[lfs-dev] New laptop

Fernando de Oliveira famobr at yahoo.com.br
Sat May 3 03:00:19 PDT 2014


Em 01-05-2014 08:49, Armin K. escreveu:
> On 05/01/2014 05:09 AM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> I just wanted to mention that I got a new laptop this afternoon.
>>
>> Toshiba Satellite 17.3" Laptop
>> Intel Core i7
>> 8GB Memory
>> 750GB Hard Drive
>>
>> processor       : 7
>> vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
>> cpu family      : 6
>> model           : 60
>> model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz
>>
>>
>> I spent a while figuring out how to not accept the Windows EULA.  It
>> wasn't obvious.  I had to remove the battery and then start up holding
>> the F2 key.
>>
>> The next issue was how to disable that secure boot thingy.  There were
>> two separate places in the BIOS that I had to install as well as to tell
>> it to boot to usb first.  That wasn't too had to figure out.
>>
>> I decided to use a usb install drive with debian-7.1.0-amd64-xfce.  It
>> wasn't liking the data on the usb drive so I reloaded it (it has worked
>> before).  Anyway, it's up now.
>>
>> First thing I noticed was that it's using the vesa driver.  The video is
>> 'Intel Corporation Haswell Integrated Graphics Controller'.  The vesa
>> drivers does give 1920x1080 so that's not a problem.  I suspect when I
>> get LFS up I'll be able to use a better driver.  I don't know yet if
>> this needs firmware or not.
>>
>> The second thing is that the wifi isn't recognized:
>>
>> Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet
>>
>> Again, I suppose that this can be fixed with a new kernel.
>>
>> My next objective is to do a LFS build an follow with a relatively
>> complete BLFS build.  I want to use this system to validate/update the
>> current -dev books for both LFS and BLFS.
>>
>> It will be interesting to see what the SBU time is.
>>
>>   -- Bruce
> 
> Consider yourself lucky. You have managed to get *only* video+wireless
> card combination that doesn't require any firmware. Well, at least when
> I had atheros card it didn't require firmware. That was ath5k. Yours is
> probably ath9k.

And the SBU, Bruce? I would like also to know the speed of the HD.


-- 
[]s,
Fernando


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