Acer 3400LMI user manual

User manual for the device Acer 3400LMI

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi
F8-x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi
by
Sven­Göran Bergh
Table of Contents
1 Introduction....................................................................................................3
1.1 Version.....................................................................................................3
1.2 Quick reference guide..............................................................................3
2 Installation.................................

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi 10.3.3 Other observations........................................................................20 10.4 TV-out...................................................................................................21 10.4.1 Load detection...............................................................................21 10.4.2 NTSC or PAL.................................................................................21 10.4.3 Initialization..................

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi 1 Introduction This document is primarily designed for my own records for future use. However,  it is always nice if it may help others to get started with Linux on their laptops.  The steps to get things to play on the Acer Ferrari 3400 Lmi are described here.  Most procedures are general and may be useful for other hardware as well. ! ! !  WARNING ! ! ! However, I must warn those of you that still enjoy the luxury of an independent  mind and free will. St

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi Hardware Status Details Notes CPU OK Mobile AMD Athlon 64 No configuration needed. 3000+ Frequency scaling works out of the box. PCI Bridge OK VIA VT8237 No configuration needed. [K8T800/K8T890 South] Display OK 15” SXGA TFT No configuration needed. (1400x1050) Graphics OK ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 Full functionality with the card 128 MB, 8x AGP radeon driver, see below. RAM OK 512 MB DRAM (extended No configuration needed. to 2GB) Hard drive OK Original:

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi Hardware Status Details Notes PC-card OK Texas Instruments No configuration needed. PCI4510 PC card/Cardbus Bluetooth OK Cambridge Silicon Radio No configuration needed, see comments below. IEEE 1394 OK Texas Instruments No configuration needed, Firewire PCI4510 IEEE-1394 see comments below. USB OK VIA, 4xUSB 2.0 No configuration needed. Infrared OK See below for configuration. Card reader OK 5-in-1 (MMC, SM, SD, MS No configuration needed. [Pro]) 2 Inst

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img libata.ignore_hpa=1 3 Hard drive No hassle what so ever, but my own reflection is that the standard hard drive  does not match the “high end gear” profile of this laptop. When the laptop was  released 120 MB drives was the latest of the greatest and 100MB drives were off  the shelf goods in most stores. However, a smaller drive would have been ok at a  higher speed, at least 5400rpm. 3.1 Upgrading the drive I am addicted to VMware

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi 4.1 Potential problems There are no problems regarding loading modules or mounting an external IEEE  1394 drive, and if you are patient you managed to browse the content as well.  The problems starts when you try to transfer larger amounts of data. The process  stalls and chokes up the system log with messages like: kernel: ieee1394: sbp2: aborting sbp2 command kernel: scsi1 : destination target 0, lun 0 kernel:         command: Write (10): 2a 00 02 e1 bc 5

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi 4.2 Configuring Firewire If you experience the problems mentioned above, and you are running kernel  version 2.6.13 or earlier, put the following line in your /etc/modprobe.config: options sbp2 serialize_io=1 max_speed=2 The serialize_io=1 option tells the scsi drivers to only send one scsi command  at a time. Unfortunately, this setting has a small impact on performance, but it is  the fix that makes things work. In kernel version 2.6.14 the default value 

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi optimizing performance you just want things to work. 5 USB USB support works as expected. I have noticed no problems what­so­ever with  the USB ports. Especially with the desktop enhancements introduced with FC5 it  works like a charm. Absolutely no configuration needed. 6 5-in-1 Card reader The 5­in­1 card reader utilizes the USB interface and is operational right after  installation. Analogous to the USB ports there is no hassle at all. 7 PC-card I have

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi Config Button Work Comments Mail yes x x E-mail button, ex: launch Thunderbird WWW yes x x WWW button, ex: launch Firefox P1 yes x x x User button, ex: launch NetBeans P2 yes x x x User button, ex: launch VMware Fn­F1 yes x x x User button, ex: Fn­F2 yes x x x User button, ex: Fn­F3 yes x x x User button, ex: Fn­F4 yes Sleep-button recognized by ACPI. Fn­F5 yes x x Toggle external display, XF86Display Fn­F6 yes Dim display, no configuration needed Fn­F7 yes

