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Last updated: Saturday August 18, 2007
General Hardware Specifications of S2246:
Status under Linux
|Processor: 32 bit Intel Celeron M 430(1.73GHz)||Works||No special procedure required during installation.|
|Display: 15.4" WXGA||Works||No special procedure required during installation.|
|Video: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M Integrated||Works||No special procedure required during installation.|
|Memory: 512MB DDR2||Works||Initial background processes grab most of the 512MB of memory. I recommend splurging on a $40 1GB memory chip. See my comments below: additional features #1.|
|Hard Drive: 80 GB 5400rpm SATA||Works||No special procedure required during installation|
|Ethernet: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)||Works||No special procedure required.|
|Wireless card: Atheros Communications, Inc. Unknown device 001c (rev 01)||Works||This Atheros card is well supported under Fedora. See additional features #2 below for instructions.|
|Modem: Internal 56k||Haven't tried|
|PCMCIA mobile broadband: Sprint's Pantech PX-500 mobile broadband card||Works||Easy to do. Set it up just like a modem using ATDT. See additional features #3 and additional features #4 below for instructions.|
|Optical drive: DVD/CD-RW Combo||Works||No special procedure required during installation|
|Li-Ion (6 cell, 4000mAh)||Works||I don't think this is a typical problem but my computer sometimes will not start. No power, no lights, nothing. This happens when the battery slightly works its way out. Just pull it out and put it back in to get the power back.|
|Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 437b (rev 01)||Works||No special procedure required.|
This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.18-1.2257.fc5
Suddenly one day my Sprint card stopped working. The following error was logged in /var/log/messages:
Aug 15 09:33:45 godthab wvdial: Sending: ATDT#777
Aug 15 09:33:45 godthab wvdial: Waiting for carrier.
Aug 15 09:33:45 godthab wvdial: ATDT#777
Aug 15 09:33:45 godthab wvdial: NO CARRIER
Aug 15 09:33:45 godthab wvdial: No Carrier! Trying again.
You will find that your Sprint card periodically requires an update. I've got 2 cards and they both stopped working reporting the no carrier error. The problem was fixed for the first card when I plugged back into a Windows XP machine, brought up the Sprint program, chose "Device Info & Diagnostics" from the menu, and selected the botton in the lower-left corner of the window (can't remember its name but it's in the very lower left corner and is apparently present only when connection protocol fails and an update is necessary). This put the necessary connection protocol data on the Sprint card and the problem was fixed. When I stuck the second broken card in it connected immediately when I hit the "GO" button to connect. I presume this is because it updated the card software automatically once the first card was fixed.
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