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LinuxMint4.0 KDE on Gateway MT3705 Notebook

Postby thisismalhotra on Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:59 am

Note: I have posted this in the newbie section too !! Pls HELP !!

Guys,

Hi All as this is my first post.
I have been using ubuntu for a while and when KDE version of mint came out it picked up my attention. Now I installed it on my notebook model as mentioned above. I know these issue have been hunting me with ubuntu too, and thats why I tried mint thinking they might work in mint but, Lot of things are not working out of the box such as wireless, sound, compiz etc etc.

I think I am missing drivers for chipset, sound, wireless card etc etc... in ubuntu I installed the chipset driver from restricted driver manager, where is one here in mint KDE

Also, lot of enteries in my 'lspci -v' list say <access denied>, I assumed it's a lack of drivers but did not wanted to mess with the installation without some help. Can anybody who has mint working on the same notebook or anybody who knows how to fix these issues help me out here...

Here are my 'lspci -v' enteries.

Thanks again, THE KDE RELEASE LOOKS GREAT

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lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a31 (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device 0318
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
        I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
        Memory behind bridge: d0000000-d00fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d8000000-dfffffff
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
        Memory behind bridge: d0100000-d01fffff
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=07, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 00006000-00007fff
        Memory behind bridge: b0000000-b1ffffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000b2000000-00000000b3ffffff
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device 0318
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
        Memory at d0504000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device 0318
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
        Memory at d0505000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device 0318
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
        Memory at d0506000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 83)
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device 0318
        Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
        I/O ports at 8400 [size=16]
        Memory at d0507000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device 0318
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
        I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
        I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
        I/O ports at 8410 [size=16]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB450 HDA Audio (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device 0318
        Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
        Memory at d0500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device 0318
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=08, subordinate=0a, sec-latency=64
        I/O behind bridge: 0000b000-0000bfff
        Memory behind bridge: f0200000-f02fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f0300000-f03fffff

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M] (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device 0318
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 10
        Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
        Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at d0020000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 14)
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device 0318
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
        Memory at d0100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        I/O ports at a000 [size=256]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

08:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 20)
        Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Unknown device 8225
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
        I/O ports at b000 [size=256]
        Memory at d0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
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Re: LinuxMint4.0 KDE on Gateway MT3705 Notebook

Postby akshunj on Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:11 am

Duuuuude. All over Google people have issues with this laptop and linux. Apparently, it's a "budget" laptop using some non-standard hardware. I had a similar issue with my wife's laptop. We both have Acer's, but mine's a core duo and her's a celeron. Mint works out-of-the-box 100% functional on mine, but it's a mess on hers. Screwy CPU throttling, won't shutdown or reboot properly, slooooow boot time, and randomly it will simply fail to boot.

That said, I found a link to someone who seems to have had some breakthroughs with your laptop model:

http://zder.net/2007/10/07/gateway-mt3422-and-linux/

Give it a look. You'd think that linux and cheap hardware would be snug as two bugs, but this apparently is not the case all the time... :cry:

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Re: LinuxMint4.0 KDE on Gateway MT3705 Notebook

Postby thisismalhotra on Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:47 am

akshunj wrote:Duuuuude. All over Google people have issues with this laptop and linux. Apparently, it's a "budget" laptop using some non-standard hardware. I had a similar issue with my wife's laptop. We both have Acer's, but mine's a core duo and her's a celeron. Mint works out-of-the-box 100% functional on mine, but it's a mess on hers. Screwy CPU throttling, won't shutdown or reboot properly, slooooow boot time, and randomly it will simply fail to boot.

That said, I found a link to someone who seems to have had some breakthroughs with your laptop model:

http://zder.net/2007/10/07/gateway-mt3422-and-linux/

Give it a look. You'd think that linux and cheap hardware would be snug as two bugs, but this apparently is not the case all the time... :cry:

--Akshun J


hey Thanks,

Atleast somebody replies.. that being said, I know this laptop has issue thats why I mention the model in the post expecting some MT3705 user to respond. I had working ubuntu so I know I can make it work,, I just need few questions answered..

1. Do all the lspci entries which say <access denied> means there are no drivers??
2. Does mint have a restricted drivers manager as in ubuntu that will install my chipset driver (which is an amd/ati chipset) and I know how to get sound and aireless working.
3. ! thing I was not able to do is get it to us WPA Personal which is the encryption on my home network... I REALLY NEED TIPS ON THAT

I would really appreciate the answers to these...
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Re: LinuxMint4.0 KDE on Gateway MT3705 Notebook

Postby akshunj on Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:21 pm

thisismalhotra wrote:
1. Do all the lspci entries which say <access denied> means there are no drivers??
2. Does mint have a restricted drivers manager as in ubuntu that will install my chipset driver (which is an amd/ati chipset) and I know how to get sound and aireless working.
3. ! thing I was not able to do is get it to us WPA Personal which is the encryption on my home network... I REALLY NEED TIPS ON THAT

I would really appreciate the answers to these...


1. No. That only means you didn't run lspci with sudo or as root. There are certain ways that data is accessed that normal users don't have privileges for.

2. No. I believe Mint tossed the restricted driver manager after Celena. But don't quote me on that. I could be wrong.

3. I need more info on what's not working for you as far as WPA. Are you using KNetworkManager? What are your error messages? Give me some more info and I'll try to help you diagnose this...

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Re: LinuxMint4.0 KDE on Gateway MT3705 Notebook

Postby Boo on Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:04 am

the restricted driver manager was left out or removed so it did not conflict with envy or any other restricted driver already installed.

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