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi me was: Button X key-code Default X key symbols Mail 236 - WWW 178 - Fn-F4 223 none, but triggers KPowersave suspend->RAM Fn-F5 214 none, but generate a Capability changed event that is received by the X-server. Fn-F8 160 - Fn-NumLk 77 Num_Lock Fn-Scr Lk 78 Scroll_Lock Fn-Home 97 Home Fn-End 103 End Fn-up 176 - Fn-down 174 - These are the buttons that are the simplest to get working. Save these X key­ codes for future use. First we need to get the other key

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi Button scan-code P1 e074 P2 e073 Fn-F1 e025 Fn-F2 e026 Fn-F3 e027 8.1.3 Linux key-codes 3. Next, figure out what Linux key­codes that are available by looking at the  Linux scan­code – key­code mapping. # getkeycodes Plain scancodes xx (hex) versus keycodes (dec) for 1­83 (0x01­0x53) scancode equals keycode  0x50:   80  81  82  83  99   0  86  87  0x58:   88 117   0   0  95 183 184 185  0x60:    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  0x68:    0   0   0   0   0   0 

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi # Buttons:          P1            P2 setkeycodes      e074 151      e073 152 # # Buttons:         Fn­F1         Fn­F2         Fn­F3 setkeycodes      e025 131      e026 132      e027 133 5. In order to avoid a restart to load these setting, issues the very same  commands. # setkeycodes e074 151 e073 152 # setkeycodes e025 131 e026 132 e027 133 8.1.4 X key-codes revisited 6. Repeat step 1 and use xev to figure out what X key­codes these buttons  got. I got th

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi keycode 135 = XF86Launch3 keycode 140 = XF86Launch4 keycode 248 = XF86Launch5 keycode 214 = XF86Display keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume 8. The setting above are loaded the next time X is started, but to load them  without a restart of X do: # xmodmap ­verbose /etc/X11/Xmodmap ... ! ! executing work queue !         keycode 0xec = XF86Mail         keycode 0xb2 = XF86WWW         keycode 0xc9 = XF

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi 9.1 Suspend I am glad to see that both Suspend to Disk and Suspend to RAM works like a  charm. Previous there has been a lot of struggle, if at all possible, to get a stable  and reliable ACPI support. OK, I know that suspend has been around for a while  by now, but hand on the heart ­ has it been user friendly and reliable? I have not  had that experience. So a reliable ACPI support right out of the box feels really  luxurious. Even the special sleep key, 

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi + S­video or VGA­0 + S­video. This is a common limitation for most graphics  hardware. Note: The output names differ depending on the driver used. The names used in  this document relate to the radeon driver. If you use some other driver use  xrandr ­q to find out the proper names (provided that it supports RandR). 10.1.1 The radeon driver Support for the ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 chip in the Ferrari is provided by the  radeon driver. This driver supports al

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi the fly by the command line tool xrandr, and there is no need to restart the X  server. 10.2.1 Virtual screen size RandR works its magic by means of a virtual screen that is larger than the a  single monitor. The size of the virtual screen is reported as the maximum value by the command: # xrandr ­q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1400 x 1050, maximum 1400 x 1200 ... In this case the size is 1400x1200, which is the default virtual screen size for this 

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi    1280x720       60.0    1024x768       60.0    800x600        60.3    640x480        59.9 S­video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) In the xrandr ­q output above we see that the new virtual screen size is  recognized in the maximum value. Furthermore, we see our three supported  outputs, VGA­0 (external display), LVDS (internal display), S­video (TV­out). For  the report above an external monitor is connected but not activated. Still 

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi we design a script to run once Fn­F5 is pressed. The Fn­F5 button should provide a simple, basic and robust functionality that  works for any external monitor. I prefer to toggle through the available connected  external outputs, while keeping the internal monitor alive. Furthermore, each  connected external output is present in two operating modes. First the external  output mirrors the internal display, then it extends the desktop by operating  side­by­sid

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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi 10.3.1 Simple benchmark In order to compare different settings we need some kind of benchmark tool. A  simple tool that comes with the glx­utils package found in most distributions  is glxgears. It may be rough, rudimentary and lacking a lot of hype features, but  it is present and sufficient for our needs. An interesting exercise is to explicitly disable hardware acceleration and  comparing the result with the default xorg.conf. Without hardware accelerati


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