Laptops :: Solo 2200
I have recently installed DSL on a Gateway Solo 2200. I was very impressed with how quickly the system installed and now runs on this very old laptop. However, I have been unable to get my sound working. It also is not detecting my Cisco Aironet 340 network card. I am kind of a novice in the linux arena. I started looking for something like DSL for this laptop when I realized Fedora was entirely too large to install on a 2gb hard drive. I have never compiled a kernel myself, and I am not sure I am ready for such a task quite yet. Can anyone offer me some help. If you need any more info, please ask. Thanks!
If your audio chipset is Creative Ectiva EV1398 (you should check this) it is supported by the OSS es1371 module, so -
You should also run "modinfo es1371" to check options.
The Cisco Aironet 340 is supported by the airo_cs module, so -
I'm not sure if iwconfig is used to set up this module, you will need to find out. If it is, do this -
iwconfig eth0 essid MY_ESSID key 1234567890 mode managed
pump -i eth0 # (for automatic IP)
Thank you very much for your quick reply. I am going to try your suggestions in a few hours. Can you tell me how I could find out exactly what chipset the Solo2200 uses? I went to gateway's site, but could find nothing that detailed. They only get as far as replacement ram and processor speed.
Check the output messages after running -
cat /proc/interrupts (usually sound card is listed at IRQ5)
Ok, I am going to try and type all of this out. The only way since my laptop doesn't have a floppy drive .
After typing: "lspci -v" I am prompted as follows.
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 430MX - 82437MX Mob. System Ctrlr (MTSC) & 82438MX Data Path (MTDP) (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
0000:00:01.0 Bridge: Intel Corp. 430MX - 82371MX Mobile PCI I/O IDE Xcelerator (MPIIX) (rev 03)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
0000:00:0d.0 PCMCIA bridge: Cirrus Logic CL 6729 (rev ee)
Flags: stepping, slow devsel
I/O ports at fcfc [disabled] [size=4]
0000:00:14.0 VGA compatible controller: Chips and Technologies F65554 (rev c2) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Flags: stepping, medium devsel
Memory at 3e000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=256K]
I got an error about that contained init_module: No such device after "modprobe es1371"
I also got an error after "modprobe airo_cs" that contained this init_module: Operation not allowed.
It appears that maybe my PCMCIA bridge is not working. Any idea from the above info? I guess I would like to get the network card working first so I don't have to type out the error messages . Thanks again for your willingness to help!