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#1 2010-02-14 17:00:35

dieghen89
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[Project] kernel-netbook

Hi all!
With the help of the users of arch italian forum I've created the kernel-netbook...It is indicated to all Intel Atom netbooks, including some external modules such as broadcom-wl and stk11xx...

GOOGLE CODE PROJECT PAGE  <-- Precompiled packages here

The project page on my blog is HERE
The Italian Arch Linux forum page is HERE
The AUR package is HERE

Diego

Last edited by dieghen89 (2010-03-26 21:11:55)


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#2 2010-02-14 23:52:23

epinull
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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

Thanks for posting here; I would have missed it on the other forum. I have a 1005HA-P that I'll try it on as soon as I get the chance.

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#3 2010-02-14 23:54:25

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

Well! That is the model with the pine trail?


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#4 2010-02-15 00:22:45

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

dieghen89 wrote:

Well! That is the model with the pine trail?

Unfortunatly, no. sad You're thinking of the 1005PE.
There's a few different models of the 1005HA. I think my model, the 1005HA-PU1X, is a little different than yours (1005HA-H, from your sig), so I figured it would help to test it.

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#5 2010-02-15 09:46:59

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

With the italian guys we've tested some models of eeepc and it works wery well in all! But another feedback may be good!


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#6 2010-02-15 15:30:08

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

Thanks for making this!

I tried it on my Eeepc 1005HA, and everything worked great. Apart from cpufreq and my 3g modem, see below.

I have some questions though.
The cpufreq modules aren't included so cpufreq doesn't scale my processor like I want it to. I'm a kernel newbie, so I don't know how these things work. Is it some way to load these modules, or do I need to compile them into the kernel? I also need the hso module for my 3g modem, what would be the best way to get that one into the kernel?

I installed the latest of the precompiled packages, is there any reason why you don't use those in the packagebuild? Compiling the kernel is first of all a huge download then rather time consuming.

I'll try it a bit more and update the wiki entry(http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Asus_Eee_PC_1005HA) with my findings! Again, thanks for providing this kernel! If I can get these modules to work I'll be using it all the time.

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#7 2010-02-15 16:08:12

dieghen89
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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

@barzam
For the 3g-modem I'll include with the next release this module (CONFIG_USB_HSO right?)

The cpu scaling here works well...I don't use cpufreq, I only have the gnome applet and with that it works fine...Can you try remove the cpufreq module and daemons in rc.conf?

barzam wrote:

I installed the latest of the precompiled packages, is there any reason why you don't use those in the packagebuild? Compiling the kernel is first of all a huge download then rather time consuming.

I haven't understood well....(excuse my english tongue)...To compile the kernel I use a 32 bit chroot in my 64 bit desktop, and it uses 4 minutes to compile all tongue


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#8 2010-02-15 19:10:38

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

Ok I compiled the kernel and included the hso module myself. This way is much better, there is no point including this module by default.

Also the cpufrequency now works, contrary to my earlier report.

One new thing though: when running powertop it won't show me any detailed statistics, unless I enable the CONFIG_TIMER_STATS kernel option (this  option is apparently avaliable in the debugging section of menuconfig, by setting CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL=y) All according to powertop.

Again thanks alot, I love it!

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#9 2010-02-15 20:01:59

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

Ok perfect! I removed voluntarily DEBUG_KERNEL because it makes bigger the kernel size...


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#10 2010-02-15 21:11:35

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

Ok. It's perfectly fine like it is in that case.

Everything seems to be running smoothly over here. I'll keep using it, definately!

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#11 2010-02-15 22:09:02

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

This is rather off-topic, but I'd recommend not to use one click hosters such as mediafire for open source projects. How about Sourceforge or Google Code? That way one could make a PKGBUILD that downloads the kernel directly as binary from one of those hosters.


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#12 2010-02-16 14:53:58

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

It's a very good idea! I'm opening a Google Code project...So also the bug/feature request tracker will be tidier...


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#13 2010-02-16 15:35:10

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

I currently use the kernel-eeepc-901 kernel found on the AUR.

But i'll definitely install this to help test and report bugs; I have a Asus 901 EeePC.

Btw, nice project smile

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#14 2010-02-16 18:39:54

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

Thank you melik!

The google code page is HERE, I have still to finish it, but it is already usable big_smile


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#15 2010-03-04 07:22:09

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

Compiled 2.6.33 last night, works great. Thanks for this!

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#16 2010-03-04 13:15:18

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

Thank you for the report! If you don't want compile overy time, you can find the precompiled packages in the google code page wink


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#17 2010-03-06 23:36:32

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

G`day all.

Thanks for this effort.

I have just bought a HP mini 5102. It has the N450 pinetrail (x86_64) cpu.
Any one used this PKGBUILD with a pinetrail yet ?
In 64bit mode  ?

