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HP nx6125 notebook
  • From: "H du Plooy" <koffiejunkielistlurker@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 17:29:41 +0200
  • Message-id: <3741f0220604270829gc5d9f45lea3062f8059b86b2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi guys,

I've been using SUSE for a number of years now, and I'm really happy
with it, but recently I bought myself an HP nx6125 notebook, and SUSE
10.0 has a number of issues that I haven't been able and/or haven't
had the time to resolve. So now I'm running Gentoo - easiest to get
the latest of all packages, but I don't really like it that much.

Is anybody using this notebook with any of the (Open)SUSE 10.0 release
candidates? If so, what are your experiences?

My issues, broadly, are:

1. PCMCIA only works with a card if the card was plugged in *before*
booting SUSE. If I plug something in after the OS has loaded, it
simply doesn't recognise it. The PCMCIA controller is a stock
standard Texas Instruments that uses the yenta_socket module. If I
unplug the card, and try to unload the relevant modules to load them
again, I always get a <module_name> busy and I can't seem to find out
what's keeping it. rmmod somtimes say which module is the dependant
one, but at some point I reach a dead end.

2. Wireless: When I copy large amounts of data over wireless network,
either with the onboard controller (broadcom, ndiswrapper) or a PCMCIA
Netgear WG511T (atheros, madwifi), I will get a console message
popping up in KDE saying something like "this computer will now shut
down" - almost like someone did a shutdown -h now in the background.

3. Wired (broadcom gigabit, tg3) network doesn't work at all.

4. Sound: It works lovely in general, very sweet sounding card, but
it seems like sound mixing is tempramental. I don't know if the card
supports multiple audio streams in hardware, or if its' a dmix
problem, but if I have a play list open in any sound player, after
every couple of songs it would tell me the device is unavailable.
Then I just hit play again and it continues as normal. Also, skype.
Person on the other side can hear me perfectly, but on my side, after
a minute or two, the sound comes out garbled. It sounds just like
when something hogs the bandwidth and the stream is broken up as a
result, but I've made sure nothing else is running (this is on a DSL
line), and it works perfectly for hours on end on my PC with a SBLive!
card, even if bandwidth is being burned at the same time. I also
have to restart skype after every call, because I get a "problem with
sound device" message. I'm aware of the bug in later versions of
skype where it doesn't close the sound device after playing the
"disconnect" sound, and I've removed that .wav file, but to no avail.

Prolbems 1, 2 and 3 are not present in Gentoo (running ~AMD64), so
assume it's merely hardware support that wasn't up to scratch for this
notebook by the time SUSE 10.0 was released. The sound, however, is
still a problem.

I'll include my lspci output.

Thanks
Hans

TheLuggage:~ # lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5a3f (prog-if
00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
Memory behind bridge: d0400000-d07fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0000000-00000000cff00000
Capabilities: [44] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping
Capabilities: [b0] #0d [0000]

00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5a36 (prog-if
00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=10, subordinate=10, sec-latency=0
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit-
Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [b0] #0d [0000]
Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping

00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5a37 (prog-if
00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=20, subordinate=20, sec-latency=0
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit-
Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [b0] #0d [0000]
Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host
Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
Memory at d0800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit-
Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host
Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
Memory at d0801000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit-
Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host
Controller (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
Memory at d0802000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit-
Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
I/O ports at 8200 [size=16]
Memory at d0803000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [b0] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping

00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI
IDE Controller ATI (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at 3010 [size=16]
Capabilities: [70] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit-
Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
(prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=06, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00005fff
Memory behind bridge: d0000000-d03fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 40000000-41ffffff

00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400
AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
Memory at d0804000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [40] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit-
Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4378 (rev 02)
(prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: 66MHz, slow devsel, IRQ 10
Memory at d0805000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [40] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit-
Queue=0/0 Enable-

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8
[Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: [80] HyperTransport: Host or Secondary Interface

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8
[Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8
[Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8
[Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
Flags: fast devsel

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ATI Radeon
XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, fast Back2Back, 66MHz, medium devsel,
latency 64, IRQ 5
Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
Memory at d0400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at d0420000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5788
Gigabit Ethernet (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [58] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+
Queue=0/3 Enable-

02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One
54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 1356
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
Memory at d0010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]

02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 11
Memory at d0012000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
Memory window 0: 40000000-41fff000 (prefetchable)
Memory window 1: 42000000-43fff000
I/O window 0: 00004000-00004fff
I/O window 1: 00005000-00005fff
16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

02:04.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE
1394 Host Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9
Memory at d0013000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Memory at d0014000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

02:04.3 Unknown mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21
Integrated FlashMedia Controller
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9
Memory at d0018000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

02:04.4 Class 0805: Texas Instruments PCI6411, PCI6421, PCI6611,
PCI6621, PCI7411, PCI7421, PCI7611, PCI7621 Secure Digital (SD)
Controller
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 308b
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9
Memory at d001a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Memory at d001b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Memory at d001c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212
802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
Subsystem: Netgear: Unknown device 5b00
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 11
Memory at 42000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
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