linux on the sonoma centrino platform?
I would be interested to know whether anyone has experienced problems with
installing Linux on Intels latest generation of the Pentium M processor, code-named "sonoma"?
In particular, I would be interested to hear about linux installations on the new Dell Latitude notebooks, D810 and D610. Any general advice on this issue yet?
News about damned Intel Sonoma chipset ...
:) To enmane : HD (on IDE0) and CD / DVD (on IDE1) are in the same boat ...
2 news since my last post :
First :my tries with Fedora Core 3 ...
Second : while "googling", i found a post from a guy who wrote that he succeeded in installing Mandrake 10.2 RC2, by keying a "magic formula" to force the insmod of ata_piix IDE driver
Unfortunatly the post did not contain the magic formula...
Damned . I have lost the URL...
_____ My own story now:
I tried install Fedora Core 3 : It runs OK "out of the (downloaded :wink: ) box"..
But, when booting (OK) from HD, two little diags said that IDE0 ports are already occupied; and that it is stopping its IDE probing...
The Fedora C3 Linux worked OK, first try! Well! :D !!
It recognized automatically the Broadcom built-in Eternet controller, and the Internet connection worked fine (behind a home DHCP router): Very Well!
With the generic video driver , i could not choose the 1680x1050 definition for my screen; but a 1400x1050 worked quite good. Well!
I was unable to install the Wifi IPW2200 driver, but i did few tries...
But... (as there remains a but (If it is not a "but", it's a feature ? :wink: ) :
hdparm returns non sensible information about HD.
I presume that all the discs access were done thru the BIOS and not through the hardware..., So hdparm failed on each attempt to access the disk.
Continuation next week ?