Monday, August 13, 2007

Setting Up Linux On A Everex Stepnote XT5000T

I tried 2 different distros. Both installed without any real difficulty at all. The 1st
distro was Ubuntu version 7.04 Feisty Fawn, x86 version 32bit. The 2nd was
Open SuSE 10.2 x86 version 32bit. I simply installed the iso's after burning them
to DVD's and let the fun begin.Installation was very straightforward and easy, so easy a caveman could do it.... sorry could not resist that. Only after the install completed I had no sound on both distros. That was easliy fixed though with in 5 minutes I had complete sound.I use this notebook for games, a lot and have had no problem playing all my favorites under Cedega 6.02. I used to use Windows and have been a Linux
enthusiast since the early 90's. I started using Linux when I picked up a book at
a Barnes and Noble book store and there in it contained free CD's to Red Hat Linux,
and Slackware Linux. I tried them both and stuck with Red Hat for a while. It was not too long after that I was able to ditch Windows for good. Sorry, Bill.
Oh, so anyways, this is what I did to set up the sound under both distros;
Open SusE 10.2 and Ubuntu 7.04 Fiesty Fawn.

Get the latest sound drivers,libs,utilities,firmware from ALSA.


run ./configure for all files after
extracting them to their

then run make
then run make install

Added this to sound file at /etc/modprobe.d/sound
for SuSE

for Ubuntu

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
#options snd-hda-intel position_fix=1 model=3stack
options snd-hda-intel model=3stack-dig


had sound.... yipeeeee!!!!!!!!