(Continued from Highway to Dell, part two.) The trackpad is much easier to work with since I followed these instructions. I also set MaxTapTime to "0" (zero) to disable tapping on the trackpad, and SHMConfig to "on" so that I can use synclient, gsynaptics or similar programs to play with the settings at runtime. The relevant section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf now looks like this:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad" Driver "synaptics" Option "SendCoreEvents" "true" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Protocol" "auto-dev" Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0" Option "MinSpeed" "0.14" Option "MaxSpeed" "1.6" Option "AccelFactor" "0.084" Option "SHMConfig" "on" Option "MaxTapTime" "0" EndSection
I plan to play with HorizEdgeScroll later! It also seems like ndiswrapper was not loaded at boot so I simply load it from /etc/rc.local with the line below. There is probably a more correct way, but this works fine:
Once when the computer woke up from hibernation it did not restore the X session properly, but it was possible to login from another computer and reboot. Such is life. I was not able to spot anything in the logs to explain this.
Update Continued on Highway to Dell, part four.
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One question. I got the computer inspiron 1525 that came with a ethernet card Marvell® Yukon 88E8040. Do you know if this card is supported in the inspiron dell DVD?
I have many problems with this card.
It worked out of the box when I installed from the DVD image provided by Dell!
lspci -nn shows this:
09:00.0 Ethernet controller : Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4354] (rev 12)
My kernel is:
Linux dell-desktop 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 07:42:25 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 19.508000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:09:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 19.508000] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:09:00.0 to 64
[ 19.508000] sky2 0000:09:00.0: v1.18 addr 0xfe8fc000 irq 16 Yukon-FE+ (0xb8) rev 0
[ 19.508000] sky2 eth0: addr 00:1d:09:3b:40:cc
[ 26.896000] sky2 eth0: enabling interface
Thank you. I installed hardy 8.04 alpha 5. But some problems, as with any alpha: no sound, and the computer is too hot, it also has problems with suspend, as the fedora guy said.
And I cannot download the DVD from dell. I’ll try from home.
I’m running Gutsy and it doesn’t seem like I’m upgrading to Hardy until I know everything will still work… 🙂
The sound issue may be this bug: //bugs.launchpad.net/dell/+bug/193840