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Hi everyone, first I wish to apologize for my english but I'm Italian. I'm trying to run Mandrake 10.1 official on my laptop. I've an Acer Aspire 2023WLMi an here ...
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    Problems with fan, battery and 3D card


    Hi everyone, first I wish to apologize for my english but I'm Italian.
    I'm trying to run Mandrake 10.1 official on my laptop. I've an Acer Aspire 2023WLMi an here is its configuration:

    Intel Pentium Centrino 1,6GHZ, 400MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache
    Intel 855GME chipset
    Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG(802.11 b/g WLAN)
    15.4" WXGA TFT LCD
    60GB Ultra DMA-100 HDD
    DVD Super Multi Drive
    512MB DDR SDRAM
    ATI Radeon Mobility 9700 128 MB dedicated

    I'm facing several problems and here they are:

    1) The fan is always up working at full rithm even when not needed. I said "not needed" because both Fedora and WindowsXp make the fan work properly so I quess that keeping it always up isn't the right way to manage it. ACPI is up a but it doesn't seem to help.

    2) The battery status on start up is always "92% charged" even when the pc is connected to the power line and battery fully charged. Usually I've to restart the battery controller and everything goes fine

    3) Has anyone an idea about how to make the 3D card work? I can't find the drivers anywhere!

    Please help me, I hate windows and I don't want to use it anymore!!!

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    Yes, Yes I hate M$ and M$ Windows!!! LOL.. ok, what 3d card are you using?

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    Hi bianconiglio
    For your fan problem... unfortunatly Im of no use since I didnt work with linux on any of my laptop

    as for your
    ATI Radeon Mobility 9700 128 MB dedicated

    i'm currently experiencing MAJOR work with the driver with some people help and ATI as well..

    my setup is a little different BUT ATI driver will have the same configuration.


    FIRST !!!!!!!!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    make sure you have a backup of your XF86Config file
    go into /etc/X11
    you will find a file called XF86Config
    copy this file to the same dir but like this
    cp XF86Config XF86Config.old

    SECOND Dload the driver from ATI
    http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/l...9&submit=GO%21
    this is the link your looking for.
    the 4.3.0 is probly the version you have since you have MDK10.1 official (i have 10.1 community and its the one I use)

    Cd to your downlaod directory

    log as ROOT - SU

    rpm -Uh --force <package_file_name>.rpm // this will install the package

    fglrxconfig // this is to start the configuration of the display

    after you restart your X-Server
    CTRL-ALT-BACKSPC

    startx

    if EVER IT CRASHES (mine is still crashing but im working with dual head display, so your should work perfect) you will need to restore the XF86Config file

    what you'll need to do,
    is go into
    /etc/X11

    rm XF86Config-4 // that s the file ATI driver made
    Y you want to remove it

    then cp XF86Config.old XF86Config
    this will put back the original config file

    exit // from ROOT

    startx
    this will recomplile the XF86COnfig file and get you back to the original configuration

    hopefully everything will be working fine
    if not get back to us we'll do our best
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    yeah, uhh sorry i guess i should have read the line
    ATI Radeon Mobility 9700 128 MB dedicated

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    Ugo, those drivers are not suitable for my ATI Mobility 9700 and so they doesn't wotk.

    Still hoping in some suggestion about the fan, that's my main problem

    However thank you for your help

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