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zebbedi
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:24 pm    Post subject: P5AD2 Configuration HOWTO Reply with quote

Firstly, i tried to get all this working with gentoo-dev-sources but
didnt have much luck. Im not an expert when it comes to patching the kernel
so if someone else can get this working with gentoo-dev-sources id be
grateful. The best kernel that i did find was Alan Cox's ac-sources as it
already includes the IT821X IDE support patch.

NOTE: Alot of the stuff here is experimental.

Install the ac kernel

Quote:

# emerge ac-sources
# cd /usr/src
# rm linux
# ln -s linux-2.6.10-ac12 linux


IT821X controller

Alan Cox's IT821X works perfectly as a built in module. Make sure you enable
it by doing the following:

Quote:

# cd /usr/src/linux
# make menuconfig


In your config, make sure you have the following:

Quote:

Device Drivers --->
ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support --->
<*> IT821X IDE support


Gigabit Lan

Most posts on the net refer to version 7.09 of the lan driver. I couldnt
get this to compile properly and kept getting errors in dmesg. There is
however a newer version which works perfectly. To install it do the
following:

Goto http://www.syskonnect.de/syskonnect/support/driver/zip/linux/ and
grab the latest package. At time of writing this was install-8_13.tar.bz2

Quote:

# tar xfvj install-8_13.tar.bz2
# cd DriverInstall
# ./install.sh


At the menu enter (3) to generate a patch. It should automatically find your kernel so just hit ENTER twice to generate the patch

To actually apply the patch follow the instructions. eg:

Quote:

#cd /usr/src/linux
# cat /home/zebbedi/P5AD2/tmp/DriverInstall/sk98lin_v8.13.1.3_2.6.10_patch | patch -p1


Enable the driver by running

Quote:

make menuconfig


Make sure you have the following in your config

Quote:

Device Drivers --->
Networking support --->
Ethernet (1000 Mbit) --->
<*> Marvell Yukon Chipset / SysKonnect SK-98xx Support



Sound Driver

The P5AD2 has a built in C-Media CMI9880 sound card. This took a long time, but eventually i got it working. You MUST
disable ALSA in your 2.6 kernel though! Its not up to date enough, and we need to use the latest ALSA drivers instead.

Quote:

# cd /usr/src/linux
# make menuconfig


Make sure you disable both ALSA and OSS in your kernel config. Its also very important to keep sound card support as a MODULE. If you dont, the alsa-driver package wont install.

Quote:

Goto:
Device Drivers --->
Sound --->
<M> Sound card support
< > Advanced Linux Sound Architecture <-- DISABLE!
< > Open Sound System (DEPRECATED) <-- DISABLE!


Exit and Compile your kernel

Quote:

make && make modules_install


Install your new kernel, edit grub/lilo and REBOOT. This is VERY IMPORTANT. If you dont reboot and setup sound support to be a module, the drivers wont build later on.

Edit '/etc/portage/package.keywords' and add the following:

Quote:

media-sound/alsa-headers ~x86
media-libs/alsa-lib ~x86
media-sound/alsa-utils ~x86
media-sound/alsa-driver ~x86


Emerge the latest ALSA packages

Quote:

# emerge alsa-headers alsa-lib alsa-utils alsa-driver


Run 'alsaconf'

Select your 'azx' card from the list and allow alsaconf to fix your modules files.

Make alsa load by default on boot

Quote:

#rc-update add alsasound default


Reboot and enjoy a working system.
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