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64-bit und alles funktioniert

hi leute!

böse stimmen behaupten, ich hätte windoof kurzfristig auf meinem rechner ausprobiert … wo, was, wann, wie!??? ICH !??? niemals … oder doch?

nun ja, ich hatte ja probleme mit dem einen oder anderen feature von intrepid, wie zum beispiel das laaaaaaaaangsame resume und die troubles mit der grafikkarte … alles gelöst – einfach mal die 64-bit version von intrepid installiert, und /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/20-video-quirk-pm-lenovo.fdi geändert auf:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”ISO-8859-1″?> <!– -*- SGML -*- –>
<deviceinfo version=”0.2″>
<match key=”system.hardware.vendor” string=”LENOVO”>

<match key=”system.hardware.product” prefix_outof=”6457BBG”>
<merge key=”power_management.quirk.s3_mode” type=”bool”>true</merge>
<merge key=”power_management.quirk.s3_bios” type=”bool”>false</merge>
<merge key=”power_management.quirk.vbemode_restore” type=”bool”>true</merge>
<merge key=”power_management.quirk.save_pci” type=”bool”>true</merge>


… und alles rennt bussi fein! 😎

grund genug, auch meinen desktop einwenig aufzupeppen … man verwendet gdesklets und auch wieder compiz (wobei da folgender rat beherzigt wurde):

install the compizconfig-settings-manager package, then go to System –> Preferences –> Advanced Desktop Effects Settings. Click on General Options, go to the Display Settings tab, uncheck the Detect Refresh rate box and drag the Refresh Rate slider to 60. Also, check the Sync To VBlank box. This will improve the smoothness of the window animations significantly if you’re sensitive to the choppy animations.

achja, das problem mit dem internen mikro ist auf folgende art und weise behoben worden:

The microphone is muted out of the box. In order to enable it, double click on the the speaker icon in the task bar or run $ gnome-volume-control. Under File > Change Device, select “Capture: ALSA PCM on front:0 (AD198x Analog) via DMA (PulseAudio Mixer)” and set the master slider to about 75%. Make sure that the mute and recording buttons below the slider do not show red Xs.

Go back to the Change Device menu and select “HDA Intel (Alsa mixer)”. Then go to the edit menu and select preferences. In the window that opens, make sure that the boxes for Capture, Capture1, and both instances of Input Source. The Volume Control panel should now have four tabs: Playback, Recording, Switches and Options. In the options tab, select Internal Mic for the internal microphone or Mic for the mic input jack for both Input sources. As far as i can tell, the second one down doesn’t seem to actually do anything. Now in the recording tab you can mute Capture 1 and adjust the sensitivity of the mic with the Capture slider. You can use Sound Recorder in Applications > Sound & Video to test out your settings.

alles perfekt! und ich glücklich 🙂

suspend with nvs140m

hello everybody!

again some probs after updating my machine. haven’t checked the suspend, so my lenovo t61p 6457BBG with the nvidia quadro NVS 140M freezed after waking up from suspend. here i’ve already found the solution, but haven’t applied it yet:

After trying out all these recipes on my 6457CTO waking up from suspend still did not work. Finally I came across a blog entry which pointed out the right way: [David Goodlad’s blog]. I realized that all the fixes proposing editing the acpi-support file or adding a kernel parameter acpi_sleep=s3_mode must be wrong because since hardy gnome-power-manager gets its information solely from hal. So setting up correct hal information is the right way but the proposed solution (creating a /etc/hal/fdi/information/lenovo.fdi file) did not work for me. Ok, but now step by step:

  • Revert ALL the proposed fixes from above. I found out that at least the lenovo.fdi solution is actually breaking the real fix. So for sure delete /etc/hal/fdi/information/lenovo.fdi
  • Find out about the excact hal name of your machine: hal-device | grep 6457 where 6457 is the model number of my t61, replace it with your own. In my case it spits out something like this: system.hardware.product = ‘6457CTO’. So now I know that hal identifies my machine as 6457CTO.
  • sudo vim /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/20-video-quirk-pm-lenovo.fdi
    and add a section to the end of the file, just above the </device> tag and replace 6457CTO with your hal device name:
      <!-- T61 6457CTO uses NVidia driver -->
      <match key="system.hardware.product" string="6457CTO">
        <!-- Proprietray NVidia driver quirks -->
        <merge key="power_management.quirk.s3_mode" type="bool">true</merge>
        <merge key="power_management.quirk.s3_bios" type="bool">false</merge>
        <merge key="power_management.quirk.save_pci" type="bool">true</merge>
  • Now save and reboot. Now you might run into the problem of coming back from resume into a completely white screen where normally should be the password dialog. Entering your password blindly is not nice but at least you can resume.

thats all, and everything works fine now!

disappeared after update – the xkb rules

hi folks!

after a normal apt-get update && apt-get upgrade here at my lenovo T61p i was a little bit annoyed, because the back button for browsing doesn’t worked anymore. so, i have had to look after this xkb rules again … i remembered that there was a wiki for my laptop. there i found this:

To enable the back, forward, and the menu keys you’ll need to teach XKB what they are.

  • Check the XkbLayout option (under InputDevice) in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to determine which keyboard layout Ubuntu is using (I’ll use ‘us’ for the example).
  • Navigate to /etc/X11/xkb/symbols and, as root, open the appropriate layout file (as determined above) in your favorite editor.
$ cd /etc/X11/xkb/symbols
$ sudo vim de
  • In the xkb_symbols “basic” section after the name[Group1]= “x”; (where x is a country name, or similar) line add the following:
key <I63> {         [ Menu           ]       };
key <I69> {         [ XF86Forward    ]       };
key <I6A> {         [ XF86Back       ]       };
  • Now log out and back in and all three of the buttons should function.

no sooner said than done, everything is fine again.

so long, and thanks for all the fish!

neues notebook

hallo leute!

wie ihr lesen konntet, und vielleicht in natura mitbekommen habt, werde ich mich von meiner alten acer mühle verabschieden. liebes travelmate 634i von acer, du hast gute dienste geleistet, aber es die zeit gekommen nerven zu sparen …

damit kommt eine große entscheidung auf mich zu … welches notebook kommt als nachfolgemodell in frage? es muß der preis stimmen – da gibt es so grenzen die derzeit auf gar keinen fall überschritten werden können – und es muß auf jeden fall eine CPU drinnen sein die VT unterstützt. wieso das? naja, es gibt doch einige progs, die man nicht sauber und schnell unter VMs fahren kann – tja, da bietet sich dann an, ein paralleles system zu fahren 😀

derzeit begutachte ich die prof. lenovo schiene. T61 um genauer zu sein. und ganz genau wäre es das NH0BBAT. macht euch keine illusionen: ich zahle einen studentenpreis! da paßt speicher, CPU und sonst alles drumherum. hat wer einen besseren vorschlag? nur raus damit – entschieden ist es ja noch nicht! … aber bald!

so long and thank you for all the comments