduction

Since I had a hard time getting my Laptop working with Arch (especially sound drivers) I decided to write this wiki entry to make it easier for people with the same problem. I may expand it later, but the SPDI/F ports took me like three days, so here we go.

MD stands for "Medion", that brand you can buy PCs at ALDI from.

Soundcard

This Notebook has a Realtek ALC 833 soundcard. To get your SPDI/F ports working, add

  options snd-hda-intel model=medion

to /etc/modprobe.conf

Also my /etc/modprobe.d/sound looks like this (I'm not sure whether this will help you):

   alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
   alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel

Graphicscard

The MD 98300 has a Nvidia 6150 Geforce Go. I tested the "nv" drivers, but I had no mouse cursor there. The non-free drivers ("nvidia"-package) work fine. The following is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf based on this one which is made for gentoo (see here) for use with the non-free nvidia driver. I am sorry, that its badly formated, but I just wasn't able to do this as "code" in this wiki :-\. Lets just hope that someone will fix this for now.

xorg.conf

Section "ServerLayout"

   Identifier     "X.org Configured"
   Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
   Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
   InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

Section "Files"

   RgbPath         "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
   ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
   FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
   FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
   FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
   FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
   FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"

EndSection

Section "Module"

   Load           "extmod"
   Load           "glx"
   Load           "dbe"
   Load           "record"
   Load           "xtrap"
   Load           "freetype"

EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"

   Option         "Xinerama" "0"

EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

   # generated from data in "/etc/conf.d/gpm"
   Identifier     "Mouse0"
   Driver         "mouse"
   Option         "Protocol"
   Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
   Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
   Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
       Driver          "synaptics"
       Option          "Name"                  "Synaptics Touchpad"
       Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
       Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
       Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
       Option          "SHMConfig"             "true"
       Option          "LeftEdge"              "1900"    
       Option          "RightEdge"             "5900"
       Option          "TopEdge"               "1900"
       Option          "BottomEdge"            "4350"
       Option          "FingerHigh"            "25"
       Option          "FingerLow"             "20"
       Option          "MaxTapMove"            "220"
       Option          "MaxTapTime"            "180"
       Option          "MaxDoubleTapTime"      "180"
       Option          "MinSpeed"              "0.04"
       Option          "MaxSpeed"              "0.18"
       Option          "AccelFactor"           "0.001"
       Option          "VertScrollDelta"       "100"
       Option          "HorizScrollDelta"      "100"
       Option          "EmulateMidButtonTime"  "0"
       Option          "RTCornerButton"        "0"
       Option          "RBCornerButton"        "0"
       Option          "LTCornerButton"        "2"
       Option          "LBCornerButton"        "0"

EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

   # generated from default
   Identifier     "Keyboard0"
   Driver         "kbd"
   Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
   Option         "XkbLayout" "de"
   Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"

EndSection

Section "Monitor"

   # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
   Identifier     "Monitor0"
   VendorName     "Unknown"
   ModelName      "LPL"
   HorizSync       30.0 - 75.0
   VertRefresh     60.0
   Option         "DPMS"

EndSection

Section "Device"

   Identifier     "Videocard0"
   Driver         "nvidia"
   VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
   BoardName      "GeForce Go 6150"
   Option         "NVAgp"         "3"
   Option         "RenderAccel" "true"
   Option         "Coolbits" "1" 
   Option         "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"

Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True" Option "TripleBuffer" "true"

   Option         "NoLogo" "1"
   Option         "DPMS" "TRUE"

EndSection

Section "Screen"

   Identifier     "Screen0"
   Device         "Videocard0"
   Monitor        "Monitor0"
   DefaultDepth    24
   Option         "metamodes" "1280x800 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0"
   SubSection     "Display"
       Depth       24
       Modes      "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection

EndSection

Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Enable" EndSection