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HP ze1210

Tim Lewis_2
Occasional Contributor

HP ze1210

I seem to be unable to get Red Hat 8.0 to recognize the following components. I would appreciate any help with any of these matters.

1. It does not properly probe the monitor on the ze1210. Windows identified it as a Digital Flat Panel. This is not a choice among drivers in Linux though.

2. The modem cannot be detected though Windows identified it as a Conexant 56K ACLink DataFax Modem.

3. I cannot get the APC to operate.
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Michael Brailsford
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP ze1210

1) Below is the corresponding section in my XF86Config file.
305 Section "Monitor"
306 # HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
307 # HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
308 # comma separated list of ranges of values.
309 # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
310 # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
311 # HorizSync 30-64 # multisync
312 # HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies
313 # HorizSync 15-25, 30-50 # multiple ranges of sync frequencies
314 # VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
315 # VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
316 # comma separated list of ranges of values.
317 # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
318 # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
319 Identifier "My Monitor"
320 HorizSync 31.5 - 48.5
321 VertRefresh 50.0 - 90.0
322 EndSection
323
324 Section "Device"
325 # unsupported card
326 #VideoRam 15384
327 # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
328 Identifier "S3 Savage4"
329 Driver "savage"
330 EndSection
331
332 Section "Screen"
333 Identifier "Screen 1"
334 Device "S3 Savage4"
335 Monitor "My Monitor"
336 DefaultDepth 16
337 SubSection "Display"
338 Depth 8
339 Modes "1024x768" "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
340 EndSubSection
341 SubSection "Display"
342 Depth 16
343 Modes "1024x768" "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
344 EndSubSection
345 SubSection "Display"
346 Depth 24
347 Modes "1024x768" "640x480" "800x600" "1280x1024"
348 EndSubSection
349 EndSection
So in short, the driver that you want to compile into the kernel is the savage driver, since that is the video card. You should be able to just copy and paste that into you XF86Config file and have it work.

2) I do not use the modem, I don't even have the modules compiled or loaded, sorry.

3) APC, you mean power management? It took me about 10-12 kernel recompiles before I got it right. I just spent a lot of time reading the help for each option in 'make menuconfig'.

-Michael
Tim Lewis_2
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP ze1210

Thanks Michael. The monitor works fine now. Just one more question and I won't bother you anymore.

When I rec ompile the kernel, I can't seem to get Grub to mount the new kernel properly. I get....

VFS: Cannot open root device "Label=/" or 00:00 -
Please append a correct "root' " boot option-
Kernel Panic: VFS Unable to mount root fs on 00:00

Any ideas what my problem is?
James Wilson_5
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP ze1210

Sorry, to butt in Michael.


Tim, normally that means you have not compiled in the drivers for:
a) The hardware, if you have SCSI make sure it is compiled in with the low level driver you need, if it is ATAPI make sure you have the driver for your chipset compiled in.
b)The file system, make sure you have selected Reiserfs,Ext2,Ext3 or whatever you have used as yours :)

Hope it helps
Bruce Copeland
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP ze1210

Regarding your modem: I'm running Red Hat 8.0 on an HP ze4100 with a Conexant 56K ACLink modem--probably the same or very similar to your modem. My modem works great with an hsflinmodem driver (hsflinmodem-5.03.03.L3mbsibeta02110301-1.i386.rpm) that I downloaded from the MBSI site http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/hsf/. On installation, this driver gets compiled as a kernel module for your existing kernel. So each time you rebuild your kernel, you need to uninstall/reinstall the package. Therefore you probably want to get all your kernel building straightened out before you bother with the modem driver.
Tim Lewis_2
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP ze1210

Thanks Bruce,
I'll try that one. I gave up on trying to recompile Red Hat and installed Mandrake 9.0. Everything works okay and recompiles are no problem. The only thing I'm having fits with is the modem (which I'll try that driver) and the Power Management. I get the battery up and it all seems to work except the OS registers the battery as being on 0%, no matter how well charged it is.