Zepto Znote 6214W
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.
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
What does not work?
CPU Frequency scaling. Any attempt to load speedstep-centrino results in No Such Device.
Bluetooth (but I see no reason why it shouldn't work)
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 www.realtek.com.tw). After manually installing (and loading) the drivers update with
pacman -Syu to get the latest kernel with both wifi and wired network support.
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.
My MODULES looks like this:
MODULES=(!ata_piix ahci !hw_random r1000 ipw3945)
This makes sure eth1 is wired network and eth2 is wireless
Graphic Card and Xorg
This laptop has a GeForce Go 7600 graphic card and works only with the proprietary nvidia driver (or vesa), so either use
The monitor runs at 1280x768 60Hz, so remember to add "1280x768" to Modes
You have to use ipw3945 in order to make your wifi connection work.
Install the package
ipw3945, which automatically will install
ipw3945-ucode, ipw3945d. Then add
ipw3945d to DAEMONS in rc.conf. See wireless setup for additional information on wireless networking
The sound will work out of the box, make sure you have
alsa-lib alsa-utils packages installed, add yourself to audio group.