linux ide2=0x180,0x386Do NOT enable pcmcia for install. Sony makes the CD look like ATA.
Need XFcom-Neomagic X server, choose generic mouse, ps2, emulate 3 buttons.
Autoprobe will find nm2160 SVGA, which will work, but not perfectly. Will not do 24 bit color.
firstname.lastname@example.org had to add
exclude irq 5to /etc/pcmcia/config.opts to prevent pcmcia from conflicting with internal soundblaster. Then set up /etc/pcmcia/network.opts as desired for LinkSys 10bt.
Note that my LinkSys 10/100 PCMCIA card does not work entirely. It works OK on all 10BT networks I have tried, and works slowly on the 100BT Hub at work. However, at home it looses MOST packets (like 90%) on either of my cheaper 100BT hubs, AND when cross-wired directly to either of my desktops. If anybody has any suggestions about what might be wrong, please let know.
Fn-F5, Fn-Shift-F5 adjust brightness.
X probe reports PCI: NeoMagic NM2200 rev 32, with 2560K Video RAM.
Needed to move /dev/cdrom to hdc.
gpm -t ps/2 works on original kernel.
To manually initialize LinkSys card on my vaio, use:
ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.14 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
Default kernel recognized my LinkSys as NE2000 Compatible, io 0x300, irq 10, hw_addr 00:e0:98:08:e6:bb
To get a test kernel, I have been using loadlin on the W98 half of this laptop. Procedure is:
make menuconfig make dep make bzImageThen move bzImage to /mnt/c/linux for use with loadlin.
lsmod on old SuSE install reported:
pcnet_cs 8390 ds i82365 pcmcia_core nls_iso8859-1 nls_cp437 vfat fat
After booting gentoo, I took out the CD-ROM, put in my linksys network card and typed:
insmod pcmcia_core insmod i82365 insmod ds cardmgr -fthis seemed to automagicly load the 8390 driver for my card (ne2k-compatible)
I have DHCP set up on my network, so
dhcpcd eth0configured my network.
I have swap on hda5, boot on hda6, and / on hda7. So I start them up with:
swapon /dev/hda5 mkdir /mnt/gentoo mount /dev/hda7 /mnt/gentoo #mkdir /mnt/gentoo/boot # should already have been done now... mount /dev/hda6 /mnt/gentoo/bootI'm having trouble re-mounting the cd-rom. Using the parameters above, gentoo's kernel would not boot. I'm going to try to live without it. I'll mount it on another machine, and try to live with scp to get stuff off of it.
I scp'd the stage1 tarball off and continued. Unfortunately, a vital directory, etc/make.profile was a symbolic link to an area of the portage tree. I had to get portage, and copy this directory over to the gentoo box. After that I was able to contunue with the rsync.
- run make menuconfig as usual - uncheck the pcmcia/cardbus option - configure the rest of the stuff like you have been doing - finish running make dep, make clean, make bzImage, etc - run emerge pcmcia-cs - run rc-update add pcmcia default - complete the rest of the installation it works for me (just finished mine and rebooted, now my nic is up and humming 'icon_biggrin.gif'another:
What I ended up doing, in a nutshell, was a FRESH install. When it came time to configure the kernel options, I configured it without PCMCIA/CardBus support and WITHOUT support for the network card. I then compiled the kernal, etc. Once done, did an emerge pcmcia-cs. Made sure that the /etc/init.d/net was configured right, and that /etc/conf.d/pcmcia looked ok (made the net script use dhcp for eth0). Then, I rebooted, logged in. There was no network support (as there shouldn't have been). I then did: insmod pcmcia_core insmod i82365 insmod ds cardmgr -f And my network card came to life, the net script got an ip address, and all was good. Chad then told me to add the i82365 and ds entries into /etc/modules.autoload, and do an rc-update add pcmcia default so the pcmcia_core would get loaded, did those, rebooted, and wham, networking up on boot.
cd /usr/src/linux cp .config myConfig make mrproper cp myConfig .config make oldconfig make dep make bzImage make modules make modules_install mount /boot cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/bzImage2
insmod pcmcia_core insmod i82365 insmod ds cardmgr -f
Attempting the kernel ymfpci driver made my kernel unstable. oops...
I emerged the alsa-driver, and it reported
* You might want to edit file /etc/modules.d/alsa according to your * hardware configuration. * * If you are going to be using the 'alsasound' init script, make sure * that you add it to the 'boot' runlevel (not 'default').after installation.