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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:40 pm    Post subject: HOWTO Fujitsu Siemens Celsius Mobile H Reply with quote

Celsius Mobile H howto

At first, sorry for the bad english, but this is mostly written *on the fly*.

This is just ment as a quick reference and help for those trying to make this pc work with gentoo linux. I have set up quite amount of laptops and other box'es but this is the first i really had issues with. And to make this laptop stable was quite a lot of work. And this is a "sertified for linux" laptop. (according to

Im using the 2.4 kernel due to the synaptics issues (the synaptics touchpad is detected as a normal mouse) and therefore i never made the touchpad work with the 2.6, if you have succeeded please tell me what you did :D

There is also a guide here about this laptop.

On my laptop the modem and network card if fryed, lightning does not do your laptop any good. And they want ~1200$ (10.000nok) to fix it.
But hey, thats what we got the pcmcia for :D
So i have not added support for that in the kernel, and as you shure can understand i cant test if those work.

- The bt receiver for the keyboard/mouse is detected as a usb-device, resulting in a dead keyboard and mouse.
- The gfx and agp is unstable and should be used with great care, or preferrably disabled.

Im not at all good at writing howtos, or any other stuff like that so bare with me :P

Lets jump right to it:

    - Working:
    ACPI: yes (never used the suspend and that stuff, dont need it, dont care. But for all i know it might work)
    Keyboard: yes
    Touchpad: yes
    Soundcard: yes
    Pcmcia: yes
    Gfx: somewhat (nvidia drivers)
    Framebuffer: yes
    Stable: yes :D:D

    - Not working/not tested:
    Nic: This i think should work.
    Modem: Also broken on my machine.
    USB: No, due to the keyboard BT device.

1. Booting the live cd:

Due to some usb and gfx issues, you have to disable the framebuffer, usb and hotplugging.

Boot parameters: nofb nousb nohotplug dopcmcia

    nofb - disables the framebuffer
    nousb - disables usb support
    nohotplug - disables search for devices (you could try with this on, works sometimes, but have a keyboard in backup... just in case :P)
    dopcmcia - enables pcmcia support (if you have a pmcia nic like me)

2. Install as you normally would do.

3. Kernel config:

There are some issues with this laptop but most of them we would fix by just adjusting the kernel a

Im using the 2.4.22 gentoo r5 kernel, and this config is based on that.
Personnaly i compile everything i use regular/semi regular into the kernel, and everything i might need sometimes in the future as modules, but feel free to do this your own way.

I have also enabled support for framebuffer devices, see this thread for more information: Gentoo bootsplash guide
Don't use nvidia framebuffer support on this pc, use "VESA vga graphics console" instead. (this applies to most cards thougt)

Kernel config:

Prosessor types and features ->
[*] MTRR (Memory type range register
[*] Preemtive kernel
- Had stability problems with those deactivated.

General Setup -> Pcmcia/cardbus support
[*] Cardbus support
[*] I82092 compatible brigde support
[*] I82356 compatible bridge support
- Never cared to figure out witch it was, but it works, so im happy.

General setup -> ACPI Support ->
[*] AC Adapter
[*] Battery
[*] Button
[*] Fan
[*] Processor
[*] Thermal Zone
- Im using [*] Power management support and set the apm=pwroff to the kernel boot. But this is your choice

Network device support -> PCMCIA network device support
[M] 3Com 3c589 PCMCIA support
[*] 3Com 3c574 PCMCIA support
- You dont need this if you don't have any of those cards.

Character devices ->
< > /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)
- Make shure this is disabled!
** With agp support this pc becomes very unstable!

Sound ->
[*] Sound card support
[*] ESS Maestro3/Allegro driver (EXPERIMENTAL)
[*] OSS Sound modules
- Im using this driver and have had no problems, and the sound is nice, you can use alsa too, but i prefer "kernel sound".

USB Support ->
[ ] Support for USB (disabled)
- If you want to use the keyboard and mouse...

Then make
 dep && make clean bzImage modules modules install
, copy to boot, and so on :D

4. Installing the nvidia drivers.
Im using the 4496 driver from portage.

To the xf86config add this line Option "NvAgp" "0" under the
"Section device".
That should make it look something like this:

Section "Device"
   Identifier    "quadro"
   Driver        "nvagp"
   Option "NvAgp" "0"

- The NvAgp 0 line disables the drivers agp support.
** With agp support this pc becomes very unstable!

5. Enjoy!

Feel free to ask and i will help you the best i can.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:14 pm    Post subject: Getting the wireless keyboard to work with 2.6.x kernel Reply with quote


I got this information forwarded from a friend of mine to get the wireless keyboard to work with a 2.6.x kernel:

Just use this patch:

===== drivers/usb/host/uhci-hcd.c 1.110 vs edited =====
--- 1.110/drivers/usb/host/uhci-hcd.c Wed May 19 19:41:50 2004
+++ edited/drivers/usb/host/uhci-hcd.c Wed Jun 2 15:13:42 2004
@@ -683,7 +683,7 @@
if ((!(urb->transfer_flags & URB_NO_FSBR)) && !urbp->fsbr) {
urbp->fsbr = 1;
if (!uhci->fsbr++ && !uhci->fsbrtimeout)
- uhci->skel_term_qh->link = cpu_to_le32(uhci->skel_fs_control_qh->dma_handle) | UHCI_PTR_QH;
+ uhci->skel_term_qh->link = cpu_to_le32(uhci->skel_bulk_qh->dma_handle) | UHCI_PTR_QH;

I'm typing this message using the wireless keyboard right now :-)


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