fedora 8 with compiz fusion

Sunday, February 17, 2008

acer aspire 4520 running fedora 8 with compiz fusion. Capture with samsung mx10 memory camcorder, disable sound to save b/w.

kernel- 4k stack disabled

Friday, February 15, 2008

latest kernel fedora 8 especially for acer aspire 4520. optimized to K8 CPU & 4k stack disabled, you can run ndiswrapper with this kernel.

kernel- = md5 = d3aae254bcf059d4bcc5465ab12e4300 - 14.4Mbyte
kernel-devel- = md5 = 065192860e906a6147a5dbf94e7d7e9e - 5.0 Mbyte

Nvidia GeForce 7000M
download nvidia driver from nvidia linux website, pick the latest version not the latest legacy CPU .
Latest Version: 169.07 = 11.1Mbyte
1. login fedora linux as single user / exit xorg, or just enter this command as root
/sbin/init 4
2.run this file
[root@localhost download] sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.01-pkg1.run
3. follow the instructions which is given by nvidia
4. restart xorg, or start init 5
good luck :)

p/s: link update 2/4/08

kernel- 4k stack disabled

Sunday, February 10, 2008

latest kernel for fedora 8 in acer aspire 4520, optimized for K8 cpu & disabled 4k stack

kernel- md5 = 69dffea4204ed783abd6b5f4fc20ad14 size = 14.5Mbyte
kernel-devel- md5 = 960037bd938fa72a70c69f5467bbb3fe size = 5.0 Mbyte

p/s:link update 2april2008

Posted by fedorasal at 10:07 PM 2 comments  

Wireless Atheros AR5BXB63 or AR5006EG 802.11 b/g in fedora 8

Monday, February 4, 2008

(some screenshot of wicd & network applet from my desktop , yes, it come from acer aspire 4520)

this tutorial intend to fedora 8 (acer aspire 4520) with some info about setup wireless connection for atheros AR5BXB63
What you need ?
- ndiswrapper 1.52
- kernel with CONFIG_4KSTACKS disabled
- Windows XP atheros driver from acer.com.cn , pick Wireless Atheros driver

1. Download latest ndiswrapper from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93482
2. extract ndiswrapper-1.52.tar.gz
3. use terminal & enter to the following directory
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.52]# make

[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.52]# make install

IF you get message like this
'*** WARNING: This kernel seems to use 4K stack size option (CONFIG_4KSTACKS); many Windows drivers will not work with this option enabled. Disable CONFIG_4KSTACKS option, recompile and install kernel' , you need to compile your own kernel or try using my own kernel in following post

[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.52]# rm -r /etc/ndiswrapper
(this will remove any previous installation by ndiswrapper)

Wireless Atheros driver
1. download above link, extract and open terminal into the extracted folder
[root@localhost Atheros]# /usr/bin/ndiswrapper -i net5211.inf
installing net5211 ...
forcing parameter MapRegisters from 256 to 64

2. this will list installed driver.
[root@localhost Atheros]# /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -l
net5211 : driver installed
device (168C:001C) present (alternate driver: ath5k)
[root@localhost Atheros]#modprobe ndiswrapper

3. try dmesg for kernel module log or ipconfig.
[root@localhost Atheros]# dmesg | grep ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper version 1.52 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
ndiswrapper: driver net5211 (,11/15/2006, loaded
ndiswrapper (ZwClose:2227): closing handle 0xf66ad928 not implemented
ndiswrapper: using IRQ 18
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper (iw_set_bitrate:442): setting bit rate failed (C0010017)
[root@localhost Atheros]#dmesg
ndiswrapper version 1.52 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
ndiswrapper: driver net5211 (,11/15/2006, loaded
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LK3E] enabled at IRQ 18
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:07:00.0[A] -> Link [LK3E] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
ndiswrapper (ZwClose:2227): closing handle 0xeaa4c928 not implemented
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:07:00.0 to 64
ndiswrapper: using IRQ 18
wlan0: ethernet device 00:19:7e:c3:94:fb using serialized NDIS driver: net5211, version: 0x50001, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 168C:001C.5.conf
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
[root@localhost Atheros]# ifconfig
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:24:09:34:11
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:2039 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2272 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1300812 (1.2 MiB) TX bytes:358189 (349.7 KiB)
Interrupt:220 Base address:0xe000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
RX packets:1255 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1255 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:40675 (39.7 KiB) TX bytes:40675 (39.7 KiB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:12:7E:D3:84:FB
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:18 Memory:f4000000-f4010000
[root@localhost Atheros]#

i use WPA2 encryption for home networking, so Network Manager can take care all of it, there might be some problem for first time connection, so to solved it, i just need to restart wpa_supplicant via terminal
[root@localhost Atheros]# /etc/init.d/wpa_supplicant restart

hope thats help.. : )

Posted by fedorasal at 3:34 AM 7 comments  

latest fedora kernel 4k stack disabled

after i upgrade fedora 7 to 8 via yum, i try to compile a customization kernel to enable ndiswrapper in fedora 8. This kernel already disabled 4k stack and optimized for AMDK8 CPU , so ndiswrapper can run sucessfully in this kernel.

kernel- (15.50Mb) -md5 = 26a1411708d6fe6bd8551034d433711f

kernel-devel- (5.00Mb) -md5 = ac29be06450be910a9227c61d7d5adcc

kernel- (13.70Mb) -md5 = c4a3e7f2ef1b68e148d57ed2d3c5b06a

kernel-devel- (5.00Mb) -md5 = 5d3f5020b727edec023ecae3848b9b46

To install
1. rpm -i kernel- kernel-devel-

2. edit file /boot/grub/menu.lst
change default to 0

3. reboot and choose this kernel in grub menu.

notes : more info about custom kernel in fedora fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/CustomKernel

Posted by fedorasal at 12:12 AM 2 comments