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The Zepto Znote 6214W is a nice laptop, or rather a really small and light desktop replacement.
=Introduction=
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The [http://www.zepto.com/Default.aspx?page=NotebookSummaryPage&notebookid=QOvB8QCJcNKmd6FUY Zepto Znote 6214W] is a nice laptop, or rather a really small and light desktop replacement.
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It is build upon the Intel NAPA platform with i945PM Chipset, Core Duo CPU and ipw3945 wireless.
 
It is build upon the Intel NAPA platform with i945PM Chipset, Core Duo CPU and ipw3945 wireless.
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Remember to update the BIOS on [ftp.zepto.dk/Firmware/Bios/6214W|ftp.zepto.dk/Firmware/Bios/6214W].
  
Remember to update the BIOS on ftp.zepto.dk/Firmware/Bios/6214W
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== What does work? ==
  
==What does work?==
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* 3D Acceleration using the latest nvidia driver.
3D Acceleration using the latest nvidia driver
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* Wireless using ipw3945.
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* Wired network using r1000 (included in arch stock kernel).
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* Suspend to swap. though it was really slow to suspend.
  
Wireless using ipw3945
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20/2-07:Texas Instrument card reader works, some drivers are loaded but to make the card reader working just add '''tifm_sd''' in the module section from '''rc.conf'''.
  
Wired network using r1000 (included in arch stock kernel)
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20/2-07:TV output is fine with nvidia driver and an appropriate xorg.conf, either dual screen or twinview mode.
  
Suspend to swap. though it was really slow to suspend.
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These worked for me nearly ootb
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Frequency-Scaling with acpi-cpufreq
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Tv-Out
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Bluetooth
  
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=== Not tested ===
  
==What does not work?==
 
CPU Frequency scaling. Any attempt to load speedstep-centrino results in ''No Such Device''.
 
 
==Not tested==
 
 
Texas Intrument card reader, there's currently a developement running to make it work [http://developer.berlios.de/projects/tifmxx/ here] and [http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en.phtml?title=Pcixx21_flash_media_module here]
 
Texas Intrument card reader, there's currently a developement running to make it work [http://developer.berlios.de/projects/tifmxx/ here] and [http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en.phtml?title=Pcixx21_flash_media_module here]
  
Bluetooth (but I see no reason why it shouldn't work)
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== Installation ==
  
TV-Out
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Installation is straigt forward. You might have to select IDE-Legacy in the first GRUB menu, otherwise you might get a kernel panic. Drivers for the wired and wireless network cards are included.
  
=Installation=
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== Configurations ==
Installation is a little problematic because the network drivers did not make it to the CD release so I recommend installing base only and then manually install network drivers (wired drivers can be downloaded at [http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloads1-3.aspx?keyword=8168 www.realtek.com.tw]). After manually installing (and loading) the drivers update with <code>pacman -Syu</code> to get the latest kernel with both wifi and wired network support.
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=Configurations=
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=== Kernel boot options ===
  
==Kernel boot options==
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Boot the kernel with {{ic|noapic}} because the BIOS is a little buggy. This prevents random freezes when watching DVD's, gaming etc.  
 
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Boot the kernel with <code>noapic</code> because the BIOS is a little buggy. This prevents random freezes when watching DVD's, gaming etc.  
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==rc.conf==
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=== rc.conf ===
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{{Out of date|There is no more rc.conf.}}
 
My MODULES looks like this:
 
My MODULES looks like this:
  
  <code>MODULES=(!ata_piix ahci !hw_random r1000 ipw3945)</code>
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  MODULES=(!ata_piix ahci !hw_random r1000 ipw3945)
  
 
This makes sure eth1 is wired network and eth2 is wireless. The hw_random module seems to fail on this laptop so I blacklist it.
 
This makes sure eth1 is wired network and eth2 is wireless. The hw_random module seems to fail on this laptop so I blacklist it.
  
==Graphic Card and Xorg==
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== Graphic card and Xorg ==
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This laptop has a GeForce Go 7600 graphic card and works only with the proprietary nvidia driver (or vesa). Native resolution is only possible with the nvidia driver.  
 
This laptop has a GeForce Go 7600 graphic card and works only with the proprietary nvidia driver (or vesa). Native resolution is only possible with the nvidia driver.  
  