Cheers
Mick

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#18 2010-03-07 09:17:54

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

I am attempting this now.
Some things I had to change for my netbook.

the PKGBUILD only has arch i686 - I add x86_64

The following options is what I add to .config for my HP net 5102 with inbuilt 3G

* drivers - usb - serial - USB Qualcomm Serial modem
* device drivers - Network Device Support - Wireless LAN - Broadcom 43xx wireless support (mac80211 stack)

*Notes*

* dmidecode should be a dependency as its in the install file and I didnt find out till after I tried to install the pkg.
* wl_linux.patch I think is for a 32bit driver but there is a 64bit driver available ? ( I removed it totally as I dont think I need it)
* The Gobi 3G card needs a userspace patch before it will work - http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/gobi_loader/
* I havent got the wirless running yet ( possibly needs the wl driver but it fails to compile atm )
* it appears that my inbuilt camera is detected

I've run out of time now to hack on this tonight. Will try again soon.

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#19 2010-03-07 10:04:00

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

As reported here my speakers don't mute when I use headphones. I noticed it last night and I haven't been able to look into it closer, is it related to the 33-kernel or something else? Anyone else notices it?

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=92576

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#20 2010-03-08 10:25:34

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

@_lunix_
it would be nice if you can do some test changing the MATOM with X86_64 tongue

@barzam
other users has the same problem....In this days I am without internet connection at home, so if you discover the solution, can you report it here? Thanks


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#21 2010-03-13 00:40:33

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

G`day


Below is a simple patch to PKGBUILD for using this on a HP Mini 5102 ( Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N450 'pinetrail' x86_64 )


Changelog

* arch=('i686 x86_64')
* add 'dmidecode' to deps list
* modified download link for the Broadcom-wl patch to have x86_64
* install bzImage from arch/x86_64 & not arch/x86
* update md5sums

Notes

* Wireless is working and IS using the broadcom-wl driver. tested
* it appears that my inbuilt camera is detected not tested but udev loads up the modules
* it appears that after Enabling the USB Qualcomm Serial modem (qcserial) the Gobi 3G usb modem is detected. I just need to use the userspace tool to load up firmware -   
   http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/gobi_loader/ not tested but udev appears to load up the correct modules
* it appears that bluetooth is detected not tested but udev appears to load up the correct modules

Today I will getting X running ( evilwm ) .


PKGBUILD.patch

--- PKGBUILD    2010-03-13 11:28:16.000000000 +1100
+++ PKGBUILD.hp_5102    2010-03-13 11:28:29.000000000 +1100
@@ -6,11 +6,11 @@
 pkgrel=3
 _kernver="$_basekernel-netbook"
 pkgdesc="Static kernel with KMS for netbooks with Intel Atom N270/N280/N450 such as eeepc with the add-on of external firmware - Old kernel26-901"
-arch=('i686')
+arch=('i686 x86_64')
 license=('GPL2')
 url=('http://code.google.com/p/kernel-netbook')
 groups=(eee)
-depends=('coreutils' 'module-init-tools')
+depends=('coreutils' 'module-init-tools' 'dmidecode')
 optdepends=('crda: for wireless regulatory domain support')
 install=${pkgname}.install
 patchname=patch-${pkgver}-1-ARCH
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@

 #Broadcom-wl:
 broadcom_ver=5.60.48.36
-broadcom=hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v${broadcom_ver}
+broadcom=hybrid-portsrc-x86_64-v${broadcom_ver}
 #stk11xx:
 stk11xx_ver=2.1.0
 stk11xx=stk11xx-$stk11xx_ver
@@ -68,7 +68,7 @@

   # install the kernel
   install -D -m644 System.map $startdir/pkg/boot/System.map-netbook
-  install -D -m644 arch/x86/boot/bzImage ${pkgdir}/boot/vmlinuz-netbook
+  install -D -m644 arch/x86_64/boot/bzImage ${pkgdir}/boot/vmlinuz-netbook
   install -D -m644 .config $startdir/pkg/boot/kconfig-netbook

   # set correct depmod command for install
@@ -91,7 +91,8 @@

 md5sums=('c3883760b18d50e8d78819c54d579b00'
          'a1547093735c76bae832b14a583551b2'
-         '0466d863405e1ab99d5e288fe886e852'
+         'a78095ddcc30a191f64dccbc31b84de8'
          '654a8f089e4cef3eac9d343b112fa7e3'
          '2d840fed68e85b6679a5a11151db822b'
          '5a6b0b7c94cdead52700ac676f033bfd')

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#22 2010-03-15 19:12:23

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

Hey,

The right-hand SD card slot on the Acer Aspire One doesn't seem to work with this kernel. Pciehp, the module needed for it, isn't included, I think?

I use the left-hand SD slot for my /home, and that one works.

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#23 2010-03-26 21:10:08

dieghen89
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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

@STEELBAS
I think that tha module is this: HOTPLUG_PCI_PCIE...With the next release I'll include it...


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#24 2010-04-04 21:05:49

dieghen89
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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

I've just updated to 2.6.33.2, for the SD reader try this one! big_smile


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#25 2010-04-04 21:51:41

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Re: [Project] kernel-netbook

Looking @ april screenshot thread seems there are lots of Arch users with netbooks, myself included smile

This project is extremely relevant to my interests!  Many thanks!


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