Dimension E521

Robin linux at shieldfield.plus.com
Tue Jan 9 14:53:35 CST 2007

Brian Knotts wrote:
> I was able to successfully install Debian sid amd64 on this machine, by using 
> the following kernel arguments:
> noapic apci=off nofb
> Prior to that, the Debian installer was unable to detect the hard drive.
> The next challenge was getting the proper resolution for the E207WFB display.
> I was able to get that working by switching to sid (I was originally trying to 
> install etch).
> The primary outstanding issue I have is with audio. I have been unable to get 
> that to work. alsaconf detects the device, but is unable to propery configure 
> it. I'm not sure if this is a 64-bit issue or a general alsa issue with this 
> particular device.
> Does anyone have sound working with one of these machines?
The only 2 distros I got the sigma-tel sound to work with were Mandriva 
free 64 2007 and TA Pioneer Free i686 (almost pure Kubuntu). I gave up 
and installed a PCI sound card and turned off the onboard sound. The new 
card works with every distro I've tried.

Robin mailto:linux at shieldfield.plus.com

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