 
The monitor runs at 1280x768 60Hz, so remember to add "1280x768" to Modes
 
The monitor runs at 1280x768 60Hz, so remember to add "1280x768" to Modes
  
==Wireless==
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== Wireless ==
You have to use ipw3945 in order to make your wifi connection work.
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pacman -Sy ipw3945
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Wireless should work out of the box. See [[Wireless network configuration#Setup_and_Boot wireless setup]] for additional information on wireless networking.
  
will install the necessary packages (for the stock kernel that is)
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== Sound ==
  
Then add <code>ipw3945d</code> to DAEMONS in rc.conf. See [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wireless_Setup#Setup_and_Boot wireless setup] for additional information on wireless networking
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The sound will work out of the box, make sure you have {{Pkg|alsa-lib}} and {{Pkg|alsa-utils}} packages installed, and add yourself to audio group.
  
==Sound==
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As of kernel 2.6.26 you might not be able to adjust the PCM volume, as there is no slider.
The sound will work out of the box, make sure you have:
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You can workaround this with setting the following in your /etc/modprobe.d/sound
  pacman -Sy alsa-lib alsa-utils
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packages installed, and add yourself to audio group.
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  options snd-hda-intel model=lenovo enable=1 index=0
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alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
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alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
  
 
To get volume hotkeys to work create ~/.Xmodmap with:
 
To get volume hotkeys to work create ~/.Xmodmap with:
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  keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
 
  keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
  
(If you use openbox don't forget to map the XF86xxxxxx keys in rc.xml)
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(If you use openbox do not forget to map the XF86xxxxxx keys in rc.xml)
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== See also ==
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* This report has been listed in the [http://tuxmobil.org/zepto.html Linux Laptop and Notebook Installation Survey: Zepto].

Revision as of 15:04, 15 February 2014

The Zepto Znote 6214W is a nice laptop, or rather a really small and light desktop replacement. It is build upon the Intel NAPA platform with i945PM Chipset, Core Duo CPU and ipw3945 wireless. Remember to update the BIOS on [ftp.zepto.dk/Firmware/Bios/6214W|ftp.zepto.dk/Firmware/Bios/6214W].

What does work?

  • 3D Acceleration using the latest nvidia driver.
  • Wireless using ipw3945.
  • Wired network using r1000 (included in arch stock kernel).
  • Suspend to swap. though it was really slow to suspend.

20/2-07:Texas Instrument card reader works, some drivers are loaded but to make the card reader working just add tifm_sd in the module section from rc.conf.

20/2-07:TV output is fine with nvidia driver and an appropriate xorg.conf, either dual screen or twinview mode.

These worked for me nearly ootb

Frequency-Scaling with acpi-cpufreq
Tv-Out
Bluetooth 

Not tested

Texas Intrument card reader, there's currently a developement running to make it work here and here

Installation

Installation is straigt forward. You might have to select IDE-Legacy in the first GRUB menu, otherwise you might get a kernel panic. Drivers for the wired and wireless network cards are included.

Configurations

Kernel boot options

Boot the kernel with noapic because the BIOS is a little buggy. This prevents random freezes when watching DVD's, gaming etc.

rc.conf

Tango-view-refresh-red.pngThis article or section is out of date.Tango-view-refresh-red.png

Reason: There is no more rc.conf. (Discuss in Talk:Zepto Znote 6214W#)

My MODULES looks like this:

MODULES=(!ata_piix ahci !hw_random r1000 ipw3945)

This makes sure eth1 is wired network and eth2 is wireless. The hw_random module seems to fail on this laptop so I blacklist it.

Graphic card and Xorg

This laptop has a GeForce Go 7600 graphic card and works only with the proprietary nvidia driver (or vesa). Native resolution is only possible with the nvidia driver.

The monitor runs at 1280x768 60Hz, so remember to add "1280x768" to Modes

Wireless

Wireless should work out of the box. See Wireless network configuration#Setup_and_Boot wireless setup for additional information on wireless networking.

Sound

The sound will work out of the box, make sure you have alsa-lib and alsa-utils packages installed, and add yourself to audio group.

As of kernel 2.6.26 you might not be able to adjust the PCM volume, as there is no slider. You can workaround this with setting the following in your /etc/modprobe.d/sound

options snd-hda-intel model=lenovo enable=1 index=0
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel

To get volume hotkeys to work create ~/.Xmodmap with:

keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute 
keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume
keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume

(If you use openbox do not forget to map the XF86xxxxxx keys in rc.xml)

See also