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Linux on compaq armada m700

Dmitry Poliakov
Occasional Visitor

Linux on compaq armada m700

I`m using compaq m700(pIII-850,ram 256,hdd 40gb toshiba,cdrw-dvd matshita ujd710) with Linux Fedora Core 3.
If i turn on acpi support then Linux freezes after some time and even system clock freezes.
Anyone got some luck with this laptop model?
6 REPLIES
Chakravarthi
Trusted Contributor

Re: Linux on compaq armada m700

check the following site for more information!!

http://linux-laptop.net/

Florian Heigl (new acc)
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux on compaq armada m700

I'd used mine on Linux, NetBSD and Solaris without greater problems, but I always kept a safe distance from acpi.

There's a few webpages about linux on the m700 but none of the authors ran a 2.6.x kernel :/
yesterday I stood at the edge. Today I'm one step ahead.
Dmitry Poliakov
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux on compaq armada m700

>chakravarthi
I`ve already checked all avaiable web\nntp\mail resources.
FC2\FC3 freezes when i turn on acpi option.
FreeBSD 5.3 stable works well (with apm) untill i add snd_maestro support.If i add it FreeBSD starts to freeze.I thought may be anyone tried acpi with this laptop+FC
In case of usage acpi FreeBSD kernel screams with somthing alike:
dev usb0 irq storm throttled...
>Florian Heigl
Yeah.I saw some succesfull tries of usage FreeBSD on this laptop model.
All of them recommended to find the latest bios and .asl resourse file and recompile .asl
Florian Heigl (new acc)
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux on compaq armada m700

hehe - I used mine on freebsd 4.7 in the beginning.

there should be no problem if You put the snd_maestro_load=YES right into /boot/loader.conf.
yesterday I stood at the edge. Today I'm one step ahead.
Florian Heigl (new acc)
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux on compaq armada m700

ah, and I never updated the bios due to laziness. Later I had some issues with the hard disk and switched the OS in the course.
yesterday I stood at the edge. Today I'm one step ahead.
Dmitry Poliakov
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux on compaq armada m700

snd_maestro already in loader.conf =)