[oclug] Linux flavours
hk at zed.net
Mon Dec 7 18:39:33 EST 2009
Do you know whether this fix will work where grub loads openSUSe 11.2?
I can easily logon, but to shutdown, I have to go into the console
mode and type "shutdown now -h" to get a complete shutdown.
Monday, December 7, 2009, 10:47:20 AM, Andrew Ross wrote:
> Hi Howard,
> I had the same issue with one of my Dell machines. I suspect adding
> i8042.reset to your boot options will fix your keyboard issues when not on
> A/C power.
> e.g. if you're using grub on Ubuntu as a bootloader
> edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
> And change the line that looks like this:
> # kopt=root=UUID=c10a4641-f9b2-8b06-7127-bb1ba1fe45d4 ro
> To be this
> # kopt=root=UUID=c10a4641-f9b2-8b06-7127-bb1ba1fe45d4 ro i8042.reset
> Save, then run "update-grub" as root.
> Then reboot. In theory, it *should* go away.
> 2009/11/10 Howard Krakower <hk at zed.net>
>> There *has* to ba a flavour that actually works with the Dell D600
>> notebook, but I can't find it.
>> Last year I installed Ubuntu (Hardy Heron) and it ran OK. Then the
>> upgrades came out - Ibex and Jackalope - with Ibex getting somewhat
>> flakey and Jackalope totally freezing the system. So I tried Fedora,
>> but it wouldn't even load the install CD.
>> To check to see if this was a hardware issue (after all the D600 is
>> about 5 years old), I reinstalled Windoze. The system worked fine, so
>> I knew that the issue was not hardware.
>> So I installed openSUSE 11.1. Initially it ran well, but after doing
>> an update the logon screen wouldn't accept input from the keyboard (as
>> in typing in the password) if the system was running on battery; it
>> worked only if the system was plugged into 110 volts.
>> Because of the ease of getting the wireless network to work (Ubuntu
>> was horror story) I opted to totally reinstall openSUSE 11.1 -
>> everything worked just fine both on battery power and AC. Then there
>> were a number of security updates, which I installed and the system has
>> reverted to only allowing a logon when on AC power. The other downside
>> is that getting the multimedia player to play .wmv .avi and .flv
>> formats still hasn't been solved (these all worked fine in Ubuntu).
>> Does anyone know of a flavour of linux that will work with a Dell D600
>> notebook (uses a Broadcom BCM4318 wireless NIC)?
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